Champions League Final Preview: Tottenham Look To Upset The Odds One Last Time

Champions League Final Preview: Tottenham Look To Upset The Odds One Last Time

Liverpool blasted away Barcelona to reach final in Madrid, while Tottenham have edged past Manchester City and Ajax

It is the biggest game in club football and a fine way to bring down the curtain on this European season. This coming Saturday evening (1 June) at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, English clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will meet to decide who will be crowned the champions of the continent for the 2018/19 season in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

First things first

Before you go any further, head on over to the Oddsshark website, find your favourite betting site and get your own account up and running using your credit card. As a new customer and with the Champions League final just around the corner, there should be a wide range of promotions and special offers available to you.

Where should I be investing my money?

First up, let’s take a look at how both these Premier League outfits ended the domestic campaign. The Reds finished just a point behind Manchester City at the top of the table and won their last eight league matches in a row – they can come into this final absolutely brimming with confidence after thrashing Barcelona 4-0 in their semi-final second leg to progress.

Spurs, in stark contrast, won just one of their last five league encounters, losing three, to scrape into fourth place just a point ahead of Arsenal. In total, Tottenham lost a whopping 13 league games, as many as Wolves who finished down in seventh.

Liverpool come into final as favourites

It is therefore of little surprise to see that Liverpool come into this match as the clear favourites to win their sixth European crown inside 90 minutes. You can back the Reds to triumph at just 1.95, while Spurs are out at 4.20 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.60, according to Oddsshark.

Alternatively, you can make a more straightforward bet based solely on who you will think will be lifting the trophy come the end of the contest. Again, Liverpool are favourites at 1.50, while Spurs are further out at 2.62.

And given the greater technical quality of this Liverpool side, we are fully expecting Jurgen Klopp’s men to emerge victorious in the Spanish capital. It is if course never easy trying to predict the exact score line in any football match, but a narrow, 2-1 win for Liverpool comes in at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out.

Goals should be on the cards

Such a result would then also allow you to back over 2.5 goals in the game, which is priced short at just 1.90, as well as both teams to score, which is at even lower odds of 1.75. Therefore, if you are looking for a way to boost any potential winnings from this crucial clash then you may wish to consider combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.

For example, a combo bet of a Liverpool win, coupled with both teams to score, would see you almost quadruple your money at a price of 3.75, while a Liverpool win and over 2.5 goals in the game would still allow you to triple any investment at 3.00. Meanwhile, over 2.5 goals in the game and both teams to score would see you more than double any investment at 2.25.

Given the fact that Liverpool are clear favourites and are known for playing bold, attacking and pressing football, we believe there is a strong chance that they will come racing out of the blocks on Saturday night, looking to grab that all important first goal and put Tottenham on the back foot right from the very off. It may therefore be a good idea to back over 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes at 4.33, while Liverpool are at just 8.00 to be ahead by the end of that time period.

This is a match we are really expecting Liverpool to dominate from start to finish. You can triple your money by backing the Reds to score in both halves at 3.00, while they come in only slightly higher, at 3.25, to win this game to nil (without Tottenham scoring a goal).

In terms of goal scorers, Mo Salah remains Liverpool’s key goal threat and he will be eager to make up for last year’s final when he was forced to leave the action early after picking up a shoulder injury. You can more than double your money by backing the Egypt forward to get on the score sheet at 2.10.

UEFA Champions League final:

Saturday, 1 June

(4.20) Tottenham Hotspur x Liverpool (1.95); draw (3.60)

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