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Champions League Odds
Real Madrid -115
Total 2.5 under -150
Three-way line – Real Madrid + 165, Juventus + 190, Draw + 223
Juventus vs. Real Madrid
There is no question that this game for Juventus and Real Madrid is huge, but it is not the only concern for each squad. Juventus is trying for the treble, while Madrid is battling Barcelona for the La Liga title. Both teams are in strong position to win their respective league titles but they still have to win games and Juventus will be playing the Coppa Italia final against Lazio on Wednesday, May 17th.
Real Madrid is listed as a slight favorite in the Champions League Final against Juventus. Madrid has a lot of marquee players including Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema, while Juventus has Buffon. Madrid has scored at least one goal in their last 61 games, while Buffon has allowed just three goals in the Champions League.
Something has to give in this game, as Madrid has the better offense, while Juventus has the superior defense. Ronaldo is the key player because Juventus has to stop him to win. Madrid has their powerful trio of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale, while Juventus has the defensive trio of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini. Juventus also has to find someone to score, as they don’t have many attacking options. Gonzalo Higuain is unreliable; Sami Khedira is well past his prime, so maybe it will be Dani Alves who has to score for Juventus to win. What could help Juventus is the defense of Madrid that has some question marks, as Dani Carvajal has a hamstring injury and Danilo hasn’t looked good, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas is prone to making mistakes.
Real Madrid is trying to do something that has not been done since 1989-90 and that is repeat as Champions League winners. Madrid would seem to be the team that could repeat, as they are an 11-time champion.
Buffon is trying to finally win the Champions League, as he was denied in 2003 vs. AC Milan and in 2015 vs. Barcelona.
Champions League Picks
This looks like a very even final that could go either way. I think there is some value on Juventus on the three-way line at odds of nearly 2-1. I also think that the defense of Madrid could be exposed a little bit which could mean a high scoring game that goes over the total.
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