We all know the 16 groups left within the chase for the European Cup, a bunch which incorporates 17 of the final 18 Champions League finalists.
Our buddies Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe broke down the chances for Premier League groups to win the crown (see video above) and we’re choosing up what they’re placing down as revisit the UCL energy rankings we posted previous to the group stage.
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Now we love the two Robbies breakdown, however allow us to carry our personal take to the rankings.
Can we defy our buddies at SportsBet? We’ve acquired a few quibbles…
UEFA Champions League energy rankings (Pointsbet odds)
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16. Porto (+12500)
After permitting three objectives to Man Metropolis on the Etihad on Matchday 1, allowed zero objectives the remainder of the group stage. Olympiacos isn’t an an assault pressure and neither is Marseille, however that’s a top quality document.
15. Lazio (+6600)
It exhibits the depth of this Spherical of 16 that Lazio sits fifteenth of 16 groups. The Roman aspect hasn’t regarded as sturdy in Serie A this season, both, however all it could take is a run of kind to make Lazio really feel simply as imposing as a half-dozen of the groups in entrance of it.
14. Atalanta (+4000)
May’ve misplaced badly to Liverpool at dwelling however then dealt with the Reds at Anfield and received qualification to the knockout rounds by profitable at Ajax. Waxed Lazio away throughout league play.
13. Borussia Monchengladbach (+8000)
Enter these rankings on a brutal run of kind however any group with Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea main an assault with so many complementary items being organized by Marco Rose can do harm on a given day. Ask Shakhtar, who beat Actual Madrid twice however misplaced to Gladbach 6-0 at dwelling and 4-0 away.
12. Sevilla (+4000)
A event group that hardened itself and burnished its credentials by beating Manchester United and Inter Milan throughout final season’s Europa League run. Julen Lopetegui is an effective supervisor, too. However the zero objectives scored in opposition to Chelsea plus the beating suffered in opposition to Bayern within the UEFA Tremendous Cup have us leery of transferring them up.
11. RB Leipzig (+3300)
The Julian Nagelsmann issue is actual, and Leipzig has taken factors off of Manchester United, Bayern, and PSG this season after dismissing Atletico Madrid from the Champions League final season. All of that’s with out Timo Werner.
10. Borussia Dortmund (+2000)
Erling Haaland is a pressure and BVB has distinction makers at almost each place. A bit younger, however Marco Reus being wholesome is one thing they haven’t had in ages and Mats Hummels is again to his absolute best.
9. Barcelona (+1500)
They’ve Lionel Messi, so there’s that, and he’s additionally on an extremely unlucky run the place he’s underperforming his anticipated objectives and assists by 5. Nonetheless La Liga’s prime group when it comes to possession, photographs per sport, move accuracy, dribbles, and fouls conceded.
8. Actual Madrid (+1600)
Are they the group that misplaced to Shakhtar Donetsk twice or the group that took 10 of 12 factors from Gladbach and Inter Milan? The membership that dominated Barca on the Camp Nou, or the one which misplaced at dwelling to Cadiz and Alaves? Can’t depend on ’em.
7. Atletico Madrid (+1800)
Atleti has some insane defensive stats this season, even for a Diego Simeone membership. The La Liga leaders allowed 4 objectives to Bayern Munich in a rout to start out the Champions League group stage and two to Crimson Bull Salzburg on the second match day.
Bayern acquired one the second time they performed and Salzburg was blanked. All instructed, Atleti has allowed 10 objectives in 16 matches between Champions League and home outings together with a stupid-looking two in 10 La Liga matches.
6. Chelsea (+1400)
Solely Metropolis allowed fewer objectives within the group stage than Chelsea’s two, and Frank Lampard’s Blues are additionally the second-stingiest group in Premier League (Spurs). And simply wait till Timo Werner finds true consolation in Chelsea blue.
5. Liverpool (+600)
This has nothing to do with something however the lack of Virgil van Dijk. Take a very powerful participant away from anybody within the prime 4 — KDB, Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar — and so they’d drop simply as far if not farther.
4. Juventus (+1400)
Wanted seven saves of Lionel Messi from Gianluigi Buffon to maintain Barca off the board and declare the group. Cristiano Ronaldo stays deadly finisher and Juve is deep all over the place.
3. Manchester Metropolis (+450)
Solely sitting behind two sides who solid apart UCL demons final season, one thing Metropolis has to do below Guardiola. However the Metropolis assault is as deep as anybody and the defensive depth is there. If Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus can discover well being and kind, maybe Metropolis must be 1B.
2. Paris Saint-Germain (+900)
Final season’s finalists haven’t been unstoppable in Ligue 1 this season however there have been COVID-19 considerations. Thomas Tuchel stays a very good tactician, having taken 2-1 losses to Manchester United to RB Leipzig and turning them into 1-0 and 3-1 wins within the second assembly. Protection post-Thiago Silva is the large query, however when Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are at their greatest, it’s typically time to name ballgame.
1. Bayern Munich (+275)
The reigning champions are tremendous deep, although this can be a second-straight season with a Bundesliga title race that’s remained aggressive this far into the season.
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