Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds: England are favourites

Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds: England are favourites

Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds: England are favourites

Over the past few seasons, bookmakers have rated Spain as the favoured nationality to come away with the Champions League. Real Madrid are the main reason for this, holding the record for Champions League wins with thirteen to their name and four of those wins occurring in the last five seasons, but there’s been a change in fortunes recently, as Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds now prefer England’s chances of providing the winning team.

The market has been open since the start of the campaign, where Spain have held odds as short as 7/4 for most of the term so far. This was even the case as late as at the end of November, where England were only priced as short as 2/1. Although only a marginal change now, the fact that Spain have dropped price at all is surprising in itself, as they’re used to holding that place above all other nations.

Spurs down from 28/1 to 16/1 in Outright Champions League Odds following win over Borussia Dortmund

Injuries for both sides saw Tottenham without Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Ben Davies, and Dortmund without Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer, Julian Weigl and Lukasz Piszczek. It made the fixture a fair meeting between the two sides, but Tottenham Hotspur were the side capable of capitalising, as Heung-Min Son, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente scored in the second half to put them in pole-position for the Champions League Quarter Finals.

A lot of people have ruled Spurs out for both the Premier League – currently sat third – and the Champions League – against Bundesliga title favourites Borussia Dortmund – due to the injury suffered by Harry Kane, which has him out until March. Wednesday night’s performance did a lot to silence those who underestimated the side, and it also influenced the bookmakers, with BetVictor now offering odds of 13/8 for an English side to win this year’s Champions League.

Bookmakers now only make it possible to back Spurs to win the Champions League at 12/1 odds after their win over Borussia Dortmund, with that price likely to drop even further depending on how they hold their nerve in the second leg at Westfalenstadion.

Christian Eriksen Spurs

Tottenham kicked into gear in the second half, scoring three goals and keeping a clean sheet.

Manchester United up to 125/1 from 22/1 in Champions League Winner Odds after defeat to Paris Saint Germain

In complete opposite style to this week’s other Champions League competitor from England, Manchester United fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint Germain, seeing their first loss since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December.

There was little reason for Manchester United to suffer such an upsetting loss at home as they were playing with a fully fit squad against a PSG team lacking their two main attacking players in Edinson Cavani and Neymar, but it’s not been enough to make any change to bookmaker odds surrounding the nationality of this year’s Champions League winner.

Any remaining chance of Manchester United Champions League odds foreseeing a win for the club this season are massively unlikely, with Bet365 offering the shortest price at a whopping 125/1. PSG have only seen one defeat at home since last July, so it’ll take a miracle to not only win, but also win by more than two goals.

Alexis Sanchez Manchester United

Manchester United fans were hopeful of an outside chance at the Champions League before the 2-0 first leg defeat practically ruled them out of reaching the Quarter-Finals.

Manchester City and Liverpool are the key reason for England’s short odds

Over fifty-five percent of people who’ve placed a bet on the Champions League Nationality of Winner market have opted for England, with just over twenty-five percent being wagered on Spain. It’s expected that a lot of this is down to Manchester City and Liverpool, with Manchester City favourites to win the Champions League at odds of 7/2 on BetVictor, and Liverpool reaching the 2018 Champions League Final.

Both teams are in a fully-fledged fight for the Premier League title, but they’re also looking feisty in Europe, Manchester City continuing into the Round of 16 as clear favourites and Liverpool showing plenty of composure in sealing a 1-0 win over Napoli in their last European meeting. Liverpool Champions League odds to win the tournament are set at 9/1, with some punters interested in the prospect after last year’s shock place in the final.

Aymeric Laporte and Sadio Mane Manchester City Liverpool

Manchester City and Liverpool remain tied on points in the Premier League title race.

The reason for Spain being so high in contention isn’t entirely based on the Real Madrid Champions League record, with Barcelona given odds of 5/1 to win the Champions League after making it out of a group of death with Spurs, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven, making them second favourites after Manchester City.

The third and final Spanish side in the Champions League this season is Atletico Madrid, who have proven themselves as being more than capable of winning silverware in Europe, defeating Marseille to win last year’s Europa League.

England were once regarded as being the hub of top quality football talent, and they could prove it again this season if any of Manchester City, Liverpool, or Tottenham Hotspur can win the Champions League.

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