Madrid favourites to win 10th European Cup
Real Madrid have been made cut in from 9/2 to 9/4 to win this season’s Champions League after dumping Manchester United out of the competition on Tuesday.
Former Old Trafford favourite Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal that separated the sides as Madrid won 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.
Madrid are joined in the quarter-finals by Borussia Dortmund, who cruised past Shakhtar Donetsk and saw their price slashed from 15/2 to 11/2 to win the tournament.
The results saw Spain (11/10) leapfrog Germany (11/8) into favourites in Sky Bet’s ‘Nationality of Winning Team’ market, with La Liga boasting four representatives out of the remaining teams to the Bundesliga’s three.
Sky Bet trader Chris Spicer told Football Betting News: “Although Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga’s ties still hang in the balance, the Spanish sides are remain a huge threat in the competition.
“Madrid are the natural favourites as one of only two teams already in the last eight, but we don’t think their domestic associates are done just yet either.”
Meanwhile, former favourites Barcelona have drifted out to 5/1 to win the tournament, as they resume their tie with Milan next week with a 2-0 deficit to overturn while Bayern Munich, who are in control of their tie with Arsenal, remain 3/1 in the outright odds.