Not many people had been tipping these two sides to make the final when they went up against Real Madrid and Barcelona in their respective semi-finals. However, they both deserved their place after putting in incredible performances to beat the two Spanish giants.
Chelsea have had a fantastic journey in the Champions League, which included overturning a 3-1 deficit against Napoli in the quarter-final.
The Blues then went to the Nou Camp in the semi-final second leg with a 1-0 lead and were simply incredible that evening. They managed to draw 2-2 on the night after spending the majority of the game with ten men.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side finished in sixth position in the Premier League so their only chance of Champions League football next campaign is if they win the competition this weekend.
With one trophy already under their belt after an FA Cup victory earlier in the month, it could prove to be one of the most successful seasons in the clubs history.
Di Matteo’s men go into this match on a run of just two defeats in 15 games.
As for Bayern Munich, they have remained unbeaten on home soil in the tournament so far, so will be full of confidence as the final is being played on their own turf.
Bayern beat La Liga champions Real Madrid in their semi-final. They certainly did it the German way though, which is of course on penalties.
Josef Heynckes’ men will be looking to take some silverware here after a disappointing campaign domestically. They missed out on the Bundesliga title to Borussia Dortumund.
Dortmund then thrashed them 5-2 in the DFB Pokal final, a result which would have hurt everyone at the club.
Heynkes will know that a win here is the only option to save face for a poor season by their usual high standards.
With their successful history in the Champions League and their form in the competition so far, Bayern Munich go into the match as favourites. You can back them at 1.85 (11/13) with BWIN.
Chelsea will know it will take yet another incredible performance to win the game in Munich. The London side are being offered at 4.75 (15/4) with BlueSQ to win in 90 minutes. A draw and the game going into extra time is available at 3.80 (14/5) with SkyBet.
With his fantastic record in front of goal this season, Mario Gomez is the favourite to get the scoring underway on Saturday with odds 0f 5.00 (4/1) with Paddy Power.
Chelsea’s best chance of breaking the deadlock seems to come from Fernando Torres. He is being offered at 9.00 (8/1) with William Hill.
It is sure to be a tight encounter between these two sides. A recommended bet is for the German side to win on penalties yet again. You can back this at 13.00 (12/1) with VC Bet.