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Champions League Betting at Betiton™ Ireland

Last Updated: 08-07-2022 14:03

The UEFA Champions League—often known simply as the “Champions League” and sometimes abbreviated to the “UCL“—is the most important championship for European football clubs. In fact, only top division sides compete in this tournament, which is one very good reason why Champions League betting is such a popular form of football betting.

As a result, this tournament sees some of the most powerful sides in Europe competing. These include Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Paris St-Germaine, Juventus, and Barcelona. Moving on, the UCL is held every year.

Moreover, the UCL is organised by UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations), which is the governing body of football in Europe. The competitors that qualify for the UCL must finish in the top of their respective domestic leagues.

However, if you’re new to the competition, we’ll going over the various ways that teams can qualify in the UCL. We’ll also be explaining in detail the format of the competition for your benefit, as well as some other important and relevant details.

If you’re also new to online betting, however, there are some other things that you’re going to need to know before placing your first wager on the UCL. We’ll be going over these important concepts as we go along, so we suggest reading the rest of this page!

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What Are Champions League Betting Markets?

The first thing that you should know before you go and make any wagers on the UCL is what betting markets are. These are the bets that we provide on our sportsbook which you can use to wager on the fantastic championship. Markets can be on anything that occurs during the UCL.

In the next section, we’ll be looking at a handful of examples to get you familiarised with markets. Finally, it’s good for you to know that next to each market, there is the odds of that market. This is an important concept that we’ll be explaining later on.

5 Most Popular Champions League Bets at Betiton™

  • 1X2: this market allows you to bet on the team that you think will win the match. Otherwise, you can also bet on a draw. Thus, you can wager on the home team (1), the away team (2), or on a draw (X).
  • Total Goals: as you can easily assume, when wagering on this market you’ll be betting on how many goals you think will be scored in a match.
  • Over/Under: similar to the previous market, this wager requires you to guess whether the total number of goals will be less (under) or more (over) than a specified number given by the bookmaker.
  • Both Teams to Score: this market does exactly what it says on the tin; in other words, you’ll be betting on whether both sides will score in a game.
  • Draw No Bet: finally, this market removes the possibility of wagering on a tie, meaning that you’ll only be betting on whichever team you believe will win a match.

Champions League Outright Betting

Other than the above markets, we also provide the option to bet on who you think the winner of the Champions League will be. This is known as Champions League outright betting because you’re betting on who you think the outright winner of the tournament is going to be.

This form of wagering is highly popular because the Champions League winner odds are generally higher than those of other kinds of bets. So, if you’d like to place a Champions League winner bet, we’ll be explaining the process in a later section.

Champions League Winner Odds: Who Are the Favourites?

Whilst the competition is coming to a close quite soon, you still have the option to bet on who you think will the winner of the tournament. Below we’re providing you with a table of our Champions League winner betting odds.

In what turned out to be a surprising twist of fate, the previous favourites to win the Champions League, Manchester City, were eliminated by Real Madrid! Winning over 3–1 over the English upstarts, the Spanish club has made it to the Champions League final. Now they’re facing off Liverpool in a ferocious final that should prove highly entertaining for fans!

However, the conclusion to the competition also lends itself well to Champions League betting, so why not place a Champions League bet on the final? Finally, as you can tell from the below table, the favourites to win the Champions League are now Liverpool. Keep these championship winner odds in mind if you instead to do some Champions League final betting!

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

Live Champions League Betting

Finally, there is also the option of betting on the competition exactly as it’s taking place in real time. This is known as “in-play” or “live betting“. The advantage of live betting is that odds fluctuate as the game is going on. So, if you think that the Champions League betting odds are in your favour as a match is going on, you can take advantage of them using live betting.

You don’t need to follow any special steps to bet on the Champions League using live betting. All you need to do is follow the steps that we’ll be explaining in the next section but instead of betting normally, you’ll be betting live. You can bet on our live markets by clicking on the “IN-PLAY” tab that’s found on the top left of the sidebar located on our sportsbook.

How to Bet on Champions League at Betiton™ Ireland

Eager to stake your first Champions League bet, huh? Well, you’re firstly going to need to create an account with us here at Betiton™ for Irish Players. Without an account, you won’t be able to make use of any of the UCL wagers we make available.

Simply click on “JOIN“, fill in the required details, and then click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“. And that’s all it takes to create your Betiton™ account! Once your account is ready, the next step is to make a deposit; this is the money you’ll be using to bet on the Champions League.

We support a wide array of reliable and secure payment methods from payment providers that are trusted the world over. This means that every transaction you make at Betiton™ is 100% safe! With your account and deposit done, you can bet on Champions League:

  1. On our sportsbook, click on the “football” tab;
  2. There, click on “International” and look for the “UEFA Champions League” tab;
  3. This will take you to all of our currently available Champions League bets;
  4. Feel free to browse through our bets until you find the ones that you’d like to make the most;
  5. Once you’ve decided on the available wagers you’d like to play, click on them and they’ll appear on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
  6. Of course, you’re also free to stake multiple wagers if you wish to;
  7. After selecting your bets, choose how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake on the betting slip;
  8. Once you’re satisfied with both your stake and your chosen bets, click on “PLACE BETS“;
  9. Congratulations! You’ve just placed your first Champions League bet at Betiton™ Sport! Good luck and enjoy!

Placing a Champions League Winner Bet

If you wish to place a Champions League winner bet, then the process is pretty much the same as the one outlined above. However, instead of clicking on “UEFA Champions League“, click on “Outrights” instead. This will take you to all of the Champions League outright odds and markets that we have available at that moment. Simply choose the bet that you’d like to place and place it as you would any other bet.

When Placing Your First Champions League Bet on Betiton™

When you make your first deposit and stake your first UCL wager on our sportsbook, you’re eligible to claim our new player welcome bonus! This is an extra bet worth €10 that we give to you as a way of thanking you for joining Betiton™.

However, be aware that T&Cs apply to this bonus. There are a number of T&Cs that apply, including the min odds that you need to bet on; the min amount of money that you need to deposit; the min amount that you need to stake, etc.

You’ll need to abide by these T&Cs if you want to redeem this bonus. Thus, we highly suggest that you thoroughly understand what T&Cs apply and what don’t. To do this, you should read both our bonus policy and our terms & conditions page.

What Are Champions League Odds?

One of the most important things that you’re going to need to know if you want to bet on Champions League is what odds are. These are the numbers that you’ll find next to each market we provide. Odds are important for 2 very significant reasons.

The first reason is that these numbers tell you how likely your bet is going to be a winner. Secondly, they also tell you how much money you’d receive if the bet goes your way. Thus, these 2 factors help you decide which wagers to play.

Finally, it’s good for you to understand that these 2 factors don’t work in tandem, but rather the opposite. What we mean to say is that the higher the probability of the wager going your way, the lower the winnings you’ll receive, and vice versa.

How to Understand the Champions League Odds Formats at Betiton™

The first thing that you need to know in order to be able to understand the various odds formats on our sportsbook is that there are 3 main formats that are used. These formats are known as the decimal, fractional, and American formats.

Whilst these formats are completely interchangeable, there are still 2 differences between them. The first difference is where in the world these formats are used the most. The second difference has to do with how they represent the odds.

In other words, these formats differ in how each one represents your chances of success and your winnings. We’ll be explaining what these formats are and how they represent the odds. However, we already provided an in-depth guide on how to understand them, which we highly suggest reading.

Fractional Odds

The fractional format is the one that’s most popular in the United Kingdom, which is why it’s also called “British odds“. However, this format is also very popular in Ireland. As the name suggest, this format makes use of fractions to present you with UEFA Champions League betting odds, such as 5/2, 6/7, 23/14, etc.

Decimal Odds

The decimal format has a more international popularity than the fractional format. In fact, it’s used in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and continental Europe (which is why it’s sometimes called “European odds“). As you can easily guess, this format uses decimal numbers to present the Champions League betting odds, such as 3.00, 2.55, 20.00, etc.

American Odds

Finally, the American format gets its name from the fact that it’s mainly used in the US, which is why it’s also known as “US odds“. This format makes use of 3-digit numbers with pluses or minuses to present the odds for Champions League, such as +300, -400, +220, -350, etc.

What Is the Format of the Champions League?

The UCL is contested by 32 sides, each hailing from different countries around Europe. Each team undergoes a rather complex qualifying process in order to enter the UCL. We’ll be explaining everything you need to know about the qualifying process in another section.

However, once these 32 sides are finalised, they’re distributed into 8 groups of 4 sides each. Which team goes into which group is decided through a random draw. However, no 2 sides can be from the same nation and in the same group.

Once who’s playing who has been decided, the competitors will play one another in home-and-away matches in a round-robin format. This means that each team will go from country to country to compete in these matches; moreover, this guarantees at least 6 matches for each team.

The Knockout Games & Champions League Final

The top 16 from these matches then move on to the knockout stages, starting with the round of 16. Who’s playing against who is also randomly chosen here; however, a side cannot go against another side from the same nation or group.

Interestingly enough, the knockout games are 2-leg matches rather than single knockout ones. This means that a side still has to play a home and an away game in each knockout round. The side that emerges victorious then moves on to the quarter-finals.

Who’s playing against who is once again randomly chosen in the quarter-finals and semi-finals. However, this time, a side can compete against another who’s also from the same nation or from the same group. The best 2 sides then move on to the final.

Unlike the previous knockout games, the final is simply a single 90-minute match. Moreover, the final is contested at preselected neutral stadium that’s not affiliated with any of the competitors. Of course, the winner is declared the champion of the UCL.

How Does a Team Qualify for the UCL?

Qualifying in the UCL is mostly based on a ranking system, which is known as the “UEFA coefficient“. This system allows the organisation to rank the various entities it manages. In fact, there are 3 sets that belong to this coefficient:

  • National Team Coefficient
  • Association Coefficient
  • Club Coefficient

These coefficients allow the organisation to decide on who gets to participate in the tournaments it organises. This, of course, also applies to the UCL. Therefore, for a team to be able to compete in the UCL, both them and their associated association have to rank high enough in the coefficient.

Each association receives a number of allocated spots through which their clubs can qualify for the UCL. The higher ranked the association is in the coefficient, the more spots it’s allocated. However, a team will still need to perform well to enter the UCL.

In other words, if an assocation is allocated 3 spots, then only the best 3 from its domestic league will qualify. However, not every association’s clubs can qualify as there are only 26 automatic qualifiers in the UCL, which tend to go to the best competitors.

These automatic qualifiers also include the previous winners of the Champions League and the Europa League. The last 6 spots of the competition are determined through the qualifying play-offs that happen prior to the tournament. This is to give lower-ranked clubs a chance to participate in the UCL.

Who Is Hosting the UCL? & When Will It Be Held?

As we’ve said, the UCL is not hosted by one single country, venue, or stadium. Instead, the matches are played at the club stadiums of each of the qualifying teams. This is in line with most other leagues in Europe.

Finally, the qualifying matches for the UCL have taken place between the days of 22nd of June and the 25th of August in 2021. On the other hand, the actual competition will be taking place between 14th of September 2021 and the 28th of May 2022.

What Are Champions League Tips & Predictions?

Finally, one last thing that you might want to know before wagering on the UCL is what Champions League betting tips and predictions are. These are pieces of betting advice that suggest which team you should wager on in the prestigious championship. Tips are given by so-called tipsters.

Tipsters are sports-experts that spend a lot of time analysing various in order to predict who has the greatest chance of winning the tournament. These factors include the current team composition, its previous performances, etc.

Once a tipster has finished his analyses, he’ll post his predictions on his website for users to read and to use them in their Champions League betting. Finally, tipsters can provide these tips either for free or for a price, depending on the tipster you’ve consulted.

Where Can You Find Champions League Predictions?

Finding Champions League betting tips is quite straightforward as all you need to do is look them up on your preferred search engine. However, our best tips are to make time for important things in life; never bet more than you can afford to lose; and always gamble responsibly.

Football Betting Tips & Champions League Predictions at Betiton™

However, before you go to look for Champions League predictions & tips on the internet, it might serve you well to know that we have our own football betting predictions to offer! Our football predictions are provided by none other than Djibril Cissé, the former striker for Liverpool FC. Djibril Cissé has played professional football at the highest levels for over a decade, so you can rest assured that his tips are totally legit. You can find new predictions for the week every Thursday, so make sure you check every Thursday for new tips!

Other Tournaments to Bet On:

  • Whilst the UCL is one of the most important and exciting tournaments in the world, no championship is as important as the FIFA World Cup. Thus, FIFA World Cup betting is one of the best opportunities to wager on this amazing team sport!
  • Another important championship is the European Championship. This tournament sees the best teams in Europe compete. So, if you’d like to enjoy some EURO betting, our sportsbook is definitely the place to be!

Additional Information:

FAQs

Which club has been the most successful in the Champions League?

The club that has been the most successful in the UCL is Real Madrid, who has taken home the tournament an impressive 13 times.

Who has taken home the Champions League 3 times?

There are a number of competitors who have emerged victorious from the UCL at least 3 times, which are: Real MadridMilanLiverpoolBayern MunichBarcelonaAjaxInter, and Manchester United. However, there have only been 3 managers that have managed to push their team to UCL success. These are: Bob PaisleyCarlo Ancelotti, and Zinedine Zidane.

Who emerged victorious from the 2021 Champions League?

The 2021 edition of the UCL was taken home by Chelsea after defeating Manchester City 1–0.

Who qualifies for Champions League from Premier League?

The top 4 teams from the Premier League will be the ones to qualify into the UCL.

Which countries qualify for Champions League?

All 55 member states of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are allowed to participate and qualify for the UCL. However, this depends on how their teams have fared in their respective domestic leagues.

What are the odds of Liverpool winning the Champions League?

Currently, the odds of Liverpool winning the 2021–2022 Champions League are at 24/25, 1.96, or-104.

Can 5 teams from the same nation be in Champions League?

According to UEFA’s rules, there can only be a maximum of 5 teams from the same country participating in the Champions League.

Where to bet on Champions League?

At Betiton™ Sport Ireland, of course! Here we have a wide array of Champions League bets available for players to place. Moreover, new players can also claim our €10 free bet sports welcome bonus!

Which team is likely to win UEFA Champions League?

According to our Champions League winner odds, the team that has the greatest chance of winning the championship is Manchester City. Their odds to win stand at 37/20 or 3.00.

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