Real Madrid Fights Juventus for the Champions League TrophyPublished June 3, 2017 by Florin P
Real Madrid tries to become the first team to win back to back Champions League trophies (7:45 p.m UK Time).
Real Madrid has won the Spanish first division in emphatic manner and now has its sights locked on the most important European competition. They are the reigning Champions League winners and the main favorites to win the trophy in back-to-back years. No other team has achieved this performance before and the Italians from Juventus are the ones blocking their way. The match will be played in Cardiff on a sold-out stadium and Real Madrid is expected to benefit from the support of the fans.
Bale Expected to Feature in the Starting 11
Zinedine Zidane did a fine job at rotating players throughout the season and the strategy paid off in the end. Real Madrid won La Liga and managed to avoid injuries to key players long enough to qualify for the Champions League final. He has plenty of choices upfront and the footballers chosen to feature in the starting formation were always able to give 100%.
Bale spent a lot of time on the bench recently but he’s expected to play in the Champions League final. Even if he doesn’t start from the first minute, the Welsh footballer will join the squad in the second half. This will ensure a higher attendance and also the support of the neutral crowd, which matters at this level. Real Madrid is playing stellar football this month and scored an average of three goals per match in May.
Strong Defenses win Champions League Finals
Juventus is once again counting on its backline to outshine Real Madrid, after denying other top teams a chance to score against them. Against Barcelona and Monaco they were successful with the strategy, but Real Madrid is a different beast. The Italians won’t have the advantage of playing in front of their fans and their performance on the road is less impressive. Punters can benefit from odds of 9/10 offered by bet365 sports on Real Madrid to win the trophy and this includes overtime and penalties.