Champions League Betting Tips
Predictions Champions League of the editors
Chelsea take on Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last sixteen tie. The English side have it all to do to get any kind of lead against the in-form and extremely dangerous, whether playing at home or away, La Liga leaders.
Bayern Munich are in unstoppable form at present and that's bad news for their opponents in this Champions League last sixteen tie. Besiktas have a great battle ahead of them in this away first leg as they bid to get back to Turkey with something to play for.
Shakhtar Donetsk host Roma in the first leg of their last sixteen Champions League tie and the pressure is all on the home side. Donetsk have an impressive home record in European competitions but the exact opposite on their travels, so a good lead is a necessity here.
Manchester United have already reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup this week and now start their bid to do the same in the Champions League. They travel to Spain for the first leg of thir last sixteen tie against unpredictable Sevilla.
Discover our tips and forecasts on all matches in the Champions' League and all the information you need for betting on the Champions League.
Bet on the knockout stages of the Champions League
After finishing second in the pool behind Barcelona, Juventus will have a tough time against Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs. In shape on the European stage, Spurs will not be taken lightly especially as they have not lost against the great Real Madrid. The return leg at Wembley could be complicated for the Italians.
FC Basel-Manchester City
In this round of 16, it's hard to imagine a win for the Swiss. Although Raphael Wicky's men have been solid in the group stages, Guardiola's men are much better on paper. Favourites, City should not hang about and could make the difference in the first leg at Parc Saint-Jacques.
More balanced, this duel between Porto and Liverpool promises to be intense on the first leg as well as the return. Second in their group after knocking out AS Monaco, the Portuguese will have their say, especially if they take an advantage in Dragao in the first leg. More expected, the Klopp Reds will have to score in Porto to put in the best conditions before returning to Anfield
FC Sevilla-Manchester United
With the trouble since the beginning of the season, the Spannish side will have a lot to do to defeat the Manchester of Jose Mourinho. Again effective in the Champions League, the Red Devils make a resounding return and rely on their particular duo Pogba-Lukaku in the competition. David De Gea, the best goalkeeper in the world, will be hard to deceive for the Sevillians.
Surely one of the most beautiful posters of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Real Madrid, less prominent than the last seasons in group stages will be a real revealer for PSG. The Parisians, huge in the group stage, can especially mark the spirits by scoring goals at the Bernabéu. The first leg and the second leg will be epic.
Shakhtar Donetsk-AS Rome
Probably the most under-rated team of the last 16, Donetsk will not be easy to maneuver for Roma. Performing at home, the Ukrainians will be formidable on their land and could sow doubt if good performance arrise before returning to Stadio Olimpico. In terms of odds, our experts would try a bet on a win for the Ukranians.
Apart from the match between Madrid and Paris, this match between the Blues and the Catalans remain the most exciting of this round. Slip ups during the group stage, the Conte's men will have to be inspired in London in the first leg, and count on Eden Hazard to be in great shape. In the return leg, the residents of Camp Nou will be very complicated to contain, especially if Messi is at his best.
Perhaps the most unbalanced duel. Munich, back in great form since the arrival at the helm of Jupp Heynckes, should not tremble against Besiktas Istanbul. Of course, the Turks showed during the group phase that they are a big side in Europe. The problem is that the Bavarians are much more armed than Porto, Monaco or Leipzig. The double-confrontation promises to be complicated for the Turks.
Champions League: odds for your predictions
- Manchester City, 3.00 at Bet365
- Paris, at 5.50 at 888sport
- Bayern Munich, 5.50 at Betway
- FC Barcelona, at 7.50 at Bet365
- Real Madrid, at 8.00 at Bet365
- Manchester United, at 14.00 at Bet365
- Liverpool, 14.00 at Bet365
- Juventus, 20.00 at Betway
- Tottenham, at 28.00 at Betstars
- Chelsea, at 33.00 at Bet365
- AS Roma, at 50.00 at bwin
- FC Seville, 150.00 at Ladbrokes
- Shakhtar Donetsk, at 150.00 at Betstars
- FC Porto, at 150 at Betstars
- Besiktas Istanbul, at 200 at Bet365
- FC Basel, at 400 at Bet365
Presentation of the Champions League
The Champions League - or Champions League - is the most beautiful of all European competitions. Every season, it sees the best teams in Europe, who won their tickets through their respective national results. For example, for France, the champions and the runners up are entered, and the club ranked third passes through the playoffs. The functioning of the final phase is simple, eight groups of four teams are drawn, and each formation of the same pool meet at least once in both home and away matches. At the end of the six days of the group stage, the first two teams are qualified for the round of 16, the third are transferred to the Europa League and the last are eliminated. Last year as in 2016, Real Madrid was crowned champions.
Key stats of the Champions League
What will be remembered above all for the Champions League is that it is very prolific! Last year, for example, 3.15 goals per game were scored on average throughout the competition, 2.9 in the group stage and 3.4 in the finals. Let's face it, if you want to win your sports betting you will have to bet on goals in the Champions League!
The importance of the public
The other important information for the CL is the number of victories at home. The numbers have been substantially similar over the last five seasons, almost one game in two ended in a local success vs 28% outside. If you are unsure about an uncertain encounter, lean more towards a successful home team. The rating will certainly be lower, but the probabilities of gains much stronger.
Betting on the Champions League
As mentioned above, this is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular competitions in the world, whether in terms of game or goals scored. Please note that 57.2% of the matches have had +2.5 goals in the past season, and that the number skyrockets to 68.9% in the final phase! . The bookmakers' ratings are often beautiful, so we do not hesitate to combine several overtures on the Champions League.
If you are fond of betting on the exact scores, we advise you to limit your bets. In the Champions League more than elsewhere, the results are very heterogeneous and vary enormously from one group to another. However, if you want to try, know that last year 14% of the matches ended in a 1-1 , the biggest ratio of the competition. Difficult to bet on this kind of market therefore, turn rather towards the bet "Goal of the visitors", validated in 65% of the meetings during the last exercise.
Another key stat of the Champions League, goals in the last quarter of an hour. In C1 more than in any other competition, the range 75'-90 'is the most spectacular with 22% of Goals . A huge ratio - almost one in four goals - which is explained by the fact that the teams play everything for the whole in the last moments of the meetings. The score for a goal after the 75th minute of play often turns between 1.75 and 1.90, go for it! Expert advice.
Finally, last year, in the 64% final phase of the home team, they qualified for the next round , i.e. more than 6 out of 10 when the football experts say that to receive the return is a chance, their word is rather reliable.
It should be noted that, since 2000, the Spanish clubs dominated the Champions League with 9 victories, far ahead of Italy (3), England (3), Germany (2) and Portugal (1). If you want to bet on the winner of the Champions League, Real Madrid and Barca will be a great option.
Champions League: the best odds to bet
|Date and hour||Match||Odds 1||Odds D||Odds 2|
|02/20 02:45 PM||Bayern Munich - Besiktas JK||1.17||8.75||20.5|
|02/20 02:45 PM||Chelsea - Barcelona||3.75||3.5||2.15|
|02/21 02:45 PM||Shakhtar Donetsk - Roma||2.5||3.35||3|
|02/21 02:45 PM||Sevilla - Manchester United||3||3.25||2.55|
|03/06 02:45 PM||Liverpool - Porto||1.5||4.75||7.25|
|03/06 02:45 PM||PSG - Real Madrid||1.8||4.2||4.75|
|03/07 02:45 PM||Manchester City - FC Basel||1.14||9.25||26|
|03/07 02:45 PM||Tottenham - Juventus||2.1||3.5||3.75|