From a betting perspective, it’s always good to end the regular domestic football season including the major European league cup football competitions on a high and winning note. KSTips members and blog followers are guaranteed that this year, as we tipped Chelsea 8/1 Ante Post to win the Europa League and the icing on the cake both Champions League finalists Spurs at 28/1 and Liverpool 14/1!
Tomorrow night’s Champions League final kicks off at 8pm GMT, it’s being played in Madrid at Atletico’s ground the Wanda Metropolitano and the Football Blog has a tip for the game which will be available from tomorrow morning.
It’s been a dominant season for Premier League clubs on the European front with all four finalists in the Europa and Champions League finals and tomorrow night’s Champions League final is the second between two English clubs, the last of course being the classic 2008 final between Manchester United and Chelsea which United won 6-5 on penalties after normal time ended 1-1.
Last year’s runners up and five-time European Cup winners (one Champions League title) Liverpool have a great tradition in Europe and this competition going back decades while this is Spurs first European Cup or Champions League final appearance in their history. If tomorrow night’s final can produce a fraction of the quality and entertainment both teams’ respective remarkable semi-final second leg come backs did, we should be in for a real treat.
Since 1998 the two teams have met forty-seven times in all competitions, and this is their first meeting on the European stage during this period. Liverpool won twenty-one of these previous encounters, Spurs won fourteen and there were and there were twelve draws. Twenty-eight of the forty-seven encounters produced over two and a half goals and both teams scored in twenty-six of these matches.
If we narrow things down further and more recently Liverpool won five of the last ten encounters in all competitions, Spurs have won just once during this period and four ended in stalemate (Liverpool won last two this season in the Premier League). Six of the last ten matches between the two ended with over 2.5 goals scored and eight ended with both teams scoring.
There are no real weak areas in this Liverpool side at present and if they continue to defend at the same high level as they have done all season and their strikers Salah and Mane are on form as well as the supporting cast they should be lifting their sixth European Cup trophy above their heads later tonight.
However, Spurs proved against Ajax that they can’t be underestimated or taken lightly even without star man and main striker Harry Kane, and in a one-off game like this, they have the ability and talent to cause an upset even if they fall behind.
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