UEFA Champions League Sports Betting OddsPublished December 20, 2011 by OCR Editor
Manchester United still features in sports betting odds, despite being knocked out.
Manchester United still features in UEFA Champions League sports betting odds, despite being knocked out of the tournament in the most recent stage - and all because of an ongoing legal case that could see Swiss clubs banned.Could It Happen?
World football governing body FIFA is threatening to ban all Swiss clubs from international football if a long running legal case brought against them by FC Sion is not resolved by January. If this happens, FC Basel will also be removed from the round of 16 and will be replaced by lucky loser Man U.
As a result, William Hill Online has offered odds of 16/1 that Manchester United could be reinstated into the Champions League for another crack at the trophy. United are still being quoted as 11/2 second favourites for the second-tier Europe League, just behind arch-rivals and fellow Champs League failure Man City, who are 4/1.Champs League Title Odds
With the group-format round of 16 set to begin in January, Barcelona (6/4 - William Hill, 2.60 - Sports Interaction) leads Spanish league arch-rival Real Madrid 5/2, WH, 3.50, SI) in the online betting odds. They're followed by Bayern Munich and Chelsea, with the other teams all at long odds.
William Hill also has markets on finalists and top goalscorer. The race is still open for the golden boot, with Lionel Messi, 8/11, leading the charge from Mario Gomez, 7/2, Cristiano Ronaldo, 11/2, and Pedro and Karim Benzema, 12/1. Arsenal's Robin van Persie is 25/1.