Champions League: Liverpool the LEAST likely English side to reach knockout stages

Champions League: Liverpool the LEAST likely English side to reach knockout stages


Liverpool are the least likely Premier League side to progress to the Champions League knockout section this season whereas Manchester United are usually not amongst the top-eight contenders, suggests a statistical forecast on the competitors. 

Europe’s main membership competitors will get underway tonight with Chelsea – the defending champions – rated as the second-most likely staff to undergo because of a beneficial group. 

The forecast, produced by knowledge firm Gracenote through the Euro Club Index, additionally labels Bayern Munich as the shock favourites to win the competitors – however the Germans solely have 18.4 per cent probability of doing simply that – whereas PSG are solely seventh on the listing of favourites regardless of signing Lionel Messi. 

Liverpool are the least likely English side to progress to the Champions League knockout-stage

Jurgen Klopp's side also have only a 7 per cent chance of winning the Champions League, according to the statistical forecast

Liverpool are the least likely English side to progress to the Champions League knockout stage

Bayern Munich, who won the 2020 competition, are the shock favourites to win it this season

Bayern Munich, who gained the 2020 competitors, are the shock favourites to win it this season

MAIN CONTENDERS FOR CL TROPHY  

  1. Bayern Munich – 18%
  2. Manchester City – 17%
  3. Real Madrid – 11%
  4. Barcelona – 10%
  5. Chelsea – 8%
  6. Liverpool – 7%
  7. PSG – 6%
  8. Atletico Madrid – 6% 

For Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, they’ve solely a 7 per cent probability of profitable the Champions League this season, in accordance to the Euro Club Index which is what the forecast is predicated on. 

Liverpool’s possibilities of reaching the knockout stage declined by 11 per cent following the draw, which pitted them with Atletico Madrid, Porto and AC Milan. 

All 4 groups in Group B are ranked in Europe’s top-21 by the Euro Club Index, making it this season’s ‘Group of Death.’ 

Simon Gleave, Nielsen Gracenote’s Head of Sports Analysis, stated: ‘Liverpool have been hit notably laborious by the Champions League draw. Atletico Madrid are considered one of the 4 finest prime seeds, FC Porto are the second finest third seed and AC Milan are the strongest of the backside seeds.’

Meanwhile, with Bayern Munich the No 1 contenders to win the competitors, the different seven principal contenders listed are Manchester City, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid. 

Manchester United are ranked as the ninth-favourites – with a 4 per cent probability of victory – with Sevilla level-Tenth alongside Borussia Dortmund.  

Manchester United, led by the returning Cristiano Ronaldo, are ranked as the ninth-favourites

Manchester United, led by the returning Cristiano Ronaldo, are ranked as the ninth-favourites

PSG, with Lionel Messi and Neymar leading the line, are behind Barcelona in list of favourites

PSG, with Lionel Messi and Neymar main the line, are behind Barcelona in listing of favourites

Via the statistical evaluation, a Lionel Messi-led PSG side are solely the seventh favourites to win the competitors, with Barcelona 4 per cent extra likely and Manchester City 11 per cent extra likely. 

Pep Guardiola’s side – who have been runners-up to Chelsea final season – are the second-favourites behind Bayern, regardless of having by no means gained the competitors.  

In phrases of the group stage, Chelsea’s possibilities of progressing rocketed up from 81 per cent to 92 per cent after the draw. 

Gleave stated: ‘Chelsea did very effectively out of the Champions League draw.

Defending champions Chelsea are in a favourable group, with Juventus, Zenit and Malmo

Defending champions Chelsea are in a beneficial group, with Juventus, Zenit and Malmo 

‘The Champions League holders are in a bunch with the Euro Club Index’s lowest ranked second seed (Juventus), lowest ranked third seed (FC Zenit) and second lowest ranked fourth seed (Malmo FF).’

United’s possibilities of reaching the final 16 barely modified after the draw (79 per cent to 78 per cent), as they have been drawn alongside Villarreal, Atalanta and Young Boys.    

City’s probabilities additionally went down simply 2 per cent, regardless of being grouped with highly-rated PSG, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge. 

Of the prime 16 groups to undergo, Ajax, Atalanta and Wolfsburg are seen as the most weak as all have lower than 60 per cent probability. 

Manchester City's chances of winning the Champions League went down just 2% post-draw

Manchester City’s possibilities of profitable the Champions League went down simply 2% post-draw 

Leipzig have been the staff who suffered most from the draw, with their qualification odds dropping by 17 per cent after being drawn alongside City and PSG. 

Yet Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern are the solely groups which begin the competitors with over 90 per cent probability of qualifying for the knockout section. 

Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit, Benfica, Leipzig, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Villarreal and RB Salzburg are the most likely groups to end third of their teams and progress to the Europa League knockout rounds. 

WHAT IS THE EURO CLUB INDEX?  

The Euro Club Index is a proprietary rating of all European soccer golf equipment primarily based on leads to competitors over a 4 yr interval and emphasis on current outcomes.

· Teams win or lose score factors from opponents each time a match is performed.

· The variety of factors gained or misplaced relies on how far aside the two golf equipment are.

· For instance, stronger golf equipment will win fewer factors by beating weaker golf equipment.

· However, if defeated, they stand to lose many factors.

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