Why the Champions League Final Will go to a Penalty Shoot-out

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Saturday’s Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich could go the whole way and be decided by a penalty shoot-out at Wembley.

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Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund descend on London this weekend for the 201 Champions League final at Wemley and we think the match could need a penalty shoot-out to be decided, here are three reasons why.

Head-to-Head this Season:

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have drawn both their Bundesliga matches 1-1 already this season, indicating that their style cancel each other out on the big occasion. Despite Bayern dominating the Bundesliga season they found it difficult to break Dortmund down both home and away and the same could be the case at Wembley on Saturday.

Champions League History:

In the last 30 Champions League finals there have been ten matches that have needed a penalty shoot-out, including five of the last 12 finals. Bayern Munich were left heart broken in the final last season when they were beaten by Chelsea on penalties at their own stadium.

No Extra-Time Goals:

Since the Wembley final in 1992 between Barcelona and Sampdoria, six matches have finished in a draw after 90 minutes but there haven’t been any goals in extra time. Going back further, the Barcelona winning goal in extra time of the 1992 final is the only goal in the extra half an hour since 1970 when Feyenoord beat Celtic in extra-time.

Betting Odds:

Bayern Munich to win in a penalty shootout – 12/1 with William Hill

Borussia Dortmund to win in a penalty- shootout – 12/1 with William Hill

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