The Champions League final takes center stage this weekend as Real Madrid and Liverpool face off in one of the most anticipated fixtures of the year. Liverpool heads into the final after defeating AS Roma in the semifinals, while Real Madrid advanced after defeating Bayern Munich.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value’s at in this match.
Win/Draw/Win – Regular Time
What to Watch For
Potential on the Draw: Odds — at 3.95 — indicate there’s a 25 percent chance of a draw. AccuScore sims, also, have a draw in 25 percent of matches, suggesting no added value on the draw.
The average score in sims is 1.86 – 1.78, in favor of Liverpool.
Key Betting Trend: Liverpool have score two or more goals in nine of their last 10 Champions League matches. Real Madrid have done that in seven of their last eight.
Making History: Madrid are the first side to reach three straight Champions League finals since Juventus did so in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Fresh Blood: No player on this current Liverpool roster has played in a Champions League final before.
Mohamed Salah is projected to lead Liverpool with close to a 50 percent chance of netting the ball. He averages over three shots overall per sim, over one shot on goal per, and 0.66 goals per sim.
Cristiano Ronaldo averages four shots overall per sim for Real Madrid, 1.64 shots on goal per, and 0.85 goals per sim, with a 57 percent chance of scoring.
Liverpool to win.
The pick is a four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend because of the added/side value AccuScore sim data is offering. The odds — at 3.10 — indicate there’s a 32 percent chance Liverpool wins the match in regular time. They win outright in over 39 percent of sims.