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Odds on Juventus to beat Real Madrid 2017-06-03

31st May 2017 / lee
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Juventus v Real Madrid in this season’s UEFA Champions League Final is a repeat of their 1988 clash. On that occasion it was Real Madrid who came out on top with a narrow 1-0 win so will Juventus be able to gain some revenge for that? The go into Saturday’s game in Cardiff as underdogs, but the Italians have produced a stunning campaign and they showed their might and tactical strength in beating Barcelona in the semi-finals without conceding a goal. Will their mighty defence be able to guide them to the UEFA Champions League title?

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Juventus v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Real Madrid 8/5, Juventus 19/10, Draw 11/5

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Can Juventus shake off their previous disappointments in the European Cup/Champions League Finals, having lost more than any other side (4)? They have met with Real Madrid 18 times before which makes this the second-most played fixture in the European Cup/Champions League (to Bayern Munich v Real Madrid) and the head to head record between the two clubs from those meetings has produced eight wins each and two draws. Only one of those eighteen meetings has seen the pair go up against each other in the Final of the Champions League and that was back in 1988 when Juventus lost 1-0. The Old Lady have not suffered a defeat in this season’s UEFA Champions League with a highly impressive W9 D3 record having recorded. That’s pretty immense and even more impressive considering that they faced Barcelona in the semi-finals. The last club to win the Champions League with an unbeaten campaign was Manchester United in 2007/08. Juventus, like Madrid, will be in their sixth UEFA Champions League Final, a joint record along with AC Milan.

So with a defeat in each of their last four European Cup/Champions League finals, they have some poor form to snap and that is from an overall record of W2 L6 in European Cup final appearances. They are actually unbeaten in their last three against Real Madrid (W1 D2) and they have lost just the once in their last seven games against the Spanish giants (W4 D2). So there is some head to head form there from them. Juventus have played 53 games against Spanish clubs in UEFA competition, with the record W19 D14 L20 and along with having beaten Spanish side Barcelona this season, they faced La Liga side Sevilla in the group stage and took four points from those games. Juventus hold a W3 L3 in European penalty shoot outs. Gonzalo Higuain, who netted a brace in the first leg of their semi final against Barcelona, is a 7/5 William Hill anytime goalscorer option for them with Paul Dybala at 2/1. The Juventus defence has only conceded three goals in their twelve Champions League games this season (9 clean sheets).

Juventus to win to nil at Bet365 is a big 7/2 price though, because of the scoring power of Real Madrid. Each of the last four meetings between these two and in five of the last six clashes, both teams have scored so there is a trend there and both teams to score at William Hill is a price of 19/20 for this one. Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo as the 10/3 favourite in the Bet365 First Goalscorer market. Ronaldo has reached the 10-goal mark for the sixth consecutive Champions League campaign and he has scored in all four of his previous games against Juventus (5 goals) for Real Madrid. They are probably going to need a special night from him to try and help them become the first side to retain the Champions League title. This is Real Madrid’s 15th European Cup/Champions League Final and that is four more than any other club (AC Milan 11). Remarkably they have won 11 of their previous 14 finals and that is an incredible 78% success rate.

That is a win in each of their five previous UEFA Champions League Final appearances and that is a stunning record. It is something that will allow punters to trust them. This season their defence hasn’t been particularly strong and they have taken just the one clean sheet in their twelve games in this season’s competition. In the William Hill correct score market the 1-1 draw at 90 minutes is the shortest priced option at 5/1. 14 of Real Madrid’s last 15 Champions League goals have been scored from the 42nd minute onwards and therefore a Draw/Real Madrid half time/full time bet may have appeal for punters at a price of 5/1. The Spaniards were running on an unbeaten streak of form in this season’s competition until they lost at the Calderon against Atletico Madrid in the semi final second leg. That defeat against their rivals snapped a 16 match unbeaten streak that they were on in the competition. Real Madrid are on a four-match winning streak against Italian sides and their record against Italian clubs is P69 W33 D11 L25. Real Madrid have a W2 L2 record in European penalty shoot outs.

Prediction: Real Madrid just have such a strong proven record in the finals that they can be trusted enough to get the job done again. Juventus are a tremendous side and their defence will keep them in this for a long period and it’s worth having a flutter on the draw/Real Madrid half time/full time bet. This could be a long tense evening in Cardiff but the Spaniards can come out on top.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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