2021 Champions League Best Goalkeepers So Far

2021 Champions League Best Goalkeepers So Far

Written by on March 19, 2021

Who are the best goalkeepers in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League? With goalies like Bayern’s Manuel Neuer and Paris Saint-Germain’s Keylor Navas stepping onto the pitch, the two at the top may surprise you.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the best goalkeepers at the moment so you can keep betting against their Champions League odds.

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2020 – 2021 UEFA Champions League

  • When: Aug. 8, 2020 – May 29, 2021

UCL Quarterfinals Teams & Goalkeepers

  • Bayern Munich – Manuel Neuer
  • Dortmund – Roman Burki
  • Chelsea – Edouard Mendy
  • Liverpool – Alisson
  • Manchester City – Ederson
  • Paris Saint-Germain – Keylor Navas
  • Porto – Augustin Marchesin
  • Real Madrid – Thibaut Courtois

Which two goalies have impressed the most so far this Champions League Season?

Mendy and Ederson have dominated. Both have 6 clean sheets in 7 matches. Of the two, Edouard Mendy has impressed more. 

Nothing against Ederson. Manchester City’s goalie has been awesome in both the Champions League and in the EPL. But Ederson steps onto the pitch with, arguably, the best club team in the world. 

Man City’s defense is second-to-none. So he has an advantage that Mendy doesn’t. Edouard plays for Chelsea. The Blues have been great, but their roster doesn’t compare to Man City’s. Mendy’s the goalie MVP so far this Champions League.   

Name the three teams that wouldn’t be in the quarters without their excellent goalkeepers?

Man City could probably survive without Ederson. Dortmund would without Burki because Erling Haaland is dominating.

No way Chelsea would have survived without Edouard Mendy. Alisson at Liverpool and Augustin Marchesin with Porto are the other two. Allison has 4 clean sheets in 5 matches while Marchesin has 4 clean sheets in 7 matches. 

Pool’s Champions League form has been fantastic. The Reds dominated a very good squad in RB Leipzig to make it to the quarterfinals. But Liverpool’s Premier League form is a mess. 

Pool seems to be concentrating more on a UCL title than on an EPL title. If Liverpool hopes to beat Bayern, Man City, or even Chelsea, Allison must continue to shine.

Porto upset Juventus in the Round of 16 to stamp their ticket to the Champions League Elite Eight. Porto has no shot if Marchesin doesn’t play great in every UCL match.  

Should Bayern fans worry about Neuer’s form? How about PSG and the way Navas has played?

The pressure is on for both Neuer and Navas. Manuel Neuer is a great goalie, no doubt, but he’s produced 2 clean sheets in 6 matches. 

Yes, Bayern dominates. But the final eight is strong. Chelsea, Man City, and even Paris Saint-Germain are good enough to upset Bayern unless Neuer is in his best form.

Navas could be PSG’s undoing. Keylor has 2 clean sheets in 8 matches. If Paris must play a team that concentrates on defense, like Chelsea, they could lose because Mendy won’t give up a goal while Navas has in 6-of-8. 

The 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League draws for their quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday, March 19. Once that happens, expect MyBookie to post updated odds to win the individual matches as well as the UCL.

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