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Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund prediction, odds: 2024 UEFA Champions League final picks from top expert

Written by on May 31, 2024

Reigning La Liga champion Real Madrid look to add to their record number of championships in the competition when they face German Bundesliga’s Borussia Dortmund in the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League final on Saturday. Real Madrid have captured 14 UCL titles, twice as many as the next closest club (AC Milan), and won each of their last eight appearances in the final. Los Blancos, who defeated Bayern Munich in the semifinals, are riding unbeaten streaks of 12 games in the UCL (8-4-0) and 25 games across all competitions (16-9-0). Borussia Dortmund got past PSG to reach the final for the third time in team history and first since 2013.

Kickoff at Wembley Stadium in London is set for 3 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+. Los Blancos are -165 favorites (risk $165 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund odds, while the BVB are +425 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +300 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Real Madrid are -333 to lift the trophy, while Dortmund are +250. Before locking in any Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. In 2023, he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That included an 86-59-5 record in the Premier League for a $3,463 profit. Anybody following saw big returns.

Now, Eimer has broken down Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund from every angle and revealed his picks and UEFA Champions League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid:

  • Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund 90-minute money line: Los Blancos -165, BVB +425, Draw +300
  • Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund spread: Los Blancos -0.5 (-170)
  • RM: Los Blancos haven’t lost since Jan. 18, a 4-2 setback against Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16 in the Copa del Rey
  • BD: The BVB won their only Champions League title in 1997, when they defeated Juventus
  • Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Real Madrid 

Los Blancos have an array of offensive weapons at their disposal, as four members of the club have recorded four or more goals during Champions League play. Spanish striker Joselu and Brazilian forwards Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior share fifth place in the competition with five tallies apiece, while midfielder Jude Bellingham — who spent three seasons with Dortmund before joining Real Madrid for the 2023-24 campaign — has converted four times. The 23-year-old Junior also is tied for first in the UCL with five assists.

Joselu, who scored 10 goals during the La Liga season — his first with Los Blancos, converted twice in the latter stages of the second leg of the UCL semifinal tie against Bayern Munich to erase a 1-0 deficit and propel the club into the final. The 34-year-old also registered a brace in a 3-2 triumph over Union Berlin in Real Madrid’s group-stage finale. Junior netted both tallies in the 2-2 draw with Bayern in the first leg of the semis, while Rodrygo converted in both quarterfinal contests against Manchester CitySee which team to pick here.

Why you should back Borussia Dortmund

The BVB have posted a clean sheet in half of their 12 Champions League matches, including both legs of their semifinal tie against PSG after being outscored by the Parisians 3-1 in their two group-stage meetings. Swiss goalkeeper Gregor Kobel recorded all six of the shutouts to rank first in the UCL and also leads the competition with 42 saves. Meanwhile, forward Niclas Fullkrug grabbed the club lead in goals in the tournament when he scored his third in a 1-0 triumph over PSG in the first leg of the semis. 

The 31-year-old Fullkrug, who finished second on the BVB during the Bundesliga season with 12 tallies, also converted in a 4-2 victory against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the UCL quarterfinals. Wingers Julian Brandt and Karim Adeyemi and midfielder Marco Reus all have recorded two goals for Dortmund in the competition, while defender Mats Hummels netted his first tally in the second leg of the semifinals to give the club a 1-0 win and punch its ticket to the final. Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer also has converted once in the UCL but is tied with Vinicius Junior for the tournament lead with five assists. See which team to pick here.

How to make Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund picks

Eimer has broken down Saturday’s match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the total. He also has locked in four confident best bets, including three that offer plus-money payouts, and is offering a full breakdown of this UEFA Champions League clash. He’s sharing his Champions League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid have all the value, all from the soccer expert who was up well over $2,500 for $100 players in 2023, and find out.

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