Soccer Betting: Champions League 2014-15 Future Picks

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 6:01 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 6:01 PM UTC

The new season is not that far off, so we figured it's about time we ran over the soccer betting odds when it comes to futures to see what's on offer. Which of Europe's best clubs will be fighting it out in 2014-15?

<p style="text-align:center"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><br /> All of the odds listed below were plucked from Paddy Power.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Bayern Munich (+400)</b><br /> Though they were humbled in a big way by Real Madrid in last year's competition, the Bavarians will enter the new season as the top overall favorites to re-gain the crown. <a href="/picks/more-sports/soccer-picks-bundesliga-betting-futures/38126/" target="_blank" title="They won the Bundesliga in 2014. What are the odds they will do it again?">They still won trophies this past season</a> and have strengthened their squad once more in preparation for another successful campaign. With star names like Robben, Ribery, Muller, Gotze, Kroos and Neuer already on the squad and Robert Lewandowski just joining up, Bayern Munich will be a top challenger once again.</p> <p><br /> <b>Real Madrid (+450)</b><br /> Los Blancos will be out for a repeat after <a href="/picks/more-sports/champions-league-picks-tips-real-madrid-vs-atletico-madrid/39319/" target="_blank" title="Another winning soccer pick from SBR: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid">winning the 2013/14 trophy in thrilling fashion</a> over Atletico Madrid. On their way to glory, Real topped Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich before surviving an all-out war against the Mattress Makers in the final. What are the chances of a second straight triumph? Oddsmakers have given Cristiano Ronaldo and company a very realistic chance, but will additions to the squad need to be made? Only time will tell.</p> <p><br /> <b>Barcelona (+500)</b><br /> Last season was not one Barcelona will look back on very fondly. Even though they won the Supercopa, the Catalan giants had to settle for second-best both in La Liga and the Copa del Rey. They also crashed out of the Champions League in the quarters. We know better than to discount Barcelona from contention come 2014/15 though. They still have <a href="/picks/more-sports/world-cup-betting-can-messi-alone-lead-argentina-success/37460/" target="_blank" title="A report focused on Messi &amp; his World Cup campaign for Argentina 2014">the world's most prolific goalscorer in Messi</a> and they're sure to beef up their squad in time for the start of the new season. They've already added Ivan Rakitic and are reportedly interested in <a href="" target="_blank" title="How have Suarez's biting impulses affected his soccer career?">Luis Suarez</a> too.</p> <p><br /> <b>Chelsea (+900)</b><br /> Jose Mourinho will hope his team can do even better now that he's been able to have more time to influence personnel decisions and mold the club back to his liking. It wasn't like it was all doom and gloom for the Blues in 2013/14, as they did make some noise both domestically and in Europe. Expectations are even higher now though, especially since the club added Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas to an already impressive list of players. <a href="/picks/more-sports/soccer-picks-english-premier-league-futures/39608/" target="_blank" title="This handicapper predicts that Chelsea will win the EPL this year">Will Chelsea make it back to the final in 2014/15</a>?</p> <p><br /> <b>PSG (+1200)</b><br /> With each passing year it appears Paris Saint-Germain is getting closer and closer to winning the Champions League title. Some serious money has been poured into the club and we've seen a staggering amount of progress in a short amount of time as a result. When you think of PSG, however, you think Zlatan Ibrahimovic. We don't blame you, as the Swedish striker continues to score goals galore no matter who he's playing for. The Parisian club is trying to surround Zlatan with additional talent, with David Luiz already moving over from Chelsea.</p> <p><br /> <b>Manchester City (+1200)</b><br /> The last time on our top-six list is Manchester City. The <a href="/picks/more-sports/soccer-picks-premier-league-betting-futures/38084/" target="_blank" title="What are the odds that they will win it again this year?">Citizens won both the Premier League</a> and the League Cup last season, but bowed out in the Champions League in the Round of 16. City hasn't exactly been the most active of teams in the transfer market so far, but there's still plenty of time remaining. Still, with a squad like the one the Citizens possess, featuring names like Silva, Aguero, Toure and Kompany, it's not like much strengthening needed to be done in the first place.</p> <p><br /> <b>Other notable teams to consider <a href="/picks/more-sports/" target="_blank" title="Our skilled soccer seers share their picks year-round">for future soccer picks</a>: </b><br /> Borussia Dortmund (+2000), Arsenal (+2000), Atletico Madrid (+2000), <a href="/picks/more-sports/soccer-picks-serie-betting-futures/38124/" target="_blank" title="What are the odds that Juvents will win Serie A this year?">Juventus</a> (+2000), Liverpool (+2200), Monaco (+3300)</p>
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