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A Supercomputer Predicts Which Team Will The Champions League After Last-16 Draw

James Hilsum

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A Supercomputer Predicts Which Team Will The Champions League After Last-16 Draw

The Champions League last-16 draw was eventually confirmed on Monday after UEFA's embarrassing blunder in their first run through, and a bettingexpert supercomputer believes that Manchester City will lift the famous 'big ears' trophy in May.

City were handed a favourable draw in the last-16 against Sporting Lisbon, and are being tipped to go all the way in the competition to land a long-awaited first Champions League title.

PA: Manchester City are being tipped to win the Champions League.
PA: Manchester City are being tipped to win the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are all tipped to get the better of Inter Milan Lille and Atletico Madrid respectively. This would ensure a full quota of English teams in the quarter-finals.

Elsewhere, six-time winners Bayern Munich are forecast to get past RB Salzburg, and four-time champions Ajax are predicted to overcome Benfica.

But the most successful team in the competition's history, Real Madrid, are set for a rude awakening and tipped to be dumped out by Paris Saint Germain in their quest to land a first European crown.

Finally, Juventus have had a tough season domestically, but the supercomputer believes I Bianconeri will be celebrating a place in the last eight after taking on Villarreal.

A bettingexpert spokesperson said: "The Champions League last 16 draw has been made - at the second attempt - and most of the favourites will progress according to our supercomputer.

"Real Madrid will feel the most aggrieved having originally been drawn against Benfica, but now faced with huge-spending PSG.

"And as the tournament reaches its latter stages, City are the side backed to go all the way and lift the trophy come May."

Fancy a flutter on who you think will win the competition? Bettingexpert's odds are listed below.

Bettingexpert's Champions League winners odds.
Bettingexpert's Champions League winners odds.


Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Champions League

James Hilsum
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