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How to bet on the Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is Europe's most prestigious club soccer tournament. From its first edition in 1955/56 until the 1991/92 season it was known as the European Champions Cup. From the 1992/93 season it was renamed Champions League, but the format was changed along with the name and a move away from the usual playoff system in favor of a group stage tournament. At the same time the current anthem and emblem appeared.

According to the1960bet website, betting on the Champions League is one of the most popular tournaments among bookmakers' clients. Accordingly, Nigerian online bookmakers are competing with each other and in the number of bets on the tournament, and in special offers for customers.

Features of betting on the Champions League

Bets on the Champions League are characterized by high limits and higher odds. In order to attract players, bookmakers put smaller margins in quotations and rarely limit players in the size of bets.

There are also a few other features to consider for anyone who wants to bet on the Champions League.

The favorite wins more often than not

It is rare that the top clubs do not make the playoffs, so in the group stage most matches are won by the teams that are the favorites with the bookmakers. This is especially true for home games: statistically, the home team wins about every second meeting at the tournament.

Calendar of games can affect a team's strength

Due to the density of games in modern soccer, in many matches the functional readiness of teams comes to the fore. Just a few days ago a club could play a decisive match in its national championship, and today it is necessary to be in full readiness to face the Champions League. In such cases, the complexity of a team's calendar becomes a fairly important factor.

Predicting the winner of the tournament is not easy

Despite the high odds on the winner of the Champions League, which bookmakers offer even before the start of the tournament, many experienced players treat such bets with caution.

First of all, the favorites usually include several clubs: Every year 5-8 teams claim victory in the Champions League. Second, the position of the same team in the group stage and in the playoffs may be drastically different. Third, in recent years the Champions League has accustomed us to a lot of unexpected results in the decisive playoff matches. Therefore, long-term betting on the tournament is a risky business.

The Champions League is traditionally dominated by the representatives of the top five European championships - England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. The last victory of the club not from the top five countries dates back to the 2015/2016 season. Then, the Portuguese club "Porto" won the Cup. Real Madrid has the most victories in the tournament, and no one is likely to catch up with it in the coming years.

The page above will take you to the schedules and results and also gives you the best odds for Champions League games: you can see the odds for each game from your bookmaker's office next to the name of the game. Each game's page features the latest team news and statistics about their previous performances. In addition, free predictions on the Champions League games from 1960bet experts and private bookmakers are available to all.