Bayern Munich have been installed as strong favourites to defeat Borussia Dortmund and lift the Champions League trophy at Wembley.
The Bavarians ensured there will be an all-German final at the national stadium on May 25th as they completed a remarkable 7-0 aggregate triumph over Barcelona on Wednesday night.
Leading 4-0 from the first leg of their semi-final, Jupp Heynckes’ men rubbed further salt into Catalan wounds as Arjen Robben, a Gerard Pique own-goal and Thomas Muller gave them a 3-0 victory at the Nou Camp.
The one-sided nature of the success has prompted suggestions of a shift in European football power from Barca to Bayern and the latest odds suggest the Bundesliga winners will take all the beating in London.
Bayern, who have now reached three of the last four Champions League finals but have not won the competition since 2001, have been chalked up at 39/50 to get the job done inside the 90 minutes and are 19/50 to win lift the trophy by any means required.
However, it would surely be churlish to dismiss Dortmund’s chances out of hand after they secured their spot in the final with a 4-3 aggregate success over Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been defying the odds all season and they will no doubt have their backers at a big-looking 31/10 to win in normal time (the draw is 11/4), especially considering their recent record against Bayern.
In the last eight meetings between the sides, Dortmund have been victorious on five occasions, with two draws and a solitary victory for the men from Munich.
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We are already offering 123 markets on the final (all of which you can see by clicking here) but be sure to keep an eye on news.bwin.com/en/ in the coming days as we look ahead to the historic Wembley showdown.
In the immediate future, a quirk of the Bundesliga fixture list means the two teams will now contest a dress rehearsal this weekend at the Westfalenstadion, with Bayern again favourites at 11/10, with Dortmund at 23/10 and the draw at 12/5.
That is a match you can watch live at bwin.com on Saturday at 5.30pm – but will it give us any clues as to who will become kings of Europe?