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Champions League Final tips: Man City to complete treble in 6/1 shot

Mark Langdon is backing Manchester City to complete the treble by beating Inter Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul on Saturday.

Mark Langdon's Champions League Final betting tips

Man City to beat Inter 2-0 Correct Score @ 6/1 
Denzel Dumfries Player to be Booked @ 2/1 
John Stones Over 59.5 Player Passes @ 5/6

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

Setting the scene…..

Man City will be looking for Turkish delight in Istanbul as the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners go in search of a treble with Inter Milan standing in the way of a maiden Champions League triumph for the Citizens. 

City's dominant title success and subsequent derby defeat of Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday has put Pep Guardiola's side on the brink of something special. 

They are 9/20 to win in normal time and 2/9 to lift the trophy. Most people would have expected ante-post favourites City to go deep but Inter's run has been more surprising, particularly as the Italians were in a difficult group alongside Bayern Munich and Barcelona. 

However, Inter eliminated Barca and have then had an easier time of it, progressing past Porto, Benfica and city rivals AC Milan. Life gets tougher now with Inter 10/3 to win the Champions League final.

WhatMan City v Inter Milan
WhereAtaturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
When20:00 Saturday
How to watchBT Sport 1
OddsMan City 9/20, Draw 7/2, Inter Milan 6/1

Man City 2-0 Correct Score @ 6/1 

A total of five goals have been scored in the last four Champions League finals and those looking to have a bet should be considering a final which does not turn into a blowout success. 

City to win to nil, or to win and under 3.5 goals are both considered, but it might pay to stick to the Correct Score market for a bigger price, with the last four finals all finishing 1-0 or 2-0.

Mark Langdon’s Tip: 

It would be wrong to dismiss the chances completely of underdogs Inter, but they will be taking an enormous step up in class from their Champions League knockout successes over Benfica, Porto and AC Milan. 

City did not allow United many chances in last week's FA Cup final and only a soft penalty saw them concede. 

It was a pragmatic enough approach from Pep Guardiola's side and he will just want to get the job done efficiently. 

Lautaro Martinez offers a threat, but City are strong defensively and if they get in front then the chance of a second is obvious through the counter-attacking threat of Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and FA Cup goalscoring hero Ilkay Gundogan.

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Denzel Dumfries Player to be Booked @ 2/1 

Champions League final referee Szymon Marciniak has shown himself to be the best in Europe and the fact he was also given the World Cup final suggests many consider him to be the planet's top arbiter. 

Marciniak gave eight yellows in the 120 minutes of the World Cup final and does not take any messing around. 

The Pole has dished out 13 yellows and one red card in three Champions League knockout matches this season.

Mark Langdon’s Tip: 

Inter are only 24th best when it comes to average possession in this season's Champions League - below Dinamo Zagreb and Club Brugge - and all logic says City will dominate the ball in Istanbul which makes it more likely that the Italians run a greater risk in having players booked. 

Right wing-back Denzel Dumfries looks the best value bet. He is up against Grealish, who consistently wins fouls, and Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal was booked in both legs of City's semi-final success. 

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Grealish's direct opponent in the FA Cup final, was also cautioned and Dutchman Dumfries might go the same way.

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John Stones Over 59.5 Player Passes @ 5/6 

Bigger names grab the headlines but Guardiola's tactical switch of moving John Stones to a hybrid midfield/centre-back role has been a roaring success and Inter should struggle to keep tabs on the Barnsley Beckenbauer.

Mark Langdon’s Tip: 

Stones has a pass success rate of 93.2 percent in the Premier League and he averages 65.7 passes per game. 

Quite often it is Stones who is asked to dictate play and if Inter drop off against City he could have a field day, comfortably surpassing the line of 59.5.

Mark Langdon's Champions League Final betting tips

Man City to beat Inter 2-0 Correct Score @ 6/1 
Denzel Dumfries Player to be Booked @ 2/1 
John Stones Over 59.5 Player Passes @ 5/6

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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