- We review the latest UCL Round of 16 odds for the return of Europe’s pinnacle football tournament.
- Bayern Munich is favored to repeat their victory in 2020 with odds of +275 for a consecutive Champions League win.
- One of our underdogs picks for the seasons UCL is PSG who are facing a vulnerable Barcelona next.
The UEFA Champions League returns to our screen on Feb 16. With sixteen teams left in the tournament, the competition has narrowed down. In this betting preview, we will break down the favorites and underdogs to win the 2020-21 Champions League.
Champions League Winner Odds
Bayern Aim For Glory Again
Bayern Munich is currently ranging from +275 to +300 on most online sports betting sites. That means if you bet $100 on them at +275, you could net $275 for winning the UCL for the second season in a row.
Bayern’s success is not only limited to the Champions League and Bundesliga, but they are aiming for greatness at the club World Cup. “We have the very clear objective of bringing the Club World Cup back to Munich. Six trophies in the same year, so far only FC Barcelona have done it,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Man City Strong Favorites
The second favorite in the latest UCL odds is Manchester City. The Blues are rising the ranks in the Premier League and with a 4-1 win over reigning champions Liverpool on Sunday. Their manager Pep Guardiola has huge success at other European clubs including Barcelona and Bayern Munich, could this finally be his year to lift the trophy with City?
They are certainly the number one team right now to give Bayern a run for their money. You can bet $100 on Man City to win the Champions League to win $450, before the round of 16 begins.
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Juventus Showing Promise
Juve is currently +1100 to win the Champions League under Andrea Pirlo. Meaning that a $100 bet would payout $1100.
The former player of Juve & AC Milan has done a solid yet not spectacular job since joining the club in summer 2020.
There are a number of players that must step-up for Juventus’s success to continue this season, Adrien Rabiot, Juan Cuadrado, and Ronaldo – who marked his 36th birthday by helping Juventus beat Roma.
Betting Value With PSG
Paris Saint-Germain kicks off their round of 16 campaign against Spanish giants Barcelona. This is a huge match-up for both sides, I am picking the French side for a change to cause an upset over the rather flat as of late Barcelona. If PSG can get in their groove they could make it all the way to the finals again in 2021.
UCL Underdogs Worth Considering
- Liverpool: +650
- Atletico Madrid: +2500
- RB Leipzig: +4000
Champions League Updates
According to ESPN, Germany’s travel restrictions mean UCL teams have had to adapt and play home games scheduled for Germany abroad.
RB Leipzig’s Champions League round of 16 clash with Liverpool will be played in Budapest later this month after local authorities refused to offer special dispensation for the Premier League champions to travel to Germany for the first-leg tie. Champions League match odds for all the Round of 16 games are live.
In a similar vein, the clash between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea may also be affected due to travel restrictions, as per football-espana.
Los Rojiblancos have been informed they may not be able to host Premier League side, Chelsea, in Madrid on February 23, in their last 16 first-leg clash, due to travel restrictions from the UK to Spain.
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