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Champions League Betting Guide (Odds, How to, Contenders, History)

Published: Dec 10, 11:42am Last Updated: Dec 22, 10:08am Other Football 0 Comments 109 Views

Champions League Betting Headlines

  • Manchester City at 11/4 go into the round of 16 as clear Champions League Favourites with all the best betting sites.

  • German champions Bayern Munich at 7/2 follow Pep Guardiola's side in the Champions League Betting market. 

  • Last years winners Chelsea can be backed at around 8/1 after being drawn against Lille.

  • The outsider of all the English teams Manchester United (20/1) take on Atletico. 

UEFA Champions League 2021/22 28 Jan @ 20:40 - Win Tournament
Man City 3.75
Bayern Munich 4.50
Liverpool 6.00
Chelsea 8.50
PSG 11.00
Ajax 15.00
Real Madrid 17.00
Man Utd 21.00
Juventus 29.00
Atletico Madrid 41.00
Inter Milan 51.00
Villarreal 151.00
Benfica 201.00
Lille 251.00
Sporting 301.00
FC Salzburg 401.00

Champions League

59% of OLBG betting experts think an English club will win the Champions League this year.

Champions League Draw

The Draw for the Champions League Knockout stages took place on Monday 13th December 2021. 

The 1st legs will be played on the 15th,16th,22nd,23rd of February

The 2nd legs will be played on the 8th,9th,15th,16th of March

So much can change between now until February with injuries, suspensions, the current public health situation & protocols but I wouldn’t be rushing to take the general 21/20 on Liverpool this early and definitely not 5/1 outright either.

OLBG Member and Liverpool Fan: DAVIDADAN

Villareal Versus Juventus
Salzburg Versus Bayern Munich
Inter  Versus Liverpool
Benfica  Versus Ajax
Atletico  Versus Manchester United
Sporting Versus Manchester City
Chelsea Versus Lille
PSG Versus Real Madrid

In the 2020/21 round of 16, there were 5 surprise results (biggest odds of the 1X2). There were 3 underdogs in the first set of games, and 2 draws in the second set of games.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Betting Expert

To place a tip or bet or to check the individual match odds please visit the Champions League Tipping Pages.

Champions League Betting

Champions League Betting Markets

The most popular betting market available for this would naturally be to predict the winner of the Champions League, but as we know the draw always plays a part. 

You may have two teams that you have your eye on but if they are drawn against each other then it's curtains for one of them. 

However, you can negate this to a degree by using a betting exchange, by laying a team (betting against that team), especially if you are sitting on a bigger price. 

If however, you are confident of that team's progression then just let that online bookmaker bet run. 

Trading The Champions League 2021/22 On A Betting Exchange

Betting Exchange Odds Comprehensive Review
Betfair Yes Read Review
Matchbook Yes Read Review
Smarkets Yes Read Review

Name The The Finalists

You should get around 8/1 for predicting both the favourites to reach the final ahead of the first game. 

If you go for a favourite or outsider to reach the final ahead of the first game knockout game then double-figure odds will be on offer. 

A City v United Champions League Final can be backed at around 20/1 ahead of the last 16 games.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG Betting Expert

To Reach The Final

You should get around1/2 the odds for choosing a team to reach the final ahead of the last 16 draws (Manchester City 4.0 to win the Champions League, and 2.5 to make the final). 

I think we have a great chance this year, the experience of losing in the final last year will help us massively. Our hopes would be boosted by an addition of a striker in the January transfer window too.

Jake Ashton - Manchester City Season Ticket Holder

These odds will of course alter as the team progresses. 

Individual Champions League Ties

If you do have outright bets on the Champions League winner you can cover yourself by betting on an individual game. 

In the 2020/21 Champions League round of 16, the surprises came from Dortmund, Porto, and PSG (who were up against Barcelona) those 3 clubs progressed to the quarter-finals.

Let us say you have backed  Real Madrid at around 8/1 to win the Champions League outright, in individual games you could back the other team and the draw and be covered if Madrid progress. 

Obviously, you need to do your calculations to make sure you come out with a profit. 

It is imperative that you always take the best odds on individual games from the best betting sites on OLBG 

Top Goalscorer

Never easy to predict and will in most cases depend on how far a team progresses, you will need to keep abreast of any injury news on a selection. 

UEFA Champions League 2021/22 28 Jan @ 20:40 - Top Goalscorer
Robert Lewandowski 1.57
Sebastien Haller 3.50
Mohamed Salah 9.00
Cristiano Ronaldo 21.00
Lionel Messi 21.00
Karim Benzema 34.00
Kylian Mbappe 41.00
Riyad Mahrez 51.00
Edin Dzeko 101.00
Fernando Gabriel Jesus 101.00

Champions League Finals and Winners

A 1/3 of the Champions League Finals since 2000 have featured extra time. (7 out of 21).

Season Winners Score Runners Up
2020-21 Chelsea 1-0 Man City
2019-20 Bayern Munich 1-0 PSG
2018-19 Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham
2017-18 Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
2016-17 Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus
2015-16 Real Madrid 1-1 (Pens) Atletico Madrid
2014-15 Barcelona 3-1 Juventus
2013-14 Real Madrid 4-1 (AET) Atletico Madrid
2012-13 Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2011-12 Chelsea 1-1 (Pens) Bayern Munich
2010 -11 Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United

In every Champions League Final since 2010 -11 where both teams scored (8 games) the team-leading was pegged back to 1-1. A stat that you may consider when betting in play on the final.

The Champions League Venue

The Champions League final will be played on the 28th May 2022 at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg, Russia.

Champions League Winners Image

Below you can view all the clubs that have won the Champions League or its previous incarnation the European Cup. 

Everything has to line up perfectly for an all English Champions League Final. The improvement in form of both Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be a challenge for the English clubs.

OLBG member: MarlosTips

Spanish sides with 18 wins are 4 ahead of English sides with 14 wins.

Italian sides have won the trophy on 12 occasions with the Germans notching up 8 victories. 

Champions League Winners


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