French side Paris Saint-Germain alongside Manchester City from EPL are joint favourites to top Group A of the Champions League at the equator of the group stage, according to international betting sites.
PSG appear to be the odds-on favourite with slightly more chances: the 1xbet bookmaker gave the odds of 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional) on them to get the first position after the next three games.
Currently, the Frenchmen have seven points and hold the place with a +3 goal difference. The French side has won the last two rounds, 3-2 against RB Leipzig and 2-0 against Manchester City, while drawing against Club Brugge in the first game of the group stage.
Manchester City are one point behind, but currently surpass PSG with the goal difference of +5. Their odds equal 2.00 (+100; 1/1) with the same online bookie.
So far, Man City have had two wins with an above mentioned loss to PSG. Their wins came over RB Leipzig (6-3) and Club Brugge (5-1).
Chances of each of these two clubs winning the group are effectively around 50%. Odds of Club Brugge equalling 51.00 (+5000; 50/1) and of RB Leipzig equalling 101.00 (+10000; 100/1) talk of almost impossible chances of winning for these two sides, around 1-2% in implied probability.
Moreover, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain currently make the top 3 by chance of winning the whole tournament of the 2021-22 Champions League.