Borussia Dortmund Vs Real Madrid: The Panel Prediction, Tips And Preview

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Borussia Dortmund Vs Real Madrid: The Panel Prediction, Tips And Preview

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Predictions: 

The Champions League final has arrived as Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid collide at Wembley on Saturday night (8pm, TNT Sports 1). 

Madrid are overwhelming favourites with UK betting sites to secure their 15th European crown and given their record in finals it’s hard to overlook Carlo Ancelotti’s men.  

They staged yet another dramatic European comeback as two goals from Joselu in the dying embers of their semi-final second leg clash against Bayern Munich punched their ticket to the final. 

Borussia Dortmund have been the surprise package of the Champions League this season. 

Edin Terzic’s side relished their role as underdogs in their semi-final triumph over Paris Saint-Germain and must once again defy the oddsmakers to clinch their second European title. 

Our Team at The Panel have looked at all the stats, form guides and key players ahead of the duel to come up with three betting predictions.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Prediction: Los Blancos To Claim Crown Once More 

Madrid have been a force in Europe over the last decade. Los Blancos have won five out of the last 11 Champions League titles and are odds-on with football betting sites at 13/20 to add another crown to their collection. 

Ancelotti’s side are riding the crest of a wave into the final after storming to the LaLiga title, finishing 10 points ahead of second-place Barcelona.  

Although Madrid ended the campaign with draws against Villarreal and Real Betis, confidence will be sky-high and their aura in Champions League finals speaks for itself. Out of 17 finals, Madrid have only lost three, the last of which came in 1981. 

It’s clear to see that Los Blancos do not lose big games very often, especially in recent times. 

Many believed that the balance of power in Europe had shifted to Manchester City, but Ancelotti and his team outduelled Pep Guardiola’s side in the quarter-finals on penalties.  

Their never say die attitude was evident again in the last four courtesy of Joselu’s heroics, scoring twice to down Bayern. Madrid always seem to come up with the goods when it matters the most and it’s why bookmakers are so bullish about their chances.

Dortmund can cause a stir though after knocking out Atletico Madrid and PSG in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. Die Schwarzgelben last reached the final in 2013 when they were beaten by Bayern. 

In what will be Marco Reus’ final game for Dortmund, his teammates will be determined to send him out on the highest of notes. 

For all the buzz regarding Madrid’s prospects in the game, they’ve only won two of their six games outright in the knockout phase. Joselu’s goals secured victory over Bayern, while Brahim Diaz scored the only effort of the game in a round of 16 win over RB Leipzig. 

That will give Dortmund hope of springing an upset, while Madrid have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five Champions League games. 

But, The Panel cannot overlook Los Blancos’ experience and nous at winning tight matches. For that reason, The Panel are backing Madrid to get the job done in 90 minutes, but Dortmund will make it interesting. 

The Panel Tip: Real Madrid To Win & BTTS – 9/4 10Bet

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Betting: Vinicius Junior To Be Match-Winner? 

Vinicius Junior already has one match-winning performance in a Champions League final to his name. The Brazilian scored the decisive effort that secured the crown for Madrid in 2022 against Liverpool.  

He has become a key cog in Madrid’s success under Ancelotti, and notably scored a vital brace in the first leg of their semi-final match with Bayern.  

When it comes to big games, Vinicius is often at the forefront. He relishes the spotlight, much like his teammates of the past, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. 

There are few occasions when you can argue that the game has passed him by, always offering an outlet down the flanks for his team.

Vinicius has scored 23 goals in 43 matches in all competitions this season, including five in the Champions League. He has scored those goals across 16 matches, and The Panel has noted that Vinicius often doubles up on his efforts.  

The Brazilian has scored two or more goals on six occasions this season, and his odds of 17/2 with Bet365 to notch a brace in the final are good bet according to our experts. 

The Panel Tip: Vinicius Junior To Score Two Goals Or More – 17/2 Bet365

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid Tips: One Last Dance 

This game will see the final acts of two great German players. Madrid’s Toni Kroos and Dortmund’s Reus will sign off their careers at their respective clubs, with the former playing his final domestic game before his retirement at the conclusion of Euro 2024.  

Both will be determined to bow out on the highest of notes, but only one German will be happy come the final whistle. 

Reus has been known as one of the unluckiest players in football as injuries and the presence of Bayern in the Bundesliga and Champions League have denied him from a career littered with honours. 

However, given that he’s unlikely to start against Madrid, The Panel are not inclined to use one of their Champions League tips on the 34-year-old.

Instead, they're backing Kroos to deliver the goods for Madrid in the middle of the park.

Kroos has patrolled the Madrid midfield for nine years and has been a lynchpin of their four Champions League victories in that period. Kroos has been extremely influential in LaLiga this term with eight assists but has only created one goal in his 11 Champions League appearances.  

Given that this will be his last outing for Madrid, The Panel believes one of the great midfielders of the modern age will go out by playing an integral role in the Champions League final and his odds on betting apps to notch one assist should appeal for bettors.

The Panel Tip: Toni Kroos Over 0.5 Assists – 9/2 BoyleSports

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