The don't come any bigger than the Champions League final and they don't come much bigger than Liverpool v Real Madrid.

Between them they've been crowned champions of Europe 19 times and appeared in no fewer than 25 finals so it's one for the traditionalist in Paris tonight as two of Europe's most successful clubs go toe-to-toe for the biggest prize in European football.

They did of course meet in the final four years ago and Liverpool will feel they owe Madrid one from that 2018 final when a calamitous performance by Loris Karius and an incredible overhead kick by Gareth Bale helped the Spaniards to a 3-1 win.

The bookies make Liverpool favourites to lift the trophy at 4/7 whilst it's 13/8 for the Real Madrid to rule Europe for a 14th time.

The Road to the Final

Liverpool cruised through a tough-looking Group B, which included two former winners of the trophy in the shape of AC Milan and Porto as well as 2016 finalists Atletico Madrid. The Reds impressively won all six ties, trailing just once, in the final match at the San Siro.

Klopp's side had a reasonably straight-forward route to the final thereafter but things got a bit too close for comfort in the last 16 when Inter threatened to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat but could only manage a 1-0 win in the return leg at Anfield. That was followed by relatively comfortable ties against Benfica (6-3) and Villarreal (5-2).

Real Madrid have led a charmed life en route to the Stade de France. Sheriff Tiraspol's win in Madrid was arguably the biggest shock in Champions League history but Ancelotti's men never really looked back after that and won the group on 15 points.

Cue a blockbuster last 16 tie with PSG and a 95th minute goal from Madrid target Kylian Mbappe separated the sides in Paris before Karim Benzema stepped up with a 17-minute hat-trick to turn things around at the Bernabeu after the hosts had fallen two goals behind in the tie thanks to another Mbappe strike.

That defiance, that momentum, that belief has defined Real's run in the competition. They found themselves three goals down at Stamford Bridge but limited the damage by leaving London with a 3-2 loss thanks to two late goals. That gave them the platform to progress, winning 3-1 in the return leg.

Then came an unbelievable comeback against Man City when they looked dead and buried. They hung in there like a punch-drunk boxer at the Etihad, never allowing Pep Guardiola's to effectively knock them out. That 4-3 defeat was 5-3 by the time the clock reached 89 minutes in the Spanish capital before Rodrygo and Benzema goals forced extra-time in the space of a frantic couple of minutes. The deadly Benzema then killed off City in extra-time to set up tonight's heavyweight clash. Write off Real Madrid at your peril.

Betting Angles

There must be a feeling in Madrid that their name is written on the cup this year. Not only have they already knocked-out two of the tournament favourites in PSG and Man City but their never-say-die attitude makes them a very dangerous proposition at 14/5 (SBK) this evening.

For a short period of time last weekend it looked like Liverpool might nick the Premier League from Manchester City but those hopes faded quickly while Liverpool huffed and puffed their way past Wolves. Injuries have taken their toll on the squad in recent weeks too and they've struggled to hit top form towards the end of the season. They look vulnerable at even money.

There'll be plenty keen to take that price though, and to be fair, if Liverpool bring their A-game they'll beat anyone in the world but they've not been firing on all cylinders and Madrid wont go quietly. The Spaniards appeal in the Double Chance market at 5/6 with SBK, or on the Draw No Bet Market at 7/4.

Late goals have been a feature of Real Madrid's matches in the competition and it's 5/6 for a goal after the 76th minute. Remember that also includes any injury time and we can expect a fair bit of that if there's not much between the sides. It's a bet that would've landed in 4 of Madrid's knock-out matches and two of Liverpool's.

Super Singles

  • Real Madrid Draw No Bet 7/4 SBK
  • Real Madrid to win the trophy 13/8 SBK
  • Goal scored after 75:59 5/6 Bet365

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Racing Tips

Rizzel has managed to pick out his four best bets on a very busy day of racing on Saturday.

As always, let us know your tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!

  1. LB888 4 weeks ago

    DARTS EURO TOUR 8 saturday.

    Schindler v Noppert over 9.5 legs evs w/hill.

    DOUBLE. Heta -1.5 legs over Waites plus Cross -1.5 legs over Meikle 11/10 b365.

    Dobey v Edhouse Dobey most 180s 7/10 lad/coral.

  2. cc 4 weeks ago

    Liverpool v R Madrid
    btts and both to receive a card

    Same In Wrexham v Grimsby

  3. radu 4 weeks ago

    🚴‍♂️ Cycling 🚴‍♂️
    Il Giro – Stage 20
    To Win
    🚴‍♂️ Wouter Poels @ 21.00 ⭐
    🚴‍♂️ Thymen Arensman @ 25.00 ⭐
    🚴‍♂️ Giulio Ciccone @ 51.00 ⭐
    🚴‍♂️ Lennard Kamna @ 81.00 ⭐

  4. radu 4 weeks ago

    ⚽ Liverpool – Real Madrid ⚽
    ⚽ Btts & 2nd Half – over 0.5 goals @ 1.70 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    ⚽ 2nd Half – btts @ 3.10 ⭐⭐

    Combo @ 600.00 🍺💶
    ⚽ HT/FT – Liverpool/Draw
    ⚽ Alexander-Arnold to score
    ⚽ Modric to be booked
    ⚽ CS 1-1


  5. Jonesey 4 weeks ago

    Sky bet boost
    Liverpool v Real Madrid
    Salah mane benzema shot on target
    6/4 now 4/1
    Great odds imo
    Good luck

  6. jamesylfc 4 weeks ago

    🇳🇴 Hodd v Alta 🇳🇴
    🇸🇪 Oster v Jonkopings Sodra 🇸🇪
    🇮🇸 Grotta v Vesturbaejar 🇮🇸

    ▪️ A Goal in Both Halves Treble
    ▪️ 3.5/1
    ▪️ William Hill

  7. SmokeyJoe 4 weeks ago

    Early play off semi in the National League,fancy BTTS score but I’m gonna stick corners in rather than cards.

    Wrexham v Grimsby

    These 2 sides didn’t collect many cards through the season, Wrexham 56Y & Grimsby 57Y in 44 games only bettered by Day & Red 54.

    The ref is Adam Herczeg and he is averaging around 3.5 yellows per gam with 50 in 14 matches this season so not exactly prolific either.

    Both sides feature high in the corners for department however.

    Wrexham earned 157 corners over 22 home games at an average of 7.14 putting them 3rd for home corner average

    Grimsby earned 128 in 22 aways at an average of 5.82 which was 2nd only too champions Stockport

    BTTS and 4+ corners each at 23/10 for me in this or BTTS and 3+ corners is a safer 7/5

  8. goalden oldie 4 weeks ago

    both teams to score + over 2.5 goals
    gualaceo v aucas
    skybet 6/4

  9. billybigbaws 4 weeks ago

    Liverpool v Real Madrid

    Think the ref will be quite lenient to start with, it’s his first champions league final too so expect him to let it flow!

    Under 2 first half cards, over 0 2nd half cards 4/5 (NAP)

    Under 1 first half card 11/4 (NB)

    all on bet365 gl!

  10. chelseagirl 4 weeks ago

    Going for the corner market in the CLF. Real only had a total of 9 corners v Chelsea 2 + 1 City 3+3. 2 of the matches also went to ET . Liverpool usually rack them up so going for ht/ft Liverpool 10/11. Also -1 8/11 + -2 21/20. All WH. Post more bets later once i have had a look. Gid luk people.

  11. SmokeyJoe 4 weeks ago

    Maybe I’m missing something but Brage look overpriced to score 2+ against Norrby in the Swedish 2nd tier

    Brage 2+ goals 13/8 3+ 11/2

    • SmokeyJoe 4 weeks ago

      They scored 2 but disappointed with the 3+ as they missed a penalty 😔

  12. SmokeyJoe 4 weeks ago

    BTTS and 4+ corners each at 23/10 for me in this or BTTS and 3+ corners is a safer 7/5✅

    Although there’s been cards too the corners landed comfortably

  13. goalden oldie 4 weeks ago

    both teams to score
    botev plovdiv v beroe
    bet365 11/10

    both teams to score
    cusco v coopsol
    william hill evens

    double on above
    william hill 16/5

  14. HullShaker 4 weeks ago

    Afternoon gents,

    Nothing doing in SA last night – goal shy on the main bet and nowt on the 4/1 and 17/1 👎

    Well done all with winners.

    Posted my picks for this one prematurely on Thursday and no reason to change my mind on any of them:



    (6/5, bet365) NAP ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


    (13/5, bet365) NB ⭐️⭐️


    (15/2, bet365) LONGSHOT⭐️

    Best of luck!

  15. theplug 4 weeks ago

    Liverpool to win on penalties 10/1

  16. SmokeyJoe 4 weeks ago

    Singles and a double

    Smouha v ENPPI BTTS 21/20

    Mansfield v Port Vale BTTS & 1+ card each 8/5

    17/4 double

    GL all 👌

  17. newts68 4 weeks ago

    Last set of fixtures in Croatia NH2 ko 16:30
    7 fixtures
    All games over 1.5mgls pays 11/2
    All games over 2.5mgls pays 98/1
    Always worth a dabble in any league on last day of season IMO
    GL with all bets

    • newts68 4 weeks ago

      Croatia 2 HNL

  18. oneoff 4 weeks ago

    Mansfield v port vale
    Mansfield to win 2.55 b365 early payout.
    Mansfield playing well beat Northampton home and away.
    Port vale struggled to beat swindon on penalties
    Good luck

  19. SmokeyJoe 4 weeks ago

    Last one for the day and a bit out there….

    Hacken win & BTTS 17/10
    Mansfield v Port Vale BTTS & o2.5gls,both teams 3+ corners & 1+ card 19/5

    12/1 double

  20. dc john boy 4 weeks ago

    Real Madrid

    Over 0.5tgs treble 6/5
    Over 1.5tgs treble 16/1

    Good luck

    • dc john boy 4 weeks ago

      Lost no Mansfield goal…red card no helping

      Also got over 1.5mgs treble so hopefully land to reduce deficit

  21. jamesylfc 4 weeks ago

    🇳🇴 Hodd v Alta 🇳🇴 ✔️
    🇸🇪 Oster v Jonkopings Sodra 🇸🇪 ✔️
    🇮🇸 Grotta v Vesturbaejar 🇮🇸 ✔️

    ▪️ A Goal in Both Halves Treble ✔️
    ▪️ 3.5/1
    ▪️ William Hill

  22. nnyaga 4 weeks ago


    Liverpool vs Real Madrid 2-2
    Sadio Mane to Score
    Goal time 15th to 30th minute

  23. oneoff 4 weeks ago

    Mansfield down to 10 men and losing 2 nil
    Think av lost here 😟

  24. Alves 4 weeks ago

    Free bets…

    VVD & Modric to have 2+ shots
    Red card in the match

    55/1 – Bet365

    Benzema & Salah to score
    Robertson & Modric cards

    80/1 – BV

    Matip, Keith & Casemiro to be carded

    40/1 – WH

    • Alves 4 weeks ago

      Cash bets…

      VVD & Modric to have 3+ SOT combined

      20/1 – LS bet

      Each team 1+ cards
      3+ cards
      Mane & Benzema 1+ SOT


      Last free punt will be void so free fiver to use for tomorrow’s games

    • Alves 4 weeks ago

      another free fiver on this 18/1 wi 365

      Carvajal & Thiago cards
      Diaz & Vinicius 1+ shots

  25. dc john boy 4 weeks ago

    Mane Ags 2/1

    Alexander Arnold to be carded 7/2

    Longshot Bet builder including above

    Mane Ags
    Alexander Arnold & Alaba to be carded
    Btts & overs

    Longshot 150/1

    Good luck

    • dc john boy 4 weeks ago


  26. jamesylfc 4 weeks ago

    Stuck a couple of free bets on the game tonight:

    🇪🇺 Liverpool v Real Madrid 🇪🇺

    ▪️ Virgil Van Dijk 1st Goalscorer
    ▪️ 25/1
    ▪️ bet365


    ▪️ Liverpool to Win
    ▪️ Over 1.5 Liverpool Team Goals
    ▪️ Both Sides to Receive a Card
    ▪️ Liverpool Over 5.5 Corners
    ▪️ Luis Diaz to Score Anytime

    ▪️ 17/2
    ▪️ William Hill

  27. slim 4 weeks ago

    Heres what im on:
    Konate score a header 20/1
    Mane score a header 22/1
    Diaz score from outside the box 20/1
    Above all WH

    Diaz 1+ SOT from outside box 9/4
    Diaz 2+ SOT from outside box 14/1

    Fancy Mane tonight but gona wait til inplay see how things ate going.
    Comon the Pool!!😁

  28. newts68 4 weeks ago

    Real Madrid v Liverpool
    Bet builder
    Btts and overs
    Both teams to receive a card
    Liverpool most corners
    11/5 William Hill

  29. slim 4 weeks ago

    Just in case turns out to be a dud match
    Draw 0-0 and no booking points 400/1 skybet.
    Cupla quid on that would soften the blow!

  30. elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

    5 minutes to kick off, posted on racing thread earlier by mistake ☹️

    🇧🇷 Marcilio Dias v Sao Luiz 🇧🇷
    Brazilian Serie D

    BOTH teams to score 13-10 🇧🇷 NAP 🇧🇷 (HILLS)

    Statistics suggest BTTS and last season saw 2x 1-1 draws.
    Prediction 1-1

    Last 2 NAPs have lost so hoping it’s not an unwanted hat trick

    • slim 4 weeks ago

      Nice Elvis👍

  31. Jack1 4 weeks ago

    Overnight boxing bet.

    Erislandy Lara v Spike O’Sullivan.

    39 year Lara recently moved up to middleweight, winning the vacant WBA regular world title against a fighter who’s probably not (in my opinion) even in the top 100 in the world!

    37 year old Spike has been around the block a few times and has campaigned at middleweight for around 13years.

    Personally, I can’t see either man being stopped.

    It’s 7/4 in most places for the fight to go the distance.

    GL All 🤞

  32. richard10100 4 weeks ago

    INPLAY 29 mins 2-0
    Cusco fc vs cd coopsol
    Over 2.5 first half goals

  33. elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

    🇧🇷 Marcilio Dias v Sao Luiz 🇧🇷
    Brazilian Serie D

    BOTH teams to score 13-10 🇧🇷 NAP 🇧🇷 (HILLS)

    Statistics suggest BTTS and last season saw 2x 1-1 draws.
    Prediction 1-1

    Finished 1-1 as predicted 🇧🇷

  34. kyle b 4 weeks ago

    Well done to Real Madrid on winning the CL but how Clement Turpin gets given a match of such magnitude to officiate blows my mind. One of the worst referees in Europe IMO!

    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      Shouldn’t Madrid’s goal have stood just before half time ?
      That wasnt him, it was the var team

    • elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

      A more pressing question would be why Liverpool have played 3 cup finals, 330 minutes in total and not scored a goal.
      They blagged the 2 domestic cups on penalties.
      I think their involvement in all these cups may have cost them the 2 big ones, premiership and champions League as the amount of games may have caught up with them.

    • kyle b 4 weeks ago

      The Madrid goal was rightfully disallowed. I’ve watched a good few of his matches and so often he lets players run the game and shows no authority.

      Couple Errors he made tonight include:
      1. Not allowing Liverpool to take a quick throw in – Madrid get numbers behind ball.
      2. Vinicius making a clear dive on counter trying to con referee – No Yellow Card shown.

    • kyle b 4 weeks ago

      I agree on your final point, some players look like they have ran out of steam due to amount of games played and lacked that intensity. I’m bitter coz I had a bet Inplay on Both Team to be carded in second half, more fool me that I expected it to sail in!

    • slim 4 weeks ago

      Liverpool need a jan molby or Alonso type passer in midfield, thiago doesnt do it for me and roll on Kieta leaves, feck me he is shite!
      Midfield their weak point, miss the Stevie G type player who can go and win a game if up front arent gona get u the goal!
      Madrid won that with their coach, fair play. If liverpool hada scored that offside goal i would have been bouncing!

    • Vinbor 4 weeks ago

      Real Madrid won it convincingly. They were good in every department and the scousers weren’t good enough.

  35. dc john boy 4 weeks ago

    New England

    Btts double 7/5

    Good luck

  36. elvis parsley 4 weeks ago

    🦉🦉🦉NIGHT OWL🦉🦉🦉

    Brazil serie d
    Ko 11pm

    Both TEAMS TO SCORE 19-20 (BETWAY)

    good night and well done winners today

  37. slim 4 weeks ago

    Wouldnt say convincingly just defended well and got their tactics right.
    Pool didnt press enough, everytime they had it out wide ready to get it in there was nobody in the box to pass to.
    Diaz didnt have a good game, but sure might be a kick in the hole to let them know gona need to get a cupla decent players in to keep up with City. Looking forward to see how Haaland gets on next season, hes class, and de bruyne firing passes into him could be hectic!
    Ps goal in both halfs MLS tonight,


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