With the Champions League rolling around for another action-packed season, Oddschecker took a look at who the bookies think will come home with the trophy.
After their dominating Premier League title win last season, Pep Guardiola’s Man City have been installed as the early favourites to win the competition at $6.
That’s ahead of the likes of Messi and co and Barcelona ($7), Juventus ($8) and PSG ($9).
Juventus are the biggest market mover after signing Cristiano Ronaldo. They’ve had their odds slashed from $19 pre-CR7, into just $8 as of today (September 18).
Elsewhere, now perennial UCL winners Real Madrid are a lofty $9 to win the tournament following the loss of their leading man, followed by Bayern Munich at $11.
Bookies aren’t giving other English clubs not managed by Guardiola much of a chance, with the like of last year’s finalists Liverpool being touted as a $13 shot.
It’s not only new stadium issues that appear prevalent at Spurs, as bookies have them as long as $28 to capture their first ever Champions League.
Jose Mourinho’s prowess in Europe doesn’t seem to have had too much of an effect on Manchester United’s odds on going the full way – with the Red Devils being installed as a $34 outside shot.
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “The crème de la crème of European football get back at it tomorrow, and early indications are that bookies are backing Pep to take Man City to their first ever Champions League triumph.
“They lead the market in what looks to be an open race for Europe’s premier cup competition, with Cristiano Ronaldo having a decisive say on who bookies think will go the full way.
“Despite winning the last three, Real Madrid are no less than fifth favourites to win the competition, with Juventus being heavily backed, having their odds cut by more than half.”
UCL winner odds:
Man City – $6
Barca – $7
Juventus – $8
PSG – $9
Real Madrid – $9
Bayern Munich – $11
Liverpool – $13
Atletico – $15
Spurs – $28