The Champions League Quarterfinals draw was held on Friday. The four teams universally considered the favorites drew the four respective teams with the lowest probabilities to advance. Here are Leg 1 odds and updated futures.
Champions League Quarterfinals Match Odds (Leg 1)
|Ajax +290||Draw +240||Juventus -105|
|Tottenham +290||Draw +260||Manchester City -110|
|Liverpool -240||Draw +350||Porto +700|
|Manchester United +260||Draw +250||Barcelona +100|
No real surprises here. The oddsmakers are still undervaluing Ajax, having them as a fairly big home underdog against a Juventus team that struggled on the road in the Round of 16. The other home underdogs (Tottenham, Manchester United) are facing titans in good form (Manchester City, Barcelona), so no shocker in the pricing there.
Liverpool are the only home team favored in Leg 1, listed at -240 to Porto’s long +700 odds.
Champions League Title Odds
Now that the draw has come out, the Champions League title odds have shifted with some surprises.
|Manchester City +220||Juventus +270||Barcelona +380||Liverpool +390|
|Manchester United +1600||Tottenham +2500||Ajax +3100||Porto +9500|
Juventus leaps ahead of Barcelona as second favorite, moving fro +340 on Thursday to +270 after their pairing with Ajax was drawn. It’s interesting they saw such a leap as they’ll have to go through Manchester City (presumably) in the semis to make the finals.
Along with Juve, City saw their odds slightly move (+230 to +220) as did Liverpool (+470 to +390). Barcelona got longer (+340 to +380).