Champions League Final Liverpool vs Tottenham Betting Preview, Odds & Offers
The Champions League final takes place on Saturday and will signal the end of what has been a fantastic season of football. Just like in the Europa League, two English teams will battle it out in the final, with Liverpool taking on Tottenham. This is a golden couple of weeks for English football, and it would be great to see these two give us a high-class game of football.
The game will be played in Madrid, and we can expect a much better atmosphere for this game than the one we witnessed in Baku on Wednesday night. Both teams have sold out their allocation of tickets and were allocated more, so there should be plenty of vocal support for these two.
As far as experience in big games goes, the advantage is certainly with Liverpool. Only last season they were in the Champions League final, beaten by Real Madrid in the final on what was a disappointing night for them. However, this squad is very similar to the one that took to the field that night, and there is no doubt the players will have learnt a lot from the experience, which should stand them in good stead here. Tottenham have little experience, either in Europe or in big domestic finals and that is certainly a worry for them, don’t be surprised to see them start a little nervous when this kicks off because of that.
Liverpool – Road to the Final
I don’t believe we have ever seen drama as we had in the semi-finals anywhere else before. This biggest story was certainly Liverpool. They went to Barcelona for the first leg and were beaten 3-0 by the Spanish giants, their Champions League dream looked to be all but over.
Never rule Liverpool out at Anfield on a European night. They came out, completely played Barcelona off the park and left their opponent’s shell shocked, Barca were there for the taking. Liverpool certainly took them, winning the game 4-0 to win 4-3 on aggregate and make the final.
This is going to be a special night if Liverpool wins on Saturday, but that semi-final second leg at Anfield will be a night that fans never forget.
Tottenham – Road to the Final
Anything Liverpool can do, Tottenham can match, and that was certainly the case in their semi-final against Ajax. They lost the first game at home 1-0 and had to go away to try and make the final. At half time in the second leg, they were down 2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate, needing a miracle to qualify and that is exactly what happened.
Lucas Moura was the hero on the night, scoring twice in the space of four minutes to give his side hope. Just when it looked as though it was all over for Spurs, up stepped Moura again in the 96th minute, with the last kick of the game, to score and send Spurs through on away goals.
Just like Liverpool, if Tottenham wins the trophy then it is going to be a great night in Madrid for them, but the night in Ajax is one that those lucky enough to be there will not forget.
Liverpool vs Tottenham Match Preview
Look at the Premier League standings and Liverpool finished well clear of Tottenham in them, despite only two positions between them officially. Look at the form to end the season, and Liverpool were fantastic pushing Manchester City all the way while Tottenham struggled over the line to eventually grab fourth. That and the experience that Liverpool have from being in the final is going to make them very tough to beat here, Tottenham are going to have to produce something special to walk away with the trophy.
Something that could help them do that would be a return to action for Harry Kane. The England striker missed the end of the season due to injury but has declared himself fit for this game, and it is up to boss Mauricio Pochettino as to whether he plays here. It would be a big call to leave him out, and putting him in the starting eleven would certainly provide Spurs with a huge lift.
As for Liverpool, I don’t think they will head out with a certain game plan or style of play, they will just want to play their own way. If both teams handle the occasion and play at their very best, then Liverpool will win this, and that is what they need to remember. They are the favourites to lift the trophy for a reason, and that is simply because they are one of the best teams in Europe, and because they are capable of beating Tottenham.
Both teams love nothing more than having the ball and attacking with it, so expect there to be a big battle here for possession. Winning the ball back and allowing the skill players to do their thing will likely decide this one, and there is plenty of skill on both sides of the ball.
The edge goes to Liverpool if they play as they can then they are the better team here. Their experience from last season should really help them settle and gain an early upper hand over Spurs.
Champions League Betting Odds
Liverpool are unsurprisingly the favourites to win this tie. They are odd on to do so in 90 minutes, priced up at 10/11 while they are as short as 1/2 to lift the trophy by any means. Tottenham are much bigger, they are 16/5 to win in 90 minutes and 13/8 to lift the trophy.
Expect bets like goal scorers and correct scores to be popular with punters looking for an interest, and the big names lead the way on the goal scoring front. Can Harry Kane come back and help Spurs? He is 9/2 to score first and 29/20 to get a goal at any time during the game. For Liverpool, Mo Salah is the man and he is 4/1 to score first, and 13/10 to get a goal during the game.
When it comes to goals, many punters will be expecting a few here, and you can either back both teams to score at 8/11, or over 2.5 goals in the game at 17/20. Following on from those two, 2-1 will likely be a popular scoreline for the game, that result to Liverpool is priced up at 7/1, while Spurs to win 2-1 is available at 12/1.
Champions League Betting Offers
Paddy Power – Money Back as a Free Bet if Mane Scores
Place a bet on any goalscorer market, the correct score market or a WhatOddsPaddy special and if Sadio Mane scores against Tottenham in the game, Paddy Power will give you your stake back as a free bet. The forward has been in good form recently, and with goals likely in this game, this is a great way to cover your bet.
This offer is valid to a maximum stake of £10 and covers the 90 minutes only.
Betfred – Double Delight / Hat Trick Heaven on First Goal Scorers
Fancy a first goalscorer bet this weekend? Make sure you look at this offer from Betfred. This is a popular promotion with players and gives you the chance to double or treble the odds when you back a winner.
Simply back a player to score first in the Champions League Final and if they do you will be paid out as normal. If your player goes on to score another you will get paid at double the odds, if he scores a third you will be paid out at treble the odds. All of this is paid in cash and gives you the chance to bag a big priced winner if your player goes on to score again in the game after bagging the first.
Boylesports – Double Winnings if a Penalty is Scored on First Scorer / Correct Score
Place a first goalscorer or correct score bet with Boylesports and if there is a penalty scored in the 90 minutes, they will double the winnings on winning bets. We saw a penalty in the Europa League final, can we get another this weekend?
If you are looking for a way to double up over the weekend then this offer gives you the chance to do that.
888Sport – Free Bet if Final Goes to Penalties
888Sport are continuing this offer for their football finals. If you back a goal scorer (first, last or anytime) or a correct score with them and the game goes to penalties, they will refund losing bets up to a maximum stake of £20.
With a close game looking likely, there is a chance we could go all the way here, with extra time and penalties needed to separate these two. If you want a way to cover your bet then be sure to check out this offer when placing your final bets.