UNITED STATES—The Champions League final takes place on June 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid and there are several players who will try to have an impact on the game. Both Tottenham and Liverpool have some stellar names in their squads and it is to be expected that they will do everything in their power to shine on the big night.
Bookmakers already have their favourites and players such as Salah, Mane, Firmino from Liverpool and Moura, Son, and Kane from Tottenham have already been touted as potential game changers by many betting operators.
In addition to this, lots of reputable bookmakers have come out with free bet offers which guarantee betting enthusiasts that they will have to endure zero risk while backing their favourite players.
Betting operators are especially inclined to give new clients no-deposit free bets for important events such as the Champions League final and many newly registered punters have already backed the player that they feel will be chosen as Man of the Match with a free bet courtesy of a betting operator.
The free bet might come in handy, as in contrast to the last three years when the Man of the Match was already known even before the game had started, this year there are quite a lot of contenders for the star of the night accolade. Cristiano Ronaldo has been the star player in Real Madrid’s three consecutive victories in the last three years, but now that the Portuguese is gone and Real are out of the picture, some new kids on the block will try to claim the prize.
Salah has been relatively quiet this season after exploding on the big stage last year. However, the Egyptian has been a solid contributor in one of the most lethal teams in Europe and as such he should be respected and feared by Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino.
The Egyptian Messi has the ability to take a game by the scruff of the neck and to leave defenders shell-shocked. He is especially dangerous in big matches when the pressure is on and the stakes are high and in reality there is no bigger stage than the Champions League final. Backing him to shine on June 1 might turn out to be a very smart move on your part.
Last year Mane was in the shadow of Salah and it was evident that the Senegalese forward was not happy with his place in the pecking order. As a result, he has upped his game quite significantly this year and he is arguably Liverpool’s best attacking player this season.
Sadio Mane is a nightmare to face if you are a defender and if you are left one-on-one against him, then you know that you are in trouble. He can twist and turn a defender like no one else can and is also one of the most composed finishers you will ever see.
Bobby Firmino is a real crowd favourite in Liverpool and he is one of those players that can change a game when you least expect them to. He possesses incredible football intelligence and can find spaces behind the defence with ease.
Firmino has been out with injury in the last month, but he is expected to return for the big final. This means that he might be a little rusty at the start of the game, but should be followed carefully once he gets going.
Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min have been excellent for Tottenham in the absence of Harry Kane, but when the English captain is ready, you know that he will be Tottenham’s man to watch.
Harry Kane has been plagued by his recurring ankle injury and has had to face two months out on the sidelines. However, he will be back in the fold for the big match and you simply know that he has got something extra special in his sleeve. Liverpool defenders will have to work for their salaries on June 1, that’s for sure.