According to a prominent sportsbook, Manchester City are now the favourite to win the Champions League this season. The sports odds maker has listed Manchester City at +275 to win the Champions League trophy, the best of any of the remaining 16 sides.
Manchester City stormed to a first place finish in the group stages, losing only on the final matchday of the stage to Shakhtar Donetsk. Pep Guardiola’s side followed up their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win over derby rivals Manchester United at the weekend.
Manchester City were drawn against Swiss team Basel in Monday’s Champions League draw. Due to the pairing, Basel now has the longest odds of winning the competition at +50000.
Paris Saint-Germain have been given the second best odds according to the bookie. PSG are +400 to lift the cup. However, the team will need to beat Real Madrid in the last 16. The current cup holders are +750 to repeat for a third straight season.
Of the English sides, Manchester United have been given the next best odds by Bovada. The Red Devils are +1200 to win the competition. Liverpool are right behind Manchester United at +1400.
Odds to win Champions League:
Manchester City +275
Bayern Munich +500
Real Madrid +750
Manchester United +1200
The Champions League won’t resume until February, and English sides must now navigate the tricky waters of the holiday period.