The wait is finally over for Paris Saint-Germain as they reached their first ever Champions League final, which has been the crucial objective since their Qatari owners took over. in their semi-final, they were assured and efficient against an energetic RB Leipzig, winning 3-0.
Bayern Munich have romped their way to the Champions League final and now the Bavarians have only their second ever European treble in sight. Bayern average an eye-opening 4.2 goals per UCL match this season, with Polish striker Robert Lewandowski only two goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 17 in a single UCL season.
Bayern have the quality and history to outscore PSG but they have looked very suspect at the back in both of their last two games and PSG have the pace to exploit their incredibly high defensive line. This could prove one of the most entertaining finals in recent history.
PSG ’s 3-0 semi-final win was their eighth consecutive victory and took them into their first UCL final – it is an enormous moment for the club who have spent so much to achieve this goal.
PSG are known for their explosive starts having scored before the 15th minute in four of their last eight matches (before the 30th minute in six). They have even managed to come back and win the last three games in which they conceded the opener. However, din previous eight meetings between the two sides saw the winner on the day score first.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are on a 29-game unbeaten run in all competitions and is the longest current streak of any team in Europe’s top five leagues. In fact, after their 3-0 thrashing of Lyon in the semi-final, Bayern have scored a whopping average of 3.34 goals per game across that unbeaten run.
In this the UCL campaign, Bayern’s goal averages rises to an incredible 4.2 goals scored per match, more than any other side in the tournament’s history. With Bayern scoring in both halves in their last five competitive games, as well as 80% of their UCL matches this term, expect more goals here.
Keylor Navas is a major doubt for PSG after missing their semi-final while
Marco Verratti is back and should start. Kylian Mbappe started against against Leipzig and should again while this Thiago Silva’s last game for PSG.
Benjamin Pavard returned from injury in Bayern’s semi-final win, he is an option to start at right-back if Hansi Flick wants Joshua Kimmich to move back into midfield. Jerome Boateng came off at half-time against Lyon and is a doubt while Niklas Sule is on standby.
These are two goals-scoring sides so expect goals, we all know about Bayern’s exploits but their high line leaves them vulnerable in defence and PSG have the pace of Neymar and Mbappe to exploit that – something Lyon failed to do and had chances to do it. There is not much value in over 2.5 goals but there is when having a dip with over 3.5 totals goals market.
Suggested Bet: Over 3.5 goals at 2.05
Bayern Munich are the bookies’ favourites and with good reason – they are unbeaten in 29 matches.
Suggested Bet: Bayern Munich to win at 2.05
Bayern are on an unbeaten streak but they have also been scoring goals for fun in the UCL campaign.
Value Bet: Bayern win and BTTS at 2.80
Goalscorer Bet: Lewandowski to score last at 3.50
Goalscorer Bet: Neymar to score anytime at 2.50