Champions League final picks, predictions when Real Madrid faces Dortmund: Jude Bellingham and Vini Jr. win everything

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid play for the title Wembley Stadium 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 high-profile offense took center stage over the course of the season. Jude Bellingham emerged as the breakout star of the tournament with three goals and four assists, while each of them Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Joselu have five goals.

Dortmund, meanwhile, should not be underestimated after a Cinderella runs to the finals. They are aiming for redemption 11 years after losing the Wembley final to Bayern Munich, overcoming a series of major obstacles along the way. They led a group that included Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Newcastle United, later he met PSG again in the semi-finals and ousted the French champions. Dortmund came into the final with a strong defensive record, as goalkeeper Gregor Kobel leads the Champions League with six clean sheets, but also some attacking firepower in the form of Marcel Sabitzer, who leads the assists with five.

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

Champions League final TV schedule

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Champions League semi-final choices

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

One match to watch – Vinicius Junior vs. Julian Ryerson and Karim Adeyemi: Borussia Dortmund's right wing could be forgiven for skipping the tape of Real Madrid's semi-final victory over Bayern Munich when it comes time to prepare for their upcoming opponent. No one really needs to show how brutally effective Vinicius may be when he notices the scent of weak prey. Real Madrid's number 7 has been in devastating form in recent months, saving his most decisive contributions for the biggest games with assists and goals in the wins over Manchester city and Bavaria. Dortmund did a fine job of slowing, but not stopping, the advance of Paris Saint-Germain's wide forwards in the semi-finals, but they will be tested again on Saturday night.James Benge

Most likely to score a goal – Judas Bellingham: It seems written that the former Dortmund man will come back to haunt his ex-employers. Although Vini Jr. would also be a good example of this, the England international scoring a goal to seal Real's latest UCL crown while throwing down the gauntlet to Kylian Mbappe feels like the most likely scenario. Against the firepower of Los Blancos, it is difficult to see how Dortmund's strong defense can hold out for ninety minutes. -Jonathan Johnson

Man of the Match choice – Judas Bellingham: I'm going to go with Jonathan here, because all indications are that this is Jude Bellingham's show. Playing with his former team in front of home fans in England, Bellingham will not only score the winner for Real Madrid, but he will also field a defensive side to help contain Dortmund's attack. Bellingham is already having one of the best debut seasons for a new club we've ever seen and will end it on the ultimate high by winning the UCL final. -Chuck Booth

Match prediction: Real Madrid are the main favorites to win their 15th Champions League trophy, but Borussia Dortmund should not be underestimated given the importance of the final. The Spanish giants can make history at Wembley thanks to the work of Carlo Ancelotti and this is what I expect will happen. CHOOSE: Real Madrid 2, BVB 0. -Francesco Porzio

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