Diego Simeone will be hoping to lead his side to victory when they face Carlo Ancelotti’s men in Saturday’s Champions League final
The stage is now set for this season’s Champions League final in Lisbon between two Spanish outfits, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos will be chasing their 10th title in this competition while Rojiblancos will be hoping to kiss the trophy for the very first time.
Newly crowned Spanish champions Atletico will be making their second appearance in a European Cup final and the first for 40 years. They defeated Chelsea in the semifinal to reach this stage and are available at 14/5 (3.80) to beat their rivals to lift the Champions League.
The draw is a 23/10 (3.30) play with the same firm.
This is the first encounter between the two sides in a European final, they have already met four times this season, twice in the league and twice in the Copa del Rey.
Atletico triumphed 1-0 at the Bernabeu and perhaps deserved more than a 2-2 draw at the Calderon in La Liga, while in the cup Madrid won 5-0 on aggregate producing some of their best football of the season. You can back both teams to score at 10/11 (1.90).
In Simeone's first season in charge, the club won the Europa League and finished two points below the Champions League places. They crushed Chelsea in the subsequent Uefa Super Cup final the next summer before finishing the campaign in third and winning the Copa del Rey.
If Atlético win the Champions League this weekend, Simeone will have won five of the major finals available to clubs in Spain in less than three years. His team can be priced at 9/2 (5.50) to score in both halves of the encounter.
Reigning world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been the arrow head of Los Blancos march to this season’s grande finale and he is available at 3/1 (4.00) to net the curtain raiser and 5/6 (1.83) to score at anytime.