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Champions League Final Betting Preview

The Champions League final is set with Barcelona the betting favorite to win facing Juventus on Saturday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Both teams have already won their respective leagues and the big question is can Juventus knock out two Spanish giants to win the Champions League? They beat Real Madrid 3-2 in aggregate and face a tall task taking on La Liga champion Barcelona.

Bovada has Barcelona as the big betting favorite in this Champions League final betting matchup posted at -185, with Juventus at +500 and a draw line at +325.

These two clubs have met eight times in their storied history with Juventus winning four times and Barcelona winning twice with two draws. In the four matches they have faced each other in knockout competitions each team has progressed twice.

Can Gianluigi Buffon and the Juventus defense keep the dynamic attack of Barcelona in check? They played especially well facing Cristiano Ronaldo and a Real Madrid attack only giving up two goals in the two-leg tie, but stopping Barcelona and their three-headed giant is another story.

The trio of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar have scored an incredible 115 combined goals this season and lead a Barca offense that scored three goals in the Round of 16 against Manchester City and five apiece in wins over PSG and Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals and semifinals. So Juve and their defense will have their hands full.

For Juventus to pull off the upset on the Champions League final odds their defense obviously has to play well, but their midfield play is also key and Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez have to pace the attack.

Andrea Barzagli will have to anchor the back line defense, and ageless MF Andrea Pirlo must keep Barcelona from dominating the ball in the middle of the pitch.

Champions League Final Odds at Bovada
  • Barcelona -185
  • Juventus +500
  • Draw +325

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