Champions League Betting: Scoring all around
Bayern Munich should have no trouble playing their part, firing one blank in 14 at home and scoring two or more in the other 13.
A look over the Opta stats reveals to Michael Lintorn that goals will be scored in the Champions League Final and that it will be Bayern Munich who will triumph.
The Blues have scored in each of their last 13 Champions League games (25 goals)
And having found the net at Old Trafford, the San Paolo, the Estadio da Luz and twice with ten men at the Camp Nou in that sequence, there is no reason to suspect they will be cowed by the task awaiting them at the Allianz Arena. In fact, the only European away match they failed to net in over the last three seasons was at Marseille when already qualified last term. Bayern Munich should have no trouble playing their part, firing one blank in 14 at home and scoring two or more in the other 13.
English sides have won just one of their last eight European finals in all competitions (Manchester United beating Chelsea in the 2007/08 Champions League)
Though England have the edge in European club finals against Germany, Premier League teams' recent glut of near misses is of greater relevance, especially as Chelsea have stood out above all compatriots as the specialists in agonising failure. Think ghost goals, penalty-shootout heartbreak and baffling referee displays. If Bayern are to prevail, they should do so in 90 minutes, with Opta noting that they have drawn only one of their last 31 fixtures in the competition.
Mario Gomez has scored 20 goals in his last 17 Champions League appearances
The Champions League final is usually decided by an obvious protagonist, Barcelona's front three Pedro Rodriguez, Lionel Messi and David Villa all scoring at Wembley last year and Samuel Eto'o and Messi cast as heroes in 2009. Diego Milito was Inter's star in 2010, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard - who struck in every round - did the business in 2009. Bayern Munich striker Gomez is the most prolific performer standing this campaign, so don't be surprised if he delivers again.