Manchester City atop UEFA Champions League odds
1 months ago, 15 Nov 10:24
Eyebrows were raised when Manchester City dropped a stunning 2-1 decision to Olympique Lyonnais in their first UEFA Champions League appearance of the season. But after going undefeated in 11 overall outings since, City remain perched as strong +350 favourites on the at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Citizens have been simply dominant since their loss to Lyon as -575 favourites on September 19.
The club has kept clean sheets on nine occasions during a 12-match unbeaten streak. This includes a trio of UCL victories. They are pegged as massive -550 favourites to finish atop the Group F table ahead of their upcoming match-up with Lyon at Groupama Stadium on November 27.
However, City will face a tough road to glory, with FC Barcelona closely trailing as a +500 wager on the Champions League odds, just ahead of Juventus at +550, and Bayern Munich at +900.
It has been a roller coaster campaign for Barca. The squad opened the season on a torrid run, posting victories in five straight matches across all competitions, but has gone 6-4-2 overall since.
Barca has been forced to make do without Lionel Messi, who was sidelined for three weeks with a broken arm. But they looked in fine form while scoring a pair of goals in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Real Betis in league action.
With a 3-1-0 record, Barcelona has already punched their ticket past the group stage, but still must bury the memory of quarter-final exits in each of the past three years.
While Bayern has also advanced to the Round of 16 after going unbeaten in their first four group stage contests, Juve still have work to do following last Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Manchester United as -145 chalk at
That defeat ended a 14-match unbeaten streak across all competitions for the reigning Serie A champions. However, Juventus sits comfortably atop the Group H table with a 3-0-1 record, and are poised to advance when they host Valencia as -250 chalk on November 27.
Further down the , three-time defending UCL champions Real Madrid are joined by Liverpool FC and Paris St-Germain at +1,000. This is of Atletico Madrid at +1,400, while the Red Devils sit alongside Borussia Dortmund and SSC Napoli at +3,300.
Real entered this week's break riding a four-match win streak across all competitions, including last week's 5-0 rout of Viktoria Plzen as -280 favourites on the UCL odds. The club remains deadlocked with AS Roma atop the group stage table, but is pegged as a huge -600 favourite to win Group G ahead their date with I Giallorossi on November 27.
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