The main favorite is Liv­er­pool

Decem­ber 18 Shakhtar rec­og­nizes its oppo­nent from the 1/16 finals of the Europa League. The min­ers, who qual­i­fied for the play­offs of the sec­ond most impor­tant Euro­pean Cup through the Cham­pi­ons League, found them­selves among the car­ried com­mands. Before the draw, ana­lysts from the well-known spe­cial­ized com­pa­ny Gra­cenote assessed the teams’ chances of win­ning the tro­phy.

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Experts do not believe in Shakhtar. Accord­ing to the com­pa­ny’s fore­casts, the Min­ers’ chances of win­ning the Europa League are less than one per­cent. Five more clubs have sim­i­lar indi­ca­tors — Rennes, Spar­ta, Young Boys, Toulouse and Qarabag.

More­over, only two teams have a chance of win­ning the tour­na­ment above 10%. Thus, the prob­a­bil­i­ty of Bay­er win­ning the tro­phy is 12%, Liv­er­pool – 30%. In third place in terms of quotes is Milan – 7%.

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Man­ches­ter City remains the main favorite for the Cham­pi­ons League. The prob­a­bil­i­ty that the Cit­i­zens will defend the title is esti­mat­ed at 30%. Ana­lysts give Real a 19% chance of win­ning the tour­na­ment. 13% — Bay­ern Munich. The low­est chances of suc­cess are PSV, Lazio and Copen­hagen.

In the Con­fer­ence League, ana­lysts con­sid­er Aston Vil­la to be the main favorite. Emery’s team has a 25% chance of win­ning the tro­phy. The chances of Lille and Betis to win are 11% each.