Champions League: Arsenal 5/4 To Fail To Qualify
Champions League: Arsenal 5/4 To Fail To Qualify...Chelsea 10/1 To Win Tournament
It was a mixed night for the British sides in the Champions League with the main losers being Arsenal. William Hill have pushed out their price of winning the Champions League from 16/1 to 20/1. Arsenal are 5/4 to fail to qualify from their group.
"Arsenal have played some scintillating football this season but having come up against their first real test in the Champions League they surely realise they will have to be more on the ball in the future to scoop Europe's top prize," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Arsenal were the third best backed side of Tuesday evening behind Chelsea (5/4) and Atletico Madrid (1/3) so undoubtedly there will have been a few disappointed punters.
"Surprisingly, given that they were playing last season's Champions League finalists, Arsenal were one of the best backed sides on Tuesday but Dortmund have done us a little favour tonight," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
While Arsenal toiled against Dortmund, it was plainer sailing for Celtic and Chelsea who both secured comfortable victories. Chelsea are 10/1 (from 12/1) to win the Champions League with Celtic cut from 500/1 to 250/1. It is 12/1 for an all British final.
It was vital for Celtic to grab a win and they are 5/6 to grab third in their group now with second place a 14/1 shot.
Celtic group finishing position: 16/1 first; 14/1 second; 5/6 third; 1/1 fourth
12/1 All British final
Champions League winner: 3/1 Bayern Munich; 4/1 Barcelona; 9/2 Real Madrid; 10/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Borussia Dortmund; 12/1 Paris Saint Germain; 14/1 Atletico Madrid; 16/1 Manchester City; 16/1 Manchester United; 20/1 Arsenal; 20/1 Napoli; 25/1 Juventus; 50/1 BAR...250/1 Celtic
Chelsea: 1/25 yes; 9/1 no
Arsenal: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no
Celtic: 14/1 yes; 1/66 no