This season’s Champions League has already thrown up some interesting results, with Tottenham managing to draw away at defending champions Real Madrid before comprehensively beating them 3-1 at their temporary home of Wembley, while their White Hart Lane ground is being redeveloped.
Premier League champions Chelsea were hammered 3-0 away to Italian club Roma in the fourth round of fixtures while both Barcelona and Juventus were held to draws by Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon respectively.
These results have affected the Champions League betting and we have taken a look at some of the biggest changes to the odds for this season.
The Spanish club started off as an unlikely team to win the Champions League however their fight back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at home to Liverpool shows that they have the fight within them to pull out something special. They are currently 50/1 to go one and win the competition.
Sevilla are 2 points above Russian club Spartak Moscow with a game to go and need to win all 3 points away to bottom club Maribor in order to secure their place in the second round. If Moscow can win away at Liverpool then even a draw won’t be enough for Sevilla due to the superior goal difference of the Russians.
The neighbours of defending champions Real Madrid finished as runners-up in the competition in both the 2013/14 and 2015/16 seasons but have so far struggled in group featuring Chelsea and AS Roma having drawn 3 of the 5 group games so far. They got their first win in the 5th round of matches, by defeating Roma 2-0 at home.
They began the tournament at 22/1 but have seen those odds lengthen to 60/1 to win the competition. Having beaten Roma, Atletico will need to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and hope Qarabag can prevent Roma winning at home.
The other Madrid team have also seen their odds of winning lengthen as the current holders of the competition Real Madrid have seen themselves fail to defeat Tottenham both home and away, managing to only pick up 1 point from both games.
Having won 6-0 away to APOEL they secured their place in the second round with help from Tottenham who managed to secure a 2-1 win away to German club Borussia Dortmund. The impressive score line hasn’t changed the fact that they haven’t fired on all cylinders in this group and the pre-tournament favourites at 7/2 are now priced at 6/1.
The Citizens started the tournament priced at 10/1 however having won all five of their matches so far in their group they have become second favourites to win the competition at 9/2. They are one of only two teams to have won all of their games so far and they have had a tricky group, with Napoli and Shakhtar being tricky team to play against.
Averaging just under 3 goals a game, City know that they are starting to look like serious contenders for the Champions League crown and if they can remain focussed in the latter stages of the competition then they have a great chance of lifting the trophy for the first time.
Having only dropped points away to Real Madrid when they played out a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu stadium Tottenham have put themselves in pole position to qualify as group winners from group H. In the following game, despite often struggling at Wembley, the Lilywhites managed to win 3-1 against Madrid with Deli Alli scoring a brace against the Champions League and La Liga champions.
The likes of Christian Eriksen, Deli Alli and Harry Kane will be crucial to progressing in the Champions League and if all three can remain fit and in form then they have a good chance of winning the title which is reflected in their odds, having gone from 35/1 to 16/1.
As the only other team besides Manchester City to have won all five group matches so far, PSG have become the favourites to win the tournament, having gone from 13/2 before the tournament to 7/2 after the first five matches. Prior to round five the French giants were the only club not to have conceded a single goal, with Celtic ending that but in a group that contains Bayern Munich conceding one goal is impressive.
Not only has their defence been solid but their attacking play has been phenomenal, with new signings Kylian Mbappe and the world’s most expensive player Neymar helping the club score 24 goals in 5 games, meaning they average just under 5 goals a game.