Champions League final

Cech: Bayern are favourites

May 15, 2012
By ESPN staff

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Bayern Munich are the favourites to lift this season's Champions League trophy on May 19.

Petr Cech has already lifted the FA Cup with Chelsea this season
PA PhotosPetr Cech has already lifted the FA Cup with Chelsea this season

Chelsea and Bayern go head-to-head at the Allianz Arena later this month, with the Bundesliga side boasting a home advantage.

And Blues shot-stopper Cech feels playing their opponents on their home turf gives the German side the edge, although the Czech international remains hopeful of emerging as triumphant.

"It's a final and you would think that the chances are 50-50, but to play at your own stadium and have your own dressing room is a huge advantage," Cech told CTK.

"This coincidence of events has made Bayern the favourites. We will try to outsmart them in some way.

"The final is about how the two teams cope with the pressure. They are the favourites as they play at home but the pressure is bigger on them than it is on us.

"That might be to our advantage, it might be a disadvantage. We will have to wait and see how the match goes.

"Either way, we will try to make their role as favourites as unpleasant as possible. Certainly we are not going there just on a trip. We want to win."