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UEFA Champions League Premier League Team Props: All 4 EPL Teams Favored to Reach Last 16

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All four EPL sides, including the favorites from Manchester City, are pegged to advance through the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. Photo By Ardfern (Wiki Commons) [CC License]
  • Odds favor each of Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea advancing from the UCL group stage
  • An all-England final is seen unlikely at 7-1 odds
  • However, betting any English team to win the trophy will net you +150 odds

The group stages of the UEFA Champions League get underway Tuesday and sportsbooks have released a series of prop wagers relating to the four English Premier League sides still alive in the competition.

Sportsbooks are offering odds on whether or not all four EPL clubs – 2019-20 UEFA Champions League odds favorites Manchester City, the defending champions from Liverpool, last year’s finalists Tottenham Hotspur and reigning Europa League champions Chelsea will all advance to the knockout phase of the event.

There’s also a prop on offer as to whether there will a repeat of last season’s all-England final. And you can also play a yes or no prop as to whether an English side will lift the trophy after the final is played.

Odds All Four EPL Clubs Reach UEFA Champions League Final 16

Outcome Odds
Yes -140
No +110

*Odds taken on 09/16/19.

Last season, English clubs went four-for-four at getting through to the final 16. Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City all survived to play in the knockout phase. In fact, all four of them made it through to the quarterfinals.

Interestingly, though, only Manchester City won its group. The other three sides advanced by finishing second in their respective pools.

The same four sides also advanced to the knockout phase during the 2018 UCL. You have to go back to the 2017 tournament to find an English failure to get out of the group phase. That year, EPL clubs went three-for-four. Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester City advanced to the knockout portion of the competition. Tottenham finished third in their group and were ousted.

This season, four-for-four looks to be a safe bet. Liverpool won’t have a problem going on from a group that includes Napoli, KRC Genk and Red Bull Salzburg FC. Manchester City has little to fear from Atalanta, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb.

Tottenham is in with German giants Bayern Munich but also Olympiakos and Crvena Zvezda. Only Chelsea, housed with Valencia, Lille and Ajax, look to face any sort of challenge in advancing.

Pick: Yes (-140)

Odds for Another All-England UCL Final

Outcome Odds
Yes +700
No -1250

Going back to include the days when it was known as the European Cup, this competition has been held since 1955-56. In 63 years of competition, there have been two all-England finals. Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 last year. In 2007-08, Manchester United topped Chelsea 2-1 after penalty kicks.

That works out to a 3.174 percent chance of it happening again this year. Although to be fair, it’s only been since 1992 that more than one club per country was allowed to enter the event. Before that, the tournament was restricted to the champions of each European country’s league.

Factor that into the equation and a repeat of an all-England final jumps in probability to 7.407 percent.

There have also been three all-Spanish, as well as one all-German and one all-Italian final. So it’s happened seven times in total since 1992. That means there’s a 24.13 percent chance that both sides in the final will be from the same homeland.

Pick: No (-1250)

Odds an English Team Will Lift UCL Trophy

Outcome Odds
Yes +150
No -180

Only Spain (18) has produced more UEFA Champions League winners in the history of the tournament than the 13 won by English sides. In more recent history, three of the past four finalists were from England.

England has a history of going on runs in the UCL. Between 2004-05 and 2008-09, there was an English side in every final and six of the 10 teams to reach the final over that span were from the EPL.

Starting in 1976-77 and rolling through 1981-82, sides from England won all six titles. Three went to Liverpool, two to Nottingham Forest and one to Aston Villa.

Manchester City has captured all of its country’s domestic honors. Now they need to add victory in Europe to their impressive resume. Two-time reigning EPL champions City have never made a UCL final and only reached the semifinals once. But with talent like Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, eventually, they must get there.

This is the year they finally will make it over that hump.

Pick: Yes (+150)

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