Wager on the Champions League in Ireland at Betiton™ Sportsbook for Irish Players
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.
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 sports 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!
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.
What Are the Most Popular UCL Markets You Can Bet On? 5 Examples
- Outright: with this market, you’ll be betting on who you think will be the winner of the UCL.
- 1X2: rather than wagering on the winner of the entire tournament, 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.
- 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.
How Can You Wager on the Champions League at Betiton™ Sport?
Eager to stake your first wager on the UCL, 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 wager on the UCL.
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 the UCL:
- On our sportsbook, click on the “football” tab;
- There, click on “All Leagues” or “Top Leagues” and look for the “Champions League” tab;
- This will take you to all of our currently available bets on the UCL;
- Feel free to browse through our bets until you find the ones that you’d like to make the most;
- 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;
- Of course, you’re also free to stake multiple wagers if you wish to;
- After selecting your bets, choose how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake on the betting slip;
- Once you’re satisfied with both your stake and your chosen bets, click on “PLACE BETS“;
- Congratulations! You’ve just placed your first bet on the UCL at Betiton™ Sport! Good luck and enjoy!
What Else Do You Need to Know 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 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.
Looking at the Knockout Games of the UCL
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 are taking 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.
Who Are the Favourites to Win the Champions League?
It’ll be a while before we’ll be graced with another edition of the amazing championship, but a number of favourites have already started popping up. The first contender for being the champion of the championship is Manchester City.
Despite never having taken home the UCL, the powerful English team has become one of the deadliest football forces on the continent at the moment. However, they’re not the only English team that have to be reckoned with in the UCL.
In fact, the current champion of the UCL, Chelsea, will give just about every other team a run for their money. And, since they have defeated Manchester City in the previous UCL, they might well border on the unstoppable. Liverpool is another side worthy of note too.
The Reds are one of the most prominent English sides in history and would definitely give a good couple of games. Other sides that are worthy of note would most definitely be Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germaine, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.
All of these clubs are some of the most powerful competitors in the entirety of Europe. However, do bear in mind that the odds on our sportsbook are likely to change. So, do check the odds we provide when the tournament finally takes place.
What Are Champions League Odds? & Why Do You Need to Know?
One of the most important things that you’re going to need to know if you want to bet on the UCL 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 Can You Understand the Odds Formats on the Champions League on 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. However, we’ve already gone over the methods you can use to understand the formats, which we highly suggest reading.
What Are Champions League Betting Tips? & How Can They Help You When Wagering?
Finally, one last thing that you might want to know before wagering on the UCL is what tips 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 UCL wagering. Finally, tipsters can provide these tips either for free or for a price, depending on the tipster you’ve consulted.
Where Can You Find Tips & Tipsters to Help You When Wagering?
Finding 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.
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The club that has been the most successful in the UCL is Real Madrid, who has taken home the tournament an impressive 13 times.
There are a number of competitors who have emerged victorious from the UCL at least 3 times, which are: Real Madrid, Milan, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Ajax, Inter, and Manchester United. However, there have only been 3 managers that have managed to push their team to UCL success. These are: Bob Paisley, Carlo Ancelotti, and Zinedine Zidane.
The 2021 edition of the UCL was taken home by Chelsea after defeating Manchester City 1–0.
The top 4 teams from the Premier League will be the ones to qualify into the UCL.
All 55 member states of the Union of European Football Associations are allowed to participate and qualify for the UCL. However, this depends on how their teams have fared in their respective domestic leagues.