United to miss out on Lewandowski
A scintillating display from Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid has set up the prospect of an all-German Champions League Final. However the headline from the game was the four goal masterclass from Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and bookmaker Paddy Power now have him at odds of 2/5 to sign for likely finalists Bayern Munich.
On Tuesday evening Barcelona were all but eliminated from the Champions League in a first leg hammering from Bayern Munich and on Wednesday Borussia Dortmund repeated the trick by smashing Real Madrid 4-1. Paddy Power have Barcelona at 11/1 to qualify for the final, a result that would require at least four goals without reply at Camp Nou. Madrid’s progression looks more possible and the away goal could prove crucial but they are still 4/1 to make it to Wembley. Paddy Power are quoting odds of 59/1 that Wembley will host the previously widely predicted El Classico final.
Dortmund, who went into Wednesday’s game as underdogs, were in danger of being distracted from the task at hand with the news on the eve of the match that their hugely talented 20 year old attacker Mario Gotze would be joining rivals Bayern Munich. Dortmund fans and officials were said to be dismayed and they will be hugely concerned that their star striker is to follow suit. After his stunning display against Madrid, Robert Lewandowski is being tipped to join Bayern Munich. However, the player has long been a target of Manchester United is at odds of 7/2 for the Premier League champions to be his next club. Money bags Manchester City are at 16/1 to sign the player and Chelsea are at odds of 16/1.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Wednesday night was bitter sweet for Borussia Dortmund fans after their star striker saved his best performance for their biggest game. Interest in the Polish striker has increased 10 fold and with a year left on his current deal the giants of European football will be dusting off their cheque books.”
Robert Lewandowski’s next permanent club
2/5 - Bayern Munich
7/2 - Manchester United
16/1 - Manchester City
16/1 - Chelsea
25/1 - PSG
25/1 - Real Madrid
33/1 - Barcelona
33/1 - Arsenal
40/1 - Tottenham
Champions League Final odds
4/1 - Real Madrid to qualify
11/1 - Barcelona to qualify
59/1 - Real Madrid vs Barcelona final