TGT is torn; Do we want the dream final of Real and Barcelona...............or do we want Mourinho to be shown to be not quite as special as he’d have us believe?
In footballing terms, both teams do it well and do it in the right way (we can’t subscribe to the idea that Real play negative football when they’re breaking scoring records for fun). World class playmakers, feeding world class wingers, feeding world class forwards. Bayern may not be from one of the classic big three leagues but they have European pedigree and a transfer budget which dwarfs that of the other German clubs. Whilst it’s not in the same league as Real’s, they’ve still spent considerable sums hoovering up the best talent from their rivals domestically and abroad.
One of their purchases in particular will have more than enough personal motivation to win as it’ll give him the opportunity to get one over on his old club. Arjen Robben was dispatched from Real in the summer of 2009 following a couple of seasons which mixed injury trouble with some sublime football. What better way to show they made a mistake than preventing his old club reaching the final of the Champions League. StanJames offer 9/4 that he’ll score at any time during the match, not bad value when compared to Ronaldo who is odds on to score at anytime with most bookies and best priced at 6/5 with Coral. Goals is something the bookies think will happen (which is the curse of the armchair neutral, any game ‘guaranteed goals’ is going to end 0-0) with both teams to score odds on at all bookies and best priced at 4/6 with SkyBet. Overall the bookies have Bayern as the slight favourites for the game, 17/10 with Ladbrokes against Real’s best price of 7/4 with BoDog. Taking the longer view (or to the return leg at least) you can get Real at 1/2 on at WillHill against the 19/20 for Bayern at Bwin.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the preview of the Chelsea vs Barcelona match as well. Whichever way you see the match going we’d like to see your comments below the line.