Which team is the favorite to win the 2018/2019 Champions League? Will Real Madrid be able to make a miracle and win for the fourth consecutive time the strongest club race in the world? Well, right now in January, the bookmakers already have their predictions about that and we could see it with the help of their proposed odds.
Surprisingly or not, the second in the current standing in the Premier League of England – Manchester City is the favorites of the bookmakers. At this point, Pep Guardiola’s players triumph in May is estimated at exactly 4.50. Seems to me not the best possible option given heavy competition they have to face to win the tournament. It is a bit a surprise but the team, which performs better than Manchester City in the Premier League – Liverpool is only fifth placed with odds of 9 to win the Champions League this season.
Between the two English teams are placed clubs like Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. For Messi and the company the odds are 5.50, Ronaldo and the other players for Turin – 7.50, and Neimar, Mabape and Cavani have odds of 8.
Of course, it seems quite logical to stick with the traditions with our betting predictions, which right now say a success of Real Madrid. However, the odds of 13 don’t seem particularly attractive considering the crisis in which the royal club has fallen into this moment.
If you decide to bet on a surprise and look for a winner outside the biggest teams in Europe, then you might consider a possible bet for Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund, which have odds of 26. Interesting opportunity is also the recently revived under Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manchester United, which have odds of 34.
In addition to betting for the final winner in the Champions League, we can also bet for the top scorer of the tournament. There, the big favorites are clear – Messi and Ronaldo. The bet for the last is really attractive – 26, but it should be kept in mind that he is quite back in his number of goals for the season. As for Messi, his coefficient is only 2.87. The other favorites are Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich with 3.50 and Neimar from Paris Saint Germain with 9.