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This year’s Champions League winner will be a Spanish side

| 02.11.2016

Manchester City may have dished out a lesson to Barcelona last night, but a Spanish side will still be claiming this season’s Champions League.

That’s the view of today’s @Ladbrokes Twitter poll, which asked you to vote for where you think this season’s Cup winners will come from.

We pitched Spain alongside England and Germany, plus an ‘Other’ section which produced one vote each for Portugal and Belgium.

But it was the Spaniards – boasting Barca plus Real Madrid and Atletico or course – which dominated today’s poll with 61 per cent.

Given that a Spanish side has won the tournament in each of the last three seasons – and six of the last 11 – it’s little surprise they topped today’s vote.

England, perhaps boosted by City’s and Arsenal’s winning displays last night, came second in the poll, with Germany – led by Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund left in third.


Despite losing to their old boss Pep Guardiola last night, Barca remain the bookies’ favourites to win this season’s showpiece in Cardiff at 3/1.

Pep’s other previous employers Bayern are second in the betting at 10/3, with Real Madrid next up at 11/2.

Atletico make it three La Liga clubs in the top four at 9/1, alongside newly-priced Man City, who are in from 12/1 to 9s following their superb performance at the Etihad.

Arsenal are England’s next best hope at 20s, followed by Tottenham (33/1) and reigning Premier League champions Leicester at 40/1.

But according to the odds, and today’s poll, the Champions League will be heading back to Spain next May.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.