Champions League: Will It Be Semi No Show Next Year?
Arsenal fought bravely as they fell to an away goals defeat and William Hill have reacted by cutting the price of Arsene Wenger still being at the club on the first day of next season from 1/2 to 4/9. He is 13/8 to have left the club by then.
Arsenal are 5/6 to win another trophy under Arsene Wenger (5/6 not to).
This is the first time since 1996 that no English teams have progressed beyond the quarter finals and William Hill are betting on how many make it next season. It is 40/1 that four do and 12/1 for three. At the other end of the spectrum, it is 7/4 for none to make it through and 5/4 for just one to do so.
"English sides usually do quite well and the odds suggest that this year's poor showing is merely a blip and the Premier League should be represented in the semis in 2013/14," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
How many English sides will qualify for the Champions League 2013/14 semi finals: 7/4 none; 5/4 one; 10/3 two; 12/1 three; 40/1 four
Will Arsene Wenger be at Arsenal on the first day of next season: 4/9 yes; 13/8 no
Will Arsenal ever win another trophy under Arsene Wenger: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Champions League winners: 7/4 Barcelona; 3/1 Real Madrid; 7/2 Bayern Munich; 8/1 Borussia Dortmund; 12/1 Juventus; 20/1 PSG; 50/1 Galatasaray; 50/1 Malaga