2021-22 Champions League Outright Betting

There are a huge number of clubs who will feel as though they can be successful in this season’s UEFA Champions League. The betting market illustrates that the bookies feel as though this is a wide open affair, with the leading teams across Europe duking it out in a bid to land the European Cup and get the glory in what is widely regarded as the world’s leading club competition.

Paris Saint-Germain have never won the Champions League although the French giants have been knocking on the door in recent years and look set to challenge hard this time around, especially with Lionel Messi having made the switch from Barcelona. The decorated Argentine’s presence in the squad means they are the market leaders and they will clash with Manchester City at the group stage.

The Citizens have also been the perennial bridesmaids in this season’s competition, with Pep Guardiola having steered his team to the final last time around. However, they stuttered to Chelsea in the final, with the north-west side having recruited Jack Grealish in the summer although they could potentially lack firepower when it comes to the business end of the tournament.

All four English clubs in the Champions League will feel as though they can lift this piece of silverware come the end of the season and we shouldn’t forget that Chelsea are the reigning champions. Thomas Tuchel was at Stamford Bridge for less than a season when engineering a triumph and he will feel confident that the team can achieve something similar this time around.

Manchester United are the weak link in terms of their football manager although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a wide range of exciting attacking options and that includes Cristiano Ronaldo who made a surprise arrival at Old Trafford on transfer deadline day after it was initially expected that the Portuguese forward would sign for Manchester City.

Liverpool have a stronger European pedigree in recent seasons and Jurgen Klopp’s side should be competitive once again, especially with Virgil van Dijk back at the helm along with the fact that goalkeeper Alisson is one of the world’s best. The same applies to Mohamed Salah but this is not a Reds squad who has a great deal of depth.

We also shouldn’t overlook Bayern Munich who are now managed by Julian Nagelsmann who largely has the same squad of players that won the Champions League two seasons ago. The German champions are packed with quality and that includes the evergreen Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller operating in attacking positions.

Other potential champions include Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. The three Spanish sides are bigger than normal in the betting but there could be some merit in backing them at larger prices considering that they are still elite teams who are competing in one of the biggest European divisions.

UEFA Champions League Winner Betting

The 2019/20 Champions League season will resume on Friday 7 August 2020, with the remaining last sixteen ties being played out before we have the quarter final stage of the competition. The semi-finals and final will follow, with all remaining games being played in a one-leg format in Portugal.
Here are the qualified teams for the quarter final of the 2020 Champions League:

  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Atletico Madrid
  • RB Leipzig
  • Atalanta
That leaves four spots up for grabs and the following matches will need to be played
  • Manchester City v Real Madrid (City lead 2-1 after 1st leg)
  • Bayern Munich v Chelsea (Bayern lead 3-0 after 1st leg)
  • Juventus v Lyon (Lyon lead 1-0 after 1st leg)
  • Barcelona v Napoli (1-1 after 1st leg)
Once these Champions League last sixteen ties have been determined, we will be left with eight teams and the quarter final draw will then be played.

Who Are the 2019/20 Champions League Favourites?

Bayern Munich took little time to claim the 2019/20 Bundesliga title and the German champions head the betting market to win the 2019/20 Champions League, although it remains to be seen as to whether a gap in play between the domestic and European campaign will have an effect on their form.

Manchester City were unable to land a consecutive hat-trick of English Premier League titles although Pep Guardiola’s side have to be a force to be reckoned with when the Champions League comes around and they have proven themselves to be a devastating team from an attacking point-of-view.

Barcelona have often been the market leaders to win previous renewals of the Champions League, although the Catalan side have some work to do in order to overcome Napoli before a possible run at the trophy, with the team’s form domestically causing concern.

Paris Saint-Germain will have been out of action for a long time before competing in the Champions League. PSG came through a testing two-leg affair against Borussia Dortmund before lockdown and then had their domestic season effectively cancelled, with the French side potentially rusty.

Atletico Madrid could be the best bet of all. They have proven themselves to be masters when it comes to overcoming teams such as Liverpool, especially as the Spanish side were trailing 2-1 on aggregate against the Reds before coming through to win. Diego Simeone’s side can be backed at a big price.

Juventus need to make things happen to overcome Lyon and reach the last eight, although the Italian champions will be a tough nut to crack and they continue to be powered by the evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo.

Arguably the most entertaining club left in the Champions League is Atalanta who have caused a storm in the competition by bouncing back to come through the group stage before doing a number on Valencia. We think the Italian side could be the dark horses of this season’s competition.

RB Leipzig are the other team worthy of consideration. They are clearly one of the strongest teams in Germany and will hope that Timo Werner can fire them to European glory before he joins Chelsea later this year.

We are at the semi final stage of the 2015 Champions League and the four remaining teams each have European pedigree in spades. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus are all multiple winners of the Champions League / European Cup with an amazing 21 European titles between them. But which of the sides will go all the way this year? Read on for our predictions on the matter as we bring you the latest betting odds and present our betting tips for which team will win the Champions League.

Let’s take a look at what the bookies think first of all. There is very little to choose between the two Spanish sides in the outright winner betting market, with Barcelona slight favourites at odds of 2/1 with Bet365 while Real Madrid are just a little further out at 9/4 with BetVictor. Bayern Munich – managed by Barca legend Pep Guardiola – look a decent price at 5/2 with Sky Bet, while the outsiders are the Italian champions Juve who can be backed at betting odds of 9/1 with BetVictor.

On the face of it, Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus are right to be the outsiders. They don’t boast quite the number of truly world class players as the other three sides and despite having a relatively easy quarter final draw (against Monaco) they only edged through 1-0 on aggregate. In their favour, though, is the fact that they are extremely difficult to beat, especially at home where they have avoided defeat in either Serie A or the Champions League all season. It will be a big ask for them to get past Real Madrid in their semi though and really we can’t see them making the final.

Moving on to Real and with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriquez, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema amongst their ranks, it is perhaps a surprise that they managed just a single goal over two legs in their quarter final against local rivals Atletico (who they beat in the final of the competition last season). But it was a significant victory in that it was their first against them since that final in Lisbon and it showed that Carlo Ancelotti’s team were capable of grinding out a result rather than simply relying on the magic of the flair players. We think they’ll keep things tight in the first leg against Juve before letting loose in Madrid to cruise through to the final. With 10 European titles to their name, they certainly have the credentials to make it 11 this season. They are not our betting tip for outright victory though.

Barcelona are also blessed with an array of world class attacking players, namely the trio of superstars, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. Since Guardiola’s days the Catalan giants have developed a more direct and, dare we say it, defensive style, giving a new solidity that has allowed them to creep to the top of La Liga. They will be up against it when they face a dynamic and powerful Bayern side in the semis though, and we’re not convinced Luis Enrique’s side deserve to be so short in the betting.

Which leads us to our betting tip for the outright winner of the 2015 Champions League: Bayern Munich. Their own trio of attackers – Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben – are certainly doing the business with 12 Champions League goals between them this term. And though this is 10 fewer than Barca’s triumvirate, there has only been one goal from midfield for the Catalans in the competition so far while Bayern have produced 12 from theirs, Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze and Xabi Alonso making key contributions. In short, betting odds of 5/2 with Sky Bet for Bayern to go all the way look the best value option here, so get on now before they ease past Barca in the semis.


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