UEFA Champions League Betting News

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Arsenal to add Lemar? Arsenal to add Lemar?
Arsenal are looking to add to their squad this summer and the odds suggest they could be close to signing Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

Published : 14/07/17 10:08 AM


Alexis odds-on for Bayern switch Alexis odds-on for Bayern switch
Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Arsenal and is now odds-on to make the move to Bayern Munich.

Published : 25/05/17 11:34 AM


Favourites Barca start in style Favourites Barca start in style
Barcelona got off to a flying start in the Champions League and we look at them and some of the other favourites for this year's competition.

Published : 15/09/16 13:26 PM


Atletico out at 7/5 to lift Champions League Trophy Atletico out at 7/5 to lift Champions League Trophy
Unbeaten Atleti a big price to down Real in the final

Published : 01/05/14 12:30 PM


Chelsea Even Money to make Final Chelsea Even Money to make Final
Blues second favourites despite away draw

Published : 23/04/14 10:57 AM


Simeone 7/1 to be next Barca boss Simeone 7/1 to be next Barca boss
Argentine is 25/1 to take over at Manchester United

Published : 10/04/14 10:44 AM


Chelsea cut to 13/2 for Champions League Chelsea cut to 13/2 for Champions League
Bayern remain favourites at 7/4

Published : 09/04/14 09:42 AM


Chelsea cut to 13/2 for Champions League Chelsea cut to 13/2 for Champions League
Bayern remain favourites at 7/4

Published : 09/04/14 09:42 AM


Impressive PSG 9/1 for Champions League Impressive PSG 9/1 for Champions League
Chelsea 10/3 to oust them from quarter-finals

Published : 03/04/14 07:13 AM


United 6/1 for semis after drawn first leg United 6/1 for semis after drawn first leg
Bayern still hot favourites to progress

Published : 02/04/14 11:45 AM



Champions League Betting

The Champions League is arguably the most popular football tournament in the world. The best sides from all over Europe come together to lock horns for the coveted trophy which so many clubs spend millions each summer trying to win.

The Champions League is not a tournament that is simply confined to the United Kingdom, it opens up to the rest of Europe and the rest of the world. This expands the audience for the Champions League and makes it much more relevant to millions of people across the continent.

The Champions League is different to domestic leagues across Europe for the simple reason that it doesn’t happen on a weekly basis. In a betting sense, this makes the Champions League more exclusive because there are fewer matches than in a 38 game league.

Champions League betting news is therefore sometimes quite difficult to get hold of or to rely on. The resources which supply Champions League betting news are often only updated in the few days leading up to a big round of matches or a big knock out game.

There is a seriously big gap in the betting news market for a resource which supplies constant information relating to European clubs and their Champions League ambitions.

Champions League Information

Competition: Champions League (Previously European Cup)

Founded: 1992 (1955)

Number of Teams: 36 (Group Stage), 76 total

Current Holders: Real Madrid

Most Successful Clubs: Real Madrid (12), AC Milan (7), Liverpool (5), Bayern Munich (4), Barcelona (4), Ajax (4)

Champions League News

Champions League news plays a vital role in bringing people up to date with snippets of news from various European leagues. This will stop punters across the globe from backing a striker to score first if he was injured playing for his club at the weekend just two days before a big European match.

Champions League news also provides a vital influence in terms of helping to judge the form of a team and the tactics they are likely to use for a specific match. This can help thinking in a variety of different football betting markets such as the correct score or timing of goals.

But, for every bit of infomation on domestic trends and injury updates, a team like Leicester can throw a spanner in the works and top their group out of no where en route to a quarter-final run. Their no-pressure, Europe-conducive style had plenty of successful signs from the get-go if you read between the lines.

Money to be made

Although the Champions League features Europes very best sides, if you are clued up on Euopean football there is money to be made. Who knew about Kylian Mbappe until the unlikely Monaco made it all the way to the semi-finals last season? Hardly anyone, is the answer. And yet, he was banging in the goals in Ligue 1 en route to winning the league title. Following FBN will allow you to keep a handle on the hot topics around Europe and you'll never miss an emerging star. Perhaps Tottenham's shortcomings at Wembley are something to consider this term? Portugal had two representatives in the knockout stages last season - Benfica and Porto - will their pedigree shine through again or have they sold their best assets? Did you know there was only one 0-0 game during the entire knockout stage in the 2016-17 season? Equip yourself with the best information possible to maximise your money!

Champions League history - why does it matter?

Of course it matters! It's not just Liverpool fans that enjoy a bit of history you know, there is a lot to learn about the trends of the competition if recent history is anything to go by. Spain are by far the most successful country in the competition and that's likely to continue while Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lace up their boots. A team from Spain has won the tournament 17 times while they have finished runners-up a further 11 times, the second most ever. Italy, who now have the ever-improving Juventus and free-spending AC Milan, though the latte are not in the competition this year, are second with 12 victories and 16 runners-up heartaches while England are third with 12 champions and seven clubs who were beaten in the final. Just since the turn of the millennium, both Arsenal and Manchester United have lost in the final to Barcelona and Chelsea lost to Manchester United! It's likely for the foreseeable future that those three countries will continue to monopolise the Champions League, but Bayern Munich in Germany and Paris Saint-Germain in France are the upcoming wildcards.

Recent form

The Champions League is the home to the stars, and that is clearly evident in the recent champions and top goalscorers. Make sure to bear this in mind when betting on them this season, even if Ronaldo is now at the ripe old age of 32!

Champions

2016-17 - Real Madrid (SPA)

2015-16 - Real Madrid (SPA)

2014-15 - Barcelona (SPA)

2013-14 - Real Madrid (SPA)

2012-13 - Bayern Munich (GER)

Top Goalscorers

2016-17 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 14

2015-16 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 16

2014-15 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 10

2013-14 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 17

2012-13 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 13