Champions League Betting Breakdown: Who’s The Best Bet?


The UEFA Champions League final isn’t until the spring, with Group Stage action returning to the pitch at the end of this month. Any smart punter will tell you now is the best time to buy Champions League futures, before oddsmakers trim those prices as the field shrinks.

We take a look at the top four favorites at the best sports betting sites to be crowned the champion of champions in San Siro, Milan on May 28, 2016.

Barcelona (3/1) – If you’re betting on sheer star power, none come brighter than Barcelona. Headlined by the trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez, Barca can overwhelm any opponent with its stunning playmaking and ability to finish. The one knock against them is complacency. Barcelona won the Champions League title last season, which makes for a lot of extra games on top of the regular league schedule, and we’ve already seen them slip a bit, posting a 1-1 draw against Roma in Group E action earlier this month.

Bayern Munich (4/1) – Bayern are bowling over Bundesliga opposition, tallying 20 goals in just six league games so far this season. In the Champions League table, Bayern Munich smashed Olympiacos 3-0 in the opening game of Group F play. They have the talent and experience to make another run at the title – winning two years ago – but a lot of focus is on manager Pep Guardiola, whose contract runs out at the end of the year and is rumored to be in line for the Manchester City job.

Real Madrid (9/2) – As long as Cristiano Ronaldo is on the pitch, Real Madrid has a shot to win any game. He already has a Champions League-leading five goals, including a hattrick in the 4-0 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk of the Ukraine in the Group A opener. The wild card for Real could be Karim Benzema, who has lit it up in La Liga play with goals in each of his first five games.

Chelsea (9/1) – Chelsea’s early struggles in the Barclays, a 2-3-1 record in their first six games, puffed their Champions League odds to as high as 10/1 before coming back down following a 4-0 beat down of Maccabi Tel Aviv in their opener of Group G play. Chelsea is well managed with Jose Mourinho on the sidelines, with him leading Porto to a title in 2003-04 and Inter Milan to a Champions League crown in 2009-10.

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