Chelsea won the Champions League in 2021 and was far away from being the favourites to win the competition. The Blues were given a 30% chance of winning their second Champions League title against favourites, Manchester City, but ultimately defeated them to win. European football has changed in the last few years.
Betting odds are decided on numerous factors, some of them include:
- Past form
- Summer signings
- Squad depth
- Player potential
While the final is still a long way off, here are the most probable odds for the new season, and the top 5 teams that could win the competition.
8. Barcelona: 16/1 (5.9%)
The Catalonian club kick off the list with a 6% chance of winning the competition. Despite having the likes of Messi, Aguero, De Jong, Pedri, and Jordi Alba at the club, their luck in the competition has not been favourable. Over the last few years, they have suffered humiliating exits to Juventus, Roma, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and PSG. Whether or not this time will be any different remains to be seen. However, their chances could improve if they show quality on the pitch in the beginning stages of the season.
=8. Real Madrid: 16/1 (5.9%)
The 13-time winners of the Champions League are far from being the top candidates to win the cup this year. They had to let go of Sergio Ramos on a free transfer, and could also sell Raphael Varane this summer. The club hasn’t signed a new player in a year, and the squad is reaching the end of a cycle. With Carlo Ancelotti at the helm once again, it would be a remarkable achievement for the Italian if he can get the best out of the squad he has been given.
6. Manchester United: 14/1 (6.7%)
The Red Devils could field an unbelievable line-up if they manage to sign Raphael Varane over the summer. They have already completed the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, and having reached the finals in the Europa League last season, they will be one of the teams to watch out for this time around. The key player for them is Bruno Fernandes, and with a reinforced defence, they can be fancied to win the tournament.
5. Chelsea: 10/1 (9.1%)
The defending champions are surprisingly not the favourites to win the competition this time around. But if history is any guide, Chelsea have never been the clear favourites to win the tournament and they have already done it twice. The Blues have been quiet in the transfer market so far, but they already have a good squad at their disposal, and could make something happen yet again.
4. Paris Saint-Germain: 8/1 (11.1%)
PSG missed out on the league title in 20/21, but have turned things around with their performance in the transfer market. They signed Gigio Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, and Gini Wijnaldum as free agents, and also signed Achraf Hakimi from Inter. The Qatar-owned club has gone against its reputation of splashing money and made some very smart signings. With such a star-studded squad at Mauricio Pochettino’s disposal, their odds to win will increase as the season plays out.
=4. Liverpool: 8/1 (11.1%)
Liverpool endured a difficult season in 20/21 that saw them bow out against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals. They had to deal with a vast number of injuries throughout the season and played the majority of the campaign with their best player, Virgil Van Dijk. The Dutch center-back will return from injury at the beginning of the season, and with a fully fit squad, Jurgen Klopp could surprise a lot of people with the team he has at hand. Star attackers Salah, Mane, Firmino, and Jota will have a big responsibility on their shoulders this year. The fans at Anfield also need players like Thiago to step up and deliver on the big stage.
2. Bayern Munich: 5/1 (14.3%)
The Bavarians won the title in 2020 following a drastic turnaround under Hansi Flick. They now have the most exciting young coach in the world, Julian Nagelsmann on the bench. The 33-year-old led Hoffenheim to the Champions League, and also got the best out of RB Leipzig, taking them to the semifinals of the competition. One can only imagine what the coach will be able to get out of Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, and Joshua Kimmich on the pitch.
1. Manchester City: 7/2 (22.2%)
After making it to the finals of the Champions League for the first time last year, City are the odds-on favourites to win this time around. They are in the race for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish and have a world-class squad at their disposal already. With Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden hungry for European silverware, Pep Guardiola has yet another chance to break his curse and win City their first Champions League title.
We are still a year away from getting to know which two teams will be competing for the title. But as football fans, the speculation never stops. Stay updated with the latest odds as the season goes on, and only bet on the outcome you believe in. You might also want to check out odds for formula 1 fogadások. Should you play your cards right, you can win big. And if you’ve knowledge about a game, why not put it into use?