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Bayern Munich has the 2nd best odds to win the Champions League



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Noted analytics and probability site FiveThirtyEight has deemed FC Bayern Munich a co-favorite to win the UEFA Champions League with their odds being only second to Manchester City?s and ahead of other noted elite clubs such as Liverpool, FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid. FiveThirtyEight, a sports analytical site owned and operated by ESPN, released its UEFA Champions League probabilities for this upcoming season. Within this release were a couple of surprises, chief among them FC Bayern Munich currently having the second-best odds to win the Champions League.
According to the rankings as of September 1st, FiveThirtyEight currently have Manchester City as Champions League favorites with a ridiculous 26% probability to win the entire tournament (as well as an absurd 99% to make round of 16 and 80% to make the quarterfinals). Coming in a close second is the Rekordmeister as Bayern Munich has a solid 16% chance to win the tournament (as well as a 94% to make the round of 16 and 71% to make the quarterfinals, both second highest). Rounding up the top five are the reigning champions of Europe, Liverpool FC, with a 12% chance of winning it all, followed by FC Barcelona at 8% and Juventus close behind at 7%.
I know you may be asking, how did FiveThirtyEight come to these odds" Well, the answer to that is their Soccer Power Index, or SPI Rating for short. Basically, per FiveThirtyEight, the SPI Rating is the percentage of av...
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