The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final will be held on June 1 at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain, and will match two teams from the English Premier League – Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Here is our Champions League Final 2019 Preview.
Liverpool, last year’s runners-up in the Champions League, is the favorite to win the title following their much-lauded performance in the second leg of the semifinals at home against tournament favorite Barcelona, overcoming 25-to-1 odds to advance past the fabled club.
The Reds are a -200 favorite in three-way betting at BetAmerica to win the championship game and hoist the trophy for the first time since 2005. Liverpool was 12-to-1 to win the title heading into the Champions League season.
Tottenham Hotspur, which will be facing Liverpool for the 171st time, is +165 at BetAmerica to win the game and lift the hardware. Spurs were 100-to-1 to win the Champions League title at one point during the group stage.
Liverpool reached the Champions League finale last year but fell short. How they got to the final game this year is nothing short of legend but will it be forgotten if The Reds are upset by their regular league foe?
Liverpool reached the final last year but lost to Real Madrid in the final game at Kiev.
The Reds are -105 to win the title in regulation time at FanDuel Sportsbook, while the take back on Spurs is +300 to win in regulation time at FanDuel Sportsbook. A draw in regulation is the second most likely scenario, showing at +230 at FanDuel Sportsbook.
The favorite usually stands at the podium at the UEFA Champions League final over the last several years. The underdog hasn’t won the ultimate club football game since 2012.
Regular opponents, these teams have been evenly matched for several years, but the tide has turned in Liverpool’s favor of late, as Spurs have won only one of the last nine fixtures between the clubs. Still, a majority of the games have been closely contested.
There has not been a shutout in a Champions League final since 2010. Both teams to score is -126 at FanDuel Sportsbook.
There will be many other markets to place bets on in the UEFA Champions League final at DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetAmerica Sportsbook, just to name a few.
Punters can place wagers on the first-half and final score, the OVER/UNDER on the number of goals scored in the first half and the game, double-result propositions, first- and second-half wagering and many more propositions, including the first player to score.
More proposition wagers include which team will kick off? What will be the margin of victory for the winner? Will a team keep a clean sheet? Will a team record a shutout win? Which team will score first? Which team will score last? Will either or both teams score in both halves?
There is a vast array of variants of goal scoring and result wagers, plus most sportsbooks, including FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and BetAmerica are likely to offer live in-game wagering during the match, with fluctuating odds based on the game’s current situation and expected outcome.
Spurs star Harry Kane hasn’t played since April 9 but is listed as the favorite to score the first goal in the game, his fitness for the match pending.
Champions League Final 2019 Betting Odds and Tips
Other top-flight Liverpool stars that are favorites to bag goals including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Considering that the most evenly-matched OVER/UNDER total is 2.5, a 1-all draw (11-to-2 at FanDuel Sportsbook Champions League Final 2019 Betting Odds) is a result that draws the favoritism set by oddsmakers currently. The UNDER is just a slight favorite at 2 1/2 goals. The next expected outcomes in terms of favoritism of oddsmakers are 1-0 (13-to-2) or 2-1 (15-to-2) in favor of The Reds, followed by a 2-0 result for Liverpool (9-to-1).
Following a 0-0 draw (19-to-2), the next favored outcomes involve a Spurs win at 1-0 (11-to-1) followed by a 2-1 Tottenham win, then a 2-all draw, both of the latter at 13-to-1.
One thing that is likely for sure is that neither team will be out of this contest even if they fall behind by two or more goals.
- TIP: OVER 3 1/2 goals (+245)
- LONGSHOT: OVER 6 1/2 goals (+4300)
- DART THROW: Liverpool to win 5-4 (+10000)