Champions League final: What bettors need to know

May 23, 2013 |
Two German giants face off in the Champions League final as Bayern Munich will face Borussia Dortmund in the most prestigious match in European club football. Munich was dominant in the Bundesliga campaign winning the league by 25 points over second-placed Dortmund. Of course, the match won't be without subplots as Dortmund star Mario Göetze will be out due to injury. News leaked during the semifinal against Real Madrid that the German international had agreed to terms with Munich and will be joining Dortmund's rivals at season's end.

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Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich +375 +310 -133

Site: Wembley Stadium, London, England

Previous meeting (Bundesliga): Borussia Dortmund 1, Bayern Munich 1, May 4

* With Göetze out, star winger Marco Reus could play in a central attacking role behind striker Robert Lewandowski with Kevin Großkreutz moving to Reus' vacated wide-left position.

* Bayern Munich have won six of their previous seven matches in the Champions League and have kept a clean sheet in the last four matches.

* The two clubs have played under the 2.5 goal total in their past three meetings.

* Munich ranks fourth in the Champions League in pass success percentage (85.5) while Dortmund is well behind and ranks 26th (79).r

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