We are at the final stage of this year European Champions League and the final will see Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona fight against Italian Serie A champions Juventus. Barcelona was considered favorites right from the beginning of the tournament. A slight blip in the form notwithstanding, Barca was always on course to emulate their 2009 treble winning team.
Juventus on the other hand have surprised quite a few observers with their run to the final. Though they were always heavyweights, the recent past has seen the Italian champions lose way in Europe. This is true with all other Italian teams too and hence this run of Juventus will surely galvanize the whole nation. A win in the final against Barca will send waves of optimism in Italian football.
The trio of Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi has created terror amongst many defences in Europe this season. The sight of Messi magically weaving through the teams has become a common sight. Having already annexed the domestic trophy, the Catalans would love to add the Champions League too, to ascertain their supremacy. No wonder then that bet365 offers just odds of 1,36 on Barcelona emerging champions.
‘The Old Lady’ Juventus shattered the hopes of a dream final between Real Madrid and Barcelona by surprising the defending champions Real in the semis. Now, they would love to complete the Spanish double by toppling Barca. Carlos Tevez is in sparkling form throughout the season. His goals are one of the reasons why Juventus have come this far. Alvaro Morata has matured quickly this season and proved his worth with strikes that dumped his old club Madrid. Juve are still outsiders and the odds of 3,25 offered by bet365 are a testimony to this.
In games like this, the team that scores the first goal often finds itself in an advantageous position. With both sides possessing sublime strike force, it remains to be seen who marches ahead first. Messi is widely tipped to be the first goal scorer and at awesome odds of 4,00 offered by bet365, he appears a valuable bet. Neymar and Suarez on the other hand are expected to be the first goal scorers at great identical odds of 6,00. For Juve, Tevez at 8,00 and Morata at incredible 12,00 are expected to open the scoring, by bet365. Another interesting thought is that Pirlo could score a free-kick. Very nice 8,0 are paid if he scores anytime!
Champions League final is always exciting because at the end of a long and gruelling season, it would be a match-up between two consistent teams. A moment of brilliance could decide the game. What could help you decide your tips is our betting tips and betting strategies. Make sure that you make the best of these.