Champions League Final Tip and Preview
It will be the second European Final in just a few days in Madrid on Saturday. It is another all English affair, this time between Liverpool and Tottenham. Liverpool will be eager to put the pain of their agonising Premier League second behind them. For Spurs, this is the chance for them to announce themselves on the biggest stage of all. If you are thinking of having a bet, you should have a look at our Champions League Final tip and preview below…
2019 Champions League Final Preview
A second European Final this week, and again two English teams contest the final as Tottenham play Liverpool in Madrid, Spain in the big one, the Champions League Final. The atmosphere will be much different from the Europa League, as both clubs sold their 17,000 allocations. Early reports suggest that as many as 100,000 English fans travelled to Madrid. For many it’s a dream to be here as both clubs over came miracles in the Semi-finals. Tottenham were 3-0 down in Ajax with 30 minutes left to play and got out of jail in the 95th minute. Liverpool came back from a 0-3 1st leg hiding in the Nou Camp against Barcelona, to beat the Spanish giants 4-0 at Anfield.
Spurs finished 4th in the Premiership, after at one point being in the mix with Man City and Liverpool. Losing their last six away games, was not the type of form for a top four team but they held on. The injury to Harry Kane was a big blow, and reports are he’s ready to play tomorrow. Tottenham lost both league games to Liverpool this season 1-2, in fact they have only beaten Liverpool once in their last fourteen previous meetings. This will be their first time in a Champions League final.
The Reds finished 2nd, just 1 point behind Champions Man City with a record number of points, 97. It was a thrilling title race and most seasons, 97 points and Liverpool are champions. They lost only one league game all season, and had the best defence in the league. The Merseysiders come into this game with thirteen wins from their last fourteen games, with the defeat to Barca the only blip. They will be aiming to win this cup for the 6th time.
Champions League Final Team News
Tottenham boosted by the return of top scorer Harry Kane (att 28/17) after missing the last six weeks with an ankle injury. They have a full squad.
Liverpool missing Keita (mf 25/2) who is out with a muscle strain. Otherwise they also have a full squad available.
Champions League Final Possible Line Ups
Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Champions League Final Tip: The Verdict
Tottenham are as big as 7/2 to win in 90 minutes, Liverpool favourites at 10/11 and the draw 11/4. If Harry Kane was 100% fit to start and play the whole game, the odds would be slightly different but on the whole they look right. Tottenham are bound to be nervous, while Liverpool have been there, won it and got the t-shirt. Current form points to Liverpool, as well as a superb head to head record.
Quite clearly Liverpool have the better team and squad and with Firmino, Mane and Salah running at you, they will beat most teams, as Barcelona found out, losing 0-4. This is a huge game for both teams, and I see the match being played different from the league meetings, with so much at stake. I’m with Liverpool to lift the trophy, I’m just stuck for value on a bet.
I can’t see it being a game with loads of goals and Tottenham will want to keep it tight for as long as possible. A big question is will Kane start the match and how long will he last. I will wait to see the starting line-ups and then bet Liverpool in-running at odds of 2.00 or bigger.