Sport Probabilities of English sides drawing each possible Champions League opponent

16:22  07 december  2017
16:22  07 december  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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Mauricio Pochettino's side will be seeded third in Thursday's draw , leaving them with the possibility of facing any of Europe's top sides . SUN BETS have come flying out of the traps and gone top price for each English club to win the Champions League .

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The draw for the Last 16 of the Champions League takes place on Monday and fans of the five Premier League clubs involved are already looking forward to finding out their next European opponents.

At this stage of the competition, sides who won their group will face a runner-up from another group and vice versa. It’s important to note that teams can not be drawn against a side from their own country, nor can they be drawn against a side who they faced in the group stages.

What that means is that, unlike in the FA Cup draw where the chances of drawing any team are equal, the probability of facing certain clubs in the draw is actually weighted.

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Champions League 2008: Draw for the Quarter Finals. PUPIL TEXT. We’ll find the probabilities of each of these occurrences. No English teams meet each other Having decided the opponent for E1 , there will be three possibilities for E2 , two for E3 and no choice for E4 ’s opponent .

SUN BETS have come flying out of the traps and gone top price for each English club to win the Champions League . Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are also a possible opponent for Manchester United.

So, whilst you probably know the teams who each English side could face, here’s a breakdown of how likely the chances are of them drawing each particular club:

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