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 2021 Contenders
32 teams will take part in the 2020/21 edition of the Champions League with the final being played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, which was the original venue for the final in 2020.
Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the 2019/20 Champions League final to complete a spectacular season winning 11 out of 11 fixtures (the 1st team to win every game on road to UCL glory) while scoring 43 goals in the process.
Bayern’s quick pressing, total domination and superb attacking firepower with Robert Lewandowski netting 15 goals last season in UCL, makes them huge favorites to win the trophy for a 2nd season in a row.
Another top contender is Manchester City. They’ve never reached the Champions League final under Pep Guardiola, but they are ready to win the trophy this season. They’ve been among the favorites to win the competition in recent campaigns, but they’ve been knocked-out in the quarter finals in the last 3 campaigns. They are joint favorites to finally deliver and lift the trophy.
Another Premier League side, Liverpool, who won the competition 2 years ago were handed a relatively easy group with Ajax, Atalanta and Midtjylland. They added some extra quality in the summer transfer window signing Thiago from Bayern Munich and Diogo Jota from Wolves.
Finally, we have the French giants Paris Saint-Germain, a team with high-profile failures in the most prestigious European competition. Despite having a huge transfer budget and featuring the most expensive players in the world (Neymar, Kylian Mbappe), PSG must go for yet another year without the top European club title after losing in the final 1-0 to Bayern Munich. They now return to European action eager to go all the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will win the Champions League 2021?
Bayern Munich won the competition last season after beating many records in the process and they are now favorites, to win it again. They’ve been drawn into Group A with Atletico Madrid, Red Bull Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow and they should easily top the group and qualify in the knock-out stages.
Bayern are a machine ready to win the Champions League again. They look very solid all over the pitch, they are deadly on the wings, their midfield is very creative, they have a rock-solid defense and on top of that they have Robert Lewandowski who kicked off the new season in style. They look ready to win everything this season including the Champions League trophy.
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.
What are the odds for Liverpool to win the Champions League?
Liverpool failed to defend their Champions League crown losing 4-2 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid but they ended the long wait and won the Premier League title after 30 years. They broke many records last season in their domestic league including 44 matches without defeat, stretching back to 2018/19 season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored 17 and 15 goals, respectively while full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson offered 20 assists between them. Their goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, helped by Virgil ‘The Rock’ van Dijk, had the most clean sheets in the Premier League (12). Unfortunately, van Dijk got injured is extremely unlikely to play again for Liverpool this season as he is set to undergo surgery after suffering a severe knee injury during the 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby against Everton. The Premier League champions are priced at +700 to lift the UCL trophy. You can find all the latest odds, Champions League futures and betting trends at SBR odds
What are the odds for Barcelona to win the Champions League?
Barcelona’s humiliating Champions League exit was a big shock in the European soccer. Their manager Quique Setién was sacked and replaced with former Barcelona player Ronald Koeman. Lionel Messi also announced his departure but later on he decided to stay at the Nou Camp for another season. Barcelona's recent big-money signings have failed to deliver for the club and things are not looking well this season. They already lost the 3-1 to their biggest rivals Real Madrid. Luis Suarez, their second top scorer last season signed with Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann is not delivering, Leo Messi is furious. You must know that Barcelona, who are priced at +1400 to win the Champions League trophy. are facing their worst crisis in over a decade