Real won its third title in a row, after dominating Liverpool (3-1) in Final. Next season will be more exciting than ever, we’ll publish predictions in August.
Only 2 teams left at this stage of the competition: 1 English team (Liverpool) and 1 Spanish team (Real Madrid) for a game between two teams who have not met in final since 1981.
The UCL 2018 Battle
This season of the Champions League has given much to talk about after the double title won by the Real Madrid. Not only because of the entry of “new” teams into the competition but because of the surprise that some small teams have shown a lot of strength against the bigger teams. Another point to note is that the same teams of last season, Real Madrid, aim to be the winner of the title. That would be 3 titles in a row, something never seen in this competition.
Even if most of the bookmakers see Madrid win the title, Liverpool is on fire lately and Salah would be very helpful to defy the Spanish giant:
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Updated after the Quarter Finals Draw
The 2017-2018 season already offered a lot of surprises, like every year. Past year, in the playoffs for the qualifiers, Apoel, a team that almost always qualifies, was eliminated by FC Copenhagen. Another team that qualified was Mönchengladbach which eliminated the Young Boys. To the sadness of some Italian fans, Roma was left out to be removed by Porto. After defining the groups, some big teams earned an “easy” group. For example, SSC Napoli is in the group with the weakest teams, in group B is the only team that has double digits in points with a total of 11 points, 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat.
At the beginning of the group phase very predictable results were expected, and so with the most powerful teams. FC Barcelona beat Celtic 7-0. Bayern München received Rostov at home and scored 5-0. Another big team that obtained a triumph in the first phase of groups was Atletico Madrid, 1-0 against PSV. On the second date of the group stage in the Champions League, Juventus won 4-0 at Zagreb, Real Madrid tied 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund and Leicester 1-0 at Porto. These were some results of the beginning of the first 2 weeks of the Champions League.
The bigger teams have shown that they are in good shape, have lost almost no match, despite some clashes they have had between them.
Predicting which team will get the UEFA Champions League title requires a look at the team’s most recent odds* and statistics.
The UEFA Champions League promise will be a tight match between two teams who loves to attack. There’s no doubt it will be an exciting match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
- Real Madrid – Liverpool: Can the Spanish win three title in a row?
- Scorers : Salah vs Ronaldo: the duel between the two superstars will be astonishing
To bet, on this match, it is better to wait for the last moment in order to be sure of the players who’ll be able to play. If Ronaldo, Salah or Ramos get injured a few days before the match, the odds and the predictions won’t be the same. However, the odds are always interesting in this kind of game.
2 possible candidates left for the title
Therer are only teams who can still win the title: Liverpool and Real Madrid, the two finalists.
1- Real Madrid: They have a good level in the Champions League, but they have had problems to win in the local league of their country. The team already has 12 UCL titles and aspire for another. This would be the third crown for Zidane In 2018, the team look even stronger than in 2017, especially after beating the Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich. They look stronger than ever this season and will do everything they can to realize something that has never been done before: winning 3 UEFA Champions League titles in a row.
2- Liverpool: With their amazing attack and Mohamed Salah in a shape we have never seen, Liverpool has been very impressive. Their victory against Manchester City in the 1/4 and the first game against AS Roma in the semi finals were incredible. Jurgen Klopp, and all the Reds fans are confident that can beat anyone in the UEFA Champion’s League with such a great team. They recruited Van Djik last winter, who became the most expensive defender on the market. He really changed their defense and they are now way stronger than they use to be. Everything is possible with this club.
Prediction: Real Madrid to win UCL 1/1 at Paddy Power*.
Full Odds for the Champion’s League Winner 2018:
*Odds being correct at time of publishing