With an exciting season so far of the Champions League, fans have been given much to talk about including the double title won by the Real Madrid. Add in the fact that there are many “new” teams joining the competition and some small teams showing a lot of strength against the bigger ones, and we have a memorable football season for the record books. Plus, we see many of the same teams from last season including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-German, Juventus, FC Barcelona, Bayern München vying for the title. Do you need any more reasons to bet the Champions League for 2018?
The 2017-2018 season will offer a lot of surprises for fans. Remember the playoffs for the qualifiers? Apoelwas eliminated by FC Copenhagen. And the Young Boys were beaten by Mönchengladbach while Roma was removed by Porto. These were some surprising upsets and that saw many big teams with easy schedules which led to some high scoring matches.
Yet the beginning of the group phase was predictable, with FC Barcelona beating Celtic 7-0, Bayern München besting Rostov at home 5-0 and Atletico Madrid, 1-0 against PSV. The second date of the group stage was less predictable with Juventus winning 4-0 at Zagreb, Real Madrid tying 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund and Leicester 1-0 at Porto. And this was just the first 2 weeks of the Champions League.
4 Possible Candidates to the Title
1- Real Madrid:Real Madrid has a good position in the Champions League. With 12 UCL titles and a desire for another, the odds are against them if they can’t repair their attack and defense.
2- Manchester City:Manchester City has a high probability of going far in the tournament, even with their problems in the local league (EPL). The City has already won against FC Barcelona, but they have a lot of work to do if they are going to beat them again.
3- Bayern München:Bayern München can win the title, that is, if they can fix their lineup before the Championship heats up.
4- Sevilla:small, but very dangerous,Sevilla can beat the big teams and could even take the Championship. With 11 points, they are in the second place in Group H, having won Lyon and tied with Juventus.
5- FC Barcelona:FC Barcelona is the favourite team to win as they have good results in the group stage but recurring defense issues have affected team performance.
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