Champions League Betting Tips at OLBG Explained
In the first column, you can see the overall confidence rating for each Champions League tip. This looks at the total win tips on each Champions League match spread across home, away and draw selections.
A higher confidence rating than the odds of that team is a good indication of a possible value bet.
Our Champions League tipsters cover predictions on a wide selection of markets including 1X2, over-under goals, both teams to score, first goalscorer and correct score.
Some tipsters are experts in finding great bets from certain markets. They have studied all the stats and trends so you don't have to do the research.
Click on a Champions League match above to dig deeper into the tips available, check out the profitability of the tipsters, their consistency for regularly tipping winners and read why they are making their forecasts.
Head over to the Best Football Tipsters for today's free football tips from OLBG's football experts. These are today's football selections from OLBG's best profit performing tipsters for football tips over the last 12 months.
Best Champions League Betting Odds - Which Bookies to Use for Champions League Betting
If you pick your bets on our Champions League bet predictions page, you can add them to a betslip, then if you are backing your bets in an accumulator, you can see which bookie has the best odds for your Champions League bet.
In our article covering the Best Football Bookmakers, we look at the betting odds provided by all the top UK bookmakers to see if any bookie regularly offers the best odds.
There is research to suggest that BetVictor regularly provide good odds on the Premier League matches, check to see if they follow suit on the Champions League. You can also view their price promise for football accumulators.
Champions League Betting Advice - How to win from Betting on the Champions League
As well as providing tips for Champions League matches, OLBG also provides lots of in-depth analysis to help you to improve your Champions League Betting.
Our Football Betting Forum has football discussion threads on some really in-depth, expert topics such as Your Premier League Betting Approach, how to build tissues (the odds for each match), how Poisson Distribution can help with your betting and much more!
As well as the more in-depth statistical discussion, our Champions League betting experts also discuss the latest transfers, injuries, team tactics and their assessments on how this affects their Champions League predictions.
Our football betting blogs area is packed full of articles, again looking at betting angles for the Champions League. There are also some very in-depth statistical articles to help you to spot the best trends and angles to look out for with your Champions League betting.
Champions League Statistics
To help with your Champions League tips and bets the following 5-year Champions League statistics may come in handy, only group matches are included where a result is settled after 90 mins.
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Betting Strategies for Champions League Betting
When looking for betting strategies to use for your Champions League betting then you already have the figures above, You can see that a 1-1 outcome during the group stages is the most popular outcome of matches.
However, you are still talking about only 47 successful bets from a total of 480 group stages over the past five seasons which may not prove profitable.
You do, of course, have the option of dutching correct score, what this means is splitting your stake between outcomes so if any of them win then you receive around the same amount of a return.
Dutching Correct Scores
An example of that would be, say Manchester City is hosting Bayern Munich and you want to back the correct score and you have three different scores in mind, 1-1, 2-1 & 1-2 which are three of the top four correct scores in the UCL.
The prices of the outcomes are 13/2 for 1-1, 15/2 for 2-1 and 12/1 and you set yourself a total stake of £20 to spread over the three correct scores.
Your bets would work out as:
- £8.13 on 1-1
- £7.18 on 2-1
- £4.69 on 1-2
If the match finishes with any of those correct scores then it's a winner and the return would be £60.99 meaning a profit of £40.99.
Those three correct scores (1-1, 2-1 & 1-2) have been the result in 122 of the 480 group matches which are just over 25% of the games.
You could also use the champions league betting tips above, see what our football experts betting predictions for the champions league are and use those to dutch.
Dutching Correct Scores
Dutching correct scores is a way of enhancing your chances of a winning bet, in the mentioned example it would work out as a 205% R.O.I (Return on Investment).
Siding With The Underdog
If you are someone who likes to find an underdog to bet on in the UCL then the statistics would say if backing in the group stages, get on early, a lot of our champions league tips will also portray this!
For the first round of group matches, only 50% of favourites in the past five seasons won their games which for the quality of the tournament you would expect higher.
It does rise as the rounds go, the bookies getting wise as to which teams are serious that season in this competition, it jumps to 64% for the second round of matches and then 73% for the third round of matches.
Struggling Opening Favourites
Whilst the bookies work out who will produce in the UCL, they may get a few wrong early on, only 50% of favourites over the last past 5 seasons won their opening group game compared to 64% and 73% winning their 2nd & 3rd games.
It does dip for the final three games, you could expect that later on with teams who had already qualified for the knockout stages, it goes 66% for the fourth round of games, 65% for the fifth and then 58% for the final group matches.
In the knockout stages, it does vary, however, the second legs of the quarter and semi-finals are not great for favourites with just 31% winning in the quarters and 38% in the semis.
This will be similar to the latter group matches where if teams hold a decent advantage from the first leg then you can expect the other team to push hard.
This is the sort of information that our tipsters look at when deciding on their champions league bet predictions to give them the edge over the bookies.
Champions League Format & Finalists
Over the years The Champions League has been rejigged by UEFA to make the competition a true test of football quality.
UEFA has confirmed that 26 teams will now gain direct entry into the Champions League groups stage ahead of the competition.
The six remaining places will go to teams from the Champions League qualification rounds, making a total of 32 teams spread over 8 groups of 4 (A-H).
Each group will see 6 games played home and away. The top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Here are the last ten Champions League winners and runners-up:
For more information on the latest news and fixtures, to help you to choose the best Champions League bets, consult the official uefa.com website.
James Banting and Andy Powell, created and maintain OLBG's comprehensive UEFA Football coverage of the Champions League, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their work.
What are the best UEFA Champions League Betting Tips for This Week?
For each round of the UCL, you will find the best Champions League betting for this week right above, each game will have the best bet for that game highlighted based on expert football tipsters predictions.
Who is the favourite to win the Champions League?
When looking at the beginning of the season to see are favourites to win the Champions League, you will see the usual names mentioned, the likes of fourteen-time winners Real Madrid, six-time winners Liverpool and Bayern Munich and five-time winners Barcelona will all be high up on the odds list.
How do you make the best Champions League bet predictions?
Our expert football tipsters will study the UCL matches before making their bet predictions for the champions league, they will look at things like current form, past head-to-head matches, also things like team news which can play a big role in the result if big-name players are going to miss the game for example and then using all of this information they will make their champions league betting tips.
Do you provide champions league over under 2.5 predictions?
Yes! Not only do we provide under 2.5 predictions for the champions league, we also cover numerous markets which include BTTS, Full-Time Result, Goalscorering markets, Booking markets and many more so if you are an under 2.5 predictions fan then we have you covered but also other so much more.
When are the Champions League betting tips available for the Tuesday and Wednesday games?
You will start seeing tips for the Tuesday and Wednesday champions league matches on Monday, you may notice them even earlier but most tips will go up a day or two prior to the game because the tipsters will be keeping an eye on information that may affect their predictions like weather conditions and team news.