Champions League

Favourites to win Champions League this season

The last Champions League campaign was full of surprises. Real Madrid stunned PSG, survived against Chelsea and broke the hearts of Manchester City fans, to face Liverpool at the final and win their 14th CL title. But will they be able to repeat this magic this season?

It’s not a surprise that La Liga giants Real Madrid are this year's favourites to win the prestigious title for the 15th time in their history. Alongside them we have a summary of the other teams who might be strong contenders for the title race. Hopefuly with the help of this list and the bet365 bonus code football fans will have a great 2022-2023 UCL season.

Manchester City

Manchester City is at the top of the booking odds following the draw for the group stage. City has been dominating the Premier League in recent seasons. Pep Guardiola’s side has won the league title four times in the last six years, but they've fallen short when it comes to European competitions.

Manchester City is now with a great advantage ahead of the other teams and that’s the Norway star, Erling Haaland. Pep added the young superstar to the team and he quickly became a difference-maker. Haaland tops the Premier League stats for most goals and is a goal away from topping the Champions League goalscorer chart.

Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain has the same luck in the Champions League as Manchester City. The Parisians have been dominating the Ligue 1 for almost a decade. PSG have one of the best teams in the world with the likes of players like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi, but they still come short in winning European trophies. This season Messi and Neymar are topping the charts in Ligue 1 for most assists and goals, being in great form compared to last season. Messi seems to have adapted to the new league and this season, so the booker's place their bets on PSG to win the Champions League title. However, it’s a fact that under Christophe Galtier PSG looks like a more rounded side, but the dispute between Neymar and Mbappe could ruin their hopes for any titles.

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Liverpool has been one of the best teams in the world in the last four years. Jurgen Klopp’s side wrote history, winning the Champions League and the Premier League. But this season they are having trouble. Liverpool fans are now fearing they might be experiencing "the Klopp’s curse". This season's start is the worst for Jurgen Klopp in his seventh campaign as manager at

Anfield. Klopp seems to struggle with his previous clubs after the same amount of time. The start of the Premier League and the Champions League campaign doesn’t seem good for the Merseyside team. They are now third in the group stage after a devastating 4-1 defeat against Napoli and a tough win against Ajax. If Klopp survives the group stage Liverpool has the chance to prove that nothing is still lost and come as underdogs to win the title.


Barcelona was handed this year ‘Group of Death' alongside Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen. Last year Barcelona were dumped out of the Champions League group stage and they were again in one group with Bayern. Since Xavi took charge the Blaugrana look more steady. They brought one of Europe's best talents to help them win the CL title, which they last held in 2015. With the likes of Robert Lewandowski, ex-AC Milan star Franck Kessie and Ousmane Dembele, who is in the best form of his life for the past couple of seasons, Barcelona does have the chance of winning the Champions League this season.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham is back in the Champions League after а two-year hiatus and this time the Premier League club looks like a real threat. Antonio Conte’s side has one of the best attacks in Europe. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are one of the best forward players, while Dejan Kulusevski is highly regarded as the signing of the 2022 winter transfer window. Now Spurs added Richarlison to their team and things look promising for them.