Champions League final Betting Preview: Tottenham v Liverpool
Liverpool and Tottenham will meet in an all-English Champions League Final at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on Saturday, June 1st, after two of the most dramatic European comebacks of all time in the semi-finals. While Tottenham are in their first ever final, last season’s runners-up Liverpool are looking for their sixth European title.
Tottenham come into the fixture with Liverpool after a heroic two-legged victory over Ajax. In an unlikely turn of events, Brazilian forward Lucas Moura managed to score a second-half hat-trick to secure a sensational 3-2 win in Amsterdam and send the London club through to the final on away goals.
Pochettino’s men took 7 points from their final three matches in the group stages after a bad start – including a draw away to Barcelona, which meant they knocked out Inter Milan before a huge win over high flying Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund. They then had a swinging battle with domestic rivals Manchester City in the knock-out rounds before beating Ajax, who had previously knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus.
Liverpool made it into their second successive Champions League final after dramatically overcoming Barcelona with an amazing second-leg comeback at Anfield. The Reds were on the brink of elimination at this stage. With the victory, Jurgen Klopp’s side became the first English team to reach back-to-back Champions League finals since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009.
Tottenham have just one win in their last 14 encounters against Liverpool, and the North London club will be underdogs in Madrid on June 1, with odds of (4.30) to win this tie on Sportsbetting website SportyBet. The Reds are the superior team, with odds of (1.97) to win this tie, whilst they will also be looking for redemption after last year’s heartbreak against Real Madrid. What Liverpool did against Barcelona gives them the perfect chance to do this against Tottenham and odds of (1.44) to lift the trophy potentially offer value.
With the attacking ability in both teams and the vulnerability Spurs have shown defensively against quality opposition in this competition, the final has potential to be a high-scoring tie. Over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game is available at (1.88) on SportyBet, which could prove to be good value.
The last time a Champions League final failed to see both teams score was back in 2010, so eight finals in a row have witnessed both teams scoring, and the same has happened in seven of Jürgen Klopp’s nine matches against Tottenham, which suggests the probability is high that both sides will score at some stage.
The only previous all-English final took place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium in 2008, Manchester United beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
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