Champions League Final 2019: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Latest Odds, Expert Predictions

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The UEFA Champions League trophy is displayed at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on May 30, 2019 ahead of the final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on June 1. Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool might have just missed out on a first-ever Premier League title, but is the bookmakers' favorite to lift the Champions League trophy.

Despite amassing 97 points—the highest total in English top-flight history for a second-placed team—Jurgen Klopp's men were pipped to the post by Manchester City.

On Saturday, however, the Reds have the opportunity to atone for the disappointment by securing a first Champions League trophy in 14 years when they face Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

Liverpool arrives into the final as the bookmakers' firm favorites, partly by virtue of having finished 26 points above Spurs in the Premier League and having won both meetings between the teams this season.

Liverpool won 2-1 away in September and beat Spurs by the same score at home in March, when an own goal by Toby Alderweireld in injury time cost Tottenham a point.

According to Oddschecker, the Reds are 10/11 (-110 in moneyline terms) to win the game in 90 minutes and between 4/9 and 1/2 to lift the trophy.

Meanwhile, Tottenham's odds of securing a first Champions League crown stand between 7/4 and 13/8. A Spurs win in 90 minutes is at 16/5.

Since Mauricio Pochettino took charge of the North London club in 2014, he's overseen just one win over Liverpool in 11 attempts. The 4-1 win in October 2017 was Liverpool's only loss against Spurs in the last 14 encounters, prior to which the Reds had lost five in seven against their opponents on Saturday.

The draw in 90 minutes, meanwhile, is priced at 13/5. It is a relatively attractive option, considering four of the last nine meetings between the two have ended all square and in three of the last seven Champions League finals the two teams could not be separated in 90 minutes.

Odds on both teams to score stand at 4/6, while odds of one team keeping a clean sheet start at 11/10.

Spurs and Liverpool have both scored in five of the last six games between the two sides, which have also seen over 2.5 goals scored. Historically, both teams tend to find the net in the Champions League final. Bayern Munich was the last side to fail to score in the final, losing 2-0 to Inter Milan in 2010.

Both teams pulled off near-impossible feats to reach the final, with Liverpool thrashing Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield in the second leg of the semifinals to overturn a 3-0 deficit.

Spurs also trailed going into the second leg after losing 1-0 at home to Ajax, but came from behind to win 3-2 in Amsterdam, thanks to a Lucas Moura goal deep into injury time.

That never-say-die attitude could well be on display again on Saturday and Liverpool are 9/1 to win after conceding first, while Spurs are 16/1 to come from behind and win. Real Madrid was the last team to win a Champions League final after conceding first, beating Atletico Madrid 4-1 in 2014.

The Spanish giants, however, completed their comeback in extra time. To find the last team to overturn a deficit in 90 minutes, one has to go back to 2006, when Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1.

The Champions League hasn't been decided on penalties since Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in 2016 but bookmakers don't consider it too remote a probability. According to Vegasinsider, Liverpool is 8/1 to win on penalties, while Spurs are 10/1.