We’re continuing our Champions League predictions by taking a look at whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Mohamed Salah will shine brightest when Real Madrid face Liverpool in Kiev.
Ronaldo has the European Cup pedigree, with the 33-year-old hoping to lift the trophy for a fifth time on Saturday night, following three past triumphs with Real and one for Manchester United.
However, Salah has been in sensational form this season, picking up a series of individual awards for his exploits with the Reds.
Bwin are offering 51/20 for both players to score in normal time and that kicks off our Ronaldo vs Salah Champions League betting tips.
A Look At Cristiano Ronaldo’s Betting Odds
Ronaldo has scored 44 goals in 43 appearances for Real in all competitions this term, including 15 successful strikes in the Champions League.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has netted two goals in a game 11 times and punters can get 9/4 he bags at least a brace in 90 minutes this weekend.
One particular hot streak saw him score in 12 straight matches, with 22 goals struck during that period.
Ronaldo headed United in front in the 2008 final in Moscow, when they eventually went on to beat Chelsea on penalties.
In 2014, he finished off Real’s 4-1 extra-time defeat of Atletico Madrid with a 120th-minute penalty.
The Portugal superstar was one of the successful penalty takers when the Whites beat their local rivals in a shoot-out in the 2016 decider.
Last year, Ronaldo struck twice in a 4-1 drubbing of Juventus at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
He said: “We can make history if we win three Champions Leagues in a row and we are all really looking forward to it.
“These nights produce iconic matches. You have to do battle against the best teams in the world.
“When you’re at this club, you cannot take your foot off the gas, least of all in this competition.
“I love that side of it because it motivates me a lot and I want to be at my best on Saturday to help the team and lift the trophy.”
A Look At Mohamed Salah’s Betting Odds
Salah has had a stunning first season with Liverpool since joining from Roma for £34million, scoring 44 times in 51 games in all competitions.
The 25-year-old claimed Premier League Golden Boot glory with 26 successful strikes in England’s top flight.
In the Champions League, he has scored 11 goals and provided four assists.
Salah has scored two goals in a game seven times, so 3/1 for him to hit a double or better versus Real will tempt some punters.
On two separate occasions this season, the Egypt winger has scored in seven straight matches.
Many pundits will suggest these exploits are enhanced by the fact that Real’s team revolves around Ronaldo, whereas Salah’s success has come from the team ethic which Jurgen Klopp has instilled.
Salah told LFCTV: “If you look at our team now and in the beginning, you see the improvement in each round, each game.
“For me, each game is just the game. I focus always to win it. But in the end, I know this is an important game for everyone, a huge game.”
Liverpool love to start fast, so 7/2 for Salah to open the scoring in Kiev is worth including in our Champions League predictions for this year’s final.
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