According to a prediction by the analysis website FiveThentyEight, Bayern Munich overtook Liverpool to become the most probable team to win the Champions League this season.
Champions League, the most prestigious tournament in the club-level, will return in early February with the matches in the 1/8 round. Recently, analysis site FiveThirtyEight revealed the probability of each round for the remaining 16 teams based on supercomputer prediction.
Accordingly, Bayern Munich, Chelsea’s opponent in the 1/8 round of the C1 Cup this season holds the highest championship rate. The German club has a 77% chance of reaching the quarter-finals, 53% for the semi-finals and 21% winning in the final.
The supercomputer predicts the championship rate of the C1 Cup. Screenshots
Liverpool ranked second in the rankings of FiveThirtyEight. The defending champion has a better chance of reaching the quarter-finals than Bayern
Munich with a 79% probability but has a 54% chance of reaching the semi-finals and a 20% chance of winning the finals for the second consecutive season.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City finished third with a 16% chance of winning the Champions League for the first time in history, while Paris Saint-Germain came fourth with 11%. Barcelona is ahead of rivals Real Madrid in the rankings of FiveThirtyEight, but they only hold an 8% chance of winning the final.
Schedule for 1/8 round of European Cup Cup 2020
|February 1903:00||Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool||K+PM||Major developments|
|Dortmund 2-1 PSG||K+PC||Major developments|
|February 2003:00||Tottenham 0 – 1 RB Leipzig||K+PM||Major developments|
|Atalanta 4 – 1 Valencia||K+PC||Major developments|
|February 2603:00||Chelsea vs Bayern Munich||K+PM|
|Napoli vs Barcelona||K+PC|
|February 2703:00||Real Madrid vs Man City||K+PM|
|Lyon vs Juventus||K+PC|
|March 1103:00||RB Leipzig vs Tottenham||K+PM|
|Valencia vs Atalanta||K+PC|
|March 1203:00||Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool||K+PM|
|PSG vs Dortmund||K+PC|
|March 1803:00||Man City vs Real Madrid||K+PM|
|Juventus vs Lyon||K+PC|
|March 1903:00||Bayern Munich vs Chelsea||K+PM|
|Barcelona vs Napoli||K+PC|
Thus, the round of 1/8 Champions League has identified 8 pairs. Unexpectedly, many classic matches appeared in this knockout round. That promises to bring a true soccer party for fans around the world.
The defending champions Liverpool will have to face the annoying Spanish team Atletico Madrid. The Kop is undoubtedly the best team in the world right now, but Simeone’s Atletico has never been underestimated in the Champions League arena for many years.
The results of the draw round 1/8 Cup C1. Photo: Getty
Meanwhile, reigning runner-up Tottenham only faces Leipzig, the most inexperienced team among the 16 teams. In contrast, Man City and Chelsea will face two big players of European football, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Two “heavy” candidates prediction for the championship, Barca and Juventus, have met quite “rivals” in this knockout round. Messi and his teammates only have to face one Napoli who is in crisis in all aspects, while Ronaldo’s Juventus will face Lyon.