At the onset of the second leg of the UEFA champions league semifinal the results were never in doubt. Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were given up for dead. They were solid underdogs with the UEFA Champions League betting odds for a good reason. Liverpool was annihilated by powerful Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg. Meanwhile Tottenham Hotspur blew their home game against upstart Ajax 1-0. All of which put both teams in what were considered near impossible positions. Liverpool would have to beat Barcelona by four goals go advance. And Tottenham would have to win at Ajax furthermore.
2019 UEFA Champions League Final
Date and Time: Monday, June 1, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
UEFA Champions League Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Tottenham||+½ (-107)||2½ (-106)||+321|
|Liverpool||-½ (-108)||2½ (-109)||-105|
2019 UEFA Champions League TV Coverage: TNT
Laughing in the Face of Impossible
To begin with, now Liverpool faced very long odds in their match against Barcelona. Winning straight up would be difficult enough. But winning by a four-goal margin was a pipe dream. Yet Liverpool defied the UEFA Champions League Betting Odds. Both Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi scored two goals in the victory. It was said that Anfield would give Liverpool a home field advantage. That proved to be an understatement. Indeed Liverpool was fueled by the home crowd in a comeback for the ages.
A Stunning Road Triumph
By contrast Tottenham Hotspur faced the daunting task of facing Ajax on the road. A frenzied home crowd was ready to celebrate the biggest win in team history. At the beginning the home crowd was treated to a pair of goals by the home team. Travel plans were being made for a trip to the final. After all, Ajax was leading 3-0 by aggregate. However, nobody told Tottenham Hotspur that they were dead. In a stunning sportsbook reversal, the Spurs rallied with three consecutive goals. As a result, they won the game 3-0. Ajax was eliminated on aggregate!
Correspondingly this will be the first final ever for Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lost the final twice in 2013 and 2018. The Spurs and Reds met twice in 2018-19 in the Premier League. To be exact Liverpool prevailed 2-1 in each match.
Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in 2015 after a successful run with Borussia Dortmund. In fact, Klopp is one of the biggest winners as a manager in recent history. Consider his 2018-19 Liverpool squad finished 30-7-1 in the Premier League. Along the same lines Mauricio Pochettino is the first man to lead Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League Final. He has been their manager since 2014.
Return of King Kane?
In addition to the many worries, of great concern is the status of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. England’s World Cup hero has been out with injury but is expected to play in the final. Kane has five goals in eight Champions League games.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the return of Harry Kane makes Tottenham a dangerous dog with the UEFA Champions League Betting Odds. In a match that is otherwise even the underdog makes the best value.
UEFA Champions League Betting Odds Picks
In sum Tottenham Hotspur makes for a good price and pick.
UEFA Champions League Betting Online Pick: Tottenham Hotspur
UEFA Champions League Betting Online Score Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2, Liverpool 1
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