L.A. Rams v New England 04/02 00:30
AFBNFL NFL > Super Bowl-18Kick Off: 04/02/2019 00:30
Los Angeles "Rams" beat the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in the NFC title game, that was marred by a controversial no-call from officials for pass interference. The Rams are coached by Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in Super Bowl history at 33 years old. They are in their fourth Super Bowl appearance and seeking their second Super Bowl title and first in Los Angeles. Since returning to the West Coast in 2016, the Rams have now reached the play-offs twice, both seasons under McVay. In their 21 seasons in St. Louis, the Rams reached two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans in Atlanta. The Rams are led by quarter-back Jared Goff, backed up by Todd Gurley and C.J Anderson. They also have former Patriot wide-receiver Brandin Cooks in their team, while Aaron Donald is defensive player of the year.
New England "Patriots" enters the game as favourites, after a 37-31 overtime win over Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game. The Patriots join the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, as the third team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls. They also extended their NFL record for Super Bowl appearances to 11. They are coached by Bill Belichick, who has won five Super Bowls as a head coach, the most Super Bowl wins by a head coach in NFL history. World wide famous quarter-back Tom Brady is aiming to win the Super Bowl for a record 6th time. They will rely heavily on Brady again, but also have a wealth of talent including wide-receiver Julian Edelman, running-back James White and key man Rob Gronkowski. Patriots have averaged 39 points per game this season.
Info: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Head to Head: New England beat Los Angeles 20-17 in the 2002 Super Bowl. New England lead Los Angeles 8-5 in previous meetings.
Summary: The match odds suggest a tight game, but in the last week the big money has come for New England. New England -2.5 at 2.10 and Tom Brady MVP at 2.50.
2.10 L.A. Rams v New England 1.80