Who Is The Champions League Title Favourite?
The excitement is building for the Champions League and oddsmakers are laying down the odds for the final four teams competing for this year’s championship. With Bayern Munich out, last year’s champion, the field is wide open. On Bettingsider24 you can find odds in a little analysis of who is likely to win this year.
No. 1 – Manchester City
Manchester City takes on Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on April 28 in the semifinals. They enter as 2.34 favorites to win it all and are the favorites to win this contest at 1.61, advancing to the finals. Manchester city rolled through Group C, going 5-1, allowing a single goal in group play while posting an impressive +12 goal differential. Manchester City is an impressive 9-1-0 overall.
The team is led by Ferran Torres, who has four goals in six games. Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan each have three goals. Ederson conceded three goals in nine games.
No. 2 – Paris Saint-Germain
If you are going to go through the top team to make it to the finals, you should be considered the second most likely team to win at all. This is a very impressive PSG club that went 4-0-2 in group play, hosting a +7-goal differential. Paris is led by Kylian Mbappe, who has been a goal scoring machine with eight goals and nine games. Neymar is close behind with six tallies in seven contests. Keylor Navas has conceded 11 goals and 10 games.
The odds for Paris Saint-Germain are set at 4.0 to win it all. They are the underdog in their matchup against Manchester City at 2.35. PSG is 6-1-3 overall.
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No. 3 – Chelsea
The other semifinal matchup pits Chelsea against Real Madrid. Both of these teams enter with odds set at 6.0. Chelsea came out of Group E after finishing 4-2-0 in group play, scoring 14 goals while allowing just two for a goal differential of +12. They are 7-2-1 overall.
Eduard Mendy has been solid in goal for Chelsea, conceding two goals in nine matches. The team is led in scoring by Olivier Giroud with six goals in seven games. Timo Werner is second on the team with three goals in nine games.
No. 4 – Real Madrid
As mentioned, both Real Madrid and Chelsea are given 5.0 odds for winning at all. However, Real Madrid is the favorite in their contest against Chelsea, with the odds set at 1.8 while Chelsea comes in at 1.95. The team finished 3-1-2 in group play, scoring 11 goals while allowing nine. However, they have stepped up play of late, going 6-2-2 overall.
Karim Benzema leads this team in scoring with five goals in eight contests. Vincius Junior is second with three goals in 10 games. Thibaut Courtois has played in all 10 games for Real Madrid, allowing 11 goals. Outside of Manchester City. This is the team that should be considered a serious threat because of how well they are playing of late.
The semi finals take place on April 27 and 28.
Source: Complete Sports
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