There will be a whole host of betting options for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final, including new customer free bets and special odds enhancements which will be update here.
As we get closer to the 2018 Champions League Final, enhanced odds and offers will start to appear a week or two before the big match, as bookmakers look to entice new customers to join and convince existing members to part with more money.
We now know that Real Madrid and Juventus will contest the Champions League Final and that means that UEFA betting offers are going to start coming thick and fast as we near the big game on Saturday 3rd June.
The majority of UEFA Champions League betting specials relative to the individual semi-final matches will be available a day or so before kick-off, but here are some early options to take into consideration:
A quick look at the Champions League Outrights, sees the defending champions Real Madrid installed as 5/6 favourites, with Juventus on offer at 11/10.
Real may be favourites, but the bookies are aware that Juventus provide a serious challenge to the Spaniard’s’ quest to secure a 12th European crown.
Away from the final, the most popular market is “Top Goalscorer” betting, with all goals scored from the Group Stage onwards counting toward a player’s end total.
Despite their exit at the quarter-final stage, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi remains the favourite at 1/2, with 11 goals in this season’s competition.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo is only one goal adrift and can be backed at 2/1 to overhaul the Argentinean (or draw level and share top spot).
Here are the best 3 Champions League odds available at the time of writing. (All prices are subject to change)
BT Sport will once again show the 2017 Champions League Final live, along with all matches from the tournament across the season, while ITV will have coverage of the final on terrestrial television services.
The 2017 Champions League final takes place on 3rd June 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, UK.
The 2017 UEFA Champions League Final will be the 62nd season of Europe’s premier club football competition, with Real Madrid looking to do what no team has done in the modern era, defend the title from the previous year.
The difficulty in defending the title, is largely down to the tournament’s new format, first introduced in 1992, when it went from being a tournament solely involving champions, to encompassing those that finish in second, third and even fourth in domestic leagues, thus providing stiffer competition throughout even the early stages.
The winners of the 2017 Champions League Final will automatically be entered into the European Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup for the following season.
Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the competition, with last year’s win, their eleventh victory in total. Behind the Spanish giants are AC MIlan with seven, then Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool, all with five wins a piece, both Bayern Munich and Barcelona look most likely to dent Real Madrid’s record in the future
2011 – Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United
2012 – Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (4-3 on pens)
2013 – Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2014 – Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid (aet)
2015 – Barcelona 3-1 Juventus
2016 – Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (5-3 pens)
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The Champions League Final of 2017 has the potential to be a classic encounter, with both Real Madrid and Juventus having had to overcome some top quality opposition in booking their places in the final. This is why it is important to get the UEFA Champions League Final betting tips from our expert.
Juventus have seen off Barcelona and Monaco at the quarterfinal and semi-final stage, two of the most attack-minded teams in European football. The fact that Juve conceded just a solitary goal in four matches against those two teams speaks volumes as to their defensive strengths.
Real Madrid are aiming for a 12th Champions League/ European Cup title and to become the first team to successfully defend the trophy since it was rebranded as the Champions League in 1992.
Real have obvious match-winners in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and, if fit and selected, Gareth Bale. However, Juve can call upon the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic themselves.
Where Juventus are particularly strong is at the back, where a back three of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli form a formidable barrier in front of the legendary Gianluigi Buffon.
In terms of Real Madrid v Juventus betting predictions, backing the Italians to win the Champions League in the outright market at around 11/10 looks the best value option at this stage.
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