The second, and by far, most important half of the all-English European football finals. The 2019 Champions League decider takes place at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid – home of Atletico Madrid – on Saturday 1 June. The stage is set, and UK viewers can follow the play live on BT Sport from 8.00pm GMT. Here are our top Champions League Final betting tips.
We’ve already had our fair share of shocks in this tournament, but we’re guaranteed more as two English Premier League sides look to write their names into the history books by winning the most famous of club football competitions. Liverpool v Tottenham, it’s the match that has got them all talking, and it promises to be one for the ages.
It’s All About the Champions
As well as a feast of football, with some of the best players, most experienced managers and passionate, colourful fans in attendance we are ready for a real showcase. We’d like to say football will be the winner here but that would undermine the importance of this match for both sides. They have done incredibly well to reach the final and will be relaxed, rejuvenated and focussed following a break, ready to put on a show. No one remembers who finished second in the Champions League, it’s all about the rulers.
With a global audience set to follow the progress of this match, bookmakers have responded, laying out more betting opportunities than ever before in a Champions League final. More markets, of course, means more chances to win. Have your say on the likes of match winner, both teams to score, total goals, first goal scorer, correct score, total cards, total corners and combine a few of your favourites in the brand new build a bet feature from Bet365 that has revolutionised the way we bet on single football matches.
You’ll be delighted to learn when the action starts many of the most popular markets will remain live throughout the course of the match thanks to in-play betting. These include match winner, handicap and goals, with the prices and lines moved to keep pace with the flow of the game. Keep a close eye on the live TV coverage and capitalise on any openings you notice before traders catch on.
We’re Set for Goals in Madrid
These sides are no strangers to meeting in competitive action and the current head-to-head stands at Liverpool 79 wins, Tottenham 48 with 43 ending in a draw. Dominance by The Reds but will they pull it off when it matters most? The Champions League final on Saturday will be the third meeting of the rivals this season with the previous two won by Liverpool. That will catch the eye of followers of the trends, as will the fact both Premier League games ended with a score of 2-1.
Liverpool haven’t lost a match to Tottenham since October 2017 when hammered 4-1 at Wembley Stadium on league duty. Since then we saw the pair play out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Anfield, followed by the couple of 2-1 Liverpool wins already mentioned this season. The most recent of those took place in March when a Lucas Moura – Spurs’ Champions League semi-final hero – saw his strike bettered by Firmino and an Alderweireld own-goal with 90 minutes showing on the clock.
Sticking with the stats and we see both teams have scored in each of the last four and seven of the last eight encounters. That makes great reading for neutrals and there’s a bet there for punters who would prefer to avoid calling the winner of this match. Take both teams to score at 4/5 – top price with Ladbrokes – and that bet will be paid out as a winner regardless of who comes out on top, as long as each side score at least one goal in standard time. Those looking for a bigger price in the final can try Liverpool win and both teams to score at 3/1 which is top price when betting at 888sport.
Backing of the Trends
We are lovers of the trends when it comes to sports betting and you would be surprised just how often a football match follows the patterns and form of recent meetings. There’s one bet we couldn’t help but notice when doing our research and it’s one that leapt off the page at us as a punt worth an interest for low stakes to ensure this match holds your interest and you have a chance of boosting your bank balance in the process.
Liverpool have beaten Tottenham four times from their last six attempts and no less than three of those games have ended in a 2-1 win for the Premier League runners up. Keeping with the six games and Klopps boys scored exactly two goals on five occasions. That’s something well worth taking note of and we’re putting forward a bet on Liverpool to win 2-1 at 15/2 with Bet365. For that bet you’ll enjoy the backing of the trends with a crack at a nice price pay-out. The pre-match total goals market sets the line at 2.5 with over marked even money, market best price offered by William Hill, under 2.5 yours at 5/6 (Ladbrokes).
Pick Your Side
Those preferring to keep it simple can pick sides and back a match winner. Liverpool are favourites to win in 90 minutes and you’ll get no more than the 21/20 available at Unibet. The draw has been scratched up at 12/5 (Ladbrokes). The Reds to win the trophy is 11/20 – again best at Unibet – and that bet covers 90 minutes, extra-time and penalties.
A Tottenham win would rate as a real upset with bookmakers but there will be plenty more than happy to take a punt on the Londoners. Spurs will look to celebrate the opening of their new stadium by becoming champions of Europe and traders send out an appealing 3/1 (William Hill). That’s the price to win the match. To lift the trophy there are 13/8 when betting with Bet365.