Posted on May 8th, 2018
The football season is coming to an end but the best prize in Europe is still on offer, as we begin to prepare ourselves for another exhilarating Champions League final. This time we see an interesting matchup as surprisingly formidable attacking side Liverpool go up against regular European cup winners Real Madrid, with it arguably being one of the toughest competitive finals to call for some time.
Despite each side having a variety of positives and negatives, it’s fair to say that Real Madrid have the upper hand through their extensive experience in the competition over past years, as well as the world-beating mentality of star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Keeping a grasp of the odds can be difficult to do so frequently but websites like Oddschanger specialise in watching on as the bookmakers alter their prices through their own football bet tips and predictions. They’re worth checking out on their website and social media platforms for all the changes in the market.
Who is the bookies’ favourite?
With odds only as high as 8/11 with a handful of the UK’s best bookmakers, Real Madrid are a clear favourite to win yet another Champions League title. Zinedine Zidane’s men might have spent most of the La Liga campaign a distance from the title race but their incredible three wins over the last four seasons in the Champions League presents them as being practically unstoppable, only helped more-so by them having a record twelve wins in the competitions’ history.
Although the facts certainly back up Real Madrid’s chances at winning yet another major European title, those backing an outright winner at this stage certainly aren’t swayed by the bookie’s favourite, as just over 65% of punters have gone for Liverpool over their Spanish counterparts. Jurgen Klopp’s men are having to go down to the wire in order to assure their spot in next year’s Champions League but have been deadly in Europe and clearly rate the final as being more important than their finishing place in the Premier League.
Most bookmakers offer 9/7 odds for Liverpool to win this year’s Champions League and no bookie is offering any less than evens for them to beat Real Madrid, which shows just how slim their hopes are of thwarting one of the most proven winning outfits in football history. Everyone’s getting their football bet tips and predictions chosen and backed in time for the final, so we’d advise anybody who wants to back an outright winner themselves to get involved soon, as the odds could change if a majority continue to back the underdogs.