Real Madrid Favored To Win A 15th Champions League Title

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Real Madrid Favored To Win Their 15th Champions League Title

The UEFA Champions League final will pit Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1. Online sportsbooks have released full betting odds on the single-game final, with Real Madrid a -155 favorite. Dortmund began the quarterfinal round as the biggest underdog in the field and now sits at +450 odds to win the team’s first Champions League title since 1997.

Below, we’ll look at full Champions League odds for Saturday’s final. You can also read more about soccer betting sites.

Champions League final odds

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid didn’t exactly cruise through the competition to get here, but it did make the big plays when needed. The team became the top favorite to win it all after eliminating Manchester City on penalty kicks in the quarterfinal, then came up with some late heroics to beat Bayern Münich in the semifinal.

Real Madrid has already won a record 14 Champions League titles and could win a 15th with this last ride of its current lineup. Midfielder Tony Kroos has already announced that he will retire at the end of the current campaign. Another German midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni, will likely miss this final due to injury. Real Madrid has won the last eight Champions League finals it’s played in and has not lost a final in over 40 years. Against Bundesliga teams, Real Madrid has won 19 of its last 20.

Dortmund was always a longshot to make it this far, with some of the longest odds of any team to make the knockout phase of this Champions League season. What saved BVB was strong defensive play and excellent showings at home. Dortmund kept clean sheets in slightly more than half of the club’s European matches this season, scoring the first goal in nine out of its last 10 games. BVB is the more experienced side, but the team has never won a Champions League final that wasn’t played on German soil.

The team’s last crack at the Champions League title also came at Wembley Stadium. Dortmund lost that match 2-1 to Bayern in 2013. BVB last faced a La Liga team in the quarterfinals, beating Atletico Madrid 4-2 in the second leg to advance after a 2-1 loss on the road in the first leg. That was just Dortmund’s fourth win in its last 14 matches against Spanish teams.

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