Champions League winner odds: City still favourites
Champions League winner odds: City still favourites

Champions League winner odds: City still favourites

Manchester City remain favourites at 5/2 in bwin’s Champions League winner odds, despite being handed a tough route to the final.

City manager Pep Guardiola will face a former club after the reigning Premier League champions were paired with Bayern Munich in the quarter-final draw.

Etihad Stadium will host the first leg, with City aiming to win their first-ever European Cup on the back of Erling Haaland’s five goals in a 7-0 thrashing of RB Leipzig.

However, Bayern will be formidable opponents after rattling off eight straight wins in this season’s tournament.

The German giants, who claimed the last of their six outright triumphs in 2020, beat Inter Milan and Barcelona twice in Group C.

FC Hollywood then got the better of PSG in both legs at the last-16 stage and are 7/2 third favourites to lift the trophy.

The winners of that tie will take on Chelsea or Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

Graham Potters’ Blues are 14/1 after being drawn alongside the holders and record 14-time champions, managed by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Their opening encounter will take place in Spain and the Whites are 6/1 to go all the way after thrashing Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate.

Real secured a thrilling 5-4 aggregate success versus Chelsea after extra-time at this stage 12 months ago on route to lifting the trophy.

However, Chelsea can take heart from having beaten the Spanish giants 3-1 in the 2021 semis before upsetting City in the final.

Nice draw for Napoli

Napoli have been promoted to second favourites at 3/1 in bwin’s Champions League winner odds after coming out in the weaker half of the draw.

The runaway Serie A leaders, who topped a pool featuring Liverpool before brushing aside Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 and 3-0, will tackle 20/1 outsiders AC Milan next.

Milan managed to edge out Tottenham 1-0 over two tight tussles but were outclassed by Chelsea during the group stage and are well adrift of Napoli in Italy’s top division.

The other last-eight encounter sees Benfica and Inter Milan do battle, with both of those teams available at 13/1.

Inter scraped past Portuguese opponents in the last round by shading Porto 1-0 on aggregate.

Benfica were far more emphatic victors against Club Brugge, prevailing 2-0 in Belgium and then romping to a 5-1 success on home turf.

This season’s final will be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on June 10.

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