The only Champions League betting guide you will need – with expert tips, predictions and odds comparisons
Our team of experts cast their eyes over every match to bring you the most precise Champions League predictions. Whether it is Barcelona or Galatasaray we have all the information to make the best selections.
ABOUT THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in Europe and is contested by some of the biggest clubs on the continent. The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event in the world.
Champions League Teams
Anyone interested in Champions League betting will know that Spanish giants Real Madrid are the most successful club in the history of the competition. From winning the first five finals, they have gone on to claim a total of 13 titles and are the current holders. Other clubs to lift the trophy on multiple occasions include Milan, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona.
Spanish. Italian and English clubs have been particularly successful in the competition and any Champions League predictions will usually includes sides from these countries.
Although the European Cup – as it used to be known – goes back to the mid 1950s, the rebranding of the completion in the early 1990s created more matches for the teams involved and that has resulted in some of the most successful players in Champions League history being the stars of recent years.
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most goals in the tournament’s history and the Portugal captain usually figures in a number of Champions League betting markets. Now at Juventus, the striker experienced the majority of his success at Real Madrid and falls just behind former teammate Iker Casillas for the most appearances in the Champions League.
Other stars that have performed consistently at this high level include Lionel Messi, Raul, Ryan Giggs and Xavi. The big European clubs are usually involved in the latter stages of the competition and they will always figure in Champions League odds – no matter what the market.
Although the Champions League sometimes attracts criticism for the vast amounts of money it earns the teams that appear each year, in 2017 Real Madrid became the first club to regain the trophy since the late 1980s – which suggests it is competitive. The Spanish side have now won the last three titles and have only just fallen away in the Champions League winner odds this season due to some poor performances and the re-emergence of other top European sides.
There have been a number of different winners in the last decade – including Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan – and the Champions League odds for any of these sides to repeat their title winning feats are usually fairly short.
Champions League Predictions
Champions League betting can be very exciting due to the incredible levels of skill and talent on show in many of the matches – especially when the competition is reaching its climax.
There are a number of sides that have a real chance to lift the trophy in the 2018/19 season and it looks like it could be one of the most open tournaments in recent memory.
Before the group stage began there was a very familiar group of names that were popular when it came to Champions League betting. Real Madrid and Barcelona are always in with a shout but many pundits and fans feel that this could finally be the year that Manchester City claims the trophy. With all the money that has been pumped into the club – and the coaching talent of Pep Guardiola – the Premier League champions were the favourites when it came to Champions League odds.
Another wealthy club that are looking for European titles to justify their heavy spending is Paris Saint-Germain. Having won France’s Ligue 1 five of the last six seasons, it is now time for PSG to win the biggest prize in European football – or so their owners and fans believe.
Of course, whether these Champions League predictions come true or not is down to who gets who when it comes to the knockout rounds. But clubs like Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid – and even Liverpool and Manchester United – will feel that they might be in a chance. As the competition goes on and the Champions League betting markets start to show a clearer picture of who is likely to win the odds will obviously shorten but for now it seems all to play for.
Another betting market that is popular with fans all over the world – from Canada to Katmandu – is the race to be Champions League top scorer. For the past ten years it has either been Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi and it could well be one of these two again this season if Juventus or Barcelona progress in the competition.
But sometimes it depends on whether a team faces weaker opposition in the group stage. Some early big wins for sides like Roma and Atletico Madrid could mean players such as Edin Dzeko or Antoinne Griezmann being in with a shout. You can find these Champions League betting markets and many more at Amazing.Bet – but be sure to check back often to get all the latest updates to inform your Champions League predictions.
Champions League Facts
Although the Champions League season actually kicks off in June with the preliminary round qualifying, most fans regard the start of the group stage in September as when the competition really gets going.
Thirty-two clubs are split into eight groups and play each other twice with the top two progressing to the round of 16. Teams will then play each other in two legged ties in a knock out format until only two sides are left to contest the Champions League final that takes place at the end of the season.
Prior to its rebranding in 1992 the competition was known as the European Champions Clubs’ Cup – or more commonly the European Cup. Only league winners qualified then for a straight knock out tournament. Now the Champions League has an initial group stage and the more successful domestic leagues have up to five separate entrants.
The Champions League is now hugely popular and watched right around the world. The best footballers on the planet compete for the title and it is the massive interest globally that makes fans interested in the latest Champions League odds – and who will lift the famous old trophy.