The Champions League Final before a World Cup always has a special feeling about it.
In non-World Cup years the final marks the end of the season and the start of a long stretch without soccer. Nothing to watch on Sunday afternoon and perhaps even having to speak to your wife again. It’s like saying goodbye to a friend who will come back in 2 months but you are still going to miss him while he is gone.
Not so in World Cup years such as this one. The end of the UEFA Champions League Final is the beginning of the buildup to the World Cup that starts in Brazil less than 3 weeks later. In these years the last club game of the season whets our appetite for the feast of football we are about to gorge ourselves on over summer.
Just look at some of the names that will be on the field in the Champions League Final and then play for their country in Brazil.
For the favorites
|Ángel di María
For the underdogs
There will be half a dozen players that will face off against each other, then get on a plane together the next day as part of the Spanish national squad.
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There are a few sports bet types that are unique to soccer.
The 2 things that separate Soccer betting from other sports is that Soccer is very low scoring and the draw is a very common result. To avoid losing on a draw you can select the “Draw No Bet” market in which you bet on Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid and if the game is a draw your bet will be refunded.
As this is a final make sure you know whether you are betting on the result after 90 minutes of regular time, which is the standard (Real/Draw/Atletico) market, or if you are betting on which team will lift the trophy, which could include extra time and penalties and for which the draw is not an option.
The “Correct Score” market is betting on the exact score after 90 minutes. It’s a highly entertaining bet type that can be good fun and nail-biting right to the end.
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