Champions League final prediction: Real Madrid vs. Dortmund odds, expert picks for 2024 match at Wembley

The biggest game on the European club football calendar is less than a month away, as Real Madrid will take on Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in the 2024 UEFA Champions League final.

Dortmund progressed past PSG in the semifinal this year, weathering an onslaught across both legs but somehow coming up with a miraculous aggregate clean sheet. Goals by Niclas Fullkrug and Mats Hummels did the business for Eden Terzic, and the German side will be playing in the final.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich met in the other semifinal, and after a 2-2 draw in the first leg, Real Madrid were miraculously put through by a brace from late substitute Joselu, who out of nowhere cropped up to score two late goals and provide a 2-1 win seemingly out of nothing.

With just two teams remaining, the run-up to the match can officially begin as the matchup is set and the two clubs now look forward to three weeks of preparation and speculation. The Sporting News gets things started with an early look at the match for all the marbles on June 1.

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Champions League Final odds for Real Madrid vs. Dortmund

According to BetMGM, Real Madrid is the early betting favorite, and given the stature of the two clubs remaining, that is unlikely to change as the match draws nearer.

Odds current as of May 9, 2024 via BetMGM in the United States.

Champions League Final Odds (BetMGM)
  BetMGM
(USA)
Real Madrid win (90 mins) -160
Draw (90 mins) +310
Borussia Dortmund win (90 mins) +380
Both teams
to score
Y: -145
N: +105
Over / Under
2.5 goals
O: -160
U: +115
Real Madrid
to lift the trophy
-220
Borussia Dortmund
to lift the trophy
+300
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Real Madrid vs. Dortmund expert picks for Champions League final

Kyle Bonn: Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund are extremely well-coached, but they concede far too many chances — they have the largest differential between xGA and goals conceded in the entire competition, conceding over 10 more xG than goals. PSG were not ruthless enough to capitalise on their glut of opportunities, but while Dortmund possess the most in-form goalkeeper in the competition in Gregor Kobel, they will not be so lucky against a more clinical opponent with the likes of Vinicius Jr and Jude Bellingham. And is anyone betting against the Real Madrid black magic, which feels as prominent this season as it ever has? (Follow Kyle @the_bonnfire on X/Twitter)

Dan Gibbs: Real Madrid

The narrative is all set for Jude Bellingham to score the winner in the Champions League final against his former side — the perfect ending to a remarkable debut season (before he then leads England to Euro 2024 glory this summer!). On the flip side, I’d love to see Marco Reus end his Dortmund career on a high with a famous win at Wembley, but overcoming Real Madrid on the biggest stage of all seems a step too far for this talented German side. (Follow Dan @Gibbsyy on X/Twitter)

Paul Costanza: Real Madrid

Dortmund’s back-to-back clean sheets against PSG were a little misleading, as the Parisians were incredibly wasteful in front of goal. Real Madrid’s attack is too deep and relentless, and it feels like a true team of destiny.

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Champions League final score prediction: Real Madrid vs Dortmund

As noted earlier, both writers picked Real Madrid to win the Champions League final. Here are the tabulated results along with a final score prediction from each expert.

Final Score Predictions
Writer Winner Final Score
Kyle Bonn Real Madrid 3-1
Dan Gibbs Real Madrid 1-0
Paul Costanza Real Madrid 2-0

How to watch 2024 Champions League final

The 2024 Champions League final on June 1 will be televised in the United States on CBS, with streaming on the company’s dedicated platform Paramount+, the home for every single match of the competition. The game will also be televised in Spanish on Telemundo.

Both CBS and Telemundo can be found on Fubo, who are offering a free trial for new users.

In the UK, the match will be televised by UEFA rights-holders TNT Sports 1, with streaming on their dedicated platform discovery+. In Canada, the match will be streamed on DAZN, where every game of the competition can be found.

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