At long last, we’re bringing you our expert Champions League predictions for the final time this season. However, with the qualifiers for next season’s competition already underway, it won’t be too long before we’re back once again. However, for now let’s concentrate on the showpiece event at hand.
PSG are set to take on Bayern Munich in Lisbon this Sunday, in what looks set to be one of the most exciting finals in recent years. Our experts have analysed the facts, figures and past performances closing. In doing so, we’ve brought you our best Champions League betting tips.
Since their Qatari takeover in 2011, PSG have enjoyed plenty of domestic success. However, they’ve made no secret of the fact that the Champions League has been their ultimate goal in recent years. Having continually come up short, PSG have at long last made their way to a final. After needing a late comeback to overcome Atalanta, PSG were far more emphatic in the semis as they dispatched RB Leipzig in a convincing 3-0 win. What looks to have been the difference for PSG this campaign is that they seem to be functioning better as a unit, rather than as a squad of superstar names.
Following on from their 8-2 humiliation of Barcelona Bayern were once again convincing in their more modest 3-0 dispatching of underdogs Lyon. Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski were on the score sheet once again, and we saw another stellar performance from Thomas Müller. What makes Bayern so frightening is their intensity and the fact that you feel about 9 players of any starting 11 they field have the potential to score or assist. Their downfall? They play a high defensive line, which helped Barca grab 2 consolation goals and could’ve allowed Lyon a route back into the game had they taken their chances.
The only other time these sides have met in UEFA competition was in the group stages of the 2017/18 Champions League. Each side won their home game, with PSG being the only side to grab an away goal. Over half the players in either squad for those meetings still remain today. However, both sides have remarkably improved on the European stage since then. Therefore those meetings don’t have as much influence on this Champions League prediction as one might think. Bayern are a whole different machine while PSG have a newfound squad maturity under Thomas Tuchel.
Below we’ve provided the results from past meetings between these sides as well as some statistical highlights that have assisted us in creating our final Champions League predictions for this season.
Having analysed the above information, our last Champions League prediction of the season is for Bayern Munich to edge it.
Bayern have enjoyed 8 domestic titles in a row, however they haven’t enjoyed European success in 2013. However, that looks about to change, and they go into this year’s final as favourites with odds of 2.05. Can we find a market to make the odds better? Let’s take a look at the last of our Champions League tips this season.
The only ways that we can see Bayern coming unstuck is by PSG exposing their high defensive line, as they have the attacking talent to punish Bayern where Lyon could not. Additionally, Thomas Tuchel knows a lot about some of the Bayern players from his time as Dortmund Manager.
However, while we see PSG grabbing a goal, Bayern look to be the more formidable attacking side. Therefore our betting tip for this Sunday’s final is a Bayern win + both teams to score. You can place this bet with Bet365 who are offering odds of 3.