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Who will win this season's Champions League? Betclic's ambassadors have spoken

LONDON. European Cup winners Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit and Arrigo Sachhi have decided who they think will win the Champions League this season, have you? Check Betclic's exclusive survey to find out who the Betclic Ambassadors think will lift the famous trophy in May.

Online bookmaker Betclic gathered six of their top ambassadors in London recently and each had their own view on who would win this season’s competition.

In total they have 382 caps as players between them, plus six Champions League/European Cup trophies. So when asked to predict the winner of Champions League 2012, surely they know exactly what they are talking about?

Barcelona are the firm favourite with the bookie, but only three of the six ambassadors predict a win for the Catalan giants on May 19 next year.

“I think it could be time for something new and surprising happening in the knockout-stage this season and I am going for AC Milan,” said Marcel Desailly, who won Champions League with Marseille in 1993 and with AC Milan a year later.

Portuguese golden generation star Joao Pinto has picked Bayern Munchen, while Swedish World Cup 1994 bronze winner Pontus Kåmark, has backed José Mourinhno’s Real Madrid.

But Italian master tactician Arrigo Sacchi, who led AC Milan to back-to-back European Cups in 1989 and 1990, picks Barcelona, while German World Champion Thomas Berthold and Dutch legend Ruud Gullit, twice a European champion with AC Milan, have both backed Guardiola’s men for victory.

“At the end of the day I think that Barcelona will be too strong again this year,” Gullit told

 Here are the tips from the six Betclic ambassadors:

 Champions League Winner 2012

Marcel Desailly - AC Milan

Betclic Odds: 25.00

Ruud Gullit - Barcelona

Betclic Odds: 2.75

Arrigo Sacchi - Barcelona

Betclic Odds: 2.75

Joao Pinto - Bayern Munchen

Betclic Odds: 8.00

Thomas Berthold - Barcelona

Betclic Odds: 2.75

Pontus Kåmark: Real Madrid

Betclic Odds: 5.50

Also,  don’t miss the “Ambassador Champions Duel” at Betclic. Betclic ambassadors Gullit and Desailly pick two matches in each round of matches during the Champions League group phase. Check out which teams they are backing this week!

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Created in 2005 by French entrepreneurs, Betclic is the founding brand of Betclic Everest Group. As a leading online gaming operator in the worlds of sport, poker, casino and horse-race betting in Europe, Betclic provides a locally-tailored, convivial, easy-to-use offering focused on sporting passion.
Betclic has become one of the benchmark brands and is developing its offering across all European countries in 18 languages.
Betclic is involved in promoting ethical and responsible gaming on a day-to-day basis.
Betclic works with brand ambassadors such as Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit, Dan Petrescu, Karel Poborsky and Arrigo Sacchi.


Dan Vikman

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