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2019-20 UEFA Champions League Odds and Picks

 

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League was put on hold but the competition will restart on Aug. 7, 2020 with 12 teams meeting in neutral site games from Lisbon, Portugal.

Normally, the tournament would have teams play first and second legs at their home venues before the finale. In the restart, the new UEFA Champions League will be a straight knockout tournament.

Eight teams finished their second-leg matches on August 7 and 8 and four teams advanced to the quarterfinals.

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Teams Remaining: 8

Country Representation
  • England: 1
  • Spain: 2
  • Germany: 2
  • Italy: 1
  • France: 2
Key Dates to Watch

Aug. 7-8: Round of 16 second legs
Aug. 12-15: Quarterfinals
Aug. 18-19: Semifinals
Aug. 23: Final

UEFA Champions League
Current 2020 Odds to Win

Bayern Munich, Manchester City Favorites to Win Champions League

After watching Bayern Munich and Manchester City captured victories in their Round of 16 matchups, oddsmakers have kept the pair as the top betting choices to win the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League title in Portugal this August.

And even though both of them still must complete the Round of 16, oddsmakers have tapped Bayern Munich (3/1) and Manchester City (2/1) as the top clubs to win it all in Portugal this August.

  • Manchester City 2/1
  • Bayern Munich 3/1
  • Paris Saint-Germain 5/1
  • Barcelona 8/1
  • Atletico Madrid 17/2
  • Atalanta 12/1
  • RB Leipzig 18/1
  • Lyon 37/1

Prior to the Group Stage beginning in August of 2019, oddsmakers posted opening odds on all 32 teams and you can see that many of the contenders have advanced but odds have also moved the other way as well.

UEFA Champions League
Opening Odds to Win

  • Manchester City 5/1
  • Bayern Munich 12/1
  • Paris Saint-Germain 8/1
  • Barcelona 6/1
  • Atletico Madrid 12/1
  • Atalanta 60/1
  • RB Leipzig 50/1
  • Lyon 50/1

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2020 UEFA Champions League
Quarterfinal Matchups

The draw for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals took place on July 10 and those games will take place between Wednesay Aug. 12 and Saturday Aug. 15.

  • Aug. 12 (QF1) - Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain
  • Aug. 13 (QF2) - RB Leipzig vs. Atlético Madrid
  • Aug. 14 (QF3) - Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich
  • Aug. 15 (QF4) - Manchester City vs. Lyon

2020 UEFA Champions League
Quarterfinal Opening Odds

UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Matchups
Date Matchup Money Line
Wed, Aug. 12 Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain Atalanta (+230), Paris Saint-Germain (+105), Draw (+280)
Thu, Aug. 13 RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid RB Leipzig (+240), Atletico Madrid (+130), Draw (+210)
Fri, Aug. 14 Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich Barcelona (+230), Bayern Munich (-105), Draw (+290)
Sat, Aug. 15 Manchester City vs. Lyon Manchester City (-360), Lyon (+900), Draw (+490)


2020 UEFA Champions League
Semifinal Matchups

The semifinal matchups will take place on Tuesday Aug. 18 and Wednesday Aug. 19.

  • Aug. 18 - Winners of QF1 vs. Winners of QF3
  • Aug. 19 - Winners of QF2 vs. Winners of QF4

2020 UEFA Champions League
Final Matchup

The final is scheduled to be played at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday Aug. 23

  • Aug. 23 - Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Semifinal 2 Winner

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Onto the Final Stages

The final stages of the Champions League will be very different this year. The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final will all be one-legged affairs played at neutral grounds - all in Lisbon - and all without fans. So far, four teams have guaranteed qualification to this mini-tournament: RB Leipzig, Atlético Madrid, PSG, and Atalanta.

Manchester City are favourites to progress against Real Madrid after a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabéu. The Lyon-Juventus tie is nicely poised after Lyon won the first leg 1-0 at home. Barcelona are favoured to qualify against Napoli after a 1-1 draw away, and Bayern's second leg against Chelsea should be a complete formality after the Germans won 3-0 in London.

All these second legs will be played at the team's home ground behind closed doors. The draw for the quarter-finals and beyond were made on July 10 with the Lisbon bonanza starting on August 12 and ending on August 23.

Does size really matter for Atalanta?

Think a team of Atalanta's size cannot win the Champions League? Think again. They are 25/1 to win the competition. Along with Nottingham Forest, who won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, the side from Bergamo - the region of Europe worst and first hit by Covid-19 - would be the smallest size ever to win Europe's biggest crown.

But they are a stunning team. They have scored an incredible 80 goals in 28 games in the usually defensive Italian league. They have won their last six games, although inefficient spreading of goals scored and conceded earlier in the season has prevented any title push. In 32-year-old Slovene Josip Ili?i? they have arguably Europe's most in-form playmaker, and Gian Piero Gasperini has molded the rest of the side into a formidable attacking unit.

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Their path to the quarter-finals has been as fantastically chaotic as their rise to prominence in Italy. They contrived to lose their first three group games - including a hopeless 4-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb and a thrashing away at Man City. But a draw at home to City followed by wins over Zagreb, and Shakhtar Donetsk ensured qualification, whereupon they beat Valencia by the incredible aggregate score of 8-4 in the last 16.

The new format should help them. Their poor start was likely due to nerves - this is their first time in the Champions League. But the lack of fans may take some of the pressure off their inexperienced shoulders. Atalanta have it in them to collapse, as we saw in Zagreb and Manchester. But the short length of the final rounds means that, if they hit form, they could blow everyone else away. They are the best bet to win the Champions League.

Finding Value in the Favorites

Leading the market are Bayern Munich and Manchester City. For Bayern, it has been a remarkable turnaround. At the start of the season, they were unfancied and seen as past their best, but exceptional performances in wins at Tottenham (7-2) and Chelsea (3-0) and their superb Bundesliga form has made them worthy favourites.

However, their second leg against Chelsea will come nearly two months since their last game. They are ultra-professional, but there may be some rustiness that creeps into their performances.

They look a better bet than City, who continually struggle in the latter stages of the Champions League. They have made just one semi-final in their history, and their tally of eight defeats in the Premier League suggests they are just too inconsistent to be trusted. The positive for them is that Liverpool are out.

Third, come Paris Saint-Germain, who look a very interesting prospect at 11/2. The French season was abandoned due to Covid-19, but PSG's '20-'21 domestic season will start slightly before the end of the Champions League. They breezed through their group, beating Real Madrid 3-0 in the process, and squeezed through against Borussia Dortmund 3-2. Like City, they're a team with a tendency to lose their nerve in the Champions League, but their squad is as good as any and, like with Atalanta, the lack of fans may be to their advantage.

Barcelona are the same price as PSG and are easily swerved. Their league form is dreadful, and the situation of their manager Quique Setién is tenuous. They have not made a Champions League final since 2015 and are no longer at the very top table of European football. The same can be said of Atlético Madrid, who are 12/1. They were extremely lucky to knock out Liverpool in the last 16.

Juventus have shown their winning mentality in Serie A, but they have rarely looked impressive this season. Their price of 12/1 will come in significantly if they beat Lyon, but the price at the moment looks about right.

The last team guaranteed of their quarter-final berth are RB Leipzig at 16/1. Like Atalanta, this is their first appearance at this stage, but there is no way they should be shorter than the Italians. Their league form has taken a tumble since the restart, and they will be without Timo Werner, who will be at Chelsea by then. They could cause one upset, but three looks extremely unlikely.

UEFA Champions League
Winning Future Prediction

Atalanta at 25/1

  
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