City win matched at 150

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: December 11 2013, 22:29 GMT

Manchester City were matched at 150 on Betfair before staging a memorable comeback to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.

James Milner celebrates his winner in Munich
James Milner celebrates his winner in Munich

When the Premier League side trailed 2-0 after goals from Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze inside the first 12 minutes, £46 traded on the exchange at 150 for them to win the game.

More than £1,000 was traded at 140 and another £1,000 at 130 before the comeback began.

Goals from David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and James Milner turned the game on its head, although the victory was still not enough for City to finish top of the group.

That honour goes to Bayern, courtesy of their 3-1 win at the Etihad in the reverse fixture.

Backers of the Germans were left with sore heads and empty pockets.

More than £86,000 traded at their lowest price - 1.03 - with over £300,000 matched at 1.04. More than £1million was traded a 1.16 or lower.

City were cut for outright glory by several firms - William Hill are now into 12/1 - but BetVictor were prepared to leave 16/1 available.

Bayern remain favourites to successfully defend their European title - something yet to be achieved since the Champions League format was adopted. However, BetVictor lengthened them to 11/4 in the wake of their defeat.

City's local rivals United also won, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford to ensure they finished top of their group which should be a bonus when the draw is made on Monday.

The victory, which came courtesy of a Phil Jones goal, eased the pressure on boss David Moyes and his side are now a top price of 19/1 with 888sport and Unibet. 18/1 is offered by better-known firms.

William Hill offer 40/1 that the two Manchester clubs contest next May's final in Lisbon. It is 8/1 that two English sides do so.

Sky Bet and Coral offer 7/2 about an English side lifting the trophy.

Real Madrid, who beat Copenhagen 2-0, were left unchanged at 11/2, a price which makes them third favourites behind Bayern and Barcelona (9/2), who were not in action on Tuesday.

The full last-16 line-up will be decided on Wednesday.

The group winners will then be drawn against the group runners-up on Monday at 1100 GMT. Teams from the same country will not be allowed to face each other in the last 16; neither will teams who met in the group stage.

Group winners:

Manchester United

Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain

Bayern Munich


Arsenal/Borussia Dortmund/Napoli

Atletico Madrid

Barcelona/AC Milan

Group runners-up:

Bayer Leverkusen



Manchester City


Arsenal/Borussia Dortmund/Napoli

Zenit St Petersburg/Porto

Barcelona/AC Milan/Ajax

  • Updated at 0910 GMT on 11/12/2013.