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Expert thoughts on UCL winner. Barca, Liverpool and City are in favour

Right before the quarterfinals of the Champions League, experts named Manchester City as a favorite to win the tournament, but now, after the first matches played, the odds have changed. Guardiola's team lost to Tottenham and lost the top spot. So let's take a look at the updated list.


The Catalans didn't show their coolness and confidence in the first game versus Manchester United, mostly defending in the second half. They didn't even score on their own, Luke Shaw did. But despite this, Barça won, which only shows how strong Messi and Co are. 

Obviously, Barca will solve all the issues of coming through to the semifinal at 1.5 at home, at Camp Nou. The goal, which was set by the team at the first match should help alot and great defencive display and so their hance of winning the Champions League – 28%


Frankly speaking Klopp is a lucky guy cause Porto is not a team to fear at any means. The first match clearly showed that and both goals were scored in the first half hour of the game. 

True, in Portugal it'll be more difficult, but still not so much and clinching semis is at 1.5. An easy bet, we guess. Klopp's chance to win the third final of the Champions League for himself is estimated at 25%. But let's not forget: there will be no more luck with the draw, as there will be no more candidates for a simple pass.

Manchester City

And now, finally, the intrigue is revealed. 3rd place in the ranking of favorites is for City. Quite an unexpected defeat by Tottenham in the first game, but, more importantly, the faded game of the team dissuaded the experts in the power of the Guardiola team. Of course, it is easier to play at the Etihad, but now Man City needs to understand that they have to priorites the Champions League these year. For now the chance of winning in the Champions League  is 23%

Other teams

Following the top three is Juventus, its chances are estimated at 20%. Ronaldo is worth pushing in the return match with Ajax, if he wants to increase his chances of a 6th victory in the Champions League. By the way, Ajax, without losing the first game against the Italians, increased their chances of 3%. 

Tottenham is one line higher 6%, and below, unexpectedly, Manchester United at  2% and, quite expectedly, Porto 0.003%

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bjorniwe | ROI -5.92
City is great, but I see Barca winning