How to Bet Champions League Cardiff 2017: Juventus Turin vs Real Madrid

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Monday, May 15, 2017 7:44 PM GMT

The Champions League Final promises to be a thrilling encounter and you do not want to miss the chance to make some money while watching the best in the business battle it out for the ultimate prize.

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The biggest soccer game of the year takes place on June 3, when Juventus plays Real Madrid in the final of the European Champions League. It pits the world’s most formidable defense against the most impressive offense and features such star names as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale. We will be with you every step of the way on the road to the final, keeping you up to date with betting trends and arming you with everything you need to know before making your selections. This is the first in a series of articles covering every aspect of the big game.

 

Why should I bet on the Champions League final?

There are no big international tournaments taking place in 2017 and the Champions League is undoubtedly the biggest prize available. We are lucky to have a final featuring two very different teams, and it is easier than normal to decide who you think will win because you have such a clear choice of opposing styles. It is very much a case of unstoppable force versus immovable object, and the soccer odds are very close, with Real Madrid around the +150 mark and Juventus +180.

There is plenty of value to be had backing either side, depending on how you think it will pan out. Also, this being the biggest game of the year, the number of prop bets – special bets where you can bet on anything from the number of corners to when the first goal will be scored – on offer will be huge, meaning there is something for anyone. This is the final big soccer game of the season, and the action does not resume until August, so this is your last chance to get in on the action.

 

Where should I bet on the Champions League final?

Because it is such a high-profile game, the choice of sportsbooks available to you will be huge. Each has its own advantages.

Pinnacle and Bet Victor, for example, are known to offer some of the most competitive odds in the business because they operate on a lower margin, so you get more bang for your buck if you win.

 

5Dimes and Bet365 are known to have a huge number of lines to bet on within a particular game, and Bet365 is a pioneer of in-play betting.

 

Bonuses are also important. Bet365 has a Euro soccer bonus where you can earn up to 100% on parlay bets in the Champions League, and it also offers an account-opening bonus. 

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Looking for sportsbooks with good bonuses and competitive odds is one thing, but it means nothing if it is a questionable book that might not pay you out if you win. You need to look for trusted, reputable sportsbooks that have the liquidity to cover your bet and have garnered enough positive feedback over a long period of time to be highly rated by independent adjudicators. If a little-known sportsbook has extremely competitive odds or is offering bonuses that sound too good to be true, they probably are. Stick to trusted sites that you know will pay you on time and in full. Don't worry we have you covered, SBR offers a rating guide that provides the most trusted sportsbooks for you to place your wagers.

 

What types of bets are available for me?

There is a huge number of bets available for you, both pre-match and in-play. The most common area outright betting on either Real Madrid to win, Juventus to win or a draw (tie). This means the result at the end of 90 minutes. You can also bet on who will lift the trophy, as this covers you in case the match is a tie at the end of 90 minutes and goes to extra-time and/or penalties. There are then a huge range of prop bets and the most common are: correct score, half-time/full-time betting, total goals over or under a certain number, a player scoring first, a player scoring last, a player scoring at any time and handicap betting. These are the most common bets, but this is only scratching the surface of the options available, and we will go into more detail in future articles.

 

How much should I bet on it?

You should set yourself a bankroll that you only use for betting, and make it an amount you are comfortable with losing if it comes to that – not an amount that will leave you in any sort of financial hardship. Then stake between 1% and 5% of that bankroll on an individual game, increasing it by a tiny percentage each time you win, and decreasing it if you lose. Set limits for your wagers so you stay in the game longer and stand a better chance of making a long-term profit.

 

How can I learn more about betting on the Champions League final?

Visit our site this time next week as we continue to follow the road to the Champions League final. Next week we will run through the best strategies on how to bet on this huge game. We will cover things like historical trends, profiles of both teams, tips, picks and general strategies on how to fade the public and kill the books.