The group stage of the Champions League has not yet ended and a list of the main contenders to win the tournament has already appeared. Experts consider that the main favorites are Manchester City, Bayern, Real Madrid, Arsenal, PSG, Barcelona, Inter and Borussia Dortmund.
In our opinion, we can immediately exclude PSG, Barcelona and Borussia from the list of candidates for victory in the Champions League. These teams have performed extremely poorly in the major European Cup tournaments over the last few years. The Parisians and the Catalans are unstable and Dortmund lacks the mentality and resources of a champion.
Ancelotti and Bellingham seek the 15th trophy for the white team
Analysts do not consider Real Madrid as the main favorite, which is surprising. Los Blancos are the most successful club in the history of the tournament. They have won the Champions League 14 times. The closest pursuer, Milan, has exactly half as many gold medals in the Champions League.
According to the results of the last tournament, Madrid reached the semifinals. Manchester City didn’t let us go any further (1-1 and 0-4). Looking ahead to this season, Real Madrid signed young talent Jude Bellingham. Carlo Ancelotti changed the game plan especially for him. Because of this and not only English he became instantly accustomed.
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Bellingham won a Golden Boy award and also set a unique club record. In the first 15 games for the white team, the midfielder scored 14 goals. Thanks also to his efforts, Real Madrid triumphs in all tournaments, despite a large number of important personal losses.
At the start of the playoffs, Los Blancos’ main players must recover from their injuries. And who can then stop them? You can bet on Real Madrid to win the Champions League in the 2023/2024 season at bookmakers with odds of 7.00. If he doesn’t win he will play 1.10.
Kane came to Bayern in search of trophies, but something goes wrong
Like Real Madrid, Bayern’s performance was positively affected by the summer addition of one of the leaders of the English team, Harry Kane. The 30-year-old forward scored 22 goals and provided seven assists in 18 games for the Munich team in all official tournaments.
The Bavarians have won the Champions League six times and also five silver medals. If last season Thomas Tuchel regularly had problems building attacks and finishing, now the Munich team scores a lot.
The only thing that creates uncertainty about the victory of the Munich team is the crushing defeat in the final of the German Super Cup against Leipzig (0-3) and the early exit from the national Cup. Alarm bells have also been ringing recently in the Champions League. Tuchel’s team sensationally failed to beat Copenhagen at home (0-0).
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It is noteworthy that in his entire career, Harry Kane has not yet won a single trophy. Did she really take some of his bad luck from England? In the Bundesliga, Bayern only occupies second place. You can bet that he will win the Champions League in the 2023/2024 season at bookmakers with odds of 5.00. If the Munich team does not do so, the odds will be 1.17.
Arteta and Guardiola cannot be ruled out!
If we remove Liverpool, which Jürgen Klopp coached for many years, from the equation, the Premier League has recently been dominated by Spanish specialists: Unai Emery, Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola.
The last two specialists have very real chances of winning both the Championship and the Champions League. Emery may have them next season. Arteta and Guardiola have put together excellent teams that have great depth and play top quality football. You can bet on Arsenal’s victory in the Champions League for 8.00.
The Citizens have only achieved three victories in the last nine Premier League games. Their offensive leader, Erling Haaland, became the worst player in the top 5 leagues in terms of number of missed scoring opportunities this season. He missed 15 scoring opportunities. However, in 14 Premier League games, the Norwegian scored 14 goals. What will happen if the implementation improves?
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Last season, Guardiola’s team also had some problems in the middle of the season and ended up winning the treble. And Holland played an important role in the success. You can bet on Manchester City to defend their Champions League title at bookmakers at odds of 3.20.
Simone Inzaghi intends to take revenge on Guardiola
Following the results of last season, Inter reached the final of the Champions League, where they beat Manchester City in the fight. If it weren’t for a few episodes, it might well have won gold. Since then, the Nerazzurri have only gotten stronger. In 19 matches played in all official tournaments, they only suffered one defeat and drew four times.
Lautaro Martínez is in great shape. During this period, he scored 15 goals and provided two assists. You can bet on Simone Inzaghi’s team to win the Champions League in the 2023/2024 season at bookmakers with odds of 17.0.
Carlo Ancelotti will leave Real Madrid in style
And yet, in our opinion, the main favorite is Real Madrid. He always has a special spirit for the tournament. The fact that this is Ancelotti’s last season at the helm of the club will add additional motivation to the whites. He will then lead the Brazilian team. The Italian coach is the coach with the most titles in the history of the Champions League. I think Bellingham will help lift the fifth cup over his head.
Tender: Real Madrid will win the Champions League in the 2023/2024 season by 7.00.