Betting: Manchester City drawn against Real Madrid in Champions League's Group of Death
Barcelona have been named 5/2 favourites to win the tournament and Real Madrid are available at 7/2, while Manchester United's draw sees them as 15/2 shotsBarcelona were handed a favourable group in the Champions League as they aim to secure a third title in five years. The Catalan giants have been drawn against Benfica, Spartak Moscow and Celtic. They are now 5/2 to win the tournament.
Of the English sides, Manchester United and Arsenal have both been cut in price, now available at 15/2 and 20/1 respectively, while Chelsea are unmoved at 14/1.
|Champions League Winner
The toughest group looks to be that of Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund. A group which contains four domestic champions from last season.
Madrid are still expected to progress priced at 7/2 to win the tournament but the draw has seen Manchester City pushed out to 9/1 by Paddy Power, a price that could prove very attractive for punters who believe Roberto Mancini's side can claim thier first Champions League title.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been snipped from 16/1 into 14/1 while beaten finalists Bayern Munich are unmoved at 12/1 following their draw against Valencia, Lille and BATE Borisov.
The three debutant teams remain at huge prices to claim a Champions League victory at the first time of asking.
After being forced to sell key players Santi Cazorla and Solomon Rondon this summer, Malaga are priced at 66/1 after the draw.
Montpellier are 125/1 shots and Danish side FC Nordsjaelland are still given almost no chance by the bookmakers, priced as they are at 1000/1.
They will line up against defending European champions Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk and Serie A winners Juventus.
The first leg of each of tie will be played on 18/19th September.
Groups in full
Group A: Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Paris Saint-Germain, Dinamo Zagreb
Group B: Arsenal, Schalke, Olympiacos, Montpellier
Group C: AC Milan, Zenit St. Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund
Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC Nordsjaelland
Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, BATE Borisov
Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic
Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasary, Cluj
Sign up with Paddy Power for £250 in free bets
Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast
Follow Jim on
Madrid see red after Copa carnage
Cristiano Ronaldo was dismissed as los Blancos lost their heads during a dramatic 2-1 final defeat by their city rivals in an epic final at the Santiago Bernabeu
Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1-2 Atletico Madrid (aet)
Goal was on hand to cast a critical eye over the dramatic events at Santiago Bernabeu
Eredivisie Team of the Season: Eriksen & Bony star
Goal runs through the best players in the Dutch top flight in 2012-13 and picks out the top 11 players over the course of the campaign
End it like Beckham: football will be poorer without him
The former England captain’s decision to close the curtain on his playing career signals the end of a chapter in modern football history
David Beckham's 10 most memorable moments
As the former England captain announces his intention to retire at the end of the season, Goal looks back on his finest feats - both on and off the football field.