The eyes of the world will be on one match on May 28: the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid from the Stade de France outside Paris.
It’s the biggest club game in Europe and most fans will have a strong opinion as to whether the match will go in favor of the Reds or Whites. They are two storied sides that are among the most popular: Real Madrid are record 13-time champions of the competition, while Liverpool are seeking their 7th title as Europe’s champions.
There’s plenty of experience on both sides of the field. Nearly this same Liverpool team won the title back in 2019, and additions like Thiago, who has won the competition twice before, only add to the English side’s Champions League pedigree.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are led by manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has been to more Champions League finals than any other coach. Winning at this stage is embedded in the Spanish champions’ DNA, and many of the players were part of the squad that last won the trophy in 2018 against Liverpool.
The May 28 matchup is a rematch of that 2018 showdown, which left Liverpool star Mohamed Salah bitter about being forced to leave the match due to an early injury caused by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. Liverpool would go on to lose the match, and Salah has desperately wanted this rematch all along.
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Champions League final 2022 betting odds
Odds via DraftKings (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), and SkyBet (UK)
Liverpool, seeking a treble in 2022, are considered the favorites by the betting market, and it leaves an impression to see Real Madrid pegged as nearly 3-to-1 underdogs at times in the lead-up to the match.
The odds also indicate that plenty of goals are expected in this match (Both Teams To Score at -160 and -182 in North America). That would mark a break from recent trends, with only four goals scored in the last three Champions League finals. One team has been held scoreless in all three, a bet which would fetch you plus money as of matchday.
But something changes when Real Madrid are involved. The final score in the last four finals involving Real Madrid has eclipsed the 2.5 goal mark in three of them, and Los Blancos emerged victorious in all four.
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|Liverpool Win (regulation)||+100||-101||+105|
|Real Madrid Win (regulation)||+260||+250||+230|
to score Y / N
|-160 / +125||-182 / +115||-163 / +120|
|Over / Under
|-140 / +110||-159 / +124||-138 / +100|
|Real Madrid +0.5||-120||-123||–|
|Liverpool to win title||-185||-164||-188|
|Real Madrid to win title||+145||+119||+138|
Champions League final 2022 score props
While the over 2.5 total goals is the favorite for sportsbooks everywhere, there’s still very much a question as to whether the final scoreline will threaten that 2.5 goal total.
North American bookmaker odds say a 1-1 draw is the most likely final scoreline, coming in line with the UK market’s preferred result.
Interestingly, despite Real Madrid’s magical second-leg comebacks through the previous rounds, Los Blancos are still massive underdogs to win in come-from-behind fashion.
In addition, according to DraftKings in the United States, a first-half draw is extremely likely, while teams are expected to open things up in the second half.
|First Team to Score
(LFC / RM)
|-155 / +115||-143 / +124||-138 / +138|
|1-1 (+600)||1-1 (+460)||1-1 (+600)|
|To win by multiple
goals (LFC / RM)
+270 / +550
+750 / +2000
|To win from behind
(LFC / RM)
|+700 / +1000||–||+900 / +1400|
(LFC / RM / Teams)
|-300 / -120 / -330||-542 / -135 / -283||-300 / -138 / -400|
|Own goal (Y / N)||+550 / -2500||–||–|
|1st half Moneyline
(LFC / Draw / RM)
|+160 / +120 / +285||-172 / – / +123||+163 / +125 / +275|
|2nd half Moneyline
(LFC / Draw / RM)
|+120 / +165 / +260||–||–|