For the first time in history two German teams will be competing for the Champions League title, as Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund square off on Saturday evening. Bayern is favorite to win the trophy after an outstanding season, but their opponents have a better head to head record in recent games.
Match: Bayern Munchen vs Borussia Dortmund
Bet: Bayern Munchen
Odds: Blue Square 1.83
Bayern won the Bundesliga several weeks before the end of the regular season and set some records that will be hard to break in the next decade. The Germans scored in every single match in 2012-2013, lost the fewest games in the club history and amassed a record number of victories. They are the bookies’ favorites ahead of the Champions League final and with no injury concerns, everyone expects them to prevail. On the flipside, Bayern Munchen has a terrible record in the final act of the competition, having lost twice against Inter Milan and Chelsea.
Borussia is the only team in the German championship that didn’t lose against Bayern Munchen, with both games this season ending in draws. Klopp will have to replace Mario Gotze as the key striker is sidelined with an injury and will not play against his future club. Lukasz Piszczek is doubtful as he is scheduled for hip surgery after the final and will be missing for almost a year.
Blue Square is the only bookmaker offering odds above 1.80 but they are expected to drop as the Champions League final draws near. After missing several opportunities to win the trophy, Bayern will finally end the drought and prevail in regulation time against their countrymen.