Who doesn’t love a bit of Champions League football betting? It’s the tournament that every football fan looks forward to, the best teams in Europe fighting for that champions crown. The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious trophy in club football. This competition kicks-off with qualifying rounds with the top two teams of the eight groups making it to the knockout stage. The last two teams battle it out in the biggest football match of the annual calendar while the third placed teams move into the Europa League knockout stage – automatically priced as the favourite to take home the Europa League cup.

The History of the Champions League

Formally known as the European Cup, the Champions League was once a knockout tournament with only the champions of each top European domestic leagues taking part. The teams would play two matches (home and away) all the way to the final. This made it difficult to predict a winner back then as there were some teams with long odds lifting the trophy on a number of occasions. Then a big change come into play, once it was named the The Champions League in the 92-93 season, it allowed up to 4 teams to qualify from each of the domestic leagues, and with that came the money.

This Seasons Champions League

Barcelona made their way back to being the best in Europe by beating Juventus 3-1 in Berlin last year. This season, the stage for the final is the iconic San Siro stadium, home of Inter Milan and AC Milan. Barcelona are the early favourites and they have been for the last few Champions League tournaments. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also have very short odds to win the crown. Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea made it through to the last 16 from the Premier League. These Premier League teams have long odds to be kings of Europe. Chelsea were the last English club to lift the crown in the 2011-12 season.

Choosing a Champions League Bets

The Champions League football brings in the best teams from around Europe and with that comes the best players in the world. So you’re guaranteed to see some of the best goals, best saves and best football of the season. There’s plenty of bet on, with the build up to the Champions League taking a season you have plenty of matches to see what teams and what players you think will shine on the European stage.

Champions League football betting has plenty to offer, the pick for top goal scorer will feature some enticing odds thanks to Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi constantly breaking that top goal scorer record. With teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich dominating the tournament in recent years you can find great odds on other teams to win. This tournament brings in the most money which means teams around Europe are spending huge amounts of money on players in a bid to improve their chances of lifting that Champions League trophy. PSG and Manchester City look stronger than ever and look to be serious contenders but with both teams never achieving European glory, the odds are favourable.

The odds vary from site to site so it’s worth doing your research and finding the bookmaker that offers the best odds.