2016-17 UEFA Champions League Betting Preview

September 13, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips, Soccer Tips

Champions League 2016-17

The most anticipated football tournament in Europe – the UEFA Champions League – gets back into action for the 2016-17 season as 32 teams will start their battle to earn the right to be crowned as the Champions of Europe. Who will it be this year?

Can Real Madrid break the tradition?

Not since AC Milan have done it in 1990, no club could ever defend their Champions League crown. Going by this logic, Real Madrid should have it difficult this year. Not just this, Zinedine Zidane’s team may feel the aftermath of not signing enough players in the transfer window. Odds of $6.50 with Sportsbet makes them one of the favorites, but it looks highly unlikely that Real would end up Champions.

Is Ancelotti the difference for Bayern?

Bayern Munich couldn’t break the European puzzle under Pep Guardiola. For all the plaudits he received for the domestic success, Pep couldn’t take Bayern to the summit. And to correct this, Bayern have recruited Carlo Ancelotti. Widely regarded as one of the modern tacticians with a proven expertise to win Champions League, Ancelotti should be the X-Factor for Bayern this season. At odds of odds of $5 with Sportsbet they look perhaps the best bet.

Can you forget Barcelona?

Of course not! Barcelona hinged their summer transfers on their last year Champions League disappointment – of losing to Atletico Madrid. There isn’t any iota of doubt that the Catalans have the best and the strongest squad in the competition. But we have seen over years that the best team rarely wins. Can Barca beat that theory and win the title. At odds of $3.75 with Sportsbet, Barcelona are the strongest contenders for the title.

Who’s the best of the others?

Watch out for Juventus among others. Not any team can boast of getting stronger after selling their best player but that is exactly what Juventus did after selling Paul Pogba. At odds of $13, Juventus look primed to challenge for the title.

Also keep an eye on Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid who take pride in proving everyone wrong and showing fancied teams the door. Odds of $15 are being offered and that sounds just about right.

And how can you forget Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City – at odds of $11 they are a long shot for any punter who wishes to thrown caution to the wind!
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