Here’s A Final Preview Of the UEFA Champions League
After being denied of winning the Spanish League, both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid direct their attentions on the most prestigious of club football competitions in the world: The UEFA Champions League. The best betting sites to bet online have deemed Real Madrid as the favorites, but the last encounters have favored the Colchoneros. And with Cholo Simeone at the helm, Atletico Madrid has become a pretty attractive option for bettors worldwide.
The average line for the final in Milan according to betting sites to bet online have Real Madrid as a +150 favorite, while Atletico Madrid is at +230. This comes to much surprise to many of the players that for a moment expected the colchoneros to open up as favorites. Recent history is in their favor as they have dominated the merengues in their past encounters statistically. Atletico has edged the majority of matches and their underdog story has captured the attention of a lot of fans across the globe. Their recent Champions League run has made a lot of sports insiders consider them to have a real good chance of pulling an upset, and some of them have gone as far as saying that they should have been the favorites for this game.
Real Madrid, reaches the final on an upswing. After having a brief stint of uneven play, they managed to turn things around and get a league victory out of Nou Camp in Barcelona. After that, they have been on great run that made them almost beat Barcelona for the Spanish title and, reach another Champions League final. While they are not the on the field as they are on paper the merengues have a talented squad that has kept a lot of the original squad that won their 10th Champions League trophy from Atletico Madrid two years ago. Zinedine Zidane’s side is favored by sportsbooks due to their history and experience in winning these types of matches.
Atletico Madrid is a team that doesn’t play offensive football. In fact, many detractors claim that they play a form of catenaccio, the unappealing rigorous defensive style of the Italians. Simeone has manufactured a style of play that on one side keeps a limited team with a strong defensive end, and with effective offense that normally plays on counterattacks. While it is not pretty, it is effective.
Real Madrid, by design and by tradition, is demanded to play offensive and high quality football. It is their style of play, and this high standard is at times their downfall as they constantly operate with zero room for error. But, every season, they manage to put together an amazing bunch of the world’s best football talent. They are constant favorites to win every single competition they play in.
Betting sites to bet online, might see their line change with the coming days. Real Madrid’s favoritism, might drop, but do not count them out. They have the offensive power to overcome the odds and earn them their 11th Champions League trophy.