For yet another season, Pep Guardiola’s Man City side go into a Champions League campaign as the bookies’ favourites. They’ll be looking to become only the second team to win the prestigious trophy on two consecutive occasions after Real Madrid managed the feat in 2017. We look at the Outright Winner odds for the 2023/24 Champions League season.
This will be the final season with the current format of 32 teams being split into eight groups of four. Next term there will be an enlargement of the group stage, with four more sides taking part.
Outright Winner Odds
Man City – 3.00
Bayern Munich – 6.00
Real Madrid – 9.50
Arsenal – 11.00
Barcelona – 15.00
PSG – 17.00
Man Utd – 21
Newcastle – 23.00
Atletico Madrid – 26.00
Napoli – 26.00
The reigning champions, Man City, consistently emerge as frontrunners in the Champions League, and this time, they’ve demonstrated their potential once more. The group stage draw favoured Man City, grouping them with familiar opponents RB Leipzig, along with Crvena zvezda and Young Boys.
Despite struggling to secure an away victory against RB Leipzig, Man City dominated their encounters at the Etihad, with impressive 6-3 and 7-0 wins. Notably, the 7-0 triumph occurred last season during their journey to clinch the title.
They’ll face stiff competition from the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Premier League rivals Arsenal, to name a few.
UCL Group Stage Draw
Group A: Bayern Munich, Man Utd, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray
Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV, Lens
Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin
Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Red Bull Salzburg, Real Sociedad
Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic
Group F: PSG, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle
Group G: Man City, RB Leipzig, Crvena zvezda, BSC Young Boys
Group H: Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp
Matchday 1: 19/20 September 2023
Matchday 2: 3/4 October 2023
Matchday 3: 24/25 October 2023
Matchday 4: 7/8 November 2023
Matchday 5: 28/29 November 2023
Matchday 6: 12/13 December 2023