City face uphill Euro battle

  • Last Updated: February 19 2014, 22:04 GMT

Manchester City are out to 100/1 at BetVictor for the Champions League after a 2-0 loss at home to Barcelona.

Lionel Messi and Barcelona were too good for City
Lionel Messi and Barcelona were too good for City

A penalty from Lionel Messi and a late strike from Dani Alves gave the visitors the upper hand heading to the Nou Camp with Barca into 7/2 for the trophy with Sky Bet, BetVictor and Hills.

City are 14/1 at William Hill to qualify with Barcelona 1/50 to complete the task in two weeks' time while those respective odds are 20/1 and 1/250 with Paddy Power.

"A 2-0 defeat for City has left them facing a real uphill struggle," said spokesman Joe Crilly.

"But given the talent at their disposal and the potential return of Sergio Aguero, if anyone can overturn odds of 14/1 it would have to be City."

Paris St Germain were 4-0 winners at Bayer Leverkusen and the French outfit are now no bigger than 11/1 (888sport) in the outright market.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was twice on target as he overtook Cristiano Ronaldo to become the Champions League top scorer for the season so with 10 goals.

He is the 6/4 second favourite to net the most goals in the competition this year while Ronaldo heads the betting on even money with Messi a 4/1 chance.

Leverkusen were totally outclassed and they are unsurprisingly out to 1000/1 at Betfred and Paddy Power.

Holders Bayern Munich remain at the head of the betting on 5/2 (Paddy Power) ahead of Wednesday's first leg at Arsenal (40/1, Paddy Power).

  • Posted at 2205 GMT on 18/02/2014.