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2012 Champions League Final Odds & Predictions

This Saturday (May 19th 2012) Chelsea will travel to Germany to play Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League Final. This is one of the biggest soccer matches in the world and there is going to be plenty of money wagered on the game. The best mobile sportsbook for soccer is Bet365, as they have the best range of markets such as goal scorer markets and much more.

What Are the Latest Odds for the Champions League Final This Weekend?

1×2 Odds – Bayern Munich -120 / Chelsea +356 / Draw +292

Asian Handicap Odds – Bayern Munich -0.5 Goals -120 vs. Chelsea +0.5 Goals +111

Total Goals Odds – Over 2.5 Goals -101 / Under 2.5 Goals -109

Can Chelsea Pull Off Another Upset in the Champions League Final?

Chelsea has been able to reel off consecutive upsets throughout the Champions League this year. In the quarter-finals Chelsea knocked out Benfica (3-1 Aggregate) and in the semi-finals Chelsea knocked out Barcelona (3-2 Aggregate). Chelsea is going to have to deal with the fact many players are suspended for the game due to being carded in their last game.

The final line-up won’t be known until much closer to game time, but Di Matteo has hinted that he may use Drogba and Torres in the starting line-up against Bayern Munich this weekend. Both players have struggled when playing together in the past, but I’d use both strikers, as Chelsea needs all of the talent on the field as possible in order to have a chance of upsetting Bayern Munich.

Chelsea will be playing without Terry, Ivanovic, Ramires and Meireles due to suspension. Luiz and Cahill are both dealing with an injury and may not be able to play in the Champions League Final this weekend. I expect the defense to be shaky for Chelsea and that’s going to put more pressure on the strikers to score a goal or two on the road in Germany.

Bayern Munich is decisive favourites in this game and that’s partly due to the fact they’re playing at home. Bayern has been one of the best home teams in soccer this year. Bayern have won every home game they’ve played in the Champions League, which means Chelsea is going to have a hard time pulling off the upset without some magic happening on the pitch.

A couple years ago Bayern Munich made it to the Champions League Final, but they lost that game to Inter Milan. I’m sure the team has been waiting for the chance to bounce back from that game and it’s hard to bet against Bayern. The final isn’t 2-legs, so that means the winner will be determined on Saturday. I like Bayern -0.5 goals at -120 odds and I also like the over 2.5 goals at -101 odds. If both teams score this bet wins and I think that should happen.

My Predictions for Chelsea vs. Bayern in the Champions League Final

Bayern Munich -0.5 Goals at -120

Total Goals Over 2.5 at -101

Drogba to Score Anytime at +275

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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