Real favourites to beat Atletico

  • Last Updated: April 30 2014, 22:31 BST

Real Madrid are Sky Bet's 8/13 favourites to beat city rivals Atletico in the Champions League final.

Atletico Madrid are underdogs to overcome Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid are underdogs to overcome Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti's men were superb in dismantling holders Bayern Munich before Atletico came from behind to beat Chelsea a day later and set up a final between sides from the same city for the first time in the competition's history.

And while Atletico are currently in command of the battle for La Liga, it's Real's superior experience and impressive semi-final success which makes them clear favourites at 8/13, with Atletico 5/4.

Those prices of course refer to which sides lift the trophy, and Real are 11/10 to win the final inside 90 minutes with Atletico 12/5. It's 9/4 that the match goes to extra-time.

"The Champions League final is set up perfectly," said Sky Bet's Sandro Di Michele.

"We have two great rivals, two contrasting styles, two managers at opposite ends of their respective careers - everything looks set for a terrific conclusion to the competition.

"Obviously, Real have more match-winners in their side and a player in Cristiano Ronaldo who could well prove the difference, but we're not underestimating Diego Simeone's men and neither result would be a surprise."