Barcelona Big Favourite To Beat Juventus on June 6th

Published on May 15th, 2015 4:32 am EST

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The 2014/15 Champions League tournament has now been boiled down to just two teams - Barcelona and Juventus.

Barcelona managed to get by Bayern Munich with relative ease in the semi-finals, while Juventus shocked Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid. Practically everyone was expecting a Barcelona vs Real Madrid final, but the scrappy side from Juventus managed to pull through.

Given that Barcelona can put out a line-up that includes Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, to name just a few, it should come as no surprise that they are currently the clear favourites to win the Champions League final. Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Juventus, 5.50
Draw, 4.00
Barcelona, 1.57

According to these odds, Barcelona is seen as having a 63.69% chance of winning outright in regular time, while a draw has a 25% probability of taking place and a Juventus victory has a 18.18% chance of taking place.

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There are a total of four Barcelona players who have a better than 3.00 chance of scoring on June 6th - they are:

Lionel Messi, 1.95
Luis Suarez, 2.20
Neymar, 2.20
Pedro, 2.70

Carlos Tevez of Juventus, on the other hand, currently has odds of 3.00 to score in the Champions League final.

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Barcelona has four Champions League titles, with their last coming in 2011. They have also finished as the runner-ups a total of three times.

Juventus, on the other hand, has two Champions League titles to their credit, with their last coming in 1996. They have finished as the runner-ups a total of five times, with their most recent second place finish coming in 2003.

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The Champions League final is the most watched sporting event in the world. In 2013, a total of 360 million television viewers from across the world saw Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Given the level of talent that will be involved in this year's match, the 2013 record may very well go down.

This should be a great match - will Barcelona be able to come out on top or is Juventus set to shock the football world once again?

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