Liverpool and Real Madrid hit the Stade de France pitch on Saturday (3:00 p.m. ET, CBS) to determine Europe’s 2021-22 champion. Top sportsbooks are offering UEFA Champions League final props and odds for wagering consideration.
Liverpool is the betting favorite in this clash of European heavyweights, priced just north of even-money odds to win the game in 90 minutes.
Real Madrid finished atop the Spanish La Liga table and are 2-2-1 over their last five. Liverpool, meanwhile, pushed Manchester City to the limit before finishing a mere point behind their Premier League rivals. They’re in great form, nonetheless, winning four of their last five. They haven’t suffered a defeat since March 8.
Champions League Final Odds (Full-time)
Note: If the match is tied after 90 minutes plus added stoppage time, the bet finishes as a draw. Real Madrid can also be backed at plus a half-goal for -125, and the total is 2.5 goals (over -125, under +115). The outright market, which includes extra time and penalties, has Liverpool -170, Madrid +150.
The Reds appear to have the bigger concerns on the injury front heading into Paris. Midfielder Thiago was subbed off in the first half of Liverpool’s domestic finale, but hope has surfaced that he’ll be fit for Saturday. Additionally, defensive midfielder Fabinho suffered a knock on Sunday, but he appears set to push through. Even beyond the injuries Liverpool is nursing, one can wonder how much juice is left in their legs after sinking so much into their pursuit of a rare quadruple. Los Blancos, meanwhile, head into the final with a fit squad.
Champions League Final Props
Favorites To Score
Mohamed Salah (+145, FanDuel) — Salah finished as the Premier League’s co-Golden boot winner with 23 league goals. He scored eight more in 12 Champions League matches.
Karim Benzema (+150, FanDuel) — Benzema has been one of the game’s most prolific scorers this season. He not only paced La Liga with 27 goals, but he added another 15 in 11 Champions League starts.
Bettors keen on these two making their mark on Saturday’s matchup don’t have to focus solely on them putting the ball in the net. Sportsbooks are offering odds on them to put shots on goal. DraftKings, for example, offers -300 and -250 odds on Salah and Benzema, respectively, hitting the target.
Sleepers To Score/Assist
Vinicius Junior Goal (+280, FanDuel) — Vinicius is an electrifying player who can pose problems for Trent Alexander-Arnold in 1-v-1 battles. He’s second on the squad with 17 goals and 81 shots.
Luis Diaz Goal (+230, BetMGM) — Diaz arrived at Liverpool from Porto during the winter transfer window and proceeded to spit at the notion that it takes time to adjust to the Premier League. He racked up six goals and four assists across 19 Premier and Champions League appearances.
Diogo Jota Headed Goal (+1000, DraftKings) — Bettors who want to chase profits on long odds can turn to Liverpool’s Portuguese forward, who despite only standing 5-foot-10, has earned a reputation as an aerial threat. Even if Jota doesn’t start, the odds for him to score are still worth monitoring at sportsbooks that offer in-game wagers.
Luka Modric Assist (+800, Caesars) — Modric may not have blown you away statistically this season (three goals, 12 assists across all competitions), but soccer is often about moments, and Modric is one of those special players who can execute exquisitely in a big spot. Bettors shouldn’t sleep on the plus-money odds for Modric to assist a goal in Saturday’s finale.
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