The Champions League Final Pits Liverpool against Tottenham

Florin P. - June 1, 2019

Liverpool makes another big at the Champions League trophy this time against Tottenham, after losing it last year to Real Madrid.

The most anticipated match of 2019 for football fans is the Champions League Final and it is played by two English teams. Liverpool and Tottenham meet at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, for a match that could easily turn into a goalscoring festival. Scheduled for 8 PM UK time on June 1, this is the first match in a long time featuring two teams from the United Kingdom.

Liverpool is Favorite to Win in Regulation Time

Liverpool fans are hoping for a better performance from their team, after the disappointment of 2018. Real Madrid emerged as the better team, but the English side lost with a great deal of bad luck. Once again, they will have Salah fit to play and this time they are entitled to hope that their gifted striker will play for 90 minutes. The English Champions League Final in Madrid should be dominated by Liverpool, which currently gets odds of 1/1 or 2.00 at bet365 Sports.

Liverpool has played against Tottenham twice this season and the Reds have prevailed on both occasions, each time by 2-1. Home pitch advantage is important for both teams, but it is Liverpool who has performed better on the road throughout the season. In the Champions League semifinals, both teams have staged incredible comebacks, but once again the Reds looked more dominant. It is of particular importance that Jurgen Klopp has more experience with CL Finals, having already played three.

Tottenham has no Room for Error

The team from the nation’s capital has survived two major scares against Manchester City and Ajax Amsterdam. Each time they had to come back from behind and have qualified with lucky goals in the final minutes of overtime. Many felt that the team was walking on thin ice and truth be told, if they keep playing in this manner, luck will eventually run out. 888 Sport odds of 31/10 surely reflect the lack of confidence that the bookmaker has in Tottenham winning the match in regulation time.

Mauricio Pochettino's team is not particularly good at defending scoreless draws, or any draws for what that matters. In fact, Tottenham has a better chance to win the match if the team comes out firing on all cylinders and manages to score an early goal. They are counting on Harry Kane to return to form and play in this final, even though he was sidelined since April 9. The inspirational striker has suffered a ligament injury to his left ankle on April 9 and hasn’t played ever since. Unless he’s able to perform at 100%, he could be more of a liability than an asset against a Liverpool team firing on all cylinders.

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