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Champions League 2018 – Outright Winner Betting
To Win Champions League Odds; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/2 odds 1,2.
Champions League 2018 – Top Goalscorer Betting
To Win Champions League Golden Boot; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3.
|Fernando Gabriel Jesus||25/1||20/1||25/1|
|Wissam Ben Yedder||20/1||20/1||33/1|
|Kevin De Bruyne||100/1||100/1||200/1||100/1|
|Francisco Tiquinho Soares||250/1|
|Mota Bernardo Silva||250/1|
|Ricky van Wolfswinkel||250/1|
History-Makers Real Madrid Top Champions League Odds
Real Madrid are the favourites in the Champions League odds to repeat their triumphs of the last two years and again lift the trophy at the end of the 2017-18 season, writes Nick.
The Spanish champions are the most successful team in the history of the European Cup, having won the competition 12 times, five more than any other side. They have won three of last four Champions League finals and have reached the last four in each of last six seasons.
By winning last season’s final against Juventus, Madrid became the only team in the Champions League era to win the competition two years in a row. Having added some more youthful options to an already talented squad, they can again be expected to enjoy a deep run this time around.
Spain is one of the four countries that have dominated the Champions League over the last 20 years or so. Teams from there, England, Germany and Italy have provided the last 26 finalists and 21 of the last 22 winners. But Spain has taken over in recent years, with Barcelona and Real Madrid winning three each of the last nine finals, while Atletico Madrid have reached the final in two of the last four years.
Barcelona came very close to going out in the round of 16 last time around before eventually falling at the quarter-final stage and certainly don’t look as well-equipped as their rivals Real Madrid to win it this year. If Atletico Madrid can make it through a difficult group, pre-planned January reinforcements could give them the necessary lift to go far. Sevilla will be hoping to improve on last season’s disappointing last-16 exit.
German champions Bayern Munich have consistently reached the latter stages of the competition in recent years and while their level dropped a little last season, head coach Carlo Ancelotti has won the tournament on three previous occasions and they still have enough quality to be serious contenders. Borussia Dortmund have a talented young group, while competition debutants RB Leipzig are capable of causing some upsets.
England has five entrants in this year’s competition. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool qualified through the league, while Manchester United earned the fifth spot by winning last season’s Europa League. It is, however, six years since the last English finalist, while only two English teams have reached the semi-finals over the course of the last five seasons. Only Leicester made it as far as the last eight last time around.
Juventus have been losing finalists in two of the last three seasons and will again be the strongest Italian challengers, although Napoli have an attractive and effective style of football that would likely have taken them further into last year’s competition had they not drawn Real Madrid in the last 16. A tough group could spell an early exit for Roma.
If the near complete hegemony of those four countries is to be broken, then it is France that is most likely to provide the conquerer. Manager Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain should really have seen off Barcelona in the round of 16 last season and have now added Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to an already expensively constructed squad. Monaco reached the semi-finals last year but will need to adapt quickly to a host of summer departures if they are replicate that performance.
After those teams, the Champions League odds to win the competition with the best online bookies start creeping up to 100/1 and beyond.
Portuguese sides are always canny operators and with their top three teams all making it to the group stage, it wouldn’t be a surprise if at least one of Benfica, Porto and Sporting manage to make it as far as the last eight. Dutch champions Feyenoord, Shakhtar Donetsk and relatively big-spending Besiktas could put runs together if things go well for them.
Celtic have again been drawn in a very tough group and it is difficult to see them seriously troubling the top two places that will most likely be occupied by Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Pipping Anderlecht to third and gaining a place in the Europa League knockout stages represents a more realistic goal for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
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