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Champions League final picks, predictions as Real Madrid take on Dortmund: Jude Bellingham and Vinny Jr win it all

Champions League final picks, predictions as Real Madrid take on Dortmund: Jude Bellingham and Vinny Jr win it all

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are competing for the title Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Real Madrid are favorites to win a record 15th European title in London, and head to the British capital after an unbeaten season in the Champions League. Their outstanding attack has taken center stage throughout the season – Jude Bellingham has emerged as the star of the tournament with three goals and four assists, while both… Vinicius Junior, Rodrigo and Joselu scored five goals.

Meanwhile, Dortmund should not be underestimated after A Cinderella reaches the final. They are looking for redemption 11 years after losing the final at Wembley to Bayern Munich, overcoming a series of major hurdles along the way. They topped a group that included Paris Saint-Germain, Milan, and… Newcastle United, later met Paris Saint-Germain again in the semifinals and eliminated the French champions. Dortmund reach the final with a strong defensive record, with goalkeeper Gregor Kopil leading the Champions League with six clean sheets, but also some attacking firepower in Marcel Sabitzer, who is responsible for the assist charts with five assists.

Here’s what you need to know before the big game, including picks from experts across the CBS Sports team.

Schedule of channels broadcasting the Champions League final

All times are US/East

Champions League semi-final picks

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

One match worth watching – Vinicius Junior vs. Julian Ryerson and Karim Adeyemi: Borussia Dortmund’s right winger could be forgiven for crossing the bar in Real Madrid’s semi-final victory over Bayern Munich when it comes time to prepare for their next opponent. No one really needs to be harshly shown how effective they are Vinicius It could be when he gets the scent of weak prey. Real Madrid’s number 7 has been in devastating form in recent months, saving his most decisive contributions in the biggest matches with assists and goals in victories over… Manchester city And Bayern. Dortmund did a good job of slowing down PSG’s attackers but not stopping them in the semi-final, but they will be tested again on Saturday evening.Mosques Ping

Most likely to score a goal – Jude Bellingham: It seems written that the former Dortmund man will come back to haunt his former employers. Although Vinny Junior would be another good shout for this, the England international scoring a goal to seal Real Madrid’s latest Champions League title and throwing down the challenge to Kylian MbappĂ© at the same time seems like the most likely scenario. In the face of Los Blancos’ firepower, it’s hard to see Dortmund’s solid defense holding up for more than 90 minutes. -Jonathan Johnson

Choosing man of the match – Jude Bellingham: I’ll agree with Jonathan here as all signs point to this being Jude Bellingham’s show. Playing his former club in front of their home fans in England, Bellingham will not only score the winning goal for Real Madrid, but will also put in a defensive shift to help contain Dortmund’s attack. Already enjoying one of the best first seasons we’ve seen for a new club, Bellingham will end the season by eventually winning the Champions League final. -Chuck Booth

Match predictions: Real Madrid is the favorite to win the 15th Champions League trophy, but Borussia Dortmund should not be underestimated, given the importance of the final. The Spanish giants, thanks to the work of Carlo Ancelotti, could make history at Wembley, and that’s what I expect will happen. He chooses: Real Madrid 2, Borussia Dortmund 0. -Francesco Porzio

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