Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Champions League Final: Preview & Betting Odds

The 62nd European Cup trophy will be contested by record 11-time winners Real Madrid and Italian champions Juventus, who have two titles to their name.

Los Blancos can be backed at 5/6 to become the first ever team to defend the Champions League trophy, whereas the Bianconeri are 1/1 to end a 21-year wait for the coveted title and help Gianluigi Buffon become the oldest UCL winner. 

The two sides have met 18 times in the past, winning 8 games each, which is enough to suggest we will witness a closely fought encounter in Cardiff.

Team News

Max Allegri has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Champions League final, with only Marko Pjaca out through injury. 

The highly rated boss is expected to field a 4-2-3-1 formation, where Andrea Barzagli will start at right back and Dani Alves will operate as a winger. 

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane is sweating over the fitness of Gareth Bale, who will be eager to make an appearance in front of the Welsh fans, although Isco appears to be closer to a starting berth. 

The good news is that full-back Daniel Carvajal has fully recovered from injury and he is expected to take his place on the right hand side. 

Important Facts

  • Both teams scored in last five meetings between Juventus and Real Madrid
  • The Bianconeri won 5 of their last 8 meetings
  • Both teams scored in 12 of Real Madrid’s last 13 matches
  • Juventus kept six clean sheets in last seven Champions League fixtures
  • Real could become the first team to defend UCL trophy

Betting

The Champions League final will clearly be one of the most heavily bet events this season, and if you are looking for a reputable bookmaker to place your wagers then we can highly recommend bet365.

The UK firm boasts impeccable reputation and are widely believed to be world’s leading sports betting operator, so you clearly cannot go wrong if you decide to bet on the Champions League final at bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nemanja Lazarevic


Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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