The top prize in European club soccer is up for grabs this weekend as Manchester City and Chelsea meet in the Champions League Final on Saturday at 3 p.m, and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Champions League Final odds, props, and teasers.
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The all-England matchup marks the ninth time since 2000 a Champions League Final has been contested between two teams from the same league. Chelsea has won three of its last five games against Manchester City, most recently a 2-1 EPL victory on May 8. The odds favored Manchester City in the matchup, and the Champions League Final odds for Saturday are not much different.
Rob Dauster is here to preview the Champions League Final odds for Manchester City vs. Chelsea on Saturday.
NEED TO KNOW: Champions League Final
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL ODDS: MANCHESTER CITY vs. CHELSEA
MANCHESTER CITY: -114 ML
Over 2.5: +128
Under 2.5: -162
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Manchester City has spent the better part of the last two decades as one of the most powerful clubs in world football, but the one trophy that has alluded the Cityzens over the years has been the Champions League.
They’ll get a chance to change that on Saturday, as the Premier League title winners will take on Chelsea in the final in Porto on Saturday.
Despite a slow start to the campaign, City have asserted themselves as the best team in the world today. They won the Premier League going away and, in 60 matches this season, have lost just seven times. The catch, however, is that two of those seven losses came against their opponent on Saturday, a 2-1 loss in a fairly meaningless (for them, anyway) league match and a 1-0 loss in the FA Cup semifinals last month.
The key here is that these are the two best defenses in England, if not Europe. City allowed just 31.3 expected goals while Chelsea conceded just 32.8 expected goals. That’s what world-class defenders and two of the best managers in football can do. Chelsea in particular has been at their defensive best since Thomas Tuchel took over in January. In his 31 matches in charge, Chelsea have won 20 and drawn six while conceding more than one goal in just two matches — Aston Villa on Sunday and a weird match against West Brom when they conceded five after going down to 10 men early. Overall, the Blues have seen 26 of those 31 games go under 2.5 total goals.
But here’s the catch: Chelsea has really struggled of late. They’ve lost three of their last four, including a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season, a loss that would have sent them crashing out of the Champions League had it not been for some magic from Gareth Bale and Tottenham.
I fully expect Saturday to be similarly defensive and will be betting the under myself.
I also expect City to win. They’re just a better team, and I have very real question about how Chelsea will be able to break them down.
Right now at Bet Rivers, you can parlay City and the under at (+270).