Real Madrid are afforded the opportunity to increase their stranglehold of the Champions League in Saturday’s final against Juventus and are sure to make the most of their unique opportunity.
After leading Los Blancos to European club football’s most prestigious prize, Zinedine Zidane has the rare chance of defending the crown and becoming the first coach since Bayern Munich’s Dettmar Cramer in 1975 and 1976 to lift two European Cups in his first two European seasons, while Madrid can become the first to win consecutive titles since Arrigo Sacchi’s fearsome AC Milan team.
Indeed, Madrid blitzed to the final in swashbuckling style after seeing off Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid convincingly, with the Frenchman’s Blancos vintage a rarely a hybrid capable of balancing domestic and European competition capably in the last decade.
With the newly crowned La Liga champions slight favourites, Paddy Power have upped the price of a Spanish win inside 90 minutes to 40/1 (41.0) with their popular £1 max stake for new customers. To take up this enhanced quote, simply register using the links provided and place your first bet on Madrid at the usual odds. If your pick wins, then the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value after the final whistle. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.
Critics of the Champions League holders point to a defence that has been prone to occasional lapses against quality forwards - stars Juventus boast in abundance. A minimal max stake in this case enables new players to back Zidane’s men to do the job at virtually zero risk, with the massive potential payout from a win absolutely dwarfing any loss.
However, Madrid’s firepower means they can always outscore any team in the event they do run into trouble. Breaching a defence such as Juventus’ may be a daunting task for any other attack than Madrid’s following the confidence with which they dispatched first Bayern then Atletico, the latter who can usually count on being such solid sorts in knockout competitions.
The brilliance of their attack, supplied in spades by Cristiano Ronaldo and Isco the latter half of the competition, means Madrid have netted in every one of their 12 games this term and are the most prolific team with 32 strikes, making the 10/1 (11.0) with £10 max stake new customer offer from Paddy Power tantalising for those seeking bigger winnings.
That man Ronaldo has been inspirational firing his team into the final and has now netted 10 Champions League goals in six consecutive seasons. Preparing for his fifth Champions League final, the Ballon d’Or winner can become only the second player to score in three different finals since Alfredo Di Stefano.
The Portuguese is not the only man on the cusp of achieving that feat, as Sergio Ramos can also lay claim to that mantle, Madrid’s Captain Fantastic popping up with reliability at set-pieces to net in the biggest games.
With the ability of Zidane’s men to get at Juventus in so many ways, odds of 40/1 (41.0) with £1 max or 10/1 (11.0) with £10 max stake are unbeatable if you’re keen on backing the holders to defend their crown here.
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