Champions League 2013 – 2014
Germany will provide both finalists this year and it is 11/4 for a Bundesliga outfit to prevail again in 12 months time, with the same price on offer for an English side to lift the trophy at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.
Punters can get 7/2 for Bayern Munich to claim outright success, 4/1 for Barcelona, 6/1 for Real Madrid, 9/1 Manchester United, 12/1 Manchester City, 14/1 Chelsea and Paris St Germain, 16/1 Juventus and 25/1 bar.
Barca will be seeking a fourth triumph in 10 years and midfielder Xavi is convinced they can recover from a mauling by Bayern at the last-four stage of this season’s competition.
“I think so, yes. There’s no need to be drastic. The team has a future, we’ve competed very well up until now. I’m always optimistic and this team has the desire,” he told Canal Plus.
Defender Dani Alves added on his club’s website: “We still have that hunger to keep on winning and the fact that we were eliminated in the semi-finals proves that. We don’t make excuses. If your opponent is better than you, you get eliminated.”
However, BetVictor spokesperson Charlie McCann countered: ‚ÄúWhatever the outcome at Wembley, Bayern Munich look worthy favourites for next season‚Äôs Champions League.
“We expect former Barca boss Pep Guardiola, who takes charge in the summer, to add another quality striker to his ranks, with Dortmund‚Äôs Robert Lewandowski or Liverpool striker Luis Suarez likely to join recent acquisition Mario Goetze in Munich next term. They will be very hard to beat.‚ÄĚ