Barca and Chelsea made favourites following European draws
Spanish giants Barcelona and current Champions League holders Chelsea have been instilled as the favourites for European glory after the UEFA draw was made today in Switzerland. Barcelona have been drawn against PSG and are now 7/4 to win the Champions League whereas Chelsea have been drawn against Russian club Rubin Kazan and are 9/4 to win the Europa League.
The other Champions League quarter finals have Real taking on Galatasaray, Malaga taking on Dortmund and Bayern taking on Juventus. Real Madrid are second favourites to win the Champions League at odds of 9/4 after knocking out Manchester United, and last year’s finalists Bayern Munich come in as third favourites at 5/1.
All three English clubs made it through to the Europa League quarter finals and the draw has Tottenham taking on Basel, Fenerbache playing Lazio, and Benefica playing Newcastle. After sneaking through against Inter Milan, Tottenham are second favourites to win the Europa League at 11/4 followed by Benefica at 4/1 as third favourites.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Barca will now be the team to beat after their salvo against AC Milan and we’ve got them as favourites to reclaim the Champions League title. Three English clubs making it through to the Europa League quarter finals is a shock and now the smart money is on Spurs or Chelsea to take home the title.”
Champions League outright
9/4 Real Madrid
5/1 Bayern Munich
7/1 Borussia Dortmund
Europa League outright
16/1 Rubin Kazan
33/1 FC Basel