Champions League Odds
The Champions League is the world’s most prestigious soccer tournament and it always generates a great deal of attention among bettors. All the top sportsbooks
offer UEFA Champions League betting futures, so we have created this dedicated page to help you find the most attractive odds. Understanding Champions League betting odds can be difficult for newcomers, so this page breaks it down for you.
How to Read UEFA Champions League Odds
You might see Champions League odds rendered in three different formats: American, fractional or decimal.
American odds tell you the potential profit you stand to make from a $100 wager if your prediction is successful. Liverpool was assigned odds of +1200 to win the Champions League after the group stage for the 2018/19 season was announced. That told bettors that they stood to make a $1,200 profit from a $100 wager if successful. You also get your stake back if your bet is a winner, so your total return would have been $1,300.
Man City was named the +450 favorite to go on and win the Champions League in 2019. That tells you to expect a $450 profit from a $100 bet if successful. You are certainly not obliged to actually wager $100. It is simply a guide. For example, a $10 bet on Liverpool would have earned you a $120 profit, whereas a $10 bet on Man City would have earned you a $45 profit. In the end, Liverpool went on to win the Champions League. The odds on the Reds continued to shrink as they advanced in the competition, until they were heavy favorites to beat Tottenham in the final.
You might also see odds for Champions League rendered in fractional format. Fractional UCL odds also inform you of the potential profit you stand to earn. American odds of +1200 would become 12/1. That tells you to expect a $12 profit for every $1 you wager if your prediction is successful.
Finally, decimal Champions League soccer odds tell you the potential return you stand to make. American odds of +1200 would become 13.00 in decimal format. You can then multiply your stake by that figure to calculate your potential return. A $10 wager at 13.00 would return you $130 (a $120 profit and your $10 stake back).
Champions League Betting Options
You have a wide range of Champions League soccer wagering options at your disposal, but they can be broadly divided into two groups: futures and match betting.
A Champions League futures bet
is a long-term wager on an outcome that is not necessarily dictated by the result of a single match. Key futures betting markets include predicting the Champions League winner, top goal scorer and finalists. Oddsmakers will assess the strengths and weaknesses of each team before releasing Champions League winner odds and Champions League final odds, and these odds will change as more teams are eliminated from the competition. Match betting
options include wagering on the result, the correct score, the first goal scorer, the last goal scorer and anytime goal scorer. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport from a betting perspective, and this is the most important competition, so you will find a huge range of Champions League betting odds
markets to choose from within a particular game.
You will find classic handicaps, Asian handicaps, both teams to score, under/over on total goals, corners, throw-ins and goal-kicks, exact goals betting, win to nil, double chance, draw no bet and much more. Player props include scoring a hat-trick, scoring from outside the box, scoring in both halves, missing a penalty and so on.
You can sometimes find more than 300 different betting options when checking out UEFA odds on a single Champions League match. These odds vary from one sportsbook
to the next, so make sure you use our odds calculator
to find the most attractive prices. It often pays to avoid simply sticking to result (moneyline), totals and handicaps, and delve deeper into the various prop bets on offer when wagering on Champions League games.
Champions League 2020 Contenders
There were still four games left to play in the last 16 of the Champions League when the 2019/20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis
. RB Leipzig
and Atletico Madrid
had already booked their places in the quarter-finals when play was halted. Lyon hold a 1-0 aggregate lead over Juventus in their last 16 clash, while Bayern Munich are 3-0 up on aggregate against Chelsea. Manchester City beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernebeu in their first leg game, and Napoli played out a 1-1 draw with Barcelona.
The Champions League was then plunged into chaos. The French Ligue 1 season was abandoned, so PSG will not be match fit if they play again in the competition. RB Leipzig and Atalanta are not exactly heavyweights of European soccer, and they do not rank among the Champion League past winners, so Atletico may feel confident in their chances of success. Yet Barcelona have the quality to edge past Napoli, Juventus could turn things around against Lyon and Man City should get the job done against Real Madrid, particularly with Sergio Ramos suspended for the second leg.
Man City should therefore remain Champions League favorites. They have never won the tournament, but Pep Guardiola has a phenomenal squad at his disposal. Bayern have the competition’s top goal scorer in Robert Lewandowski and they have been on fire since the Bundesliga resumed, so they should be right up there in the odds to win Champions League glory. Barcelona and Juventus would be serious contenders, along with Man City, Bayern and Atletico, if they were to progress to the quarter-finals, but it would be interesting to see how each team fares in empty arenas and with squads weakened by the coronavirus lockdown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will win the Champions League 2020?
Man City deserve to be the favorites to win the Champions League after picking up a famous victory over Real Madrid at the Bernebeu. They boast a terrific midfield, a dynamic striker in Sergio Aguero and a visionary coach in Pep Guardiola. Their fiercest rivals, Liverpool, have also been eliminated. However, the likes of Bayern, Atletico Madrid and perhaps Barcelona will provide stern competition, so it should be a thrilling battle.
Remember to check out our Soccer picks
page regularly as SBR’s various experts give out free picks over the course of the championship.
What are the odds for the Champions League?
Odds compilers will regularly assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of all the teams still standing in the Champions League. They will then assign odds on the UEFA Champion League winner, top goalscorer and other markets. Heavyweights like Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern and Atletico Madrid are often at the top of the Champion League soccer betting. Do not confuse Champions League bets odds with Championship league odds, as the Championship is the second tier of English soccer.
Who won the champions league 2019?
Liverpool eased to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final. It followed a scintillating comeback against Barcelona in the semi-finals, and it helped banish the memory of their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the 2018 final. It was also the first all-English Champions League final since Man Utd beat Chelsea on penalties in 2011.
What are the odds for Liverpool to win the Champions League?
Liverpool were eliminated from the 2019/20 Champions League after losing 4-2 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the last 16. They won the competition in 2019 and finished runners-up the previous year, so they will certainly be back with a vengeance next season. You can find all the latest odds, Champions League futures and betting trends at SBR odds
, and Liverpool are sure to feature prominently after soaring to their first Premier League title.
What are the odds of Chelsea winning the Champions League?
Chelsea are huge underdogs to win the Champions League after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Bayern in the first leg of their last-16 clash. Serge Gnabry put the German champions 2-0 up with a clinical brace and star striker Robert Lewandowski added a third. Chelsea’s misery was then compounded when Marcos Alonso was sent off seven minutes from time. The Blues now
have a mountain to climb in the second leg and it is hard to see them putting four past Bayern at Allianz Arena.