Juventus Champions League Winner odds cut after Round of 16 turnaround

Juventus Champions League Winner odds cut after Round of 16 turnaround

Champions League Winner odds move from 18/1 to 4/1 for Juventus

Another eventful night in the Champions League saw Juventus responding from a 2-0 defeat in the first leg to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the second, qualifying for the next round of the Champions League despite being given a 3/1 price beforehand.

Playing their opponent in Spain over the first leg, Juventus lost 2-0, leaving Atletico Madrid’s Champions League winner odds to drop from 25/1 to 8/1. Defeating Diego Simeone’s side alters their own price, changing odds as high as 18/1 before the match, to as short as 4/1 with most bookmakers after the final whistle.

Cristiano Ronaldo capably leading Juventus towards his sixth career Champions League

Past performances against Atletico Madrid during his time at local derby rivals Real Madrid were sufficient in making a lot of football fans predict a chance of the Portuguese forward qualifying for the next round of the Champions League, but it was still a shock when he did exactly that on Tuesday evening.

Plenty of changes have been monitored after an admittedly hectic set of Champions League fixtures. Examples include Ajax odds dropping after beating Real Madrid and Spurs odds dropping after beating Dortmund, but Juventus have gone from being a team unlikely to qualify to now being more than likely of winning the entire competition.

Before the match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, most bookmakers were offering odds as large as 3/1 for Juventus to qualify, with it now being perceived as a bit of an error due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s knack for performing both in Champions League games, and against Atletico Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus

A Cristiano Ronaldo masterclass saw Atletico Madrid overthrown in Turin.

The Old Lady are expected to fight with Manchester City for the Champions League

In a gameweek where Juventus overturned a 2-0 deficit to win 3-0 and Manchester City thrashed Schalke 7-0, the least surprising outcome was that both teams topped the odds for eventual Champions League winner.

The pricing has been a reality for Manchester City for most of the season, but exits for Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, Borussia Dortmund, and now Atletico Madrid have made it even more likely that they’ll win, with 9/4 odds reflecting exactly that.

Issues with The Old Lady have arisen, creating a dangerous level of animosity between Massimiliano Allegri and the club’s officials. As with most situations in the public eye, bookmakers are covering the Juventus manager’s circumstances as they unfold, even providing odds at EVENS for Allegri to become next Inter Milan manager, but surely a Champions League win would give him more time in Turin.

Massimiliano Allegri Juventus

Reports in Italy indicate that Allegri could leave Turin regardless of how Juventus finish the season.

See some of Cristiano Ronaldo’s best headed goals, including two that worked toward’s his hattrick on Tuesday evening:

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