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5/1 for all-English Final of Champions League

August 26, 2010

MANCHESTER, England, August 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Betfred offer 5/1
that two English clubs will contest the 2010-11 Champions League final at
Wembley following today’s draw for the group stage.

While Barcelona were cut to 5/2 favourites to repeat their 1992 Wembley
victory, Spanish rivals Real Madrid were eased to 11/2 after finding
themselves in the ‘group of death’ and are now joint second favourites with
Chelsea.

Manchester United won the first of their three European Cups at Wembley
in 1968 and have been trimmed to 7/1 after being grouped with Valencia,
competition newcomers Bursaspor and, in a ‘Battle of Britain‘, the Scottish
champions Rangers.

Arsenal are in to 12/1 after receiving a favourable draw, while North
London
rivals Tottenham are 33/1 ahead of matches against holders Inter
Milan, Werder Bremen and Twente.

Betfred spokesman Jon Wilde said: “All the English clubs may be happy to
have avoided Real Madrid, whose coach Jose Mourinho faces a tough start in
his bid to win the trophy for the third time against AC Milan, Ajax and
Auxerre.

“Arsenal could enjoy the easiest passage to the last 16, but United and
Chelsea will be pleased with their draws and an all-English final, like there
was in 2008, looks a distinct possibility.”

Champions League betting

Outright: 5/2 Barcelona, 11/2 Chelsea, Real Madrid, 7/1 Manchester
United, 12/1 Arsenal, 14/1 Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, 20/1 AC Milan, 28/1
Roma, 33/1 Tottenham, 40/1 bar.

    Groups

    A: 1/2 Inter Milan, 9/2 Tottenham, 5/1 Werder Bremen, 9/1 Twente
    B: 11/10 Lyon, 2/1 Schalke, 3/1 Benfica, 16/1 Hapoel Tel Aviv
    C: 1/3 Manchester United, 10/3 Valencia, 14/1 Bursaspor, 14/1 Rangers
    D: 1/8 Barcelona, 9/1 Rubin Kazan, 10/1 Panathinaikos, 28/1 Copenhagen
    E: 4/6 Bayern Munich, 13/8 Roma, 12/1 Basle, 16/1 Cluj
    F: 2/7 Chelsea, 9/2 Marseille, 15/2 Spartak Moscow, 25/1 MSK Zilina
    G: 4/6 Real Madrid, 2/1 AC Milan, 9/1 Ajax, 12/1 Auxerre
    H: 1/4 Arsenal, 13/2 Shakhtar Donetsk, 15/2 Braga, 14/1 Partizan Belgrade

SOURCE Betfred


Source: newswire



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