Bayern Munich and Chelsea will face each other in the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League final at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on 19 May.
The winner will seal their place in history forever, while the loser will not.
Now then, this segment will feature betting odds as well as a match preview and prediction for Bayern Munich v Chelsea.
Let’s kick-off with the betting odds for the Champions League final.
UEFA Champions League Betting Odds: Bayern Munich v Chelsea
Bet of the Day: 19 May 2012
Saturday’s bet of the day is Arjen Robben to score first for Bayern Munich, paying 9/2 odds.
UCL Preview: Bayern Munich v Chelsea
Both Bayern Munich and Chelsea have suffered large defeats in recent weeks heading into the Champions League final.
The Bavarian giants are fresh off a 5-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal final, while Chelsea lost 4-1 versus Liverpool at Anfield on 8 May.
Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes was disgusted with his club’s performance against the Bundesliga champions, and rightfully so.
“We can have no complaints. We just did not start with any concentration,” Heynckes said.
“It started as early as the third minute, our defensive performance was catastrophic and we did not deserve to win.
“The players are disappointed today, but we have a big goal in front of us next Saturday and then I hope that we will have got over this shock.”
With both club’s on rocky form, something’s got to give at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, 19 May.
Players to Watch: Bayern Munich
For the Bundesliga outfit, Mario Gomez, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are the three attackers to watch closely.
Mario Gomez has bagged 12 UCL goals this season, while Robben and Ribery have netted four and three respectively.
Players to Watch: Chelsea
With John Terry, Branislav Ivanović, Raul Meireles and Ramires all set to miss the final, Chelsea have a bevy of players to watch.
To keep things quite simple, Didier Drogba, Gary Cahill and David Luiz are the Blues’ main men in the UCL final.
In order to pull off the upset, Chelsea must attack Bayern Munich as much as possible.
As Dortmund showed over the weekend, Bayern can be caught on the break.
With that said, Bayern should be the bosses in this game. However, they should not over-commit themselves earlier in the game.
Possession will be a key factor on Saturday, and the home side certainly have that edge over the visitors.
Prediction: Bayern Munich v Chelsea
All things considered, advantage Bayern. 2-1 Bavarians.