Premier pair cut for Champions

  • Last Updated: November 7 2013, 9:17 GMT

Arsenal and Chelsea were both cut for Champions League glory after securing important victories on Wednesday night.

Arsenal celebrated another away win
Arsenal celebrated another away win

A Samuel Eto'o brace helped Chelsea to a 3-0 win over Schalke which all but secured a last 16 spot, and they're priced as the most likely Premier League victors at a general 14/1.

Arsenal were odds-against to avoid defeat at Dortmund having lost the reverse fixture to the Bundesliga side, but gained their revenge with a determined victory thanks to yet another Aaron Ramsey strike.

The result keeps Arsenal top of Group F, level on points with Napoli and three ahead of Dortmund. They've been cut to 16/1 generally although Bwin quote a standout 20/1, while Ladbrokes and Coral are the pick of those laying each-way terms at 18/1.

Arsenal are 8/13 to win the group with bet365, while they're 1/8 to reach the last 16 for the eleventh consecutive season under Arsene Wenger.

Elsewhere, Barcelona qualified for the knockout stages with a 3-1 victory over AC Milan and they're general 9/2 chances to win the trophy for the third time in five years having done so in both 2009 and 2011.

Atletico Madrid - tipped by our Ben Linfoot at 40/1 prior to the competition's start - are now 18/1 with Coral having joined their La Liga counterparts in the last 16 with a comfortable success over Austria Vienna.

Coral go 9/2 that the final is contested between Spanish clubs, while offering 9/1 an all-Premier League affair and 16/1 about a repeat of last year's final between two Bundesliga outfits.

"Everybody would love to see a repeat of the 2008 Champions League final, but with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid all looking very strong at the head of the outright betting, it's going to take a huge effort for the showpiece in Lisbon to be an all Premier League affair," said Coral's Tim Reynolds.

William Hill meanwhile quote 25/1 about an Arsenal-Chelsea final, while being forced to slash Ramsey to 5/2 to score 20 or more goals this season.

The firm's Joe Crilly said: "There was a definite feeling that Ramsey's incredible run would come to an end soon but that thought seems to be misguided."

  • Updated at 0905 GMT on 07/11/2013.