William Hill estimate the chances of English clubs in the Champions League

Thomas
Giles

On August 25th, Champions League participants learned their group stage opponents. England are represented in the 2016/17 tournament by Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City. Bookmaker William Hill have assessed the chances of English clubs in the tournament and invited their customers to bet on what stage each club will exit the tournament.

William Hill have priced Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as the most likely of the English contingent to lift the trophy. City can be backed at 12/1 to win the Champions League, whilst the price on them failing to get out of their group, which contains Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic, is 4/1.

The probability of Pep Guardiola’s charges exiting in the last 16 is hotly fancied at 8/5, while a quarter-final exit is priced at 3/1, with the chance of them falling short in the last four is at 11/2. 10/1 is the price available on Manchester City making it to the final but failing to lift the trophy.

For an Arsenal win you can get odds of 25/1. The likelihood of the Gunners exiting at the group stage, where they face PSG, Basel and Bulgarian side Ludogorets, is rated at 6/1.

The chances of Arsene Wenger’s team exiting the competition in the last 16 can be backed at 6/5. To go one step further and exit in the quarter-finals is also reasonably fancied at 5/2, whilst a semi-final dropout can be backed at 5/1. The likelihood of Arsenal making it all the way to the final and finishing the competition as runner-up isn’t all that high and this can backed around the 14/1 mark.

Tottenham’s chances of winning the Champions League are rated at 33/1, while Spurs to be knocked out from Group E which also contains CSKA Moscow, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco, stands at 5/2.

According to William Hill, the chance of Mauricio Pochettino’s side leaving the tournament in the last 16 is shortly priced at 5/4. 333/100 is available on a quarter-final exit for Spurs, with a semi-final exit priced at 8/1, while 16/1 is available about Spurs getting to the final but failing to lift the trophy.

Finally, the probability of Premier League champions Leicester City of winning the Champions League is rated at 40/1 whilst the chance of them suffering an early exit at the group stage, where they play Porto, Club Brugge and FC Copenhagen, is considered to be an 11/4 shot.

For the knockout stages, Leicester are priced at a very lowly 73/100 for a last 16 exit, 4/1 for the quarterfinals, 16/1 for the semis whilst the odds on Ranieri’s side making the final and losing are 25/1.

The overall favourites for the Champions League this year are Barcelona. The probability of the Catalan club winning the tournament is rated at 333/100, with Bayern Munich as second favourites at 4/1 and Real Madrid third at 5/1.

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