Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Chelsea are the four teams left with a shot to win the 2021 UEFA Champions League title match. Man City offers favorite’s odds while PSG is the second choice. Real Madrid and Chelsea are the underdogs among the UCL final four. Check out more information on the teams left with a shot at the UCL title so you can make your bets against their Champions League odds.
Champions League Betting Odds Update: Semi-Final Matches Rapidly Approaching
2021 UEFA Champions League Final
- When: Saturday, May 29
- Where: Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
Odd to Win the 2021 UEFA Champions League
Does Manchester City offer overlay or underlay odds?
Based on how they played in the Champions League, the Sky Blues most definitely offer overlay odds. Man City has dominated their competition, including beating Dortmund twice in the quarterfinals.
Not only that, but the best player in the world right now, Kevin De Bruyne, laces up the cleats for the Sky Blues. De Bruyne is like a great NFL quarterback. The entire team picks up their game when De Bruyne is on the pitch.
No doubt, City should be favored. But as great as Man City has looked in their UCL matches, their EPL form has fallen off some.
Chelsea beat the Sky Blues 1-0 on April 17. Manchester City followed up the loss with a victory against Aston Villa, but they beat their overmatched opponents by just one goal.
Also, even though City beat Dortmund and Monchengladbach, we must put the wins in perspective. Neither Dortmund nor Monchengladbach are in the top three in the Bundesliga. Neither had shown their best form before the matches against Manchester City.
Want another reason to consider Manchester City an underlay? Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Chelsea are peaking. If you believe the Sky Blues’ form is about to regress, the other three contenders offer odds that you can’t ignore.
Assess Paris Saint-Germain’s chances of winning the UCL?
It’s tough to know what to make of PSG’s chances to win the Champions League. Paris looked great in their aggregate victory over Bayern.
But PSG played a Bayern side missing injured Robert Lewandowski. No team should hang with a quality team like Paris Saint-Germain without their best player.
Before beating Bayern, Paris took down Barcelona. This season’s Barcelona squad isn’t as good as what we’ve seen in seasons past. It’s hard to know if Paris’ aggregate victory was because PSG dominated or because Barca failed.
PSG appears to be peaking, though. On April 21, they beat Angers 5-0. But on April 28, Paris battles Manchester City. Could PSG possibly beat Barcelona, Bayern, and Manchester City in three straight two-leg aggregates?
Your answer to that question will tell you if Paris Saint-Germain can win the Champions League.
Which is the better bet, Real Madrid or Chelsea?
This is a tough one. Chelsea has stumbled once in what seems like forever, a 5-2 loss to West Bromwich. If we consider the loss an anomaly, then the Blues have as much of a shot as any team of winning the Champions League.
But before crowning Chelsea, let’s be fair. In the last round, Real Madrid battled Liverpool while Chelsea took on Porto. The Portuguese League squad is a decent team. Porto may have gotten lucky to get past Juventus, though.
Chelsea is a good team, no doubt. But they face a surging Real Madrid side on April 29.
Real not only beat Liverpool in the aggregate this month, but they also beat Barcelona in the El Clasico. Zinedine Zidane’s team is so deep that the former French great can bring Isco off the bench.
If Pulisic isn’t at his best, Chelsea should struggle to score goals. Zidane can run in Isco for Modric, play Isco and Modric at the same time, send in Benzema or start Benzema.
Zinedine can match up with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester City. The ability to strategize no matter the opponent makes Real Madrid the team to beat.