After the final whistle at the world championship in Qatar, which marked the victory of Argentina, all the attention of football fans is again focused on the games of national championships and confrontations within European competitions.

In addition, the competition has reached the decisive stage of the playoffs, and knockout matches are always of particular interest. After Messi's triumph at the 2022 World Cup, many are interested in the question - will the great Argentinean be able to make a "golden double" in 2022 by winning the Champions League? Let's figure out the chances of the cup stage participants winning the tournament.
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Betting companies' analysts have recognized the Manchester City Premier League representative as the favorite for success in the 2022/2023 Champions League. If the "citizens" win, the bet will bring a payout with a coefficient of 2.85.

Is Manchester City appreciated only because of Holland?

After the acquisition of Norwegian striker Erling Holland, Manchester City has reached a new level of the game in attack. For the first time, under Guardiola, the "townspeople" had a sniper at the forefront of the attack, which required restructuring the tactical scheme. The team demonstrates high performance, almost at the 2017/18 season level. Recall that in it, the players of Man City set a record for the rate of fire. This season, the Norwegian striker has played an active part in more than half of the team's goals.

Things in the national championship at Manchester City could be better so far - the team has missed Arsenal and takes the second line of the table. The " citizens " main goal is to win the Champions League. Their first opponent in the playoffs is the representative of the Bundesliga RB Leipzig.

How far will Bayern go without Neuer?

Bayern Munich won the group stage by a considerable margin. Wards Nagelsmann won six victories in six meetings with a total score of 18:2. Even without Robert Lewandowski, the team is effective, and the scorer load is redistributed. Mane, Sane, and Choupo-Moting each scored three goals, while another five players scored goals.

Nevertheless, some things could be improved in the game of the multiple German champions. First, they are associated with the injury of the main goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who will miss the entire season. Now we have to change the tactical scheme, fraught with game problems.

The victory of Julian Nagelsmann's men in the Champions League is estimated at 8.00. PSG will clearly create problems for the Reds as the first opponent in the playoffs, so we recommend taking the German superclub with caution.

Liverpool has nothing to lose

Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to the final three times in four Champions League appearances. Of the three attempts to win the title, only one was successful - in the 2018/2019 season. Twice, the ambitions of the German specialist were defeated by Real Madrid.

Liverpool failed the championship of England, where so far it is located in 10th place. The campaign for national cups failed, so the Champions League remains the only tournament where the Reds can win the title. The motivation of Salah and the company will be at its maximum. The only alarming fact is that Liverpool's first opponent in the playoffs will be Real Madrid.

Winning the title of Liverpool in the Champions League will bring a payout with a factor of 10.50.

Messi wants all the titles

The victory of Argentina at the world championship in Qatar opened up a new Messi for the fans. PSG has a leader with the utmost motivation who is in great shape. And then there are Mbappe, Neymar, and other stars.

The red-blues will win another title in France without any problems, but in the main European competition, the goal always slips out of their hands. In the 2019/2020 draw, the Parisians were one step away from the plan, but Bayern beat them. Already in the first round of the playoffs, PSG can take revenge on the current champion of Germany. The victory of Messi and his partners in the tournament is estimated at 12.50.

Real Madrid are shadow favorites again

Galacticos are already habitually attached to the tail of the queue for the title of the winner of the Champions League. The team has fantastic experience and winning charisma, which has helped win 5 of the last 8 Champions Leagues.

Although the Madrid club needs help with the composition this season, it is too early to brush aside their claims to the title. Benzema is no longer young, and without him, Real Madrid will have problems with attack.