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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: We preview Saturday’s Champions League Final between JUVENTUS v REAL MADRID with a recommended BETDAQ bet at Cardiff.


7.45pm You couldn’t say that Juventus and Real Madrid haven’t been the two best teams in the Champions League this season, and after Real Madrid lifted their first La Liga title in five years and Juventus landing a sixth straight Serie A title, we have a Champions League final for the ages! It should be a superb affair, and the match market odds at the time of writing currently stand at; Juventus 3.05, Real Madrid 2.74 and the draw is 3.2.

This will almost certainly be build as defense v attack – with Juventus only conceding three goals in the whole competition this season, and only one in the knockout stages. That’s quite incredible when you think about it, and it included two games against Barcelona too. However, Real have netted 106 goals in La Liga this season and if you were looking for a team to break down Juventus, it would be them! This is what makes this final so good – it’s almost a perfect match.

That being said, you have to respect that fact that Juventus have conceded so few goals in the Champions League this season, and they have reached the final unbeaten – winning nine of their 12 games. You can certainly make the argument that Juventus should be favourites based on this. And while Real Madrid did have to get past Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid to get here, a notable stat is the fact that they’ve only kept one clean sheet in their 12 Champions League games – maybe this is where the game will be won and lost.

You may think that Champions League finals are always tight affairs, it’s usually two top sides and no one wants to give an inch. However looking at the stats, both teams have scored in the last six finals, while the last ten have had two or more goals. Juve’s defense puts us off over 2.5 goals at 2.4, however Both Teams To Score is certainly of interest at 2.0 – while 1-1 at FT is trading 6.8.

We feel the edge is with Juventus, and their Champions League record this season is incredible. However, it’s difficult to see Real not breaking through at some stage given the goals they have scored this season and the form Ronaldo has been in, especially in the Champions League where he has scored ten or more goals for the sixth consecutive season. Add that to Real’s clean sheet record and Both Teams To Score looks the best value bet at 2.0. Hopefully it’s a superb night in Cardiff!

Both Teams To Score at 2.0.

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