Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool contest the second ever all-English final of the Champions League on Saturday – and we have picked out three bets that appeal to us at a range of prices.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Banker Bet
Both teams to score @ 5/7 with BetHard
Look down the list of Champions League Finals and you will see that those cagey days of the 1970s through to the 1990s are long gone – in modern times, it’s all about scoring goals rather than keeping a clean sheet.
From 2011 onwards, all 16 teams that have contested a Champions League Final have scored a goal within 90 minutes. Even the eventual losers had a moment to enjoy – the problem was that they conceded anything between one goal and four that ultimately proved their undoing!
Both of these sides are well capable of shutting out opponents, but during the knockout stage Spurs in particular have been involved in some thrilling goalfests – this may just be another.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Value Bet
Liverpool to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 @ 3/1 with BetHard
We have to nail our colours to one particular mast in terms of who will triumph and, although Tottenham fans can claim their club’s name is on the trophy given how close they have sailed to the wind in the competition this term, Liverpool have to be the more sensible bet.
Pipped by Manchester City to the Premier League title, the Reds’ only failure to win in their last 14 games came when they lost the opening leg of their semi-final 3-0 away to Barcelona – and they spectacularly put that right at Anfield by scoring four times without reply.
Could Spurs have produced such an incredible achievement? Probably not, and their form since the end of February has been nowhere near as convincing as Liverpool’s with nine defeats in their latest 17 matches.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Longshot
Roberto Firmino to score and Liverpool to win 2-1 @ 20/1 with William Hill
Lightning has struck twice already this season…could it happen a third time?
Firmino was on the scoresheet when Liverpool won by the odd goal in three against Tottenham at both Anfield and Wembley, while he has also found the net in four different Champions League matches this season.
The concern over this bet is that the Brazilian has been nursing an injury since the start of May, but he has had a couple of weeks to recover since the end of the Premier League season and surely Jurgen Klopp will name Firmino in his starting line-up if he is available.
MORE: Get our Champions League Final Predictions and Betting Tips here. You can also find our Daily Treble tips, a tasty trio of bets on today’s best football fixtures.