Atletico Madrid Only Clear Favourite To Win This Week

Published on April 19th, 2014 1:02 am EST

The Champions League semi-finals will get underway later this week.

On Tuesday, April 22nd, Atletico Madrid will play host to Chelsea. On Wednesday, April 23rd, Real Madrid will play host to Bayern Munich. The second leg matches will take place the following week.

Let's take a look at the odds for the matches for this week:

Atletico Madrid, 1.91
Draw, 3.25
Chelsea, 4.20

Real Madrid 2.40
Draw, 3.50
Bayern Munich, 2.80

Prior to the semi-final draw, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid were the two favourites to win Champions League. Atletico Madrid and Chelsea lucked out when they drew each other because this means that one of those two teams is guaranteed to play in the final. As we have seen in years past, anything can happen in the final.

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Here are the odds to qualify for the finals:

Bayern Munich, 1.57
Real Madrid, 2.38

Atletico Madrid, 1.80
Chelsea, 2.00

According to the bookmakers, the odds favour a Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid final. Having said that, Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea is expected to be extremely close.

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This should be a great couple of weeks of football. Will the favourites move through to the finals or are we about to witness another upset or two?

Source: UEFA.com - Champions League

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