Real Madrid v Liverpool
Saturday May 26, 19:45

Over 2.5 goals + 9.5 corners (Evens)

Let's start with a nice and simple bet.
Liverpool's famous front three and a sometimes porous defence at the other end has contributed to 58% of their Premier League home games and 73% of their away games this season going over 2.5 goals. Real's figures for 'overs' were even higher in La Liga with 68% of games at the Bernabeu having at least three goals and a barely believable 84% of away games passing the 2.5 goals barrier.
In the Champions League Jurgen Klopp's boys played 14 times (including the Play-Off tie) with 12 of those matches having at least three goals, including five of their six knock-out games; the odd one out being their 0-0 draw at home to Porto after being 5-0 up from the first leg. Real played 12 Champions League games and barring a 1-1 home draw to Tottenham, they all went over 2.5 goals.
The stats back up the chances of a high corner count, as well. All six of Real's knockout matches went over 9.5 corners whereas for Liverpool it was four from six.
If it's goals and corners you want to see, this might just be the match for you.

Cristiano Ronaldo + Mohamed Salah both score and Casemiro to be carded (9/1)

If you want to have a bet on a treble involving two different players to score, these two would be towards the top of the list.
For Cristiano Ronaldo, it's 'just' the 50 goals so far this season for club and country, including 15 in the Champions League. For good measure he also scored two in last year's final.
Want to guess who's second on the list of CL topscorers this season? Yes, it's Mohamed Salah with 10. He scored another 35 away from the Champions League, by the way. He's no flat-track bully, either. His six games in the Champions League knock-out stages yielded five goals. So it's not just the Bournemouths and Watfords he's been beating up this season.
We know Ronaldo is always on penalty duty and despite the low number of penalties Liverpool were awarded in the second half of the season, we'd expect the genial Egyptian to step up and take it if there was one going here.

Isco to score + Real to score in both halves + Sergio Ramos to be carded (14/1)

It must be a little frustrating to be as good a player as Isco is and not even be one of Real's five biggest names. But the little Spanish playmaker doesn't seem like the type to be fussed about something like that. If anything, it could work to his advantage here where all the talk is of Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema; Liverpool may just forget about him a bit.
His 15 goals this season pale in comparison to the likes of Ronaldo, Salah and Roberto Firmino but he's likely to start here and could play in a free role where he could get himself into some dangerous positions.
Let's face it: with Real Madrid there isn't a single game where you wouldn't fancy them to score in both halves. They certainly managed it in last year's final where they got one in the first half and three in the second. And that was against Juventus, who boasted a more formidable defence than Liverpool's.

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