With an out-of-form Chelsea side awaiting them in the last 16, Al Hain-Cole feels Barca may be underpriced to go all the way in the Champions League
With their domestic titles all but assured, the Champions League has become the main focus for some of Europe’s elite clubs.
Head and shoulders above the rest in the Premier League this campaign, Manchester City are now being spoken about as arguably the best team in the continent.
Handed a manageable tie against Basel in the last 16, Pep Guardiola’s men are now 3/1 (4.00) favourites with dabblebet to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.
Ultimate prize for PSG
Also reaping the rewards of Middle Eastern investment over the past few seasons, Paris Saint-Germain have firmly established themselves as France’s dominant force.
Having been knocked out at the quarter-final stage in each of the last four seasons, Les Parisiens are available at 4/1 (5.00) to finally announcing themselves on the world stage by going all the way this time out.
Real hat trick?
However, the French leaders must first navigate a difficult knockout stage clash against Real Madrid, who have won this competition in each of the last two seasons.
Well off the pace in La Liga, Zinedine Zidane’s team can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) to salvage an otherwise disappointing campaign by retaining the cup once again this year.
Barca to win Champions League
Currently 18 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich are priced at 5/1 (6.00) to end their five-year wait for European success with a first triumph since current caretaker boss Jupp Heynckes’ 2013 triumph.
Considering their own imperious form this season, Barcelona offer perhaps the best value at 11/2 (6.50) to regain the trophy they won for the fifth time in 2015.
That price is inflated by a potentially tricky draw against Chelsea 25/1 (26.00), although recent performances suggest Antonio Conte’s men are unlikely to prove too much of an obstacle.
Finally, perennial Serie A champions Juventus are on offer at 18/1 (19.00) to ensure the trophy finally returns to Italy.