The UEFA Champions League group stage is set after today’s draw took place in Monaco. Group A is made up of Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray as the group stage gets underway in early September. Bayern Munich and Manchester United are the early favorites to make it out of the group stage but wilder things have happened. Here’s a look at how Group A was drawn.
Teams with odds to win group
Bayern Munich: -225
Manchester United: +225
FC Copenhagen: +4000
Picks to advance from group: Bayern Munich, Manchester United
No need to get cute here. Bayren Munich hold the German record for Champions League wins with six. They’re 2-0 through their first two Bundesliga matches this season, and have a scary offense led by new acquisition Harry Kane.
Man United will be looking to break their Champions League rut, as they haven’t made it past the round of 16 since they made it to the final in 2010-11. While Galatasaray (Turkish champions) have the makings of a cinderella, I think the favorites will make their presence felt here and advance.