If you’re a soccer fanatic, you already know very well that the tournament with some of the best goals, ball passing drills, and defensive drills is UEFA Champions League. Held each year, this event gathers the best teams in Europe to fight against each other for the prestigious trophy. But let’s not waste time and get to the point of this article, which is the probable turnout of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League tournament. As any passionate fan out there, you’re definitely impatient to see how it’s going to end. Meanwhile, you can find out some expert predictions about how the situation will look to get a new perspective on this year’s tournament. Also, if you’re into betting and you want to earn some money off of your passion, our predictions will surely raise your football betting odds for success.
Group stage results up to this point
The first matches in the group stage of the tournament were held on the 13th and 14th of September. On the first day, the 13th of September, we got a taste of real power and determination from FC Bayern Munchen and FC Barcelona, both teams destroying their opponents. Bayern smashed the hopes and dreams of Rostov, beating them with the score 5-0, while Barcelona taught Celtic how football should be played, beating them by a humiliating 7-0 score. On the 14th of September, four more teams decided that they should show their dominance straight away, these teams being Borussia Dortmund, Leicester, Olympique Lyon, and Manchester City.
On the 27th of September, there were no noticeable surprises except for the 4-0 victory of København over Club Brugge. On the other hand, the 28th of September proved to be a real head scratcher because of the surprising draw between Celtic and Manchester City. After the beating that Celtic took, it seemed hard for them to recover mentally, but they succeeded and provided a great quality match for the fans of this sport.
On the 18th of October, Real Madrid finally decided to be among the teams that have scored high, defeating Legia Warszawa by 5-1. Of course, now we pass to the last matches that have been disputed, more precisely those held on the 19th of October. The scores were very harsh on this day for the teams that didn’t come well prepared, Barcelona destroying Manchester City with a 4-0 score, and Arsenal scoring no less than 6 times against Ludogorets while managing to leave the scoreboard blank next to the name of their adversaries.
Porbable winners of the first two spots in each group
Seeing how the group stage has unfolded up to this point, we are going to make some predictions about the teams that are going to win the first two spots. In group A, we predict that Paris Saint-Germain will be the leader, followed by Arsenal FC. Group B will most probably be won by SSC Napoli, the second spot being taken by SL Benfica. All the odds are with FC Barcelona winning group C, while the second place will probably belong to Vfl Borussia Monchengladbach. In group D, the situation is a bit more complicated, but the most probable winners will be FC Bayern Munchen, followed by Club Athletico de Madrid, even if the places are switched at the moment. Group E will probably belong to Tottenham Hotspur FC, the second place being taken by AS Monaco FC. We predict that the number one spot of group F will be won by Real Madrid FC, and the second place will be taken by Borussia Dortmund. Group G will probably have Leicester City FC as winners, being followed by FC Porto. Last but not least, group H will most likely be won by Sevilla FC, followed closely by Juventus, the team that will probably take the second place.
How the final will most probably look and what team will take home the trophy
If all matches go according to our calculations and predictions, the final will be held between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munchen. The reason why FC Barcelona is among the final two teams in our opinion is because it’s one of the best soccer teams of the moment, and it hasn’t lost a match in the group stage yet. On the other hand, FC Bayern Munchen might have seen an imperfect group stage evolution up to this moment, but they are a great team filled with the most valuable players out there, and they always manage to surprise and defeat their opponents. In case this is the outcome, we predict that FC Barcelona will be the team that will take home the trophy.