The Champions League final certainly lived up to its billing and readers of the Soccerway betting guide were jumping for joy after the publication landed a 100 per cent record on the game.
Real Madrid became the first team to retain this particular European crown and they did so with dominant display, running out as 4-1 winners in Cardiff.
The Soccerway team ran the rule over the showpiece finale in a dedicated publication which was available free to thousands of punters and all three bets recommended landed comfortably.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 11th goal in this season's competition as the Portgual international opened the scoring after just 20 minutes. The 32-year-old was put up as the best anytime goalscorer pick at 23/20 (2.15) and took little time in becoming the first player to score in three Champions League finals.
Mario Mandzukic's acrobatic equaliser just seven minutes later ensured the 11/10 (2.10) selection of both teams to score was never in any doubt but the Croatian's effort was only a temporary respite for Massimiliano Allergi's side.
The match promised thrills and spills aplenty and punters weren't disappointed. Sergio Ramos was as big as 6/4 (2.50) to be shown a card and was promptly book after just 31 minutes in a game which was as ill-tempered as it was entertaining.
In total there were eight bookings and Juan Cuadrado saw red for picking up two cautions in just 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute. Ronaldo was also able to overhaul Lionel Messi’s tally of 11 goals in the current campaign by netting a second strike to all but seal his side’s victory.
While this treble of correct picks caps a fantastic debut season for the Soccerway betting guide, there is plenty more to look forward to. Pre-season planning has already begun and the team will be back previewing the 2017-18 campaign in the weeks to come.
The team examine data from Soccerway's on-site tools as well as the latest Opta data in an attempt to uncover where the value lies in the myriad of betting markets available to the online bettor. The usual weekly guides are much wider ranging, covering a variety of competitions from around the world. As well as dozens of single winners the team also landed five accumulators since launch.
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