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Champions League Final: Real Madrid Favored Over Juventus

June 3, 2017

On Saturday June 3, the Champions League Final will be played in Cardiff, Wales between Real Madrid and Juventus.

The current line has Madrid slightly favored at -120 why Juventus is EVEN money.

Real Madrid, winners of La Liga in Spain is looking for their third Champions League title in the last four years but will face a powerful Italian side in Juventus.

Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate in the quarterfinals before defeating cross-city rival Atletico Madrid in the semifinals. Juventus beat Barcelona during the quarters and then easily disposed of Monaco in the semis.

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow striker Karim Benzema have combined to score 15 goals during the Champions League for Real and will put the defenders for Juventus to the test on Saturday.

Gonzalo Higuain has been a scoring force for Juventus. The Argentine has scored five goals for the Italian side, while the defense has allowed only one goal during six matches in the knockout stage.

The roof at the National Stadium in Cardiff will be closed for the match due to security reasons making it the first time a final for the Champions League has been played indoors.

Juventus has one of the best goalkeepers in football. The veteran Gianluigi Buffon is hard to beat and with a defense of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Dani Alves and Alex Sandro in front of him it is not surprising the club went 689 minutes or about 7 ½ matches without allowing a goal.

Higuain is +137 to score, while Sergio Ramos the captain and a top defender for Real is +800 to score.

A draw in regulation, extra time then penalties is +1200 on many sportsbooks. Real Madrid can be had at +1100 to win in extra time, while +1200 to win in penalties.

The two clubs last played during the 2015 Champions League semis with Juventus defeating real on aggregate 3-2.

The final of the Champions League has been decided by multiple goals 5 of the past 8 years and Real is +600 to win by two goals this year.

Juventus has lost six finals in the Champions League, more than any club in history. All time, Juventus is 2-6 in Champions League finals, while Real is 11-3, giving them the most titles ever in Champions League play.

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