Bet on the UEFA Champions League at Betiton™ Bookmakers
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 European clubs battling it out on the field in order to find the best club in all of Europe.
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 bets. Finally, we also offer the capability of wagering on matches live, which could potentially add to the thrill of watching the game!
However, if you’re new to sports wagering and gambling sites, and you’d like to start playing bets on football, 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.
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 odds in a section further down as they’re very important to know.
5 Popular Champions League Betting Markets at Betiton™ UK
There are numerous betting markets available on our sportsbook, and you can wager on any number of them. Feel free to browse through the markets that we offer to get an idea of the range we provide. However, our most popular markets would definitely be the following:
- Total Goals: this is simply a market on the total amount of goals scored within a game.
- 1×2 1st Half: this market consists of a three-way bet that also includes a draw option. However, you’ll need to guess who’s winning, or if the teams are tied, by the first half of the game.
- Total Goals 1st Half: this is similar to the Total Goals market we explained above, however it only takes into consideration the first half of the match.
- Both Teams to Score: also known as “BBTS”, this market is on whether both sides would score a goal during the game.
- First to Score: as implied, this market allows players to wager on which team will score first.
How Do You Bet on the UEFA Champions League at Betiton™ UK?
If you’re new to our sportsbook, 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:
- Go to the football section of our sportsbook;
- Once you’re there, click on “All Leagues” and look for “Champions League“;
- Click on the tab and it will take you to all of our offered UCL markets;
- Feel free to browse through our markets until you find the ones that appeal to you the most;
- 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;
- At the same time, you’re free to choose as many markets as you like;
- After choosing your preferred markets, adjust your stake to your liking on the betting slip;
- Once you’re satisfied with both your stake and your chosen markets, click on “PLACE BETS“;
- Enjoy your first Champions League bet at Betiton™ UK!
What You Should Know Before Placing Your First Bet on the Champions League
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 Is the Format of the Champions League?
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 Clubs Qualify for the 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:
- National Team Coefficient: for ranking national teams
- Association Coefficient: for ranking football associations and governing bodies
- 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 Games of the UCL?
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 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 UEFA Champions League Betting 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.
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 odds. These generally look like so: 14/5, 7/5, 6/5, 10/3, etc.
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, such as the following: 3.45, 2.85, 4.35, etc.
What Are Champions League Betting Tips? And Can They Help You?
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 Betting Tips?
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.
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 betting on the World Cup 2022, 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 bet on the Premier League, 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 betting markets on the EURO 2020. This exhilarating competition sees the topmost European national teams vying to prove themselves to be the greatest.
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The qualification rounds for the UCL took place between the 8th of August 2020 until 30 September 2020. On the other hand, the competition proper will be held between the 20th October 2020 to 29 May 2021.
The 2019-2020 UCL was won by FC Bayern Munich. Their opponents were Paris Saint-Germaine.
A total of 79 clubs from 54 different associations compete in the UCL.
It will be played on the 29th of May, 2021. Morever, it’s set to be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
The most successful team in the UCL is Real Madrid, who won the tournament a total of 13 times.
The player that has scored the most goals in the UCL is currently Cristiano Ronaldo, with a total of 134 goals.