Champions League odds: PSG overtake Manchester City as favourites following Lionel Messi agreement

Champions League odds: PSG overtake Manchester City as favourites following Lionel Messi agreement

City are now 4/1 second-favourites...

PSG have leapfrogged Manchester City into new bookies’ favourite to win the Champions League, following reports on a reached agreement with Lionel Messi.  

The French side were 10/1 in the betting just last month, but following a summer of busy transfer activity, are now just 7/2 best price.  

That means they’ve overtaken previous favourites Manchester City, who have since drifted out to 4/1.

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In the last 48 hours, PSG account for a whopping 52% of all bets placed on this season’s Champions League winner.

Bayern Munich have lengthened out to 8/1 third favourites, followed by Chelsea (10/1), Liverpool (10/1), Manchester United (16/1) and Real Madrid (20/1).

Having played his entire career with Barcelona, Messi’s exit has seen a slump in their odds for glory this season, drifting out to 25/1.

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “To the surprise of precisely nobody, PSG are now favourites to win the Champions League. 

"As if Neymar and Mbappe weren't enough, the likely of addition of Lionel Messi has turned the Parisian attack into the most terrifying sight in the whole of Europe. 

"Manchester City are stacked with talent of their own, but the bookies have finally had their heads turned thanks to the Messi factor." 

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Champions League 2021/22 Winner:

  • PSG – 7/2
  • Man City – 4/1
  • Bayern Munich – 8/1
  • Chelsea – 10/1
  • Liverpool – 10/1
  • Manchester United – 16/1
  • Real Madrid – 20/1
  • Barcelona – 25/1