Lee Phelps -
Let's get this out of the way first: Bayern are my tip to win the Champions League, despite their price. They have an great record over the last five years, with three final appearances, winning it twice, a semi final and a poor Round of 16 exit. Real Madrid are their chief opponents to lift the trophy, but Bayern look more balanced and Germany is on the crest of a footballing wave, in the much the same way Spain were when Barcelona dominated. They have bought some experience into the squad, with Pepe Reina and Xabi Alonso, while Mehdi Benatia is a superb acquisition from group opponents Roma.