Bayern Munich look worthy odds-on shot to beat Chelsea, and have to be the bet at the 3/4 on offer with Paddy Power to lift the trophy in 90 minutes.
They have a massive advantage of playing on their home ground, and will know every blade of grass of the Allianz Arena and have virtually the whole crowd behind them despite claims that the ticket allocation has been spit between the two sides.
Bayern’s home record is no defeat in 14 games in all competitions since losing to Dortmund in November, and Chelsea have only one competitive win in Germany since 1999.
Jupp Heynckes’ side are also a class act, and have two world class strikers in the shape of Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben as well as the potential goalscorers in the likes of Ribery and Olic.
They will be a real handful for Chelsea, and Roberto Di Matteo’s side are facing a defensive headache.
Suspensions mean they will be without John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic and there are continued injury doubts over David Luiz and Gary Cahill with their manager being only “hopeful” about them starting.
They will need to put in a herculean performance to keep Bayern at bay, and I simply can’t see that happening.
I think they will go off shorter than the 3/4 on offer with Paddys, and the advice is to snap it up.
Bayern to win 3-1 is my idea of the outcome, and that scoreline is general 14/1 chance.
Gomez to score first at 9/2 with BetVictor also looks worth a small wager.