Champions League winner odds: English rivals on course for final
Guide to the last four in the Champions League winner odds
There are just four teams remaining in Europe’s premier club competition and we take a look at the Champions League winner odds ahead of the semi-finals.
We have already produced match previews for both first legs as Liverpool face Villarreal and Manchester City take on Real Madrid but now we look at the outright betting as the Champions League heads towards an exciting climax at the Stade de France in Paris on May 28.
Liverpool are the new favourites in the Champions League winner odds at 6/5, largely due to them having what looks the easiest draw after Villarreal’s shock quarter-final win eliminated Bayern Munich.
Having already lifted the Carabao Cup, the Reds are attempting an unprecedented quadruple which would also mean them winning the Premier League and FA Cup.
That still looks a tall order but Liverpool have won six European Cups, most recently in 2019 when they beat Tottenham 2-0 in the final.
Manchester City would be familiar foes if the two Premier League title rivals make it through the semi-finals while the Reds have faced Real Madrid in the final twice before, most recently in 2018 when they lost 3-1 in Kyiv.
Pep Guardiola is yet to win the Champions League during his time as City manager but is close to putting that right after again leading his team to the semi-finals thanks to a hard-fought victory over Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.
City lost to Chelsea in last season’s showpiece and an all-English final looks likely again this time at 8/13.
If so it would mean a repeat of the recent FA Cup semi-final which City lost 3-2 but, injuries permitting, Guardiola would put out a stronger team with the European Cup at stake.
City have a tough semi-final against Real Madrid but are the favourites to get through and are 5/4 to get their hands on the top prize.
La Liga’s runaway leaders and the most successful team in the history of European football’s top club competition await City in the semi-finals.
Real have lifted the European Cup 13 times and eased past Paris St Germain in the round of 16 before knocking out current holders Chelsea, although not without a scare.
They looked in complete control after winning the first leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge but conceded three times at the Bernabeu to trail 4-3 on aggregate before edging through 5-4.
Karim Benzema is the main man for the Spanish giants and has 12 goals in this season’s Champions League while Luka Modric still pulls the strings as Real aim for yet another Champions League title at 6/1.
Villarreal are the 20/1 outsiders in the Champions League winner odds but writing them off is dangerous.
They have already beaten Juventus and Bayern in the knockout stage and Unai Emery is a coach who has enjoyed plenty of success in European competitions.
The Yellow Submarine beat Manchester United in the final to win the Europa League last season and 6/1 is available for them to face City in the climax to the elite competition but first they must get past Liverpool.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication