Man City leads Champions League betting ahead of quarter final draw

City heads the market ahead of draw

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With Chelsea bowing out against Barcelona in midweek, it has left just two of the original five English Premier League clubs in this year’s UEFA Champions League. Manchester City and Liverpool were the only one to make it through after Manchester United were stunned at home by Sevilla and Spurs lost out against the battling experience and expertise of Juventus in their second leg duel at Wembley.

Manchester city had an easy time of things in their round of sixteen tie against FC Basel, winning 5-2 on aggregate, while Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success against FC Porto. The other notable name to fall from the round of sixteen was PSG who couldn’t get the better of reigning champions Real Madrid in their fantastic tussle.

The draw for the quarter finals will be made on Friday, March 16th and in there will be two English clubs, three Spanish clubs, two Italian clubs and German powerhouses Bayern Munich. The fall of PSG has left Manchester City as the 3/1 outright favourites now at bet365* (betting odds taken on March 15, 2018 at 00:13 a.m.) as the Parisians were right up there at the head of the outright winner market with Pep Guardiola’s troops.

Champions League Winner Odds*

Man City 3/1, Barcelona 7/2, Real Madrid 4/1, Bayern Munich 9/2, Liverpool 9/1, Juventus 9/1, Sevilla 50/1, Roma 50/1* (betting odds taken on March 15, 2018 at 00:13 a.m.)

Of course the current odds are all going to be shifting around a little bit come the draw for the final eight. That will be because of the level of difficulty that a team will face in the next round of the draw. But it is Manchester City who are the ones to beat according to the bookmakers and it would be very interesting to see how they handle the moves against someone like Barcelona, Bayern or Real Madrid.

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