Champions League 2010 Final Odds

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Alistair Prescott
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Champions League 2010 Final Odds

Champions League final odds were available from BetCRIS.com, the oldest established online bookmaker catering to the North American market.  Of course BetCRIS.com also takes bets from European punters.

FC Bayern was +135 on the spread and +240 on the moneyline.

Inter Milan was -175 on the spread and +120 on the moneyline.

BetCRIS.com was also taking bets on the 1st and 2nd halves. 

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho was unusually subdued on Friday and his only brash prediction was that he and Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal would both one day lift a second Champions League title no matter who wins Saturday's final.

The future of Inter's larger-than-life coach Jose Mourinho, who learnt part of his trade under Bayern boss Louis van Gaal when they were at Barcelona, will also be decided after the game with the Portuguese tempted to quit for Real Madrid.

If he does leave after taking 1964 and 1965 winners Inter to their first final since 1972, it will be because of his hatred of the Italian press and soccer establishment rather than any problems he has with the club or his beloved players.

"I love everybody. From the first to the last they give everything. They are great the way they have survived this incredible season playing a match every three days," Mourinho told Reuters.

Bayern's Mark van Bommel will clash with fellow tough guy Esteban Cambiasso in midfield with the Dutch captain eager for a second Champions League winners' medal after clinching the title with Barcelona four years ago.

"This team has grown together and everything works," Van Bommel told Reuters, donning an expensive watch given to him by the Catalan club after their victory in 2006.

"We will be ready and we should not change a thing from what we have been doing because we want to win this thing with the big ears (the trophy)."

Probable lineups:

Bayern Munich: 22-Hans-Joerg Butt; 21-Philipp Lahm, 5-Daniel van Buyten, 6-Martin Demichelis, 26-Diego Contento; 8-Hamit Altintop, 17-Mark van Bommel, 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 10-Arjen Robben; 11-Ivica Olic, 25-Thomas Mueller.

Inter Milan: 12-Julio Cesar; 13-Maicon, 25-Walter Samuel, 6-Lucio, 4-Javier Zanetti; 19-Esteban Cambiasso, 5-Dejan Stankovic; 10-Wesley Sneijder; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 22-Diego Milito, 27-Goran Pandev

Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com and Reuters 

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