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Real Madrid vs Juventus: Champions League Final Odds, Predictions, Live Score

Real Madrid vs Juventus: Champions League Final Odds, Predictions, Live Score

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My Team's Next MatchReal Madrid

We have covered this game from many perspectives.

We know Juventus’ winning formula; Lock down the opponent and find the holes through which to attack. Like the sweet science of boxing, the Old Lady looks to hit and not get hit themselves. To call them a defensive team would be an incorrect statement.

Yes they have the best defense in this competition, having only conceded 3 goals, but they also attack quite fluidly. They do everything at a high level which is why they lead the competition in goal difference at +18.

Real Madrid are second in goal difference at +15 but they arrived there much differently. Perhaps it would be an oversimplification to say they just look to outscore you but…they just look to outscore you. While Juventus games average 2 per, Real games average 4 goals per contest.

The Galacticos have conceded the 3rd most goals of any team this season. The reason they are in the final is due to their output on the attacking end. They lead the competition in Goals, Shot attempts, Corners for, Crosses attempted and completed. Real Madrid’s style is a product of their star Ronaldo, team and player that kills you with volume.

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Saturday is a match between two opposing formulas – efficiency and onslaught. The question then becomes which philosophy wins?

Predicted Juventus Lineup: Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic; Gonzalo Higuain.

Predicted Real Madrid Lineup: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Isco; Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Champions League Final Predictions

JUVENTUS TO LIFT THE TROPHY (+100) BET365

Juventus have not shown any cracks all season. They’ve averaged 53% possession in this competition but 180 of those minutes came against Barcelona in the quarterfinal where they had less than 40% of the ball over 2 games. They won 3-0 on aggregate.

They then came up against another prolific attacking team in Monaco who have attempted only 5 less crosses than Real Madrid have in this competition. They won on aggregate 4-1.

And in doing so kept clean sheets at both the Camp Nou and Stade Louis II. What has been an impossible task for teams in Europe this season was made to look ordinary by the Bianconeri. So for them to slay the dragon that is Real Madrid is doable.

If it means they only have 38% of the ball or if it means they go toe to toe with the Spanish Giants, one thing is for certain – they can play more than 1 style at a high level. 

You bet against Real Madrid at your own peril but it is hard seeing the defending champions keeping a clean sheet. Juventus has the ability to keep great teams off the scoresheet.

Madrid does not. I expect Juventus to play a solid defensive game, break through at some point and heroically ride off into the Welsh night.

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