UEFA Champions League best bets for first leg of the semifinals
Three of this year’s four Champions League semifinalists were among the dozen teams embroiled in Super League turmoil last week, with PSG the holdout of the four.
Despite all the drama, complete with threats to expel three semifinalists, the Champions League show will go on, with the first legs of the semis played as scheduled this week and the second legs to follow next week.
Now that defending champion Bayern Munich is out of the way, FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index projects Manchester City as a massive 55 percent title favorite, followed by Chelsea at 19 percent and Real Madrid at 18 percent. If you agree with that, then Man City is great value at +130 to lift the trophy, though you could likely get similar odds by playing City to advance in the semis, then rolling that win into a final bet.
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