Barcelona and Manchester City Head Tight Champions League Betting

By: SBAT Staff

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Spanish giants Barcelona and English club Manchester City head what looks to be a very tight Champions League betting market ahead of the competition returning for the 2018/19 season. Six teams are price up by the bookmakers at a single figure price, and there is little to choose between them. This is a competition that fans love to watch and looking ahead to the coming season, it looks sure to be a very tight affair.

While the two favourites do deserve to be where thet are in the betting, Barcelona are the only team out of the two that have experience winning the trophy. They have won it three times in the last ten years, and as a club they know what it takes to lift the famous trophy. Manchester City haven't really been anywhere near winning the competition yet, but despite that they still deserve the attention they are getting. After blowing away opposition in the English Premier League last season they will be looking to win a second consecutive title there, as well as go a long way in the Champions League.

If you are looking for a team with Champions League pedigree then look no further than Real Madrid, who are the current holders of the title and have won the last three titles and four out of the last five. There is  no doubt that this Madrid squad is one of the best we have seen assembled in Europe, and they deserve a huge amount of respect going into a tournament where they always seem to do well. A win over Liverpool in the final last season gave them their third title in a row, and the team will be hungry to make that four.

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Barcelona and Manchester City are priced up at 11/2 to lift the title, but in behind them are a number of teams in single figures who have the ability to win this season. It is no surprise to see Real Madrid at 13/2 to lift the trophy yet again given their pedigree, while German club Bayern Munich are in behind at 7/1. PSG have spent a lot of money over the past few seasons in an attempt to not only dominate French football, but also European football and they are 15/2 to lift the first European title for their new regime. Juventus round off those at single figure prices, and they are available to back at 9/1.

The Champions League brings together the very best clubs in Europe, and this season it looks typically competitive and tight.