English representation in Champions League has a different feel to it this year. The usual suspects such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are missing from the tournament, while the likes of Tottenham and Leicester City are rubbing shoulders with the European elites.
However, Manchester City and Arsenal have retained a certain level of familiarity in the club football’s biggest prize.
It’s been four years since an English club last won the tournament, and this season, City represents Premier League’s biggest hope in the tournament.
The last year’s semi-finalists now have one of the world’s best managers in Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard, who has won the competition on two occasions as a manager, has been hired by City specifically to lead the club to European glory.
He also has a host of world-class players in his squad that are well capable of leading the club all the way to the final at Millennium Stadium in May.
Man City vs Borussia Monchengladbach odds with 888 sport backed the Citizens heavily, and they didn’t disappoint, starting with an emphatic 4-0 win over and are currently fourth favourite at 888sport to win the tournament at 10/1.
Arsenal are the most consistent Premier League club in terms of participation in Champions League. However, year-after-year, they have struggled in the knockout stages of the competition. The Gunners have bowed out of the last-16 round of the tournament for six years straight now.
They drew their opening game 1-1 against Paris Saint-Germain this season and stand a good chance of winning their group. This might help them in getting an easy opponent in the last-16 and break their unwanted streak.
They are currently ninth favourite at 888sport to win the tournament at 26/1.
One place behind the North London club are Premier League champions Leicester City at 41/1. Champions League debutants started their campaign in some fashion and defeated Belgian side Club Brugge 3-0 in their opening game.
Tottenham suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Monaco in their opening game at Wembley Stadium last night.
The 2-1 defeat has seen Spurs dropped down to the joint-11th spot in the outright winner list of 888sport. They are valued at 51/1 to win the tournament.