Champions League Betting
It’s the tournament that every football fan looks forward to – the best teams in Europe fighting for that champion’s crown.
The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious trophy in club football. This competition kicks off with qualifying rounds, with the top two teams from each of the eight groups making it to the knockout stage. The last two teams battle it out in the biggest football match of the annual calendar.
The History of the Champions League
Formerly known as the European Cup, the Champions League was once a knockout tournament with only the champions of each of the top European domestic leagues taking part. The teams would play two matches (home and away) all the way to the final. This made it difficult to predict a winner back then, and teams with long odds lifted the trophy on a number of occasions.
The big change come into play in the 1992-93 season, when the tournament was renamed The Champions League, and up to 4 teams were able to qualify from each of the domestic leagues. And with that change to the tournament came serious money.
This Season’s Champions League
With Tottenham falling short at the group stages, Monaco knocking out Man City and Arsenal getting hammered and humiliated by Bayern Munich, Leicester have once again dumfounded the bookies by being the only English team in the Quarter finals. Meanwhile the Spanish sides seem a force to be reckoned with, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all representing in the last 8.
Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Juventus and Monaco make up the final 4 teams in the hat as all 8 teams fancy their chances of heading to Cardiff at the start of June.
Barcelona are the favourites to lift the cup with Bayern Munich not far behind at around 3/1 Meanwhile rank outsiders Leicester are currently 33/1to win the Champions League but after last years Premier League triumph never say never…….
Champions League Bets
The Champions League brings in the best teams from around Europe and with that comes the best players in the world. So you’re guaranteed to see some of the best goals, best saves and best football of the season. There’s plenty to bet on, with the build up to the Champions League taking place over the course of a season, you have plenty of matches to judge what teams and which players you think will shine on the European stage.
The pick for top goal scorer will feature some enticing odds thanks to Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi constantly breaking that top goalscorer record. With teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich dominating the tournament in recent years you can find great odds on other teams to win.
This tournament brings in the most money, which means teams around Europe are spending huge amounts of cash on players in a bid to improve their chances of lifting that Champions League trophy. PSG and Manchester City look stronger than ever, but with both teams never having achieved European glory, the odds are favourable.
The odds vary from site to site, so it’s worth doing your research and finding the bookmaker that offers the best odds. Check out our list of top Champions League bookmakers above and place your bets today.