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UCL Final: Real Madrid Vs Dortmund Prediction

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The anticipation is building as Madrid prepare to battle Dortmund for the biggest club competition. Here is our prediction to boost your bankroll, as well as featuring odds from Bet9ja.

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Build Up

The anticipation is building for the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League final as Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund prepare to battle for the biggest club competition. 

Real Madrid, the record 14-time winners, have been in fine form throughout the tournament, showcasing their dominance with impressive victories over top teams like Bayern Munich. On the other hand, Dortmund, the underdogs and winners of the 1997 Champions League, have defied expectations with their thrilling performance, notably knocking out PSG in the semifinals.

With both teams hungry for victory, the clash of titans promises to be a thrilling spectacle for fans around the world. It will also mark the first-ever meeting between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in a European Cup/Champions League final, adding an extra element of excitement to the showdown.

As the countdown to June 1st begins, all eyes will be on Wembley Stadium as these two powerhouse teams battle it out for European glory. 

Will Real Madrid's seasoned expertise and history prove decisive, or will Borussia Dortmund's spirited youthfulness carry them to victory? Don't miss out on the chance to witness history in the making, and even make a bet on the outcome of this epic match to keep your bankroll rising.

We have gathered crucial information to help you make an informed prediction and even included our game forecast to guide you toward getting the bag!!!

Form

Real Madrid

Real Madrid continued their dominant form this season, securing their 36th La Liga title and booking their spot in the Champions League final. With Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, the team has been unstoppable with an impressive record of 29 wins, 6 draws, and only 1 loss in the La Liga campaign.

Their recent victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final further solidified their position as the favourites going into the final. Real Madrid's history in the Champions League speaks for itself, with a remarkable 14 trophies won out of 17 Champions League finals played.

Ancelotti's side will be looking to add another trophy to their collection as they prepare for their sixth Champions League final in 11 years. With their unbeatable track record in finals, Madrid are poised to make history once again. 

Borussia Dortmund

Edin Terzic's Dortmund currently holds fifth place in the Bundesliga table this season. So far this season, Borussia Dortmund have recorded 17 wins, 9 draws, and 7 losses in the Bundesliga. In their three recent matches, Dortmund have won two games and suffered a 3-0 defeat against Mainz.

In Champions League history, Dortmund has reached the final twice, winning the 1997 Champions League and losing to Bayern Munich in 2013 at Wembley. Despite their struggles in both the Domestic and European leagues, Dortmund reached the final, thwarting Kylian Mbappe's ambition to win the ever-coveted trophy for PSG.

Verdict: We give this to Real Madrid. They are in much better form than Dortmund and have an impeccable record in La Liga. 

Key Players

This match is no doubt an exciting clash one wouldn't want to miss with a mix of established stars and rising talents present at the two clubs. Ancelotti's team will rely on the flair and creativity of Bellingham, Rodrygo, and Vinícius to unlock Dortmund's defense, while the likes of Toni Kroos, Valverde, Modric and Tchouameni provide a platform for the attackers to do their thing. 

On the other hand, Dortmund will look to Brandt to pull the strings in midfield, supported by the experience of Hummels and Reus. Meanwhile, Dortmund's goal machine Sébastien Haller is reportedly back from injury and the loan signings of Sancho and Maatsen have added an extra dimension to their attack.

Verdict: Both teams have the quality and depth to make a strong challenge for the title, but Real Madrid have more outstanding players with rich experience in the Champions League. We give this to Los Blancos. 

Real Madrid Vs Borussia Dortmund Head-To-Head Record

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid have played against each other on numerous occasions across various competitions, including the UEFA Champions League. In official competitions, they have faced off 12 times, with Real Madrid emerging victorious in 6 matches, Borussia Dortmund in 3 matches, and 3 games ending in a draw.

One of the standout clashes between the two teams took place during the 2013 UEFA Champions League semi-final. Borussia Dortmund dominated the first leg, defeating Real Madrid 4-1 at Signal Iduna Park. Despite Real Madrid's efforts in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they secured a 2-0 win, they ultimately fell short of advancing to the final.

Verdict: Real Madrid has more wins over Dortmund than vice versa, so Los Blancos holds the advantage here.

Real Madrid Vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted Line ups

Real Madrid: Courtois; Vázquez, Militão, Rüdiger, Mendy; Kroos, Camavinga, Valverde; Güler, Vinicius, Joselu

Borussia Dortmund:: Kobel, Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen, Can, Sabitzer, Sancho, Reus, Füllkrug, Adeyemi

Real Madrid Vs Borussia Dortmund Champions League Final Kick-off Time

The UEFA Champions League final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 1 with kick-off set at 8:00 pm.

Real Madrid Vs Borussia Dortmund Match Prediction

Real Madrid are a proper Champions League team with many miraculous victories even from losing positions. They have consistently showcased incredible motivation in every stage of the competition, including the finals. Their individual quality and overall experience are unmatched. With an impressive record of winning the trophy 14 out of the 17 times they have competed in the final, the 2023/24 La Liga Champions are undoubtedly the favourites to add the UCL trophy to their collections. However, Borussia Dortmund still have a chance with their determined players and passionate fans backing them.

Our prediction is a narrow victory in favour of Real Madrid as Borussia Dortmund are no pushovers. For a Madrid victory, Bet9ja is currently offering massive odds of 1.60. The bookie offers odds of 4.30 for a draw and 5.40 for Dortmund to win, presenting a lucrative option for you if you are willing to take the risk.

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Sofoluwe Mayowa is an experienced youth team coach, football analyst, and sports writer with over seven years of experience. His role at Betting Tips Africa focuses on: > Football analysis > Betting tips and predictions > Sportsbook analysis and testing.