The Champions League hits the quarter final stage with 8 teams vying to lift the trophy this season. Last year’s Winners Real Madrid are still in the hunt to retain their crown and after a brilliant performance at Anfield, they will have no fear in the quarter finals as they take on another English side in Chelsea.
Favourites Manchester City are 9/4 with Paddy Power and their odds have drifted after a tough draw against German powerhouse Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola will be desperate to land the Champions League for Manchester City who have yet to get their hands on the trophy and have come close on a few occasions. Super Striker Erling Haaland will be looking forward to facing the German opposition and further advancing his credentials as Europe’s top striker.
Bayern Munich are 4/1 with SBK to land Europe’s top trophy and with a recent change in management Thomas Tuchel is in charge to lead the German Champions into this clash with Manchester City and for Tuchel, this will hold no fear as he led Chelsea to a Champions League final win over Manchester City.
New 2nd favorite’s for the Champions League are Italian league leaders Napoli. They have taken Serie A by storm this season an with a fast flowing attacking football, along with a resolute defence, they are a big threat to win this season’s competition. The star striker for Napoli is Victor Osimhen and along with Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, they are a serious team this season who can deliver both the Serie A title and Champions League title.
|Manchester City||9/4 Paddy Power|
|Bayern Munich||4/1 SBK|
|Real Madrid||7/1 Bet365|
|Inter Milan||14/1 Bet365|
|Chelsea||16/1 William Hill|
With the Champions League draw made all the way to the final, there is one team who have massively benefited from this. Napoli were 150/1 at the start of the season to win the Champions League and are now as short as 7/2 with 888Sport to lift the trophy this season.
They face fellow Italian Side AC Milan in the quarter finals and this should hold no fear for them and they are favourites to come through this tie. In the semi-finals they will face either Benfica or Inter Milan and for Napoli, they have a massive chance to reach the final.
Having already played some outstanding football this season in the Champions League, Napoli are our Punters.pub pick to win the Champions League.
Manchester United retained favouritism for the Europa League after the round of 16 ties and With Arsenal losing to Sporting Lisbon the English side have shortened in the market. Erik Ten Hag’s men are 11/8 with Paddy Power to lift the Europa League this season and with some of the best talent in world football in their squad, they are rightly at the top of the betting.
Marcus Rashford is one of the players in top form for Manchester United and with Anthony and Jaden Sancho finding some form, the attacking options for them are going to take some stopping in the later stages of the competition.
Next in the betting are Juventus who are having an average season in Serie A by their high standards as they currently sit in 7th place in Serie A which is a pretty poor return for a team who are usually fighting it out at the top.
Jose Mourinho’s Roma are next in the betting at 6/1 with Paddy Power and after winning the Europa Conference league last season, they will be gunning to win another European trophy this season.
|Manchester United||11/8 Paddy Power|
|Roma||6/1 Paddy Power|
|Bayer Leverkusen||8/1 William Hill|
Even though 11/8 with Paddy Power is quite a short price, the quality of the remaining sides in the competition should not pose a massive threat to Manchester United, who should be able to navigate their way to the final.
With the strength in depth that Manchester United have, this is a huge advantage for them when facing some of Europe’s top sides, who don’t have the qualities all over the pitch that Manchester United do.