- Bayern Munich is favored to win UEFA Champions League +325 odds.
ISTANBUL, Turkey – The draw for the UEFA Champions League was announced Friday with the 16 teams set in their bracket.
Legal sports betting sites have weighed in on of the odds for the winner of the Champions League and they have Bayern Munich and Manchester City as the favorites.
With the release of the draw, there are eight games that will be played, which will begin on August 7 and end on August 19 when the semi-finals will be played.
The draw results feature a few teams who have never played each other before as well as some that have seen each other often.
RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid have never played one another and will have the opportunity to do so if they make it far enough. Atalanta and PSG have also never played against each other either.
On the other hand, most of these teams have seen each other. Barcelona is no stranger to Real Madrid as they have played 231 times, while Real Madrid and Juventus have also played each other before at 21 times and counting.
Who Will Hold Up The Trophy?
With the draw released, soccer sportsbooks have Bayern Munich and Manchester City as the current favorites to win the UEFA Champions League.
UEFA Champions League Winner Odds:
- Bayern Munich +325
- Manchester City +325
- Paris SG +450
- FC Barcelona +800
- Atletico Madrid +900
- Atalanta +1000
- Juventus +1400
- RB Leipzig +1800
- Real Madrid +2500
- Napoli +6600
- Lyon +12500
- Chelsea +25000
At the top of their respective leagues, Manchester City has a 22-3-9 record while Bayern Munich is at a 26-44 record.
PSG should not be counted out either as bettors should not count out a team that has four of arguably the best players in the world in Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi.
Then there are the teams like Barcelona and Juventus who bettors just simply cannot overlook despite what their odds are as both Messi and Ronaldo are located there.
Before moving from Real Madrid to Juventus, Ronaldo led them to four UEFA Championships in the last 10 years.
Messi and Barcelona have won two in that time while the current favorite, Bayern Munich has won just once in 2012-13.
With soccer getting back to normal slowly but surely, the UEFA Champions League draw is the next focus for sports bettors.
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