24th May 2018 | Champions League
Champions League Final Tip: Liverpool to score 2+ in 1st Half
Liverpool's 40 Champions League goals this season is already the 3rd highest in the competition's history. Real aren't the sort to sit back and show them too much respect so anything could happen in Kiev.
It’s hard to remember or even imagine a Champions League final with greater anticipation of a classic with attacking football and goals seen as inevitable.
This encourages me to hunt out a niche bet for value and I can’t see anything better than Ladbrokes’ 11/2 on Liverpool scoring +2 goals in the first half.
The Merseysiders have made a gleeful habit of starting Champions League games like a runaway train this season. In the knockout stages they have really raced out of the traps.
The Reds won 5-0 away to Porto in the last 16, leading 2-0 at half-time. They then raced into a 3-0 lead inside 31 minutes against might Man City in the quarter-finals before going 5-0 up in the semis against Roma. In other words they’ve led all their recent first legs by at least 2 at the break.
Real Madrid may be a different proposition but the facts still support our cause. The reigning champions have conceded in 6 of their last 7 CL outings and conceded 3 to Spurs and Juventus.
Zidane’s boys aren’t going to suddenly change their tactics for Liverpool and the great thing is our bet isn’t harmed if the Spanish giants score 3 of their own in the first half!
Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:12 24th May, 2018 but subject to change