Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds: English sides favoured over Spain

Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds: English sides favoured over Spain

Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds: English sides favoured over Spain

In each of the last five seasons, the Champions League has been won by teams representing Spain and La Liga.

On four occasions during that time Real Madrid have been the team to lift the European Cup, with Barcelona also getting their hands on it after beating Juventus in the final in Berlin back in 2015.

What’s more impressive is that four of the last five Europa League finals have also been won by Spanish sides, with Atletico Madrid currently being holders of that trophy following their victory over Marseille in May 2018. They will be looking to replicate the achievements of Porto in 2004 by following it up with the Champions League.

However, bookmakers fancy a change of the guard this year judging by the odds of the nationality of the winner of this year’s Champions League.

England’s year?

At present, England are the favourites to be represented by the winner of the Champions League after all four Premier League teams progressed through to the knockout stages, some more comfortably than other.

Both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the last 16 on matchday six of the group phase, beating out Serie A opposition in Napoli and Inter Milan respectively to finish as runners-up.

Manchester City and Manchester United enjoyed slightly more straightforward routes into the next stage and Pep Guardiola’s side are the outright tournament favourites at 7/2 with both Bet365 and Unibet. City face Schalke in the first knockout round.

Behind them domestically are Liverpool (9/1) as they look to get past Bayern, Tottenham (25/1) also take on German opposition in Borussia Dortmund, while Manchester United (28/1) have arguably the sternest test in Paris Saint-Germain.

As a result, England are the only country represented by four teams in the last 16 of the Champions League, which is likely the catalyst for the current price of 13/8 for the winner of the competition to be English.

The rest of Europe

Just behind England are unsurprisingly Spain at 9/4, who still have three representatives left in the competition in Barcelona, Real Madrid and Spain.

Barcelona are currently six points clear at the top of the La Liga table and have Lionel Messi in their side who to date has 29 goals in all competitions this season, six of which have come in the Champions League in just three starts and 297 minutes of football.

Real Madrid are having a far from vintage year, but can not be ruled out due to the fact they have won four of the last five European Cups. As for Atletico, they have European pedigree from winning last season’s Europa League and have twice reached the Champions League final since 2014.

There are just two teams from Italy left in the last 16 in Juventus and Roma, who are responsible for the country’s price of 6/1. Most bookmakers have Juve at 6/1 or 13/2 to win the competition outright, with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo signalling their intent to go out and make success in Europe their priority this season.

France are next at 7/1 with Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon as their two remaining teams, while there looks to be value in Germany at 8/1, who still have three teams left in Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

Netherlands and Portugal are 80/1 and 125/1 respectively with both Ajax and Porto being their only two teams left.

Full Champions League Nationality of Winner Odds:

England at 13/8 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Spain at 9/4 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Italy at 6/1 with SkyBet – BET HERE

France at 7/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Germany at 8/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Netherlands at 80/1 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Portugal at 125/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

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