Messi and Company Are Favourites To Repeat

Published on June 7th, 2015 10:59 pm EST

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According to the bookmakers, Barcelona is the current favourite to win the 2015/16 Champions League.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody given the fact that Lionel Messi and company just defeated Juventus to win the 2014/15 Champions League title. Barcelona is expected to be as strong, if not stronger, next season, which makes another deep foray into the Champions League tournament a virtual given.

Barcelona is currently listed at 3/1 to win the 2015/16 Champions League.

Bayern Munich, however, will have something to say about that. According to the bookmakers, Bayern Munich is also one of the favourites to win next season. Bayern Munich had issues with injuries this year and ended up succumbing to Barcelona in the semi-finals. Bayern Munich will certainly be looking to come back strong next year.

Bayern Munich is currently listed at 4/1 to win the 2015/16 Champions League.

Another team that is 4/1 to win is Cristiano Ronaldo and his team from Real Madrid. Real Madrid ended up losing to Juventus in the semi-finals and they will surely be looking to do better next season. Don't be surprised if they attempt to make some substantial changes to their roster in the offseason after missing out on both the Champions League and La Liga titles.

The teams with the next best odds to win are both from England, as Chelsea is listed at 9/1 to win, while Man City is listed at 12/1. Manchester United, which will be appearing in the Champions League tournament after being absent for a year, is currently listed at 14/1 to win.

Some of the other teams of interest include:

PSG, 12/1
Juventus, 14/1
Arsenal, 16/1
Atletico Madrid, 16/1

The three teams with the worst odds to win? That would be Basel, Celtic and Olympiacos, who are all listed at 500/1 to win.

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The qualifying rounds of the 2015/16 Champions League get underway on June 30th, while the actual tournament will run from September 15th, 2015 to May 28th, 2016. The final will be played at the San Siro in Milan, Italy.

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