Man City vs. Chelsea: Champions League Final Odds, Betting Data And More
Who is in the Champions League final?
The Champions League final is between Manchester City and Chelsea, both English clubs from the Premier League. It's the second time in three years that the Champions League final has been an all-English match, with the 2019 final featuring fellow Premier League teams Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Who is favorite for the Champions League final?
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are favorites for the Champions League final, with odds of -105 that they win the game inside of 90 minutes. With the League Cup and Premier League both secured by the time that the Champions League final kicks off, it could mean that winning the game would help Man City win a treble of trophies.
They might have had a fourth trophy too but they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the semifinal stage by none other than Chelsea.
What are the odds for the Champions League final?
Here are the latest odds for the Champions League final. Man City are the clear favorites and the odds imply that they'd likely win a low scoring game.
|Result||Win The Game||Lift The Trophy||Total Goals|
|Man City||-105||-225||Over 2.5 +120|
|Chelsea||+325||+175||Under 2.5 -136|
Champions League final public betting
Despite Man City being the favorite with the sportsbooks it's been Chelsea that have drawn the most action from bettors, with early sharps getting the best possible value on a Chelsea victory.
|Team||Match Result Public Betting %|
Who will win the Champions League final?
We asked our soccer handicapper for his early picks for the Champions League final - "It's early days but at this stage it's impossible to look beyond Manchester City. With Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne they have two of Europe's best playmakers and their defense has been so strong that it'll be hard for Chelsea to score, even if Kai Havertz produces another masterclass."
How did Man City reach the Champions League final?
Manchesteser City were drawn in Group C and walked into the knockout stages with an incredible 16 points. They finished ahead of Porto, who met their final opponents Chelsea in the quarterfinals, as well as Olympiacos and Marseille.
Their first knockout game was the round of 16 which was against Monchengladbach, with both legs unusually hosted in Budapest because of current health issues. Man City won both games comfortably 2-0, giving them a 4-0 aggregate victory and a spot in the next round.
Man City met another German team here as they defeated Dortmund 2-1 in both legs, making it 4-2 on aggregate. They found these games tougher but ultimately their quality shined through.
The semifinal saw them competing against PSG. The opening first half of the first leg was dominated by the Parisians but they couldn't really take advantage and Man City came away from Paris with a 2-1 win. Man City dominating the second leg against a PSG team with no Kylian Mbappe, and who yet again lost their heads, giving City another 2-0 win and a spot in the final.
Chelsea haven't lost in Europe this season. They've won 11 of their 12 games, with a single draw. They've also scored more goals than Chelsea, a huge 25 goals, giving them an average of 2.1 goals scored per game, and just 0.3 goals conceeded.
How did Chelsea reach the Champions League final?
Chelsea topped Group E with 14 points, finishing ahead of Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes. They stormed the group stages with two 4-0 victories over Sevilla and Krasnodar.
In the round of 16 they progressed after beating Atletico Madrid 1-0 away, and then 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the second leg.
They then faced Porto in the quarterfinal, winning in Porto 2-0, before a late goal for Porto got them a 1-0 win in London, meaning they went through 2-1 on aggregate.
The semifinal stage saw Chelsea face Real Madrid, the most decorated team in European soccer history, they dismantled the Spanish side in both legs, although a 1-1 draw in Madrid, and 2-0 win in London probably flattered Real Madrid, such was Chelsea's dominance.
In Chelsea's 12 Champions League games they've got 8 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws. They've scored an impressive 22 goals, mostly in the group stage. They've averaged 1.8 goals scored per game and just 0.3 conceeded.
Where is the Champions League final being held?
The Champions League final is being held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. It was originally meant to host the 2020 final which was moved from last year.
Where can I watch the Champions League final?
The Champions League will be broadcast on your local CBS channel. If you want to stream the game online then Paramount+ hold the rights.