Champions League Betting Odds Comparison

The CEV (Confederation Europeenne de Volleyball) Champions League is the highest level of men’s club volleyball in Europe. An annual event, it was founded in 1959, although there have been many structural, format and name changes over the years.

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In recent years Russian teams have dominated the CEV Champions League. Indeed, Zenit Kazan, the defending champions, have won three titles in a row and four of the last six. With Belogorie and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk winning the others, it is not since 2011 that a non-Russian outfit tasted glory.

Looking back over the entire history of the tournament, including its earlier incarnations, Russia (including the former USSR), Italy and Romania have been the most successful nations. Indeed, of the 10 sides who have won the Champions League most often, all 10 are from those three volleyball stalwarts.

Since the competition became the Champions League in the 200-2001 season, France’s Tours and Friedrichshafen from Germany are the only non-Italian or non-Russian clubs to have triumphed.

Obviously for those looking to predict the outright winner of the Champions League in 2018 that makes things somewhat easier. If you are a fan of trends betting, simply limiting your options to Italian and Russian sides should give you a great chance of success.

At the time of writing we don’t actually know the full list of sides that will take part in the 2017-18 Champions League. We have some play-off rounds in the coming days before the pool draw is made on the 16th November.

However, at this stage we do know that Zenit Kazan and Dinamo Moscow will be Russia’s two sides, whilst Italy will put forward Diatec Trentino and Cucine Lube Civitanova. Trentino won three titles in a row between 2009 and 2011 so are clearly a force to be reckoned with. They were also runners-up in 2016, whilst fellow Italians Cucine Lube Civitanova have finished third for the past two Champions Leagues.

Stopping the mighty Zenit will clearly take some doing. The current holders, previously known as Dinamo Tattransgaz Kazan, are the top ranked side in Europe. Hailing from Kazan, 500 miles east of Moscow, Zenit’s record in the Champions League, starting with last year, reads first, first, first, fourth, third, first, second.

They are a side with immense experience and vast resources and few would bet them claiming an amazing fourth Champions League in a row. As soon as the full draw is known the best volley ball betting sites around will release their outright Champions League winner odds and at that stage our odds comparison will show you where to get the best prices on whoever you fancy for glory.

It’s hardly a brave prediction to suggest that Zenit Kazan are the most likely winners but we really struggle to see anyone stopping them. They will be the favourites with the bookies too and whether they are worth backing may well depend how scared the bookies are running of a fourth success in a row.

It could be that there is better value opting for one of the other contenders at longer odds. Brilliant as the Russian champions are, no side can win forever and this being the elite competition in European volleyball there are plenty of other strong sides in with a shout.

Aside from the aforementioned Russian and Italian teams, the following clubs are also confirmed for the 2017-18 edition of this illustrious competition and They will be joined by eight qualifiers and whilst it would be a struggle to see one of the minnows triumph, Leicester showed just what outsiders at odds of 5,000/1 can achieve!

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