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Manchester City vs. Chelsea picks, predictions and player props

Here’s how bettors should approach the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea.

This combination of pictures created on May 24, 2021 shows Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 17, 2021, and Chelsea’s German head coach Thomas Tuchel during the English FA Cup final football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in north west London on May 15, 2021. - Pep Guardiola’s City are seeking their first Champions League title in Porto on May 29, 2021, while Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are aiming to become European champions for the second time in their history.
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Manchester City and Chelsea square off in the Champions League final to conclude Europe’s top club competition. The two squads have been preparing for this moment for a while and both will be looking to accomplish different goals with a victory. Manchester City will be attempting to complete the ultimate dream while Chelsea is hoping a summer of spending and new manager Thomas Tuchel can result in a trophy. Here are the best best for the Champions League final.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea

Total Goals over 2.5 (+125)

Both teams feature strong attacks and have scored across all competitions. Manchester City hit 73 goals in Premier League play and has scored two goals in its last six Champions League games. Chelsea has 37 goals in 29 games under Tuchel, making the Blues a good bet to net at least one goal.

Manchester City to win and both teams score (+350)

As mentioned above, both teams are capable of finding the net. If you think Manchester City will ultimately win the match, this is the bet to take. Even in the event of a 1-1 draw in regular time, the match will go in extra time and penalties to decide a winner and keep this bet alive. If you think Chelsea will win the match, you can take the same bet at +800.

Away Team Goals over 0.5 (-167)

Chelsea is listed as the “away” team even though the match is at a neutral site. As mentioned above, the Blues have consistently found the back of the net under Tuchel and have plenty of offensive firepower. The value isn’t great, but expect Chelsea to net at least one goal in this match.

Manchester City to win in regular time (-112)

If you think Chelsea is going to win the match, there’s currently no bet on DraftKings Sportsbook available for you in this category. You can take Chelsea to win the trophy at +165 if you like the Blues.

The last time a Champions League final went to extra time or penalties was 2016. In the history of the European Cup and Champions League, only 16 finals have gone past regular time. There’s a very low chance, given how strong both teams are going forward, this match sees additional minutes. Manchester City is the favorite and has been building up to this moment as a club for five years.

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