Favourites to Win Champions League After The Draw: Can Leicester City Make It?


Posted: March 17, 2017

Updated: October 6, 2017

The Champions League draw has been held earlier today and it resulted in some pretty cool matches…

The favourites to win Champions League are about to change in the near future as the 4 teams that are regarded as the strongest ones, have been drawn together. Awesome derbies are ahead of us, let’s take a look at the pairings and the chances of each encounter!

Atletico Madrid v Leicester City

Atletico Madrid have reached the Champions League finals twice in the past 3 years. They have good chances of doing so again as they already qualified for the top 8 clubs. Diego Simeone’s men lost both finals to Real Madrid and are now eager to finally bring the trophy to Madrid – to the other side of the city…

Online sportsbooks obviously regard Leicester City as the black horse in this tournament. The Premier League winners are by far the weakest side among the top 8 European clubs: the odds for Leicester City to win Champions League are 36.00 (35/1). Yet Atletico shouldn’t make the mistake of looking down on the tiny English team… they haven’t failed to surprise of so far…

Atletico Madrid will be clear favourites for the encounter, but so were Sevilla against Leicester City. Yet it’s Leicester in the Quarter Finals and not the Andaluz team. Would you like to bet on the underdogs again? You better join Bet365 to bet on Leicester City to cause another one of the shocking surprises in football.

Borussia Dortmund v AS Monaco

Borussia Dortmund qualified for the Quarter Finals upon eliminating Benfica. Even though they lost the first leg in Portugal to 1-0, they showed no mercy at Signal Iduna Park: Aubameyang took up the hero’s role by acing a hat-trick in BVB’s 4-0 victory. Online sportsbooks in Germany believe Dortmund has good chances this season…

AS Monaco are one of the most surprising teams in the QFs, right after Leicester City. The French team faced Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the previous round. They lost the first leg to 5-3 which made everyone think that the second leg was just a formality. However, they didn’t give up and managed to beat City by 3-1 on the second leg, which meant qualification to the Top 8.

Now their job against Borussia Dortmund will not be any easier. Two teams are about to meet each other, both prefer attacking football and both actually play attractive football. Their matches shall be great spectacle and at the moment, not even online sportsbooks like BetVictor are ready to take predictions about the chances…

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

Bayern Munich showed the most confident performance in the Round of 16. Not only they won both legs against a prestigious opponent like Arsenal. They trashed their rival on both legs. 10-2 on aggregated result, winning 5-1 both times… Tells us everything about Bayern’s strength and why their odds to win the trophy are 3.70 (37/10) at Marathonbet.

Real Madrid are hoping to write history this season. Winning the trophy would mean for them to become the very first team in the history of Champions League to win the trophy in 2 consecutive years. They are among the favourites this year as well: the odds for Real Madrid to win Champions League are 6.00 (5/1) at NetBet.

Last time the two teams met, Pep Guardiola was at the helm of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid was managed by Carlo Ancelotti, with Zinedine Zidane by his side as his assistant. Now Zidane manages Real Madrid, while his “master” is leading the following rival. The rivalry between the teacher and the student sounds quite promising enough.

Juventus v Barcelona

Juventus are one of the three teams that qualified from the Round of 16 by winning both legs. They faces FC Porto and showed confident performances on both occasions. Yes they are not among the top 3 favourites to win Champions League; the odds for Juventus winning the Champions League are 9.00 (8/1) at Betway.

FC Barcelona were underdogs for the trophy after losing the first leg by a humiliating 4-0 to PSG. However, upon a historic comeback with the referee being a main character of the story, they became favourites to win Champions League. Their odds to do so are 4.00 (3/1) at Betfair. If you wanted to bet on Barca winning the Champions League, you should have done it in between the two legs against PSG; the odds were at their best then…

Now it will be interesting to decide which side will be the favourites. Well, it’s almost 100% sure that online sportsbooks in Spain will regard Barcelona as the more likely team to qualify. They are the number 1 favourites to win the Champions League. However, Juventus can destroy their dreams. They know perfectly how to kill Spanish football, so it won’t be an easy run for the Catalans.

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