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The team at Sportsgambler.com have a simple mission statement. It involves providing free tips across a range of sports and events, hoping to inform our readers about the best value bets and securing a long-term profit.
With football being the most popular betting sport in the UK and across Europe, it naturally follows that we provide betting tips on the UEFA Champions League, a competition formerly known as the European Cup that is now on a par with events like the European Championship and World Cup in terms of popularity.
The Champions League offers some excellent betting possibilities, including those customers who want to bet on antepost markets such as Champions League Winner or Champions League Golden Boot. There’s also the opportunity to wager on the winner of each Champions League group.
However, the majority of betting turnover on the Champions League is on the various matches that take place from the play-off stage all the way through to the final. During the group stage, there are often several matches taking place at the same time and that is perfect for In-Play punters.
Champions League Live Team News
Another area of expertise at Sportsgambler.com is the provision of team news when it comes to Champions League matches. We specialise in providing readers with the latest injury and suspension information so which then helps you to place more informed bets on each match.
You’ll find data relating to each team in the Champions League in addition to predicted line-ups and then the actual starting line-ups. Team news is very important when it comes to placing bets as a side with several injuries can be severely weakened as a result.
Our live team news data feed means that we’re always aware of the players who are and aren’t available for each club, while this relates to leagues all over Europe and not just the UEFA Champions League.
Champions League Betting Odds
The UEFA Champions League is one of the most popular competitions when it comes to online betting, with customers able to bet on each round of the group stage and that often means an accumulator bet on several of the favourites to win their respective match on a Champions League night.
Betting In-Play on the Champions League is also highly popular and several bookmakers will offer live odds on each match from the group stage as well as the knockout phase where the ties are a two-legged affair until the final where two teams compete at a neutral venue.
Because Champions League betting is so popular with customers, you will find that bookmakers are very competition when it comes to their European Cup odds as they are competing for your business. It means that you should hunt around before settling for the best possible price.
You might also find there is an accumulator bonus and bet365 are among the operators to have a Champions League betting promotion. This involves earning bonus amounts on your winning accumulator bet depending on how many selections have been added. Naturally, you will win more bonus should you manage to predict a large number of matches.
Champions League History
Real Madrid have dominated the recent Champions League landscape, with Los Merengues making a mockery of the fact that there hadn’t been a repeat winner of the competition since Milan in 1991.
Real won the Champions League under Carlo Ancelotti in 2014, while Zinedine Zidane doesn’t know what it’s like to experience failure in the European Cup after winning the 2016 and 2017 renewal.
Cristiano Ronaldo has played a huge part in the European success at Real and continues to be part of the squad, although Lionel Messi has also figured on the Champions League horizon and the Argentine superstar has lifted the Champions League trophy on four different occasions.
Indeed, Barcelona are a team who have been highly successful in the modern game, winning the Champions League in 2006 under Frank Rijkaard before two further successes with Pep Guardiola in 2009 and 2011. In 2015, Barca triumphed under Luis Enrique, with Luis Suarez and Neymar among the scorers against Juventus in the final.
The first five European Cups were actually won by Real Madrid, with the competition officially originating in 1956 and it was the Spanish side who established a firm stranglehold. Benfica then won back-to-back titles in 1961 and 1962, with Internazionale doing the same in 1964 and 1965.
The 1970’s saw Ajax rise to the fore, with the Dutch side winning three European Cups between 1971-3, while Bayern Munich were to repeat this between 1974-6. Then came the turn of English clubs, with Liverpool triumphing in 1977 and 1978, while Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest landed consecutive titles in 1979 and 1980.
Before Real Madrid’s recent dominance, we have seen a wide variety of European clubs winning the Champions League including Bayern Munich, Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale and Milan. The newly-monied Paris Saint-Germain could become the latest new name on the trophy, while Manchester City also seem to be moving nearer to the top.
Champions League betting markets
If there’s a Champions League game taking place, there are likely to be over 100 pre-match betting markets available. Some customers simply prefer to bet on which team will win a match, while others might include several teams to win their respective games as part of a multiple bet.
However, other popular markets include First Goalscorer, Correct Score, Half-Time / Full-Time and Both Teams to Score. You might also want to bet on a Team to win to Nil or even an Anytime Scorer, while the In-Play betting options are even more diverse and often involve betting on the number of bookings or corners in a particular match.