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Tom Stitfall 21st May 2013 - 12:10

UEFA Champions League Final Preview

UEFA Champions League Final Preview

Wembley awaits for this year's German finalists Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in what will be the 100th official meeting between the two. This final will be the first all-German European Cup Final affair and only the fourth time that the final has featured teams from the same country.

Borussia Dortmund defeated Real Madrid in the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate win, after a sensational 4-1 victory in the first leg and Robert Lewandowski grabbing all 4 goals. Bayern on the other hand, eased past arguably the best side of this generation by beating Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate.

Dortmund are undefeated against Bayern in their last six league games, but Bayern are undefeated in the four competitive games this season, so the game looks as if it could go either way. The last meeting between the two on neutral ground was in last season's DFB-Pokal final with Dortmund running out 5-2 winners that day.

After winning the German title for the last two years, this year's Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund will be looking to end the season on a high after losing the title to Bayern Munich, and you can back them at 18/5 to win the match. Dortmund will be even further determined to get one over on their rivals after Bayern announced they had activated the release clause in star performer Mario Götze's contract and will sign for the Bavarians this summer for a fee in the region of 37 million euros.  Only Cristiano Ronaldo (12) has scored more goals than Robert Lewandowski (10) in this season's Champions League - and you can back him to score in a Dortmund win at 7/1 in our Headline Offer.

Meanwhile, Bundesliga Champions and DFB-Pokal finalists Bayern will have the extra incentive of being the first German club to win the Treble after just missing out on that achievement in the 1999 Final to Man United.  Only six clubs have managed that feat previously with Jose Mourinho's Inter the last club to do so back in 2010.

Bayern go into the match looking very solid, winning all four games in Quarter Finals and Semi Finals without conceding a single goal. In fact, the Munich side have only conceded 18 goals in 34 Bundesliga matches so it is no surprise that Munich are the bookies favourites to win the match at 4/5, especially after wrestling the title back from their final opponents by an impressive 25 point margin.

Despite both teams running a very tight defensive ship, expect a very lively and entertaining final between Germany's finest and with such a fantastic array of attacking talent on show from both sides, neither will just sit back so it seems as if Wembley could witness another epic encounter for the second time in three years.

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