The footballing season is up and running with many shocks and masterstrokes already witnessed in the newly started season all across Europe’s top leagues. The English premier League has produced some gut-wrenching, lip-smacking games already, running into the fifth game-week prior to the international break. This set up the stage for the highly coveted UEFA Champions League or UCL as fans commonly call it. The group stage draw has been finalised among Europe’s elite teams and what followed was a frenzy of speculation on who is going to get their hands-on European footballs top prize.
Who will win UCL 2020/21 season?
Well the bookmakers have published the odds and according to it, there seems to be not much difference between their estimates and popular opinion.
Bayern Munich (Germany)
The Bavarians’ spectacular performance last season and overall consistency dominating European football has landed them the odds of 4/1 by bookmakers that translates to a whopping 20% chance of winning the UCL. Bayern Munich ran circles around giants like Chelsea and Barcelona in the previous season (2019-20) before triumphing over French outfits Lyon and securing their 6th title by defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the final.
Manchester City (England)
The Pep Guardiola-led English outfits are enjoying much dominance in English football as well as in the European scene, but have failed to translate the same energy in the UCL stage. Their last five outings in the Champions league has seen them crash out at early stages either in knockout or, less frequently, from group stages. The blues from Manchester have newly gained popularity and dominance in the world stage but the three times UCL winner Pep has to transpire his set of young talented footballers into European winner if he is to maintain his record. The bookmakers have endowed a generous 4/1 odds for the 2018-19 English Premier League winners.
All of Europe, nay, all of the world footballing community is talking about Liverpool Football Club and its meteoric rise from mediocrity under the German coach Jürgen Klopp. The once legendary English side had achieved whatever world football had to offer at club-level during their glory-years of the 70’s and 80’s era of football, but saw a dip in form and industry with the beginning of the premier league era. The old guard is now bestowed heavily upon the reds as they are on a prolific run for the last 3 years winning the coveted UCL in 2018-19 season and lifting their 19th English league trophy after 30 odd years in my paper writing 2019-20 season, while also winning the super cup and the club world cup. The bookmakers have marked Liverpool to be at 11/2 odds, i.e. 15% chance of winning the UCL this time around.
Real Madrid (Spain)
The undisputed UCL giants with record 13 trophies among its much decorated trophy cabinet is the fourth most favourite to win this season with 11/1 odds at their disposal. That translates to roughly 8% chance of winning it this time. The los blancos have suffered visibly after the loss of footballing genius Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus back in 2018. As long term assignment help of New blood has been vehemently instilled and emulated in the team but it has not been able to reach the mercurial heights of its bygone era. The Spanish side last won the UCL defeating Liverpool 3-1 in 2017-18 season.