Reigning champions Real Madrid are marginal favourites to win this Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final, but having eliminated Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Italian Champions Juventus are expected to make it a close affair.
Real, who beat neighbours Atletico on penalties to win last year’s final, are a best price of 5/6 with Paddy Power to lift the trophy – with Juventus widely available at even money.
If you fancy the holders to get the job done in 90 minutes, you can get 13/8 at William Hill, with Juve a 2/1 chance at Betfred in the match betting. Juve shut Barca out over two legs, winning 3-0 in Turin before securing their place in the last last four with a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp, and Kylian Mbappe’s consolation for Monaco in the semi-finals is the only goal they have conceded in 6 knock-out games.
With Juventus so strong defensively, this could easily go the distance – six of the last 16 finals have been decided by a penalty shootout and you can back both sides at 12/1 with Bet365 to win on penalties. Indeed, of the last 13 finals that were level after 90 minutes, only two have been decided in the additional 30 minute period – Real’s 4-1 win over Atletico in 2014 and Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Sampdoria in 1992.