bet365 make City 9/2 (4.50) to lift the trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid next May despite only taking three points from their opening two matches.
Whilst a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim would not have been a disaster as such for Pep Guardiola’s men, it would have left them in a precarious position and certainly behind Barcelona in the outright market.
Next in the betting is Liverpool at 8/1 (9.0) and backers will be hoping they up their game after a toothless performance in a 1-0 loss at Napoli means they have work to do to ensure they even reach the knockouts.
A 1-1 draw at home to Ajax means Bayern Munich have slipped from 13/2 (7.50) down to 9/1 (10.0), whilst Paris Saint-Germain can also be backed at 9/1 (10.0) after their 6-1 mauling of Red Star Belgrade.
Current holders Real Madrid failed to score in the Champions League for the first time since April 2016 as they were stunned 1-0 by CSKA Moscow, prompting their odds to drop from 8/1 (9.0) to 10/1 (11.0).
Cross-city rivals Atletico are available at 12/1 (13.0) after taking maximum points from their opening two games, whilst Manchester United can be backed at a huge 40/1 (41.0) after an uninspiring stalemate with Valencia.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.