With the first fixture of the round of 16 already played and Juventus, Atalanta and Lazio still representing Serie A, it’s becoming easier to predict the team which will carry the day. The tournament is getting tougher as all the remaining teams see the cup within their reach. Although the first fixture of the round of 16 had some unexpected results that made fans betting on Champions League matches reshuffle their betting sites, there are some few teams that look set to rectify the loses. That includes Barcelona after their devastating defeat against PSG which surprised lots of bettors considering that the odds were in favour of Messi and his teammates.
Bayern Munich who took the cup home last season have made it to this level once again. Manchester City who are in great form are thirsty for a first Champions League cup in their cabine. PSG are also favourites to win the tournament this season with their amazing run. They look ready to redeem themselves after last season’s lose to the German giants.
This post will discuss the top three possible winners of this seasons Champions League according to their current form.
The German giants are the current defending champions. Their journey to clinching the title last season was almost unreal, packed with a massive goal streak even against the best of the best. PSG were the only ones who gave them a test yet it wasn’t enough to stop this German powerhouse.
The squad that had an incredible tournament last year is the same one that has made it to the round of 16. In fact, the squad has even got better. They have already kicked off the knockout stage by trashing Lazio four goals to one on the road. It’s hard not to notice Bayern Munich as favourites to defend the Champions League title with their unwavering form.
With world class players such as Roberto Lewandowski, the current Ballon d’ or holder, goals are assured for this side. The kind of talent and experience they have at the back with the sort of Neuer, Alphonso Davies and Jerome Boateng, it’s a hurdle to score against them.
It goes without saying that Bayern Munich are a big favourite to add another Champions League this season to their huge trophy cabinet. To this point they are still undisputed in the tournament. If the squad stays fit and healthy for the rest of the season, they will surely remain among the favourites to winning the tournament.
The age of Pep Guardiola revolutionized this club to become one of the best in the world. In addition to a coach with several silverwares, Manchester City has one of the most talented squad in the world. With world class players like Kevin De Bruyne at the heart of their midfield and the quick Raheem Sterling, this club poses a threat to all the others in the round of 16. They are currently on an amazing winning streak of twenty-five matches unbeaten in all competitions including the Champions League.
However, they had a great form last season as well and were favourites to win the title only to fall to Lyon on a 3 – 0 lose. Nevertheless, this might be the motivation they need to challenge for the title this year. They seem to have come back stronger this season as they’re leaving no stone unturned.
They started their knockout fixture with a 2-0 win against Borussia Monchengladbach away from home. They will be looking to push further in the reverse fixture back at home. Manchester City have a great Premier League season having ten points ahead of the runners up on the table. They are surely among the favourites to take the Champions League trophy home of they keep up the same form.
The previous years have not been the best for PSG in the Champions League. However, there’s no doubt that last season was one of their best tournaments despite not carrying the day. They had a fantastic run which steered them to the tournament’s final. They were a worthy opponent to the defending champions Bayern Munich. The match was closely contested where PSG narrowly lost to the German giants in a 1-0 defeat.
There form was a message to football fans worldwide that they belonged to the top stage in European football and can compete for the top spot.
Playing the final last season was a big deal for the players and a confidence booster which will most likely motivate them to do better this season. Despite their competitive group with the likes of Manchester United and RB Leipzig, PSG still came out on top of the pool. They have an outstanding squad of talented and experienced players like Neymar who is among the top scorers with six goals and Mbappe who has five goals.
The French champions started their knockout stage with a bang, thrashing Barcelona 4-1 without their main star Neymar in the first leg of the round of 16. This kind of class and ambition will surely book them a spot among the favourite teams to win the title this season. Be that as it may, they’ll have to work their way past strong contenders like Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
These three clubs mentioned, have shown consistency and are the most likely clubs to take the Champions League trophy home this season.