Champions League Final Predictions

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Updated: May 24, 2014

After 76 teams kicked it all off and 124 matches played across the European continent, it comes down to just 2 teams left in the competition.

This year’s Champions League final is to be hosted in Lisbon between two clubs based in the same City. It’s an all Spanish finale between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

The almighty Real have won the competition more than any other team since the tournament had first started in 1955 by lifting the trophy on 9 occasions. Atletico have never taken Champion League glory in the club’s history, but were close in 1974.

Which Madrid side go all the way in Lisbon on Saturday night? Some of the members of the Let’s Talk Sport team have given up a bit of their free time to share their predictions.

 

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid – KO: 19:45 (BST)

Odds:

Real Madrid to lift the trophy – 1/2

Atletico Madrid to lift the trophy – 13/8

Source: Bet365

 

 

 

Jamie’s Prediction (@JamieODavies)

Real Madrid 2 – 1 Atletico Madrid

An all Madrid Champions League final, the only other fixture that could get more exciting than this is Real against Barcelona. Either way this is looking to be a jam packed finale, the people in Lisbon have certainly got an entertaining treat tonight.

I see Real Madrid as the favourites to take home the European glory on Saturday night.

The squad have been absolutely fantastic throughout this season’s campaign especially when you look back at their away performance at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich.

Cristiano Ronaldo has yet again shown to the world why he is or perhaps the best player in the world. Gareth Bale has made the team extra deadly in their recipe for success.

Atletico Madrid have certainly come along way. In the last four years Atletico have won the Europa League and the Super Cup twice in 2010 and 2012, now they are in the European Cup final.

The fact that they won La Liga off Barcelona and Real shows that they are a side not to mess around with. They really do have a good chance of upsetting the odds but if Diego Costa isn’t fit enough for the final there will be a few steps back.

Madrid to win the Champions League, see what I did there.

 

Porter’s Predictions (@ConorJPorter)

Real Madrid 2 -1 Atletico Madrid (A.E.T.)

A presence in midfield is lost for Real Madrid with the absence of Xabi Alonso through suspension. With Diego Costa in doubt as well for Atletico Madrid, these losses will have a huge impact on how the game is played.

Real Madrid are undefeated in 29 of their last 30 matches against Atletico in all competitions and I see them making that 30 of 31 tonight. Atletico Madrid can cope without Diego Costa as the likes of Turan, Tiago, Villa, Garcia and Luis will step up.

The 2013 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is going against one of his favourite opponents tonight though as he has scored 12 goals in 13 appearances against Atletico Madrid. Expect him to score at least once and expect it to be a feisty affair as these sides are well matched.

 

Jack’s Predictions (@JackPrice0810)

Real Madrid 3 – 1 Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo will want to win in his home country and Gareth Bale will be on form. Even though Thibaut Courtois is good and stopped all of Chelsea’s shots in the semi-finals,  even though they won La Liga last weekend.

 

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