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Champions League Draw Guide: Who, when, where, and wow!

| 15.03.2018

Champions League Draw Guide: Who, when, where, and wow!

All the info ahead of the big draw from Switzerland

The Champions Leaque quarter-finals draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday morning at 11am.

And what a line-up we have in store with a stellar list of eight teams left in the competition.

Liverpool and Manchester City are the Premier League representatives, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich all still involved.

The Ladbrokes News crew delve further into it all and gives you the necessary info…

Who’s in the draw?

As mentioned above, Man City and Liverpool are the only English sides left. Barcelona and Real Madrid are the big dangers from La Liga.

Sevilla also make up Spain’s trio of contenders after they dumped Manchester United out. Bayern Munich are Germany’s sole representatives.

Serie A has two teams involved with Roma and last year’s finalists Juventus through to the last eight.

Who can play who?

It’s a free for all. The seedings have been dispensed with and any side can now play anyone.

Could there be an El Clasico quarter-final? Will Pep Guardiola’s City meet his old Bayern side?

One thing to note is that – as usual – the first side drawn from the hat will play the first leg at home.

Who are the favourites?

Possibly a little surprising is the fact that Man City remain favourites to win the competition at 3/1.

That’s despite Real Madrid and Barcelona looking very strong. Lionel Messi and co. are second in the betting at 10/3, with Real at 4/1.

Real are the defending champions and were the first side to retain the trophy. Can they win a near-miraculous third on the bounce?

Bayern are also at 4/1. The Bavarian giants look rejuvenated under their legendary coach, Jupp Heynckes.

Could there be an upset?

Of the four outsiders, Liverpool and Juve look best equipped to mount a serious title tilt. The Reds have the feel of a cup side under Jurgen Klopp and are 9/1 for glory.

Juve have been beaten finalists in two of the last three years. Can this be their year to win it? The Bianconeri are 7/1.

Man United conquistadors Sevilla are large outsiders at 40/1, with Roma way out at 66/1.

Click here for the latest Champions League odds

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



Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.