2020 Champions League knockout tournament betting odds are available now. The remaining fixtures have been lately drawn in Nyon, Switzerland. Here is all you need to know about the favorites of the last-16 second leg ties and the two determined quarter-final fixtures.
12-day Champions League mini-tournament promises to be thrilling and breathless. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will take place in Lisbon, Portugal in August. They will all be single-leg fixtures similar to the World Cup, but a little bit more exciting with all the superstars around.
As online sportsbook news in Portugal confirmed, seedings and country protection will be removed. This means any side can draw any side from here on. The games will be split between Benfica’s Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Sporting CP’s Estadio Jose Alvalade. All games will take place behind closed doors, which means no support from the fans but it will only be the pure talent to secure the win.
Here are the key dates:
- UCL Last-16 second legs between 7-8 August
- Quarter-finals between 12-15 August
- Semi-finals between 18-19 August
- The final to take place on 23 August
As for the Champions League knockout tournament betting odds, you can check out the review about Bet365 Sportsbook for the best values in the market. You can place a bet on the last-16 second-leg ties, and the two quarter-final fixtures.
The last-16 odds and predictions
Atalanta, RB Leipzig, PSG, and Atletico have already booked their tickets for the quarter-finals. Whereas, the other eight giants still have a second-leg to play. Probably Manchester City vs Real Madrid is the top game every football fan waits for. It will take place at the Etihad, with Manchester City holding a 2-1 lead from the first leg.
At Bet365 Sportsbook, the City are the favorites with 1.72 odds, while Los Blancos are the underdogs with a value of 4.20. However, Madrid have extensive experience in the top European League. They lived up to a similar challenge countless times. Most importantly, they have regained confidence recently with a clear move at the top of La Liga. So, it might be safer to choose underdogs this time.
The winner of City vs Madrid will face either Juventus or Lyon. Juve surprisingly lost 0-1 in the first leg against Lyon. Most online sportsbooks in Portugal expect a comeback for Juve with 1.57, whereas their opponents stand at 6.00. A third fixture will be between Bayern Munich (1.57) vs Chelsea (5.50). Bayern thrashed Chelsea with a 3-0 win in the first leg, and for Chelsea to turn things around is unlikely. The last fixture will be between Barcelona (1.61) vs Napoli (5.50). Barca will play at the Camp Nou and have one goal in hand from the first leg, which makes them rightfully favorites.
Champions League knockout tournament betting odds on the quarter-finals slightly favor PSG (2.15) over Atalanta (2.87). at Bet365 Sportsbook The debutants Atalanta are seen as the weakest team guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals. But, they are highly dangerous, sitting in third place in Serie A. Although PSG look forward to winning the Champions League, newcomers Atalanta can easily strip them from such hope.
The other quarter-final fixture is between RB Leipzig (3.00) vs Atletico Madrid (2.37). Atletico are certainly more experienced reaching the final twice recently, but they never won the title. On the other side of the pitch, Leipzig who have surged to become one of the top European clubs in a couple of years are a tough one to beat. Probably the result of this match will depend on whether Timo Werner will join or just leave for London.