Champions League – Potential winners

The Champions league is nearing the latter stages, in which their have been a number of impressive performances through the early stages of the competition. Punters have been using the Rivers casino bonus code welcome offer to support the outright markets as Premier league champions Manchester City remain the favourites for the title at a general 11/4. Here we cover the leading contenders.

Manchester City

The English champions are now progressing well and are the short priced favourites for another Premier league title as Liverpool begin to stutter. However what the owners want is a Champions league title and they remain the favourites to lift the title this season. They progressed through Group F as group winners with a total of 13 points from their six fixtures. City were then rewarded with a nice draw against German side Schalke. City somehow gained a 3-2 victory away from home in the first leg as Otamendi picked up a red card. Sterling got the winner in the 90th minute, in what was not a vintage performance for them. City are rarely showing their best in Europe, so at present 11/4 seems very short, but they are without a doubt one of the most likely winners.


The Spanish giants are having a very strong domestic season and already look set to win yet another La Liga title. They are also looking a major force in the Champions league and can be supported at a best priced 11/2 to gain another title. They are of course five time Champions league winners, with the last title coming back in 2015. Messi has continued to play a starring role for the side that saw them top a tough looking Group B, ahead of Tottenham and Inter Milan. This meant they got a favourable draw against Lyon with the first leg finishing 0-0. The return leg will be at the Camp Nou, and Barcelona will be strong favourites to progress through to the last eight.


The final side at the head of the market at a general 11/2 are dominant French champions, PSG. They have possibly the greatest attacking line in world football at present and are going to be a major threat for any side. They progressed through Group C in what was clearly the most competitive of all. This included Napoli and last season’s finalists Liverpool. Following topping the group they have drawn Manchester United, and went to Old Trafford winning 2-0. This was a stunning result considering the level Manchester United are playing at present, which shows how strong a side the French champions are. They rate solid contenders for the title.