How many English teams will qualify from their Champions League groups?

There were five Premier League sides in the last 16 last season and bet365 are offering prices on how many progress in the upcoming European campaign

The Champions League draw has been made for the 2018-19 group stages and there are plenty of different markets available to punters ahead of the action getting underway.

One of the specials available with Marathonbet is how many Premier League teams progress to the knockout stages.

Last term, England's top flight had five teams at the group stage thanks to Manchester United winning the Europa League and each of them secured a spot in the last 16.

This season there are four Premier League sides hunting European glory and Marathonbet offer 11/8 (2.38) that Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United qualify courtesy of a top two finish in their respective groups.

In the last 10 Champions League seasons, four have seen every English representative that has made the competition proper emerge from their group.

In 2016-17 just one English side failed to make it to the knockout stages as Tottenham finished behind Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen, dropping into the Europa League as a result.

Leicester City and Arsenal won their groups and Manchester City finished second to Barcelona. Half of the previous 10 Champions League seasons have seen three English teams make the last 16. A repeat of that is favourite in this market at 6/5 (2.20) with Marathonbet.


While all four sides are odds on to progress, Manchester United (4/11 to qualify), Tottenham (1/2) face tricky looking groups while Liverpool (1/4) and outright favourites Manchester City (1/40) are expected to have an easier route to the knockout phase.

Backing only two of the four English teams to qualify pays 4/1 (5.0). That has only happened once in the last decade and came courtesy of the 2012-13 season.

Only one Premier League side to make the last 16 pays 40/1 (41.0) and a clean sweep of English failures is priced at 150/1 (151.0).

In terms of the winner, Marathonbet make Pep Guardiola’s side their frontrunners at 9/2 (5.50) followed by Barcelona (6/1), Juventus (13/2), Paris Saint-Germain (7/1) and holders Real Madrid who are 9/1 (10.0) to win a fourth straight European title.

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