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The best Champions League betting offers
Where club football is concerned there are few that can come close to the Champions League in terms of drama, quality and competition. As such, it’s unsurprising to learn that bookmakers love to push the tournament in their shops and on their platforms. Here we’ll be looking at the best Champions League betting offers available to you right now as well as exploring a host of the key markets you can explore on your Champions League betting journey.
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Champions League betting: The key markets explained
We will come on to the Champions League betting offers but it’s important to understand where and how to use such promotions to their best effect. For that reason, we are going to kick things off with a look at some of the key betting markets that are available in Champions League betting.
Match betting options
Match betting options are the bread and butter of football betting and that’s no different in Champions League betting. With these matches having such vast coverage around the globe, the betting market for each fixture is bonkers. As standard bookmakers will offer you up an array of betting options, which we’ll come to shortly, but in the event, they don’t have your bet programmed on their site, most now operate some form of ‘request-a-bet’, which allows punters to bet as they see fit. Right, let’s get to those core match betting markets.
Match result betting – and the key variations
Match result betting is simply the process of predicting what the final result of the match will be; this will always be one of three things team A win, team B win or a draw. With this article being focussed on Champions League betting offers, it’s worth pointing out these bets are always as of 90 minutes (plus stoppages) unless specified. You’ll see separate markets for cup games that go into extra time and penalties; these can be ‘who will qualify’ and ‘method of victory’, which will then introduce extra time and penalties as options.
It’s not just standard match result betting that’s available though. Common variations of this market come in the shape of the ‘draw no bet’ market, which is where you’ll see your stake returned if things end level and the ‘double chance’ bet. A double chance allows you to cover any two of the three-match outcomes. Finally, the other market worth noting here is the handicap market. Handicap betting has a few variations of its own but the most common is a straight handicap i.e. a team will start with a plus or minus X goal advantage/disadvantage.
These variations can be extremely useful in Champions League betting where games can see heavy odds-on favourites and, as things progress, extremely tough to call matches.
Betting on goals
The elite club competition usually delivers a shed load of goals with 379 scored in 124 games so far this season. That’s an average of over three goals per game; therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that goals take on a key part of how bookmakers set up their Champions League betting markets.
Most popular is the total goals over or under market. This is where you bet on the total number of goals in a game with the thresholds varying from 0.5 all the way up to, well, pretty much whatever you want. Of course, when you bet on over 0.5 goals in a match, your odds will be much tighter than if you bet on over 4.5 goals in a match. The common ‘go to’ is 2.5 goals. It is worth noting that some bookies operate this market in rounded numbers rather than decimals.
Other goal-based bets include both teams to score markets, where you bet on whether or not both teams involved in the match will score. Goal scorer markets, which are generally offered as ‘first’, ‘last’ and ‘anytime’ focus on the specific player that will score goals whilst some Champions League betting offers will see odds boosted in these markets if your selected player goes on to score multiple goals.
Outright betting options
Outright betting is different to match betting in that you won’t know in 90 minutes whether or not your wager has won. An outright bet is placed over a much longer period of time but, ordinarily, will come with bigger odds because there are many more variables at play. Something like the Champions League is the perfect example of when outright bets become a big deal. You can expect people to make speculative punts and, prior to the competition kicking off, you can expect to see bookies shout about their Champions League betting offers loudly and proudly. These are some of the more common outright markets you might want to consider.
Before we dive into them there is just one more note, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to place outright bets at the start of the tournament though; you can place them at any stage but odds will change in accordance with the form, team situations and, most importantly, the draw.
Who will lift the trophy?
When it comes to those Champions League betting offers we speak of it’s normally the prospect of backing an outright tournament winner that suckers you in. At the start of the competition, there are so many teams in the running that even the big favourites tend to have a fair bit of value in their odds. The job you have as the punter is backing a team to win the entire tournament. Of course, this means you have to wait a fairly long time for your potential winnings.
Who will score the most goals?
In this outright Champions League betting market you are simply backing a player to score the most goals in the competition. The key thing to note here is what does and doesn’t count towards the tally of goals. In match betting, things generally stop counting towards your bet at the 90-minute mark; that’s not the case here. If a player scores a hat-trick in extra time then their total goal tally will increase by three. What won’t count is any goals in penalty shootouts.
Group betting is where you predict a team to win or progress through their group. It is another area that can be a useful place to use your Champions League betting offers. The reason for this is that although they’re a form of outright bet, they’re settled much quicker than the other two we’ve mentioned. Of course, there is one other major factor that makes group betting attractive; that is that there are multiple groups and, generally, picking teams to win a group of four is a damn sight easier than backing a team to win the tournament.
You also have the ability to bet on several groups and, because the teams you back aren’t gunning for the same goal i.e. they’re in different groups, all your selections could win despite being single bets. This is different to the other outrights we’ve mentioned as, obviously, whilst you can back two teams to win the Champions League, only one will get their hands on the trophy.
Champions League betting offers FAQ
What is the best way to find the richest Champions League betting offers?
This page will be regularly updated with the latest Champions League betting promotions. As a general rule though, new customer sign up bonuses will be stronger than loyalty bonuses.
What sort of Champions League betting offers are available?
The most common betting offers you’ll find will be free bets when staking X amount or cashback offers that act like ‘loser insurance’.
When is the Champions League final?
The 2021/22 final takes place on May 28th.
Who are the favourites to win the Champions League?
Do all bookmakers offer Champions League promotions?
No, although most will offer some form of promotion at some point throughout the season.
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