Champions League 2023/24: Manchester Duo Boosted by Group Stage Draw

Michael Black
Michael Black
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Champions League 2023/24: Manchester Duo Boosted by Group Stage Draw

The group stage draw for the 2023/24 Champions League draw has been made and produced some intriguing line-ups.

Manchester City and Manchester United should have no problem progressing to the last-16, but Arsenal and Newcastle United may find things more difficult.

Read on as we take a look at the Champions League 2023/24 group stage draw and assess some of the key betting angles to consider.


  • Manchester City handed favourable draw.
  • Newcastle United land in group of death.
  • Manchester United get Bayern test.

Champions League 2024/24 Group Stage Draw

The line-up for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage is as follows:

  • Group A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray.
  • Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens.
  • Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin.
  • Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, RB Salzburg, Real Sociedad.
  • Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic.
  • Group F: Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United.
  • Group G: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys.
  • Group H: Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Royal Antwerp.

Champions League 2024/24 Betting Preview

Manchester City were priced at 9/4 with several football betting sites before the draw was made, but were subsequently cut to 2/1 after it was completed.

While they should have little difficult progressing out of Group G, their current odds look too short given the strength of the competition.

Punters looking for a value bet would do well to avoid Newcastle United given they have been drawn alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan.

Eddie Howe’s side are priced at 28/1 with Betzone to win the tournament, but it is tough to see them advancing to the last-16.

Arsenal have also landed some tricky tests against Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven and Lens in Group B, although they should have enough about them to go through.

Big-hitters Bayern Munich and Manchester United have been paired together in Group A and are fancied to dominate proceedings against FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

Bayern are second favourites at 5/1 on UK betting apps and should reach the latter stages, but they do not appeal as likely winners of the tournament.

Man United may tempt each-way punters at odds of 18/1, especially if they can top the group ahead of Bayern.

The value bet this season could be Real Madrid, although they will need to be wary of the threat posed by Napoli in Group C.

However, Braga and Union Berlin should struggle to match Los Blancos and they are expected to march serenely into the knockout stage.

At odds of 8/1, Carlo Ancelotti’s side could mount a strong challenge to win the Champions League for a record 15th time.

Champions League 2024/24 Outright Odds (via Betzone)

  • Manchester City - 2/1
  • Bayern Munich - 5/1
  • Real Madrid - 8/1
  • Arsenal - 11/1
  • Barcelona - 12/1
  • Paris Saint-Germain - 14/1
  • Manchester United - 18/1
  • Napoli - 25/1
  • Newcastle United - 28/1
  • Atletico Madrid - 28/1
  • Inter Milan - 28/1
  • Borussia Dortmund - 33/1
  • AC Milan - 40/1
  • Benfica - 50/1
  • RB Leipzig - 50/1
  • Sevilla - 50/1
  • FC Porto - 66/1
  • Lazio - 66/1
  • Real Sociedad - 80/1
  • Union Berlin - 125/1
  • Celtic - 150/1
  • Feyenoord - 150/1
  • Lens - 150/1
  • Shakhtar Donetsk - 200/1
  • Braga - 250/1
  • FC Copenhagen - 250/1
  • Red Star Belgrade - 250/1
  • Galatasaray - 250/1
  • PSV Eindhoven - 250/1
  • Royal Antwerp - 250/1
  • RB Salzburg - 250/1
  • Young Boys - 250/1