3 Outside Bets For The Champions League

3 Outside Bets For The Champions League
By Wild Ben Neddet
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The Champions League draw was made in Monaco earlier this evening and it has thrown up some interesting groups.

Last year's winners, Bayern Munich, are favourites to win the competition this season at 10/3, the team they beat in the semi-final, Barcelona, are second favourites at 4/1 and Real Madrid third favourites at 11/2.

After that the prices get a little bit larger and there could definitely be some value outside the top three.

Chelsea 10/1

Chelsea are just fifteen months removed from winning the Champions League and now they've got two-time winner, Jose Mourinho, back at the helm of the club. They've also made additions to the squad which was eliminated in the group stage last season which Willian, Marco van Ginkel, Andrea Schurrle and former winner under Mourinho, Samuel Eto'o, all coming in.

Borussia Dortmund 16/1


16/1 is a big price for a team which ran Bayern Munich so close in last year's final. Mario Gotze has departed for Bayern Munich but signings have been made. Henrikh Mkhitaryan comes in from Shakhtar Donetsk as a Gotze replacement and striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also arrived. They've gotten off to a great start in the Bundesliga winning all three of their opening games.

Any doubts about Robert Lewandowski's commitment to the Dortmund cause seem to have been forgotten already with him scoring twice in the first three league games.

Napoli 40/1


Napoli have been one of European football's biggest spenders this summer following the sale of Edinson Cavani. Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon have arrived from Real Madrid, Pepe Reina on loan from Liverpool and Dries Mertens from PSV.

Like Chelsea, they've also got a former Champions League winning manager in charge. Rafa Benitez also won European silverware last season, capturing the Europa League with Chelsea.

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