The draw for the 2020/21 Champions League takes place tomorrow and we are going to look at who is favourites to lift the trophy in Istanbul
On Thursday, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Chelsea will find out who they will face in the Champions League groups stages. The draw is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland at 5 pm.
Each team is put into Pots 1-4 and they can’t be drawn against a team from the same country as them. In Pot 1 are the Champions League winners, the Europa League winners and the domestic league winners. This year they are Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Liverpool, Real Madrid, PSG, Juventus, Zenit and Porto. The three remaining English teams are all in Pot 2.
The first matchday of this years competition takes place on 20th/21st October. Were going to look at the odds for this year’s Champions League and who is in with a chance of winning it.
Champions League 2020/21 Odds
Bayern Munich – 4/1
Obviously, the favourites for this seasons competition was always going to be the German side. Bayern won the Champions League last season in some fashion, beating some of the best teams along the way. They beat Chelsea 7-2 over two legs, Barca 8-2 in one game and PSG in the final. This was just one of the four trophies Hansi Flick won in his debut season at the club. Bayern have a fantastic squad and even though they have lost Thiago, they have added Leroy Sane. We expect Bayern to go a long way again this season.
Man City – 9/2
Even though they are still to reach a Champions Leauge final, let alone with the competition, Man City are always one of the favourites. Pep has won the competition twice already which helps, all be it with Messi in his team. When he was brought in to manage the club, this was the club’s main aim. Rumours are that Pep may look to leave soon so time is running out. They have strengthened at the back during this summer, bringing in in Nathan Ake and Ruben Diaz. However, with an ageing injury-prone Aguero, it could be a goal scorer their lacking. City are definitely one of the best sides in the competition, but they have a habit of bottling it against the lesser teams in the later rounds.
Liverpool – 11/2
It surprises us that the 2018 runners up and the 2019 winners are behind City in the odds. Klopp has shown that his side can compete in both this and the Premier Leauge and we expect the same this season. On paper, he has one of, if not the, strongest side in Europe which has only been made better by the arrival of Thiago. On top of this, they have signed Diogo Jota to help take some pressure off the front three. One issue for Liverpool though maybe their overall squad. Should someone like Trent, Alisson or Van Dijk get injured, they would be very hard to replace and would be a huge miss.
PSG – 10/1
It’ll be interesting to see if last years finalists can get over the heartache of not winning the competition. PSG have the two most expensive footballers in history in their side, in Neymar and Mbappe. They should be challenging for this competition every season and like Man City, this is their main aim. Their team is very good and on their day can match up against the very best. Another thing they have in their favour is that they can rest players more than most clubs. This is due to them being in a fairly easy league that they win comfortably most years. This means when it comes to Champions Leauge games, their best players are fully fit.
Obviously, these are just four of the 32 teams in the Champions League. Betfair has odds on all of them to win the competition and these could change by the time the draw comes out tomorrow. The odds may be better or worse by then but be sure to check them out.