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The 2021/22 Champions League promises to be another exciting tournament. Our team of betting experts will be writing about the Champions League right up to the final in May with their free tips.

2021/22 Champions League 


Every club side in Europe wants to win the UEFA Champions League but only the elite can do so. Being the top dog in your own country is vitally important of course, but becoming the champions of Europe is the ultimate aim. Of course, the name of this competition doesn't quite adequately describe it. The majority of teams taking part aren't champions of their own country. There may well be group games early on but from the last sixteen this is a knock-out tournament and that means anything can happen.

Last season had its usual thrills and culminated in an all-English final. Chelsea beat Manchester City in the final to win the trophy for the second time in their history. Manchester City were in their first ever Champions League final but came up short. They will again be major contenders to finally become European champions.  Clubs such as Liverpool,  Real Madrid,  Barcelona PSG and Juventus will be out to dethrone Chelsea.

Sportytrader will be giving you all the latest news and previews of the key games, so fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy but oh so exciting ride.

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The Road to Paris


The 2021/22 Champions League final will be held at the Stade de France in Saint-Dennis, Paris on May 28  It's a long road indeed to the final with the preliminary round of the competition beginning on June 22, just after the start of Euro 2020. A four team knockout event was held to determine one team to go through to the first qualifying round with Prishtina from Kosovo earning that place.

June, July and August see the qualifying rounds take place until the play-off round takes place and 12 teams make it into the group stages. There are eight groups of four and each club will play six games in the group stages. The top two go into the knockout stages with the third placed team being transferred into the Europa League. Then it's knockout time in the Champions League with games being played over two legs until the one-off final in May.

Dates for your Diary

Final -  28 May - Paris

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Champions League Statistical Analysis


Statistics are important to observe when looking to make your bets on the Champions League. Let's look at last season's tournament and some of the key statistics. An average of 2.92 goals per game were scored throughout the competition. This is a high figure but is inflated by the big wins good sides had when taking on much lower ranked teams, especially in the qualifying rounds.

40.3% of games last season resulted in a win for the home side. 41.2% saw the away team get the win with the remaining 18.5% of matches being drawn. You will find that in the group stages, results can be a bit predictable, there are not too many shocks.

57% of matches had over 2.5 goals scored in them. That comment about big wins in mismatches is shown by the fact that 34.4% of games had over 3.5 goals scored in them.  The most common score was 2-0 and both teams scored in 51.25% of matches. 18% of goals scored came from the 75th minute to the final whistle.

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Group Stages


  • Group A: Manchester City 12, PSG 11, RB Leipzig 7, Club Brugge 4
  • Group B: Liverpool 18. Atletico Madrid 7, Porto 5, AC Milan 4
  • Group C: Ajax 18, Sporting Lisbon 9, Borussia Dortmund 9, Besiktas 0
  • Group D: Real Madrid 15, Inter Milan 10, Sheriff Tiraspol 7, Shakhtar Donetsk 2
  • Group E: Bayern Munich 18, Benfica 8, Barcelona 7, Dynamo Kiev 1
  • Group F: Manchester United 11, Villarreal 10, Atalanta 6, Young Boys 5
  • Group G: Lille 11, Red Bull Salzburg 10, Sevilla 6, Wolfsburg 5
  • Group H: Juventus 15, Chelsea 13, Zenit St Petersburg 5, Malmo 1

Last 16 

  • Chelsea beat Lille 4-1 on aggregate
  • Villarreal beat Juventus on an aggregate score of 4-1
  • Real Madrid beat PSG 3-2 on aggregate
  • Liverpool beat Inter 2-1 on aggregate
  • Bayern Munich got an 8-2 aggregate win over Red Bull Salzburg
  • Manchester City beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0 on aggregate
  • Benfica beat Ajax 3-2 on aggregate.
  • Atletico Madrid got a 2-1 aggregate win over Manchester United.

Quarter Final First Leg results

  • Chelsea 1 Real Madrid 3 - second leg on April 12
  • Manchester City 1 Atletico Madrid 0 - second leg on April 13
  • Villarreal 1 Bayern Munich 0 - second leg on April 12
  • Benfica 1 Liverpool 3 -  second leg on April 13

Second legs

  • Real Madrid 2 Chelsea 3 (aet 1-3 at 90 mins} - Real Madrid w
  • Atletico Madrid 0 Manchester City 0 - Manchester City won 1-0 on aggregate
  • Bayern Munich 1 Villarreal 1 - Villarreal win 2-1 on aggregate
  • Liverpool 3 Benfica 3 - Liverpool won 6-4 on aggregate

Semi-Finals first legs

  • Manchester City 4  Real Madrid 3 -second leg on May 4
  • Liverpool 2 Villarreal 0 - second leg on May 3

Second Legs

  • Villarreal 2 Liverpool 3 - Liverpool won 5-2 on aggregate
  • Real Madrid 3 Manchester City 1 (aet 2-1 at 90 mins) - Real Madrid won 6-5 on aggregate


Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0

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 How to Predict the Champions League


When you are looking to place bets on a Champions League match, there are several factors that you must take account of. This includes the following:

  • The team news - are key players going to be missing the match you want to bet on. If Messi isn't playing for Barcelona, then they may struggle. If he's back from injury, then that's a big boost for the Spanish side. Always pay attention to the team news looking at who may be injured or suspended.
  • How important is the game? - Early games in the group stages will see sides putting out their strongest line-ups. When we get to the third or fourth matchday it may be that some teams have already made it through to the knock-out stages. If this is the case then teams may decide to rest players, especially if they have an important game at the weekend. This needs to be taken into account when placing your bets. This may also happen in the latter stages of the competition. If a side has a big win or defeat in the first leg, changes aplenty may be made for the second leg.
  • Look at the different odds available for matches - Not all betting companies have the same odds for a particular game. Look at different companies odds to see which are the best available to maximise profits.
  • For more advice go to this page.

Who will be the Top Goal Scorer?


There are so many bets that you can place on the Champions League. One that can maintain your interest for a fair while is on the top goal scorer in the competition this season. There are of course many contenders with some fantastic and prolific scorers to choose from. 

After the semi-final first legs,  Karim Benzema is in the  lead with 14 goals, followed by Robert Lewandowski on 13 goals. Sebastien Haller of Ajax  has 11 goals but his team is now out of the Champions League. Mo Salah has eight so has a bit of work to do.

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Champions League 2021/22: Our free betting tips

So, the scene is set therefore for a fascinating Champions League.  Chelsea couldn't win the Premier League but became European champions. At the end of the day, this is a cup competition so the best team in Europe does not always win it. Teams such as Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United (now with Sancho in their team) and Barcelona will be among the favourites to win the Champions League.

All those betting opportunities to come and our team of experts will help you get some winners in the months to come. They will provide you with excellent previews, packed with key statistics and showing you just why they think their tips will become winners. Check out the site for all the latest news and odds.

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Our free prediction for the 2021-2022 season: who to bet on?

champions league winner prediction

The 2021-2022 Champions League final was a great match between Real Madrid and Liverpool. The show was not as good as in the previous rounds, and it was Karim Benzema's Real, leader of an extraordinary run, who won the competition. This remake of 2018 therefore once again saw the Spaniards prevail over the English... Liverpool were perfect favourites for this clash, but we did advise you to bet on the Spanish club, who seemed untouchable in C1 this year, and who had great odds for the final victory. We will see you again for our prediction on the final winner of the 2022/2023 Champions League!

Champions League winner: bookmaker odds

The winner of the 2021/2022 Champions League is, as has often been the case, Real Madrid. Karim Benzema's Madrid have had a great run and a superb season. See you soon for the best odds on the winner of the 2022/2023 Champion's League. In the meantime, don't hesitate to take advantage of the very good odds proposed on the competitions which take place in May 2022!

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