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Experts' Best Bets Champions League special with huge 555/1 Bet Builder!
Alex Wrigley
Alex Wrigley
May 27, 2022
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Content Editor at Free Super Tips, Alex was born in the shadow of Old Trafford and is an avid Man Utd fan. After graduating from university he combined his love of football, writing and betting to join FST and now closely follows goings-on in all of the top European leagues.

With the major European leagues drawing to a close, our Experts’ Best Bets feature is set to go on hold for the off-season but there’s still space for one more special this weekend.

In honour of this special occasion we have supercharged our offering, bringing in eight experts compared to our usual six!

We have set these top tipsters on the Champions League Final, with each of them picking out a different market and it all coming together into one gigantic 555/1 Bet Builder!

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Dan Childs

Sports journalist at Racing Post.

Liverpool to win at 19/20

Liverpool have lost just once in 34 games since the turn of the year and they should be too strong for Real Madrid in Paris.

Real have already claimed three major scalps, including 2021 Champions League winners Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City, but the contest against Liverpool could be their toughest challenge of the lot.

Liverpool can win from behind, as they have in recent matches against Villarreal, Aston Villa, Southampton and Wolves, and they are also ruthless front runners.

The Reds have won 20 of the last 21 games they have scored first in and they can ensure there is no repeat of Real’s comeback heroics.

James Milton

Sports journalist at Racing Post.

Over 2.5 goals at 8/11

Liverpool played out 240 goalless minutes against Chelsea before winning this season’s EFL Cup and FA Cup finals on penalties but their Champions League showdown with Real Madrid should produce over 2.5 goals.

The Reds scored 17 times in six group games against Milan, Porto and Atletico Madrid and have notched at least twice in five of their six knockout-stage games.

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti will be well aware of the threat posed by Liverpool, whose January signing Luis Diaz has added another dimension to their attacking unit, but he may not have the personnel to stop them. Attack looks the best form of defence for Real, who beat Chelsea 5-4 and Manchester City 6-5 on aggregate in the last two rounds.

Henry Hardwicke

Sports journalist at Racing Post.

Vinicius Junior to score first at 8/1

Liverpool players dominate the front of this market, but I am not so sure that the Reds will have this final all their own way and I’d be looking at a Real Madrid player to find the net. Jurgen Klopp can call on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz in attack and the opening goal could be found by any of that fab five.

Vinicius Junior has notched 21 times for Real this season and he could be a value first scorer play at 8-1. The Brazilian fired in a hattrick against Levante earlier this month and his pace and direct running could cause Liverpool problems. Trent-Alexander Arnold is fantastic going forward from right-back, but he can be caught out of position and it’s a tough job to recover defensive ground on Vinicius.

Joe Casey

Sports journalist at Racing Post.

Trent Alexander-Arnold to register an assist at 11/4

Of the nine goals that Real Madrid conceded across their quarter-final and semi-final wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, four were headers and Liverpool are likely to target Real’s lack of aerial presence at the back.

Eder Militao is just above six foot but both of his potential partners at centre half, David Alaba and Nacho, are five foot nine.

Liverpool have netted four headers already this Champions League knockout stage and they have one of the best crossers in world football, Trent-Alexander Arnold.
The right back has provided 18 assists already this season and with Real likely to struggle aerially, his deliveries may prove the path to goal for the Reds.

Alex Wrigley

Sports editor at Free Super Tips.

Rodrygo to have 1+ shot on target at 10/11

Rodrygo’s quickfire brace from the bench against Manchester City helped send Los Blancos to the final and he should be well in contention for a starting berth. Even if he doesn’t start, the young Brazilian poses a huge threat from the bench and he has only failed to make an appearance in two Champions League games this season.

Rodrygo has managed five goals and two assists in those ten showings, hitting the target ten times. Only Karim Benzema has managed more shots on target that Rodrygo in the Champions League this season and, in all competitions, the 21-year-old has tested the keeper at least once in seven of his last ten appearances, including all three Champions League fixtures in this run.

Gareth Freeman

Sports journalist at Free Super Tips.

Real Madrid to receive the most cards at 1/1

Real Madrid came up against two Premier League teams in the knockout stages and in two of their four games they received the most cards, with one tie, and I’m expecting them to pick up more bookings than Liverpool in the final.

The Reds have one of the best disciplinary records in the Premier League and on average receive just 1.37 cards-per-game. Los Blancos are Spain’s best behaved top flight side but they still receive 2.0 cards-per-game.

Real have picked up 26 yellow cards on their way to the final and Liverpool have just 14, so backing the Spanish giants to receive the most cards in Saturday’s showpiece makes sense.

Chris Rivers

Sports journalist at Racing Post.

Eder Militao to be shown a card at 7/2

A Champions League final is a night for cool heads and it is questionable whether young Real Madrid centre back Eder Militao has the temperament to cope with such an occasion.

Militao has nine yellows and one red to his name in all competitions with the frequency of his cards increasing since the start of the year.The Brazilian has picked up eight cards in 2022, including being cautioned in three of Real’s six European knockout matches.

Only Casemiro averages more fouls and more tackles per Champions League game for Real than Militao, who looked like he felt the pressure of the big occasion in the second leg of the semi-final against Manchester City when giving away four free kicks. Casemiro’s price to be carded looks a bit skinny and there’s more value in Militao, who looks certain to start at centre-back, at 7/2.

Aaron Rogan

Sports journalist at Free Super Tips.

Liverpool over 4.5 team corners at 4/9

Real Madrid haven’t picked up a lot of corners on the road in this competition this term, getting fewer than five in almost half of their away games. Meanwhile, Liverpool have conceded fewer corners per game away from home than at Anfield in this competition.

The Reds recorded at least five corners in 79% of their games overall, conceding five or more in just 26%. Across the last two rounds, they won 26 corners and conceded only five.

When you consider that Real had just 50% of possession across their games in Europe this term it’s tough to see them dominating. Liverpool by contrast averaged 63% possession in the competition, which should see them finish comfortably ahead in the corner stakes.

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