Champions League Futures | Odds – Shark

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The cushion between the Champions League group stage and the round of 16 feels about six weeks too long but it’s finally back and the first elimination stage is shaping up to be one of absolute quality. Here’s a quick look at the futures table heading into this week’s games.

No surprise to see Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on top at Bovada and in all likelihood, one of those teams will probably win. They are the three best football teams in the world and, honestly, it’s not very close. I’m a little surprised to see Real not on top here but fair play to Barca – they’re the most popular club in the world. If you were looking to make a bet on any of the big three, Real is probably the way to go. Bayern is not the same cohesive club we’ve seen in past years and Barca has had its issues.

If you’re looking for some outside value, however, it couldn’t hurt to take a peek at teams in the second tier such as Atletico Madrid (+900), Manchester City (+1000) and Juventus (+1100). Atletico seems to go deep in this competition almost every year, City is surging up the Premier League table and Juve – as per usual – is crushing the competition in Serie A. Of those teams I think Juve has the most quality and their commitment at the back end is impressive. Adding Gonzalo Higuain in the summer has given them some extra teeth in the transition game and I see them bossing FC Porto in the round of 16.

Anything is possible, of course, but you’re probably stretching for value if you’re looking at any teams beyond Borussia Dortmund at +1200. Sure, teams below them have some arrows pointing in their direction, but none are on a level even close to the Barcas, Bayerns and Reals of the world. If you are feeling a little audacious, however, I would suggest a sprinkle on Sevilla. The Spanish club is the only team to beat Real in La Liga competition this season and as we’ve seen from Atletico in the past half-decade, these second-tier La Liga teams tend to fare very well in the Champions League.

Check out the breakdown of the UCL futures and upcoming fixtures in the video above, hit me up on twitter @robtrocity to discuss and take a look at the odds list below to see if there’s anything you think I missed.

Champions League Futures

Odds as of February 14 at Bovada

  • Barcelona +300
  • Bayern Munich +400
  • Real Madrid +450
  • Atletico Madrid +900
  • Manchester City +1000
  • Juventus +1100
  • Borussia Dortmund +1200
  • Arsenal +2200
  • Paris St Germain +3300
  • Sevilla +3300
  • Leicester City +5000
  • Napoli +6600
  • AS Monaco +6600
  • FC Porto +10000
  • Bayer Leverkusen +15000
  • Benfica +15000

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Very little has changed in Champions League futures odds since our last update but three games have been played. With half of group play games all done and dusted, I thought it would be beneficial to get you caught up on what we’ve seen so far and whether any value teams have emerged from the depths.

As always, Bovada has you covered for all your Champions League betting needs and has lines up for futures where the order of the top six remains unchanged with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid leading the pack.

Barca’s +275 odds are the best on the table and considering how they’ve handled their group so far, it’s tough to argue. Through three games – all wins – the Spanish juggernaut has outscored its opponents 13-1 and dismantled Manchester City in Pep Guardiola’s return to Barcelona. Monchengladbach was the only team that gave Barca any sort of grief. Luckily for Lionel Messi and the rest of the boys at Barca, their next game against the German club will come in Spain. It’s hard to see this team dropping any of its group stage games and is on its way to an easy draw in the early stages of the elimination bracket.

Bayern’s odds have shifted slightly with their impressive run in group play so far but it’s another German club, Borussia Dortmund, that has really caught my attention. They have seven points through three fixtures with their only non-win coming in a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is averaging a goal per game and has a decent shot to challenge the top goal scorers in Europe if his team keeps it up. BVB is +1200 to take the grand prize in June just four years after finishing as runners-up to their German rivals in 2013.

The English teams are struggling a bit out of the gates as Tottenham and Manchester City both sit second in their competitive groups with four points each. Leicester City, however, is the most surprising team of the whole lot – par for the course, I guess. The defending Premier League champions are one of just three teams to have nine points through three games, the other two being Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Despite their early success, Leicester will not go far in this tournament. Claudio Ranieri’s 4-4-2 has left other clubs baffled so far but I think we will see the teams they’ve already played enjoy much more success in their second matchup – like we’ve seen in the Premier League this season.

As I just mentioned, Atletico Madrid is the third team with nine points and I always like to give them an endorsement. They’ve finished as runners-up two of the last three years and their stifling defensive style and dangerous counterattack lends itself so well to this type of competition. Among the teams in the top six, Atletico will be the only one I back with my own money.

Here are the rest of the odds from Bovada and make sure to check out my article on the Champions League goal scoring futures as well.

Champions League Futures

Odds as of October 31 at Bovada

  • Barcelona +275
  • Bayern Munich +335
  • Real Madrid +550
  • Juventus +1000
  • Manchester City +1200
  • Atletico Madrid +1200
  • Borussia Dortmund +1200
  • Paris St Germain +2000
  • Arsenal +2200
  • Leicester City +3300
  • Napoli +5000
  • Tottenham Hotspur +5000
  • Sevilla +6600
  • Bayer Leverkusen +10000
  • FC Porto +12500
  • AS Monaco +12500
  • Benfica +15000
  • Lyon +20000
  • Sporting Lisbon +25000
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach +25000
  • Dynamo Kyiv +30000
  • PSV Eindhoven +50000
  • Basel +50000
  • FC Copenhagen +50000
  • CSKA Moscow +50000
  • Beşiktaş +50000
  • Celtic +50000
  • Club Brugge +75000
  • Dinamo Zagreb +100000
  • Ludogorets +100000
  • Rostov +100000
  • Legia Warsaw +150000

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With the groups set for Champions League soccer, let’s take a look at how teams fared in the draw and how the futures odds have changed based on matchups. For each group I will pick my favorite squad to move on from round-robin play and how I think they might do beyond the group stage.

Group A

Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are clearly the class of Group A. If one of those two teams doesn’t move on it will be a massive upset. Arsenal has once again done next to nothing in the transfer window and will not have the offensive firepower required to compete in the late stages of the Champions League bracket.

Pick: Paris Saint-Germain

Group B

This group could be one of the most competitive of the eight. Napoli, however, has the most weight behind them and should be able to easily move on. The Italian club is a minnow next to clubs like Barcelona, Bayern and Manchester City and they should not make it far in the bracket.

Pick: Napoli

Group C

Fans in either Man City’s or Barcelona’s camps have to be feeling a little stiffed by this draw. Barcelona is the favorite to win the Champions League and Man City is the fifth favorite. The best part of this grouping is that we get to see the return of Pep Guardiola to Barcelona. Man City has looked pretty brilliant in English competition and Barca may be on their way out as stalwarts of the Champions League.

Pick: Manchester City

Group D

Another group that is pretty top-heavy. Bayern and Athletico matched up in one of last year’s semifinals with the team from Madrid moving through. This one is basically a toss up but Athletico’s pressing style of play so well suits the aggregate format in knockout play. They have come up just short of winning two of the last three years and Diego Simeone is just crazy enough to will his team back to the final.

Pick: Athletico Madrid

Group E

As a Spurs fan, it would be a little too self-deprecating to pick any other team out of this group to succeed. Do I think they win? No. I do, however, think they grab the top spot in this fairly competitive group. Let’s hope that’s not just my bias speaking.

Pick: Come On You Spurs

Group F

Borussia Dortmund is under new management after the Klopp regime ended last season and will have a chance to immediately show their valor against Real Madrid, the reigning champs. I’m sick of the whole Ronaldo act – time for a change.

Pick: BVB

Group G

In what is probably the weakest group that resulted from the draw, Leicester will compete in the Champions League for the first time in their history. At +5000 they have the best odds to win out of teams in their group but I think they falter under the European microscope.

Pick: FC Porto

Group H

If Juventus is to win this year, it will be in the horn of Paul Pogba. His sale gave Juve the money they needed to round out their starting 11 with some scoring. They were almost impossible to score on last season and could have an Athletico-esque Champions League run if their backline holds firm.

Pick: Juventus

Odds to win the Champions League in 2017

Odds as of August 30 at Bet365

  • Barcelona +300
  • Bayern Munich +400
  • Real Madrid +500
  • Juventus +1200
  • Manchester City +1200
  • Atletico Madrid +1400
  • Paris St Germain +1400
  • Borussia Dortmund +1800
  • Arsenal +2500
  • Tottenham Hotspur +3300
  • Leicester City +5000
  • Napoli +6600
  • Sevilla +6600
  • FC Porto +6600
  • Bayer Leverkusen +8000
  • Benfica +8000
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach +15000
  • Lyon +15000
  • Sporting +20000
  • Monaco +20000
  • CSKA Moscow+20000
  • Dinamo Kiev +20000
  • Basel +35000
  • PSV Eindhoven +35000
  • Beşiktaş +50000
  • Celtic +50000
  • Club Brugge +50000
  • Ludogorets Razgrad +100000
  • Rostov +100000
  • FC Copenhagen +100000
  • Dinamo Zagreb +100000
  • Legia Warsaw +100000

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It’s about a month from the beginning of Champions League and once again, Barcelona has opened as the favorite to take down the European competition after their quarterfinal exit vs the eventual runners-up, Atletico Madrid. Qualifying is still ongoing so teams on this list are not necessarily guaranteed to make the final tournament.

Online shop Bovada has tagged Barca with an early +300 line to take down the Champions League with Bayern Munich (+400) and defending champions Real Madrid (+500) trailing close behind.

+500 seems like decent value for Real as they have won two of the last three years and still have one of the best starting 11 in the entire world.

Manchester City is offering serious value at +1200 to be crowned club champions of Europe. This is probably my favorite line on the board as they are now managed by Pep Guardiola, a man who has won the Champions League when he oversaw the German juggernaut who play their soccer in Munich.

We’ll be seeing some fresh Premier League faces in this year’s tournament as the Tottenham Hotspur (+4000) are making their first Champions League appearance since the 2010-11 season and Leicester City (+8000) will enter the tournament for the first time ever. Leicester has not competed in a European club tournament since they appeared in the EUFA Cup in the 2000-01 season.

Last year’s Champions League Final came down to penalties in which Atletico was edged by Real. +1200 is very good value for an Atletico team that has made two finals in the last two years and has come dangerously close to winning the tournament in both appearances.

Odds to win the Champions League in 2017

Odds as of July 20 at Bovada

  • Barcelona +300
  • Bayern Munich +400
  • Real Madrid +500
  • Manchester City +1200
  • Atletico Madrid +1200
  • Paris St Germain +1400
  • Juventus +1400
  • Borussia Dortmund +2200
  • Arsenal +2500
  • Sevilla +4000
  • Tottenham Hotspur +4000
  • Napoli +5000
  • Bayer Leverkusen +6600
  • Leicester City +8000
  • Roma +8000
  • Villarreal +8000
  • FC Porto +10000
  • Benfica +10000
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach +10000
  • Basel +15000
  • Lyon +15000
  • PSV Eindhoven +15000
  • Beşiktaş +20000
  • Dinamo Kiev +20000
  • Club Brugge +25000
  • Celtic +30000

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