- Manchester City is the early favorite for winning the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League title.
- Liverpool and PSG come after the English champions.
- The reigning UCL champions, Real Madrid are +1200 to defend the title.
The UEFA Champions League will start a bit sooner this year due to the World Cup in Qatar. Some preliminary qualification rounds have already begun, meaning that the main thing is just around the corner.
Early odds for the 2022/23 winners are already released and updated after the latest transfers, so let’s take a look at them.
City Tops the List… As Usual
To be honest, we don’t remember when Man City wasn’t the top favorite to win the UCL before the start of the year. And not just that, while being active, the Citizens were always the No.1 in all the bookmakers’ favorites’ lists.
Right now, Pep Guardiola’s unit is +300 to clinch the only trophy they miss, and Erling Haaland’s arrival at Etihad further improved those odds. They already have built core, with Kevin De Bruyne, Silva, Dias, and others as leaders, and the young Norwegian is a massive upgrade.
Liverpool and PSG Ahead of Bayern
The Reds (+450) and Jurgen Klopp want to redeem for the lost finals and improve the record in the European title games, where they have only one win in four appearances. Darwin Nunez landed, and Sadio Mane left, but it seems that L’Pool’s machinery will be even better next year.
PSG (+600) experienced some turbulences, firing Mauricio Pochettino, but it seems stable now. All the big names are staying, and the Saints are preparing to add a few more, all in order to lift the continental title finally. Messi and Neymar, with Mbappe, who is now focused only on PSG, can’t wait for the season to start.
Bayern (+700) kept Lewandowski and added Mane, plus a few more young players. This only means that the Bavarians plan to attack the UCL crown. Lewa will have a massive help upfront, with Mane coming in his prime years.
The reigning champs are +1200 to win the title. The bookies apparently forgot them again. But this suits Carlo Ancelotti and his crew; they were underdogs throughout the entire recent knockout stage before eventually stunning the world and reaching their 14th continental title.
Real will be even stronger next year, do remember that because they already got Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni.
Inter Looking Like a Dark Horse
Romelu Lukaku is back in Inter (+3000), where he had one of the best seasons of his life and became arguably among the top three strikers in the world. Nerazzurri has high ambitions for the next year, and they will add a few more players, the most notable sources say, Angel Di Maria. They will look pretty impressive with these two guys and the already present core.
Chelsea (+1400), Barcelona (+1600), Juventus (+2500), Tottenham (+2500) all these teams are in that grey area that often provides a surprise. Given the fact that the transfer window is not even close to its ending, the odds will fluctuate in the future, that is for sure.