PSG Chases First Champions League Trophy against BayernPublished August 23, 2020 by Florin P
Bayern Munich are favorites in the highly anticipated and surprising Champions League Final against PSG in Lisbon.
PSG are finally on the verge of winning the Champions League after dominating the domestic league for many consecutive years. Bayern were just as dominant in the German Bundesliga, but they are no strangers to European glory either. Once again, it is the Germans who start with the first chance against a team that was at times, lucky to qualify to the next stage.
Bayern Munich Start with 1st Chance Over PSG
Bayern don’t have home pitch advantage but they performed amazingly well regardless of venue throughout the Champions League this season. They defeated Lyon without conceding a single goal, days after humiliating Barcelona at the end of a match where 8 goals were scored. We can also expect a high scoring match this time, even though PSG are going to put up a far more convincing five. Punters willing to back the Germans to prevail will be paid at even odds by bet365 Sports, while PSG are priced at 13/10.
Scoring first in this match will be extremely important, especially for PSG who have a tendency of conceding early goals. Unlike Atalanta, whose players were unable to maintain a high tempo throughout 90 minutes, Bayern Munich are far more reliable. They are also capable of overcoming an early deficit, so backing the German champions makes more sense. A bet on over 3.5 benefits from odds of 9/10, which is also a tempting proposition given the ability of both teams to score plenty of goals.
St Liege and Genk Play Early Jupiler League Derby
Genk scored nine unanswered goals in its most recent friendly game, yet that means nothing after the 1-1 draw at home against Leuven. If they are to return to their winning ways and climb to the top of the Jupiler League, they will need to defeat a significantly better opponent on the road. In the match played against St Liege, Genk start with the second chance and odds of 11/5 at 888 Sport. The hosts are in superb form, so in spite of the ambivalent head to head record, they are favorited and benefit from odds of 6/5.
Monaco Play First Ligue 1 Match this Season
Playing in front of a limited number of spectators isn’t terribly disappointing for Monaco, a team that is used to having few fans in the stands. The fact that they play against Reims should help them kickstart the Ligue 1 season with a victory, an outcome priced at 17/20. They were only defeated at home once by this opponent, which explains why Reims get odds of 3/1 to cause an upset. The visitors are not in the best form either, as they were unable to win back-to-back matches in the last two months.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, August 20 at 1 am UK time.