Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head in the Champions League final on Saturday.

The Spanish giants will be hoping to round off another spectacular season with their 15th Champions League trophy.

Dortmund will also be hoping to win only their second ever UEFA Champions League crown.

This tie will be tactically entertaining, as Dortmund is expected to stick to their defensive guns, much like they did against PSG in the semifinals.

Real Madrid will approach this final as clear favourites, with the likes of Jude Bellingham, and Vinícius Júnior leading the lines.

Team News

UCL Final Betting Preview Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund could be without Sebastien Haller, the Cameroonian is a major doubt. Ramy Bansebiani and Julien Duranville will also miss out for the German side.

Aurélien Tchouameni is not fit to face Dortmund, David Alaba also misses out for Real Madrid.

Predicted Line-ups

Dortmund will be hoping to utilize Jadon Sancho’s ability to beat and frustrate full backs in the final. His battle with Real Madrid’s defence will be key to their success.

Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Sabitzer, Can; Sancho, Brandt, Adeyemi; Fullkrug

UCL Final Betting Preview Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid
UCL Final Betting Preview Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid

Toni Kroos will play his final club football fixture in the UEFA Champions final, and he couldn’t have ended his club career on a grander stage. Kroos should also start in midfield alongside Valverde.

Courtois; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinícius Júnior

Stats & Facts

  • This will be Dortmund’s 3rd UEFA Champions League final appearance. They have won 1 and lost 1.
  • This will be Real Madrid’s 18th UCL final. W14,L3.
  • Real Madrid have also come back to win 4 matches in the UEFA Champions League this season.
  • Real Madrid are also the team Borussia Dortmund have faced the most in their UCL history (14 times)
  • Dortmund’s UCL record v Real Madrid (W3, D5, L6)
  • If Madrid Avoid defeat in the final, it would be the first time in their history they’ve gone an entire UCL campaign without losing.
  • If Vinícius Júnior gets an assist in the final, he could be the first player to register 5 goals and 5 assists or more in consecutive UEFA Champions League seasons since Luis Figo.
  • Vinicius has been involved in 31 goals in the last 3 seasons of the UCL. (15 goals, 16 assist) more than any player.

Betting Predictions

UCL Final Betting Preview Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid

Real Madrid are the clear favourites for this match, but gaps can be closed in 90 minutes, and Dortmund players will be looking to do exactly that.

Los Blancos are backed at 1.66 to win in 90 minutes, and Dortmund are at 5.22.

To win the final, the Spanish giants are at 1.35 compared to Dortmund’s enticing 3.60.

Vinícius Júnior scored Real Madrid’s winning goal in the 2022 final against Liverpool.

He is backed to score in this final at 2.35. Rodrygo Goes is backed at 3.20 to score, while Jude Bellingham is at 2.40 to score in London.

Score Prediction

Borussia Dortmund1-2Real Madrid