Juventus 10/1 to win next season’s Champions League

Juventus 10/1 to win next season’s Champions League

Odds suggest Juventus amongst Champions League favourites

Juventus are currently 10/1 to win next season’s Champions League with bookmakers bet365, betfair and BetVictor.

The Italian champions have come close to European glory in recent years, notably in 2015 and 2017, where they finished as runners-up to Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

The Old Lady were dumped out of last season’s competition by the hugely impressive Ajax, who shocked the footballing world by making it through to the semi-finals with such a young squad.

They will be keen to rectify last season’s performance this time around with Mr. Champions League himself, Cristiano Ronaldo, spearheading their destructive forward-line.

Old Lady’s squad a frightening prospect

Juventus already had a plethora of quality pulsating through their squad, but have now made it even stronger thanks to their shrewd business in this summer’s transfer window. The Turin outfit have acquired the services of midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot – both on Bosman deals – alongside left-back Luca Pellegrini and centre-back Merih Demiral.

They are also nearing the completion of a deal for 19-year-old wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt, who has reportedly now agreed personal terms with the club ahead of his proposed €75m move from Ajax.

Matthijs de Ligt has agreed personal terms with Juventus.

With players like Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Leonardo Bonucci, Joao Cancelo, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Bernardeschi, Miralem Pjanić Moise Kean and Douglas Costa all part of their current squad, new boss Maurizio Sarri has a frightening amount of quality at his disposal next term.

Success determined in Europe

They will almost certainly clinch the Serie A title for the ninth consecutive season and will probably also reign victorious over the Coppa Italia, indeed their success will undoubtedly be measured in how they perform in the Champions League.

If Juventus find themselves dumped out in the quarter-finals – like they did last term – any other achievements with the squad listed above will be deemed as underwhelming.

It is of course difficult to look past an English side retaining the most coveted prize in club football next season, with Liverpool famously so strong over two-legs and Manchester City’s indisputable quality – the two clubs are priced at 7/1 and 4/1 respectively to lift the trophy next May.

Liverpool are currently priced at 7/1 to retain their title in the Champions League.

Spaniards to regain their crown?

Real Madrid have invested heavily in their squad this summer, even by their standards, so they also stand a huge chance of winning the tournament, though there is an element of doubt surrounding Los Blancos at the moment and how well these new recruits will settle to life at the Bernabéu. Odds of 8/1 are available for Zinedine Zidane’s men to go the distance next season.

Barcelona will of course be there or thereabouts, with Lionel Messi partnered by the soon-to-be announced Antoine Griezmann up front. The Catalans will feel aggrieved at how they performed against Liverpool last season and need to come back stronger to regain their stance as Europe’s most feared team; the bookies currently have them at 6/1 to win the competition.

At 10/1, Juventus could well be worth a punt, though. They have an extremely talented squad and a manager in charge who tasted success in Europe with a weaker team last season; it would perhaps be ignorant to completely overlook them.

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