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 are yet to find out who will contest the Champions League final on the 26th of May in Kyiv. Real Madrid, the holders who are looking for a third straight title, face Bayern Munich, and Liverpool meet Rona in the semi-finals.
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 a 2/1 alongside Liverpool, with Bayern at 9/4 and Roma at 15/2.
Real may be favourites, but the bookies are aware that Liverpool particularly provide a serious challenge to the Spaniard’s’ quest to secure a 13th 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.
There isn’t much competition for Cristiano Ronaldo in this market. The Champions League’s all time record goalscorer with 119, has 15 to his name this season, seven ahead of anyone else.
BT Sport will once again show the 2018 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 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be the 63nd season of Europe’s premier club football competition, with Real Madrid looking to win the trophy for the third consecutive season and 13th time in all.
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 2018 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. 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, but Jurgen Klopp is well placed to add another to Liverpool’s tally this year.
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)
2017 – Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus
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The Champions League Final of 2018 has the potential to be a classic encounter, with two quality teams set to battle it out. Real and Liverpool appear the most likely pairing, bur Bayern have been professionally going about their business. Roma completed one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the competition against Barcelona in the quarter finals so cannot be ruled out. This is why it is important to get the UEFA Champions League betting tips from our expert.
Real Madrid have obvious match-winners in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and, if fit and selected, Gareth Bale. Bayern, though, have Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller at their disposal.
Mohamed Salah, facing his former club, is Liverpool’s main threat alongside Roberto Firmino. Both players are on eight European goals this season, joint-second in the charts. Roma’s main threat comes in the shape of ex-Man City striker Edin Dzeko.
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