Barcelona replace Manchester City as Champions League favourites


Barcelona have replaced Manchester City as Sky Bet’s favourites to win the Champions League after Pep Guardiola’s side were paired with Liverpool in the quarter-finals.

City will come up against the only side to beat them in the Premier League this season, having gone down 4-3 at Anfield in January, while Barca will meet outsiders Roma in the last eight.

That has seen the Catalans cut from 7/2 to 11/4 to lift the trophy, while City have drifted slightly, from 11/4 to 3/1.

Liverpool’s movement in the market is more significant, with their price going from 9/1 to 12/1 as Sky Bet rate them as outsiders to progress from the all-English tie.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are 12/1 to win the Champions League
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are 12/1 to win the Champions League

Bayern Munich are now 7/2 (from 9/2) third favourites after being handed arguably the most favourable tie in Sevilla, who were considered the biggest-priced outsiders before Friday’s draw despite ousting Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are 9/2 to complete a hat-trick of Champions League triumphs as they face Juventus (11/1), who have been losing finalist in two of the last three campaigns.

Champions League outright odds:

  • Barcelona – 11/4
  • Manchester City – 3/1
  • Bayern Munich – 7/2
  • Real Madrid – 9/2
  • Juventus – 11/1
  • Liverpool – 12/1
  • Sevilla – 50/1
  • Roma – 50/1


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