Barcelona vs Manchester United at Unibet

Attention! Actual odds referenced are correct at time of publishing at 8:22 am May 16, 2011 and are subject to change.

After months of goals galore, controversy, upsets and footballing lessons being dealt out by the big guns, the Champions League finalists are finally known. Wembley will host the 2011 spectacular with Barcelona taking on Manchester United in an event to delight football purists.

Unibet already have a fantastic betting offer online and as has been the case throughout the Champions League, if the final finishes 0-0 after 90 minutes then Unibet will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, HT/FT and Correct Score bets!

When you look at the two teams successes it is hard to know how to split them. Barcelona are the winners of 3 European Cups, last winning the Champions League in 2009, they are 1.50 to win it in 2011. Manchester United have also won 3 European Cups, the last in 2008 where they defeated Chelsea in a wet penalty shoot-out – they are 2.60 to win for the fourth time!

Manchester United have spent most of the season at the top of the Premier League, whilst Barcelona have dominated in La Liga and are 2.05 to win in 90 minutes. Messi is the arrowhead of a devastatingly attack minded side and with over 30 goals to his name in La Liga this season, he is 4.40 to score the first goal whilst Villa is also well into double figures and is 6.50 to score first.

The Red Devils have their own sting in the tail with Berbatov contributing over 20 goals in the Premier League this season – he is 8.75 to score first. Manchester United however have not been reliant on him as they have distributed the goals around their key strikers. Both Rooney (7.75 to score first) and Hernandez (8.25 to score first) are well into double figures whilst Nani has also struck in his fair share and is 16.00 to find the back of the net first in the final.

“On paper we have two footballing giants, both dominating domestically and in Europe in the last few years, with Barcelona just showing the extra flair, panache and character to make them favourites” says Erik Backlund, Head of Unibet Sportsbook. “But let’s not get too carried away, this may be a ‘neutral’ ground but Manchester United will have the country ‘home’ advantage, even if it does mean a trip to London. They only played at Wembley a few weeks ago in the FA Cup and for many of the England Internationals it is their second home. The price of 3.80 for them to win in 90 minutes is a real tempter!”

For this occasion Unibet have extended its usual Pre Match and Live offer to make sure they have one of the biggest and best offers on the market. There are odds on everything from corners and bookings to player specials and goal bets with more and more odds appearing in the build up to kick off!

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