Champions League Opta Stats: Liverpool v Real Madrid
It could be the most entertaining Champions League final in years, as Liverpool take on Real Madrid. Opta presents the vital statistics.
"Liverpool are the top scorers in the Champions League this season with 40 goals. Only Barcelona (45 in 1999-00) and Real Madrid (41 in 2013-14) have ever scored more in a single campaign in the competition."
Real Madrid have been crowned the champions of Europe a record 12 times, losing only in 1962 (vs Benfica), 1964 (vs Inter) and 1981 (vs Liverpool). They are [2.3] to win in 90 minutes.
This is Liverpool's eighth European Cup/Champions League final, three more than any other English side. Liverpool are [3.2] to win in normal time.
The Reds have lost just two of their previous seven finals in the competition, vs Juventus in 1985 and their most recent one against Milan in 2007. Liverpool are [2.38] to win the Champions League.
Real Madrid are the first team since Juventus (1996-1998) to reach three consecutive European Cup/Champions League finals, while they could become the first team to win it three years in a row since Bayern Munich (1974-1976). Madrid are [1.72] to make it a hat-trick.
Spanish sides have won their last six major European finals against English sides (excluding Super Cups), most recently Sevilla beating Liverpool in the 2016 Europa League. Real Madrid are [3.9] to win half-time/full-time.
Liverpool are the top scorers in the Champions League this season with 40 goals. Only Barcelona (45 in 1999-00) and Real Madrid (41 in 2013-14) have ever scored more in a single campaign in the competition. Over 3.5 goals is available at [2.3].
The Reds have also kept six clean sheets in the competition this season - no side has kept more (level with Barcelona). Under 3.5 goals is [1.76].
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Champions League final goals than any other player (4), with the Portuguese scoring in a record three different finals in the competition (since 1992-93 - 2008, 2014 and 2017). Ronaldo is [1.94] to score.
Cristiano Ronaldo (15 goals, 3 assists) and Roberto Firmino (10 goals, 7 assists) are the two players with the most goal involvements in the Champions League this season. Firmino is [3.7] to find the net.
Liverpool's trio of Mohamed Salah (10), Roberto Firmino (10) and Sadio Mane (9) have scored more goals than any other trio at a club in a single Champions League campaign, overtaking Real Madrid's threesome of Cristiano Ronaldo (17), Gareth Bale (6) and Karim Benzema (5) in 2013-14. Salah is [2.2] to add to his tally.
Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L
Staked: 448.0 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts