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Champions League Betting at Betiton™ UK

Last Updated: 08-07-2022 17:21

The UEFA Champions League—often abbreviated as “UCL“—is one of the most popular football events in Europe. It’s a yearly championship that sees top European clubs battling it out on the field in order to find the best club in all of Europe. So, it’s only natural that Champions League betting is as popular as it is!

Moreover, it’s for this reason that the UCL is considered to be one of the greatest tournaments of all. In fact, the clubs that participate in the UCL are amongst the strongest in the world, and even feature some of the greatest footballers on Earth.

If you’re looking to bet on the UCL, Betiton™ UK offers tonnes of betting markets. You can play multiple kinds of Champions League bets. Finally, we also offer the capability of wagering on Champions League matches live, which could potentially add to the thrill of watching the game!

However, if you’re new to online sports betting and gambling sites, and you’d like to start football betting, there are a few things that you need to know. We’ll be going over everything you need to know throughout this page to help you out.

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What Are Champions League Betting Markets?

Champions League betting markets are the bets that you’ll be making on the UCL whenever you bet at Betiton™ UK. We offer numerous markets on our sportsbook, each with a different condition for your wager to be successful.

For example, there are markets on who’ll win the championship, who’ll score the most goals, whether both sides will score in a match, and so on. However, no matter which gambling sites you visit, you’ll find betting markets all the same.

Finally, if you take a look at our available markets, you’ll notice that next to each market there’s a couple of numbers. These are the odds of the market. We’ll be explaining what UEFA Champions League odds are in a section further down as they’re very important to know.

6 Popular Champions League Bets at Betiton™ UK

There are numerous Champions League bets available on our sportsbook, and you can wager on any number of them. Feel free to browse through the betting markets that we offer to get an idea of the range we provide. However, our most popular markets would definitely be the following:

  • 1X2: the most popular market by far is the 1X2. Also known as the “match result” market, this wager requires to either guess which team will be the winner of the match or if the match will end in a draw.
  • Total Goals (Under/Over): this is a very popular market where players have to guess if the total number of goals scored in a match will be more (over) or fewer (under) than a number specified by the bookmaker.
  • Total Goals (Exact Number of Goals): similar to the previous market but instead this one simply requires you to bet on what you think will be the total number of goals scored within a game.
  • Correct Score: this is another popular market where players have to accurately guess what the final score of a match will be.
  • Both Teams to Score: also known as “BBTS”, this market is on whether both sides would score a goal during the game.
  • First Goalscorer: as implied, this market allows players to wager on which player will score first.

Champions League Winner Odds

Other than the above markets, we offer our players the option of Champions League outright betting. This is when you bet before the tournament comes to an end, or even start, on who you think will be the winner of the championship. This kind of gambling is very popular because it gives you higher UEFA Champions League odds than regular bets do. If you’re interested in playing any Champions League winner bets we will be explaining the process in a later section.

Who Is the Favourite to Win Champions League?

In a surprising turn of events, the favourites to win the Champions League, Manchester City, were booted out of the championship by Real Madrid! The Spanish giants won against the English club 3–1 in a great display of football sportsmanship. Now the Champions League final 2022 is going to be contested by Liverpool and Real Madrid, giving fans something spectacular to look forward to.

Moreover, such a fierce final will also be a great opportunity for some Champions League final betting. And where better can you find great Champions League bets other than Betiton™? Finally, below we are providing a table with our Champions League winner betting odds, giving you clear indication who we think the favourite is:

Team Fractional Odds Decimal Odds American Odds
Liverpool 21/20 2.05 +105
Real Madrid 237/100 3.37 +237

Live Champions League Betting

However, if you’re looking for a different sort of gambling, there’s a possibility of placing Champions League bets as the tournament is happening in real time! This is known as “in-play” or “live betting”. It takes advantage of odds that fluctuate as the match goes on. So, if during a match you think that the UEFA Champions League odds are in your favour, you can exploit them using live betting!

Betting on the Champions League live doesn’t require any special steps. In fact, you can follow the normal procedure of wagering as we’ll be explaining in the next section. Moreover, when loading up our sportsbook, you’ll have our range of available live markets by clicking on the “In-Play” tab. You can bet on them by simply clicking on the market you’d like to bet on.

How to Bet on Champions League at Betiton™ UK

If you’re new to our sportsbook and you fancy a bit of league betting, you’re going to need to create a Betiton™ account before being able to make use of our UCL markets. Don’t worry, however, as we’ve streamlined the account creation process, so you can get it over with in a jiffy.

To create an account, you’ll need to click on “JOIN“, fill in the fields with the requested details, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“, and that’s all there is to it. With your account created, you’re then going to need to make a deposit. This is the money you’ll be using to bet with.

If you’re worried about your financial safety, you can rest assured that we support nothing but reliable and secure payment methods. That way, all transactions on our site are 100% safe. With your account and deposit ready, you can play your first UCL wager:

  1. Go to the football section of our sportsbook;
  2. Once you’re there, click on “International” and look for “UEFA Champions League“;
  3. Click on the tab and it will take you to all of our offered UCL markets;
  4. Feel free to browse through our markets until you find the ones that appeal to you the most;
  5. When you find any market you like, click on it and it will show up on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
  6. At the same time, you’re free to choose as many markets as you like;
  7. After choosing your preferred markets, adjust your stake to your liking on the betting slip;
  8. Once you’re satisfied with both your stake and your chosen markets, click on “PLACE BETS“;
  9. Enjoy your first Champions League bet at Betiton™ UK!

How to Play a Champions League Winner Bet

Placing a winner bet is simpler than you might think. Simply follow the same steps as above but instead of click on “UEFA Champions League“, click on “Outrights“. This will redirect you to all of our outright bets, including all of our UCL winner odds. To place the wager, simply click on the market you’d like to wager on and bet the same way as you would have bet normally!

What You Should Know When You Play Your First Champions League Bet

When you’ve just created an account with us at Betiton™, you’re eligible to claim our new player bonus after making your first deposit and UCL bet. Needless to say, there are conditions that apply to this bonus.

You’ll be accepting this conditions whenever you claim any of our offers. These conditions include the min odds that you need to wager on; the min amount of money that you need to stake; the min deposit that you need to make, and so on.

To know about the conditions that apply to this bonus, we highly suggest reading our bonus T&Cs as well as our bonus policy. You can find both of these on our “Promotions” page. Be sure to both of them thoroughly to be fully aware of the T&Cs that apply.

What Are Champions League Odds?

Understanding what odds are telling you is important in any sports-wagering endeavour. In short, odds are the numbers that tell you how likely it is that an event will happen. They will also indicate how much you stand to win if the event occurs.

Odds can be represented in a number of different forms: fractions, decimals, or American. Finally, UCL odds are calculated by bookmakers according to the strength of the clubs that are participating, their players, their previous performances, etc.

Fractional Champions League Odds

This format is generally preferred by gambling sites in the UK and Ireland, so you can be sure to find it on our sportsbook. When using this format, you’ll see fractions being used to represent the Champions League odds. These generally look like so: 14/5, 7/5, 6/5, 10/3, etc.

Decimal Champions League Odds

This format is popular in several gambling sites around the world, especially in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. When using this format, you’ll see decimal numbers being used to represent the odds Champions League, such as the following: 3.45, 2.85, 4.35, etc.

American Champions League Odds

The final format that we’ll be looking at is the American format, so called because its popularity is largely based in the US. When using this format, you’ll notice that the UEFA Champions League betting odds are represented as 3-digit numbers with either pluses (+) or minuses (−) in front of them, like so: +300, +450, -320, -500, etc.

What Is the Format of the UCL?

The Champions League is played annually by top-division European football clubs. The idea behind the event is to find out which European clubs are the best, as the winners of this championship are generally hailed as the greatest club in Europe.

When it comes to playing this competition, there are 32 clubs which qualify through a rather complex qualification process. If you wish to know more about the qualifying stages, we’ll be going over the entire process in the next section.

How Do Teams Qualify for Champions League?

Qualification in the Champions League is heavily dependent on what is known as the “UEFA coefficient“. The UEFA coefficient is a system of statistics which UEFA uses to rank the teams, clubs, and associations that it administers.

These coefficients are generally calculated in 3 sets:

  1. National Team Coefficient: for ranking national teams
  2. Association Coefficient: for ranking football associations and governing bodies
  3. Club Coefficient: for ranking clubs

UEFA uses these coefficients to decide who qualifies for its various tournaments, including the UCL. Thus, for clubs to qualify in the UCL, both them and their association need to be ranked sufficiently high in the UEFA coefficients.

The associations that are ranked highest receive a number of spots through which their best clubs can qualify. However, for these clubs to enter the UCL, they will need to perform well in their respective domestic leagues.

For example, if an association has been allocated 2 spots by UEFA, then the 2 top clubs from its domestic league can qualify for the UCL. However, there are only 26 automatic qualifiers in the championship, which tend to be the best European clubs.

Moreover, the winners of the previous UCL and the previous Europa League also automatically qualify. The last 6 spots are decided through a series of qualifying playoffs that occur prior to the competition proper. This is done so as to give “lower” clubs a chance to participate in the UCL.

What Happens After the Qualifying Champions League Games?

Once these 32 clubs are finalised, they are distributed into 8 groups of 4 teams each. These are selected through a random draw. However, there cannot be 2 clubs from the same nation in the same group as the rules forbid this.

After the clubs are distributed, there is a round-robin group stage where each team plays each other team in their group in different countries across the continent. Games throughout the competition take place both home and away.

This means that every club involved will be hosting the other clubs at some point. Moreover, it also guarantees that each team will play at least 6 group stage games. The best 16 clubs from these 32 then advance to the next stage, which is the knockout stage.

Looking at the Champions League Knockout Stages: How Do They Proceed?

Here, clubs are also randomly selected. However, in the group of 16 stage, they cannot play against clubs from their nation and against clubs from their group. Moreover, rather than single-game knockout matches, these Champions League games are played over 2 legs.

In these 2-leg matches, there’s a home and an away match, and the clubs that score most goals over these legs advance to the quarter-finals. Clubs are also randomly distributed in the quater-finals and semi-finals but without the prior restrictions.

This means that a team can face off against a team from their nation or group. In both the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, the clubs have to play 2-leg playoffs just like they did in the group of 16; the best clubs then advance to the final.

Unlike the previous knockout stages, this is simply a single 90-minute game. Rather than at a club stadium, the final is played at a preselected neutral stadium. The winner is then crowned the winner of the UCL.

What Are Champions League Predictions & Betting Tips?

Champions League tips are pieces of wagering advice provided by “tipsters.” Tipsters are sport experts who spend hours upon hours analysing team compositions, player performances, and other similar statistics that give them an idea of how strong a team is.

After their various analyses, tipsters will then post their predictions of which team would win in a match. Depending on the tipster, these predictions are posted on their sites either for free or at a price, which is generally in the form of a subscription.

Essentially, these predictions are the tips they offer. Remember, however, that no matter how good a prediction seems to be, there’s no real way of accurately predicting the result of a match. So, when you decide to look up tips, take every prediction with a grain of salt.

Where Can I Find UEFA Champions League Predictions?

Googling for tips will give you a nearly innumerable number of tipster sites that will tell you who to wager on in the UCL. Our tip is to take these tipster sites and their predictions with a grain of salt and to do your own research as well.

Moreover, the best tips we can give you is to never bet more than you can afford to lose, to keep your gaming responsible, and to remember that wagering is meant to be an enjoyable experience. So, whether you’re wagering live or not, just be sure not go overboard.

Inhouse Football Betting Predictions at Betiton™

However, you’ll also be glad to know that here at Betiton™ we provide football match predictions that are given out by none other than former Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé. Djibril Cissé has played in the highest levels of football and his professional football career lasted for over a decade, so you can rest assured that he has plenty of hands-on experience and expertise in the field. His predictions for the week are updated every Thursday, so make sure to check every week for his football predictions!

Other Football Tournaments to Bet On:

  • Whilst the UCL is definitely one of the biggest tournaments in the world, there’s no bigger tournament than the FIFA World Cup. We know our UK players love World Cup betting, which is why we provide plenty of World Cup markets!
  • Of course, there’s no domestic league that UK bettors love betting on more than the illustrious English Premier League. If you wish to start enjoying some Premier League betting, you can find plenty of Premier League markets available on our sportsbook.
  • Last, but definitely not least, you can be sure to find a shedload of EURO betting markets. This exhilarating competition sees the topmost European national teams vying to prove themselves to be the greatest.

Additional Information:

FAQs

When is the UEFA Champions League final?

It will be played on the 28th of May, 2022. Moreover, it’s set to be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France.

When is the next Champions League taking place?

After the 2021–2022 Champions League, the next edition of the tournament will be taking place between the 21st of June 2022 and the 10th of June 2023. The qualification matches will be held between the 21st June to the 24th of August 2022, whilst the tournament itself will be held between the 6th of September 2022 to the 10th June 2023.

Which team won the most times in the Champions League?

The most successful team in the UCL is Real Madrid, who won the tournament a total of 13 times.

Who is the all-time Champions League top goalscorer?

The player that has scored the most goals in the UCL is currently Cristiano Ronaldo, with a total of 140 goals.

Who won the 2019–2020 Champions League?

The 2019–2020 UCL was won by FC Bayern Munich. Their opponents were Paris Saint-Germaine.

Who won 2020–2021 Champions League?

The 2021 Champions League was won by Chelsea, who defeated Manchester City with a final score of 1–0.

Which countries qualify for Champions League?

There are 55 national associations that are UEFA member states. These are:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

How many clubs are competing in the Champions League?

After qualification, 32 clubs compete in the Champions League tournament.

Which country won the most Champions League?

The country that won the Champions League the most times would be Spain, who won the tournament 18 times. The Spanish clubs that won the tournament are Real Madrid, who won it 13 times, and Barcelona, who won it 5 times.

When did Bayern Munich win Champions League?

Bayern Munich won the UCL a total of 6 times. They won the championship in 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, and 2020.

Do the Champions League winners qualify automatically?

Yes, they do! According to UEFA’s rules, the winners of the previous Champions League automatically qualifies for the next edition. Moreover, the winners of the Europa League also automatically qualify for the upcoming edition of the Champions League.

Do winners of Europa League get into Champions League?

Under the rules of UEFA, the winners of the Europa League automatically qualify in the next edition of the Champions League.

Where can I bet on Champions League?

You can bet on the Champions League here on our sportsbook at Betiton™ Sport!

What happens if Europa League winners are already in Champions League?

If a team happens to win the Europa League, thus automatically qualifying for the Champions League, but would have qualified anyway due to their position in their domestic league, then their spot is lost. In other words, no other team “fills in” their spot for them.

Sources Used:

  1. Champions League all-time top scorers – Ronaldo, Messi & UCL goal kings – Goal

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