Europe’s premier competitions have now reached the quarter-final stages, and there is little doubt that the Premier league is head and shoulders above any of the others. Both Arsenal and Chelsea look to have strong chances in the Europa league, with Chelsea heading the outright market at around 15/8. Punters have been using many offers to support them, such as check this one out, which is a great bonus offer to build your betting balance. Arsenal on the other hand are around 7/2, and they now have a tough draw against Italian giants Napoli. If they can progress through this, then it would appear very likely we could see an all-England final between the London rivals.
No English club has won the Champions league title since Chelsea back in 2012. Liverpool reached last season’s final before the defeat to the now 13 time winners, Real Madrid. However, there is little doubt that it appears most likely that an English side will lift the trophy this season. Out of the eight sides left in the competition, remarkably four of them are Premier league sides, which shows the current strength of the top flight of English football.
The current Premier league champions Manchester City have been the favourites since a ball was kicked. They started at around 3/1, but following their progression through, are now just 9/4 to lift the title for the first time. Under Pep, they are playing some of the most attractive attacking football ever seen, so must have a very strong chance of lifting the trophy. They have been drawn against Tottenham, so one Premier league side will be playing in the semi-finals. Both sides have grown into the competition, and following their poor start, Tottenham put in a very professional performance over the two legs against Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City are 1/5 to progress through, and it would be a shock were they to fail to do so, considering how strong their squad is.
Last season’s defeated finalists Liverpool are now just 4/1 to lift the trophy this time around. They have been one of the resurgent forces of European football in recent years, that has seen them now challenging Manchester City for the Premier league title. They have been drawn against Porto, and are the overwhelming favourites to progress through. They played the Portuguese side last season resulting in a 5-0 victory, so will be confident of a similar performance this time around.
Finally, Manchester United have progressed through to the final eight. They are coming off the back of one of the greatest comeback victories in the history of the competition, following the late penalty decision through VAR. This saw them progress past one of the favourites in PSG, so can they now do this again against Barcelona? United are 3/1 to reach the final four, with Barcelona one of the outright favourites for the competition.