Premier League runners-up Liverpool will lock horns with La Liga champions Real Madrid in the much-awaited UEFA Champions League 2021-22 final on Sunday, May 29. The clubs will meet at the Stade de France, Paris, at 12.30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST). 

Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Form guide

Real Madrid faced a 4-3 defeat against Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 semi-final, and won the second leg 3-1, qualifying for the final with an aggregate of 6-5. Prior to this, Carlo Ancelotti’s men also topped Group D with 15 points in six games, winning five and losing one.

Liverpool won both their semi-final matches against Villareal, 2-0 first and then 3-2 next, to book a berth in the final. The team won six out of six games in the group stage, earned 18 points and dominated Group B.

Earlier this week, Real Madrid went on to claim a record 35th La Liga title while Liverpool missed out on the Premier League by just one point.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2021-22 final odds

Dafabet: Real Madrid: 3.50, Liverpool: 2.11, Draw 3.70

Bet365: Real Madrid: 3.50, Liverpool: 2.00, Draw 3.75

10Cric: Real Madrid: 3.38, Liverpool: 2.10, Draw 3.60

Parimatch: Real Madrid: 3.55, Liverpool: 2.07, Draw 3.70

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool head-to-head

Real Madrid and Liverpool have met eight times before in this tournament. Real Madrid have won four games, Liverpool have won three, and one encounter has ended in a draw. 

They have also played two finals against each other with Liverpool winning the first one 1-0 in 1980-81, and Real Madrid winning the title 3-1 in 2017-18. Recent history is also on the latter’s side, with the team registering two 3-1 wins and a draw in the last three games. 

Real Madrid vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2021-22 final top picks and players to watch

Real Madrid: Karim Benzema of France has been important in Real Madrid’s road to the final in UEFA Champions League 2021-22. He already has 44 goals for Madrid this term, with 15 in the UCL.

Liverpool: Striker Mohamed Salah has 31 goals for Liverpool this season, and specifically has eight goals in the UCL. He also has 16 assists so far. 

Real Madrid vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2021-22 final prediction

Both Liverpool and Real Madrid boast a talented frontline that is likely to find the net on Saturday. While the Reds have Salah and Mane, the Spanish giants rely on Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Modric to deliver.

One can expect the match to go all the way to the penalties and see Liverpool avenge their 2018 loss.