2021 Champions League Final Bettings Odds, Tips and Analysis

Two of English football's powerhouses do battle on Saturday evening in Porto, Portugal as Manchester City take on Chelsea in the 2021 UEFA Champions League Final.

The third all-English final in the history of the competition, Manchester City are competing in the final for the first time in the club's history—whilst Chelsea are chasing a second win in the competition, having suffered defeat in the 2008 final to Manchester United before beating Bayern Munich in 2012.

It promises to be a final that delivers on quality and drama. You can watch the spectacle live on CBS Sports and we've analysed the best bets for all of the action using odds from leading U.K. oddsmaker Betfair.

The Teams

Manchester City are the 10/11 favourites for the final, with Chelsea at 7/2 and the draw 23/10. Chelsea have been rejuvenated since German Thomas Tuchel took over earlier this year and the Stamford Bridge outfit have beaten Manchester City in their last two outings.

A 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win at Wembley was followed by a 2-1 away win at the Etihad Stadium, auguring hope for Chelsea fans going into this clash. However, Chelsea have finished the season poorly, underpinned by a 2-1 defeat away to Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season. Tuchel also lost the 2020 Champions League final with Paris Saint-Germain. Is history likely to strike twice?

City, under two-time Champions League winner Pep Guardiola have carried all before them this season. Comfortable victors of a third Premier League title in four seasons, 10 years of investment from owner Sheikh Mansour has been geared towards landing European football's premier competition.

After numerous failures to reach a Champions League final, City are now in pole position to finally achieve the ultimate prize in European football and have finished the season strongly, epitomized by a 5-0 demolition of Everton last weekend. The game has added meaning to City's all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero who will be playing his last game for the club in Porto.

Kevin DeBruyne and Christian Pulisic
Manchester City's Kevin DeBruyne will face Chelsea's Christian Pulisic in the 2021 Uefa Champions League final. Getty Images

Betting focus

The 2019 (Liverpool vs Tottenham) and 2008 (Manchester United vs Chelsea) all-English Champions League finals failed to live up to their billing, with both games lacking in excitement. A tight and srappy start to this game looks assured given what is on the line and goals could be at a premium during 90 minutes. With that in mind, under 2.5 goals at 13/20 makes appeal as does the draw at 23/10.

Given that Champions League finals can often be tight and cagey affairs, yellow and red card markets are not a bad port of call for some value. In last year's final there were no fewer than eight yellow cards. Not to mention Saturday's Spanish referee Antonio Lahoz has shown 41 yellow cards and two reds in his last seven matches in all competitions

In the FA Cup semi-final between the teams there were five yellow cards shown and we expect a similar number on Saturday. It is 11/10 for there to be over six yellow cards in the match, while there it is relatively short at 16/5 for there to be a sending off.

Extra time looks a distinct possibility and given the strength in depth available to both teams, the game could well be decided before a dreaded penalty shootout. City are managed by a two-time winner of the competition and that could prove decisive in the crucial moments. With that in mind, either team to win in Extra Time at 11/2 or Man City to win in Extra Time at 15/2 look great value.

In European finals, it can sometimes be folly to view these matches through rose-tinted spectacles. However, the fairytale ending for City fans would be Aguero to score the winning goals after 10 fantastic years in Manchester. Aguero to score anytime at 13/8 may seem like a novelty bet, but he is one of the greatest Premier League strikers of the modern era and he can cap his time in England with Champions League glory. Aguero to score anytime and Man City to win also makes appeal at 7/2.

Finally, two of English football's brightest young prospects have an opportunity to showcase their talents of this summer's European Championships and Phil Foden and Mason Mount to both have one shot on target at 5/2 is of interest.

Main Champions League final Betting Markets

To win in 90 minutes

Man City 10/11

Chelsea 7/2

Draw 23/10

To lift the trophy

Man City 4/11

Chelsea 7/4

Man City to win in Extra Time 15/2

Chelsea to win in Extra Time 16/1

Man City to win on Penalties 17/2

Chelsea to win on Penalties 10/1

Both teams to score

Yes 21/20

No 3/4

First goalscorer

Gabriel Jesus 9/2

Sergio Aguero 9/2

Raheem Sterling 11/2

Kevin De Bruyne 6/1

Phil Foden 6/1

Riyad Mahrez 6/1

No goalscorer 13/2

Olivier Giroud 7/1

Ferran Torres 7/1

Ilkay Gundogan 7/1

Tammy Abraham 15/2

Timo Werner 17/2

Kai Havertz 9/1

Manchester City vs Chelsea best bets

Under 2.5 goals 13/20

Draw 23/10

Either team to win in Extra Time 11/2

Over six yellow card 11/10

Man City to win in Extra Time 15/2

Aguero to score anytime and Man City to win7/2.

Phil Foden and Mason Mount to both have one shot on target 5/2

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