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UEFA Champions League final: Betting tips for Manchester City vs. Inter Milan

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By- USA NATIONAL POST

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1. Manchester City is a huge favorite heading into the Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul on Saturday, as Pep Guardiola's side aims to finally get its hands on the greatest prize in European club soccer and complete a historic treble.

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2.City has been building toward this moment since the transformative takeover of the club by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008.

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3.It has become England's dominant force, winning seven Premier League titles in the last 12 seasons and followed up its latest triumph by claiming the FA Cup last weekend.

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4.Question marks have surrounded the club's rise, given that in February, City was charged by the Premier League with 115 alleged breaches of its financial rules between 2009 and 2018.

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5.In Europe, meanwhile, City was banned from UEFA competitions for two years in February 2020 for "serious financial fair-play breaches," but that sanction was later overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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6.City lost in the final in 2021 and against Real Madrid in the semifinals last year, but the addition of Erling Haaland appears to have taken Guardiola's team to a new level.

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7.City has not lost in Europe this season and dished out heavy beatings to RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Madrid in the knockout round

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8."They've got incredible players, we can all see that. How they played in a big occasion, in a derby game in the Champions League semifinal, is never easy. We know what we're up against."

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9.Inter also knows what its up against, especially 37-year-old forward Edin Dzeko, who played City from 2011 to 2016.

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10.He has scored 14 goals for Inter this season and has been an excellent foil for star forward Lautaro Martinez.

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