Bayern 7/2 for repeat

  • Last Updated: October 3 2013, 9:20 BST

BetVictor are a standout 7/2 for Bayern Munich to retain the Champions League trophy after Wednesday's action.

Bayern enjoyed a good night but Joe Hart did not
Bayern enjoyed a good night but Joe Hart did not

The current holders swept Manchester City aside 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium with a number of firms cutting their price to 3/1. BetVictor, however, still dangle 7/2.

However, history is not on the Germans' side as no side has ever successfully defended the European title since the switch to the Champions League format back in 1992/93.

City have been pushed out to best price of 18/1 by Paddy Power while rivals Manchester United can be backed at a general 16/1 following a 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk having taken the lead.

Despite a mixed set of results for the Premier League clubs in week two of the competition, Coral are offering evens that all four sides (Chelsea and Arsenal as well) go on to qualify through to the last 16.

Coral's Tim Reynolds said: "David Moyes will be a relieved man to come away from the Ukraine with a point.

"With United still top of Group A, you would expect the current English champions to qualify through to the knockout stage as winners of their group."

He added: "City on the other hand face a tough battle if they are going to qualify.

"You would expect Bayern Munich to qualify as winners of Group D so with only one qualifying place to play for, Manuel Pellegrini's side are going to have to be at their best to reach the next round."

William Hill offer 9/1 about an all-English final with the two Manchester clubs 66/1 to fight it out in Lisbon next May.

Joe Hart could be considered to have been at fault for two of the Bayern Munich goals yet he is 1/20 at Hill's to start for England in goal against Montenegro in their World Cup qualifier later this month.

"After being cleaned out on Tuesday night Wednesday has been a bit better for us," said the firm's spokesman, Joe Crilly.

"One person who hasn't had a great night though is Joe Hart although his England spot looks safe for now."

  • Posted at 2220 BST on 02/10/2013; updated at 0900 BST on 03/10/2013.