Favourites – Real Madrid eased past Atalanta in the end, booking their place in the Champions League quarter-final draw set to take place on Friday, yet the bookmakers don’t feel Los Blancos are likely to make any further waves in the tournament, designating them as sixth favourites to lift the trophy.
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are seen as the three clear favourites to lift the trophy in Istanbul, whilst Los Merengues have fallen far short of that level.
Their 2019/20 elimination at the hands of Manchester City showed just where Real Madrid were at when compared to the very best Europe has to offer, and they didn’t strengthen their squad in the summer, so it’s difficult to realistically expect a different outcome.
MARCA Apuestas have confirmed that the share of Real Madrid winning the competition is only 11.00 euros per bet, which is ahead of only Borussia Dortmund and Porto.
Chelsea and Liverpool join the aforementioned three clubs that are seen as having a bigger chance of winning the trophy than Zinedine Zidane’s charges, even if Eden Hazard returns in time for the quarter-final.