The final game of this Champions League is this Saturday in Portugal, where two teams from the English Premier League are set to battle for European supremacy. This is the second time a Champions League Final is contested only by English teams. Both coaches for each team have been here as well and will be looking to extend their career and legacy with a win.
It’s time to take a look at the 2021 Champions League Final preview, along with the latest soccer odds, betting trends and expert predictions for this encounter. Be sure to check out for this and more sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Manchester City vs. Chelsea Champions League Final Info
- When: Saturday, May 29th, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal
- TV: Fox Sports / ESPN
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds Odds: Manchester City -123 / -0.5 (-116) / Over 2.5 (+129) | Chelsea +356 / +0.5 (-105) / Under 2.5 (-161) | Draw +237
Why is Manchester City a safe bet to win the 2021 Champions League?
The Cityzens’ head into the game having won 11 of 13 Champions League games this season. It’s also been 51 years since Manchester City played in a European final, the last one being in the 1970 Cup Winner’s Cup final against Gornik Zabrze, beating them 2-1. It was the longest gap for a team between finals. So they will definitely have to give it their all, since it’s been so long to get there and who knows if they will do it again.
They’ve just recently secured the English Premier League title on May 23rd, taking down Everton in the last match of the season. Regarding their team form, they will most likely keep the one they’ve been using, meaning that Sergio Aguero might not be a starter, perhaps he won’t be part of it at all and sit on the bench. We’ll have to wait and see what Pep has in store for Chelsea.
- Form: WLWLW
- Latest: Win, 5-0 vs. Everton (05/23)
- Current Standing: 1st Place of English Premier League
- Rúben Dias
- Bernardo Silva
- De Bruyne
Why is Chelsea a safe bet to win the 2021 Champions League?
The team lead by Thomas Tuchel heads into the game with some recent bad results, having started well under his leadership. They recently played for the FA Cup<, losing to Leicester City in the process. They're coming off a loss against Aston Villa in their final regular season match. You can imagine that their followers might have their doubts for this one.
They might suffer from a couple of losses due to injuries from Edouard Mendy and N’golo Kante. They could be part of the lineup, as they were training this past Wednesday. Tuchel will have to come up with a good plan to stop Manchester City’s blazing offense. Their defense will be the key for success if they want to lift the trophy.
- Form: WLLWL
- Latest: Loss, 2-1 vs. Aston Villa (05/23)
- Current Standing: 4th place Place of Premier League
- Thiago Silva
Manchester City vs. Chelsea Champions League Betting Trends
- Manchester City scored two or more goals in the last three games.
- Manchester City has scored a total of 11 goals in the last three games.
- Manchester City has allowed eight goals in four games.
- Chelsea has lost three of the last 10 games.
- Chelsea has scored in the last four away games.
- Chelsea has obtained five wins in the last ten games.
Manchester City vs. Chelsea Betting Prediction
This all-English Champions League will be a tactical battle. Both coaches have faced each other in Champions League final, last year to be exact. So they know what they could be up to. It’s clear the Manchester City has the upper hand, but Chelsea has beaten them recently in the regular season. It’s a hard call on who can win this one. It’s going to be one for the books indeed!
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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.