Bayern Munich come into Sunday’s Champions League final as the 19/20 favourites with the team setting their sights on completing a season treble.
The German side have looked unstoppable ever since Hansi Flick took over the managerial position from Niko Kovac and its little surprise to see the bookies backing the Bavarians.
Bayern have scored 42 goals in 10 Champions League games this season which is an astounding statistic. Only Barcelona, in 1999/2000, scored more as they bagged 45 goals from their 16 CL games that season.
The Munich outfit also come into this game having won ten straight CL games; something that’s only ever been done before twice by Bayern themselves and Real Madrid. An eleventh straight win would be a new record.
One man who has helped them reach these heights is striker Robert Lewandowski who has scored in nine consecutive CL games and has bagged a total of 15 CL goals this season; two away from breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 17 for one CL campaign.
There aren’t enough superlatives to praise Bayern enough for how well they’ve performed. However, this is only a football game and as we have learnt on many occasions, anything can happen in 90 minutes.
One moment of magic could turn the game in favour of PSG and it’s fair to say that the French side certainly have magicians in their star-studded squad.
Neymar is certainly one of them. The Brazilian has played 19 Champions League games for PSG in which he’s scored 14 goals and produced nine assists. The player has already been to a CL final and even scored as his old club Barcelona claimed the 2015 crown.
This final will also be a big occasion for PSG manager Thomas Tuchel. The German has lost more matches against Bayern than any other team in his entire managerial career.
With regards to the betting, there’s certainly a lot to go at. With both teams possessing incredible offensive players, the goals market provides plenty of interesting opportunities. Looking at individual goal scorers could also be another way to go.
However, our recommendation comes in the outright market and it is to back the outsiders PSG. At the price of 11/5, the French champions offer great value in a game that promises to be a lot closer than most think.
PSG to win – 11/5 (betfair and PaddyPower)*
*prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change