What an eventful draw for the remaining Champions League teams: despite Arsenal finishing top, they have once again been drawn with German giants and recurring nemesis Bayern Munich. Each year Arsenal seems to always be handed a nightmare draw and this has affected Arsenals odds in regards to winning the competition. On Best deal casinos– Sky bet have lengthened Arsenal from 20/1 to 25/1 after being paired with former winners Bayern Munich. It a shame for Arsenal, having secured top spot for the first time in years… they only end up getting the toughest possible draw. Arsene Wenger’s men are now just 2/7 to fail to make the quarter-finals for a seventh successive season, with only Napoli and Monaco having longer odds to progress. Opposite to this Bayern, are now 7/2 second favourites to lift the trophy. Don’t let this fool you though, I still believe that Arsenal have a good chance in progressing through the competition, and this is the best team to face Bayern and cause a massive upset, could be well worth a cheeky bet.
The Blues odds have been cut
Manchester city’s odds for winning the Champions league have been cut after being paired with AS Monaco- the team who contributed in knocking out Tottenham in the group stage. City will be at home first and then away second and the odds on them landing the famous old trophy have shortened following this draw. According to William Hill casino they have City at 8/15 and Monaco 5/1. Before the competition the Blues were at 12/1, now after drawing Monaco they are 10/1 to go all the way. Monaco are among the outsiders for the tournament, going from 80/1 to 100/1 after being paired with City.
Can the fairy-tale continue?
So the draw has handed Leicester City with Europa League winners Sevilla which can be considered as an okay draw for the new boys in the competition. Claudio Rainieri’s side are making their first appearance in the UEFA Champions League and so far they’ve managed to take full advantage of the opportunity. The Foxes have won Group G with a total of 13 points, winning four of their six matches and recording only one loss and one draw. So what does this do to their odds? Well after securing their 500-1 Premier League title, Leicester are now 17/4 in beating Sevilla opposed to the La Liga side being 8/13 in winning the first leg. Outright betting, Leicester are at 50-1 to win the whole competition, but that is sure to change after their 1st leg is completed.
So the question is… can Leicester produce more miracles and win their first ever Champions League in their debut season? Or do you believe the Gunners can finally beat their German rivals and bring that trophy back to North London for the first time? Maybe Pep can spur some magic in his Man City side and for a manager who’s already won the Champions League; can he replicate that success with his new Manchester side? Only time can tell with the first legs being played on the 14th & 15th of February.