Last updated July 28th, 2021
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Bayern Munich Still Head Bookies’ Champions League Odds
All of the pre-tournament favourites emerged unscathed from the group stage of the 2020-21 Champions League and it is holders Bayern Munich who continue to head the UCL odds ahead of the knockout rounds, writes Nick Dorrington.
Fifteen of the 16 remaining teams are from the five major leagues. All four entrants from both Germany and Spain made it through, alongside three from England, three from Italy and one from France. Porto of Portugal was the sole survivor from outside those leagues.
The final rounds are currently scheduled to be held on a two-legged, home and away, basis, although, as was the case last season, that could change based on the status of the pandemic. It is also difficult to gauge how much of an effect the accumulated fatigue from a compacted season and the lack of a clear break between campaigns will have as things progress.
Bayern began the campaign as the bookmakers’ favourites to lift the trophy again that they won against Paris Saint-Germain in last year’s final. They have maintained that status after going undefeated through the group stage with a points tally matched only by that of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the second favourites in the Champions League betting with almost all bookies.
Only Real Madrid have won the competition in consecutive years in the Champions League era. They actually did so three times in a row between 2016 and 2018. So it will be quite a task for Bayern Munich to defend their crown successfully. If they did, it would be their fourth UCL triumph this millennium.
It is interesting to note that while Bayern, Man City and Liverpool, winners two years ago and reigning Premier League champions, are the three primary favourites with the sports betting sites, they have all had more wobbles than usual in their domestic leagues this season. So they are perhaps not as far ahead of the rest of the field as the Champions League odds may suggest.
Last year’s beaten finalists PSG are next up in the rankings, even though they have changed their head coach since the group stage. Thomas Tuchel was sacked in late December and replaced by former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, a losing finalist himself with his ex-employers in 2018-19. If they are to make it as far as they did last time around, they will first have to get past Barcelona in the last 16.
It perhaps says much for the perceived quality level of the two Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, and indeed of La Liga as a whole, this season that they are not considered to be at quite the same level as the aforementioned four teams. Not since the three-year span of 2003 to 2005 has there been more than two finals in a row without a single Spanish competitor. That would again be the case if there isn’t one this time around.
Barca do seem to be finding their feet as the campaign advances, and do, for now at least, still have Lionel Messi on their books. Real Madrid can never be fully discounted, and neither can an Atlético Madrid side who look genuine title contenders domestically, but none of them are at the level of seasons past. Sevilla are a solid-enough team and the Europa League holders, but it would be a surprise if they made it further than the last eight.
Germany is the other country with four teams remaining. Borussia Monchengladbach will give Man City a good go in their last 16 clash but will likely fail to advance. Borussia Dortmund haven’t really clicked this season and have an interim coach on their bench but do have an exciting array of young attacking talent potentially to fire them onwards. Last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig have the tough task of overcoming Liverpool in the last 16.
Juventus head the Italian contingent, although it is difficult to see them going all the way. Atalanta reached the quarter-final stage in their debut in competition last season and their swashbuckling approach again makes them a must-watch even if they ultimately fail to make it any further on this occasion. Lazio made it undefeated through the group stage, with two wins and four draws, but are arguably the weakest of the remaining participants.
Chelsea are the third English team still in with a shot of success but their inconsistencies in domestic competition combined with a tough last 16 tie with Atletico Madrid make it hard to argue a convincing case for them going much further.
Porto were the last winners of the competition from outside the big five leagues, 17 seasons ago now. While they might well manage to surprise Juventus in the round of 16, further progress beyond that point would be most unexpected.