Updated Champions League Betting, Odds Market: Liverpool Favored to Win UCL Title for First Time
Anadolu Agency/Getty. Pictured: Liverpool players celebrate a goal in their Champions League match.
Approximately 10 months after the initial odds to win the Champions League were released, Liverpool has surpassed Manchester City as the favorite to take home the title in the biggest club competition the sport has to offer.
The Reds now sit at -110 at PointsBet and DraftKings, then at -115 at FanDuel after the first legs of the UCL semifinals were played. City comes in at +115 and +120 after the results.
Liverpool defeated Villarreal, 2-0. at Anfield to position itself comfortably ahead of the reverse fixture in Spain. City beat Real Madrid, 4-3, but manager Pep Guardiola’s team really should have done better, wasting chances and conceding on the limited opportunities it afforded the Spanish giant.
Since opening odds were released, City has had a stranglehold on the favorite status, dominating its way through the group stage into the knockout rounds while taking charge of the Premier League.
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Oddsmakers weren’t going to argue with the results, as City has been one of the biggest forces across Europe over the last five years. However, the Cityzens haven’t been able to get over the line to win their first Champions League crown, while Liverpool won its sixth UCL title at the 2019 competition.
Over the last five years, Man City has reached the Champions League quarterfinals three times and lost one final. Liverpool also knocked City out of the competition in the 2017-18 season.
If you’re a believer in a big underdog story, you can now get Real Madrid at +1000 to win the title, while The Yellow Submarine of Villarreal is +8000 to overcome its deficit, beat Liverpool and win the championship match.