The online sportsbook have confirmed that as of Monday 17 September, their leading liability in the outright winner market is Juve, who have been well backed since the arrival of the competition's leading scorer in Turin.
Having lost out in two of the last four finals of this competition, bettors clearly feel that Ronaldo is the key to his new side going one better. The 33-year-old has 120 goals in the Champions League and bet365 go 6/1 that he lands the top scorer prize for the seventh consecutive season.
bet365’s Steve Freeth said “He may have left long-time holders Real Madrid and be advancing in years, but Ronaldo still has plenty of pulling power as far as punters are concerned.”
Barcelona (6/1) are the only other club ahead of Juventus in the betting with Paris Saint-Germain available at 15/2 (8.50). Real Madrid, despite having won the last three editions are 8/1 (9.0) chances after seeing both Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo depart the Bernabeu during the summer.
Bet365 are betting on a wide range of markets including how many English teams will qualify for the knockout stages. Currently it’s 13/8 (2.63) that every Premier League participant ensures they make the last 16 and Manchester City are 4/5 (1.80) to be the best performing team for England’s top tier.