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Champions League soccer betting

Champions League soccer betiting

FORGET about the soccer leagues all over the world, the Champions League is the holy grail of the sport.

First played in 1955 when it was known as the European Cup, the competition pits the 32 best teams from across Europe against each other and is the single most viewed annual sporting event in the world, with more than 360 million people tuning in across the planet each year.

Formerly a knock out cup between the winners of each major league in Europe, The Champions League was first coined in 1992, superseding the European Cup, and adding group stages and more teams, meaning runners up and top four finishers could qualify.
There are 22 teams that receive direct entry to the competition, while 10 others have to qualify.

The group stage, which begins each September and runs until December, features 32 teams broken up into groups of four, with the top two advancing to the knock out phase after they play each other twice, home and away.

It is then whittled down to eight teams, then four, then the final two teams standing face off in the final, usually at the end of May.

It is no doubt the biggest soccer tournament in the world and if you want to have a bet on it, you need to know what is going on.

We have you covered.

Best Aussie bookmakers to bet on the Champions League soccer with

You love your football and want to have a crack at the Champions League winner, but you need a good bookie, like a good goal keeper to save your bets. Don’t worry, we’ve come up with the Petr Cechs of the online bookmaking world to help ensure you get the best odds and markets on the Champions League, along with the best specials in Australia. Make sure you sign up with one or more of them to ensure you can compare markets and get those sign up bonuses.

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Tips for betting on the Champions League

Back the big guns in the group stages: Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, they always qualify, do direct your money there. You won’t get the greatest of odds, but free money is always good money.

Rely on history: Past winner know how it is done. And that’s where you should direct your money. just ask Real Madrid punters.

The best players in the world shine in the Champions League: Your money always feels safe with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Genuine strikers like that pair are just out and out guns who look after you more often than not in goal scoring markets.

Bet types available on the Champions League

There are hundreds of different bet types available on the world’s premier soccer competition. Here are just a few of the key ones.

Futures:

Tournament winner – who will win the Champions League?
Final quinella – Which two teams will battle it out in the Champions League final?
Group winners – Which team will finish top of their group?
To qualify – Which 16 teams will make it out of their group?
Top goal scorer – Which player will score the most goals in the Champions League?

Match betting

As with any game of soccer, there are a raft of bet types available on each game, from win-draw-win bets, to first goal scorer bets, player exotics, how many corners and correct score, among a plethora of others.

2016-17 Champions League betting market

Odds provided by Sportsbet.com.au

Barcelona ($4.33)
Bayern Munich ($5)
Real Madrid ($5.50
Man City ($11)
Atletico Madrid ($13)
Juventus ($15)
PSG ($15)
Arsenal ($21)
Borussia Dortmund ($21)
Sevilla ($41)
Napoli ($41)
Tottenham ($41)
Leicester ($67)
Bayer Leverkusen ($67)
Villarreal ($81)
Roma ($81)
Borussia Monchengladbach ($101)
Benfica ($101)
Lyon ($101)
Porto ($101)
PSV ($201)
Besiktas ($201)
Basel ($201)
Dynamo Kiev ($201)
Club Brugge ($201)
Sporting Lisbon ($201)
Celtic ($201)

Best Champions League club and player performances

Most Champions League titles:

Real Madrid (11)
Milan (7)
Bayern Munich (5)
Barcelona (5)
Liverpool (5)
Ajax (4)

All time top goal scorers in the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 93 – Manchester United, Real Madrid
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 83 – Barcelona
Raul (Spain) – 71 – Real Madrid, Shalke 04
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands) – 56 – PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid
Thierry Henry (France) – 50 – Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina) – 49 – Real Madrid
Andrey Shevchenko (Ukraine) – 48 – Dynamo Kiev, Milan, Chelsea
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – 48 – Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris St Germain
Eusebio (Portugal) – 46 – Benfica
Karim Benzema (France) – 46 – Lyon, Real Madrid
Filippo Inzaghi (Italy) – 46 – Juventus, Milan

Most appearances in the Champions League by a player

Iker Casillas (Spain) – 156 – Real Madrid, Porto
Xavi (Spain) – 151 – Barcelona
Raul (Spain) – 142 – Real Madrid, Schalke 04
Ryan Giggs (Wales) – 141 – Manchester United
Paolo Maldini (Italy) – 128 – Milan
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 127 – Manchester United, Real Madrid
Clarence Seedorf (Netherlands) – 125 – Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Milan
Paul Scholes (England) – 124 – Manchester United
Roberto Carlos (Brazil) – 120 – Real Madrid, Fenerbahce
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – 119 – Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris St Germain

Past Champions League tournament winners

2015-16 Real Madrid (Spain) def Atlético Madrid (Spain) – 1-1 (5–3)
2014-15 Barcelona (Spain) def Juventus (Italy) – 3-1
2013-14 Real Madrid (Spain) def Atlético Madrid (Spain) – 4-1
2012-13 Bayern Munich (Germany) def Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – 2-1
2011-12 Chelsea (England) def Bayern Munich (Germany) – 1-1 (4–3)
2010-11 Barcelona (Spain) def Manchester United (England) – 3-1
2009-10 Internazionale (Italy) def Bayern Munich (Germany) – 2-0
2008-09 Barcelona (Spain) def Manchester United (England) – 2-0
2007-08 Manchester United (England) def Chelsea (England) – 1-1 (6–5)
2006-07 Milan (Italy) def Liverpool (England) – 2-1
2005-06 Barcelona (Spain) def Arsenal (England) – 2-1
2004-05 Liverpool (England) def Milan (Italy) – 3-3
2003-04 Porto (Portugal) def Monaco (France) – 3-0
2002-03 Milan (Italy) def Juventus (Italy) – 0-0
2001-02 Real Madrid (Spain) def Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) – 2-1
2000-01 Bayern Munich (Germany) def Valencia (Spain) – 1-1
1999-2000 Real Madrid (Spain) def Valencia (Spain) – 3-0
1998-99 Manchester United (England) def Bayern Munich (Germany) – 2-1
1997-98 Real Madrid (Spain) def Juventus (Italy) – 1-0
1996-97 Borussia Dortmund (Germany) def Juventus (Italy) – 3-1
1995-96 Juventus (Italy) def Ajax (Netherlands) – 1-1
1994-95 Ajax (Netherlands) def Milan (Italy) – 1-0
1993-94 Milan (Italy) def Barcelona (Spain) – 4-0
1992-93 Marseille (France) def Milan (Italy) – 1-0
1991-92 Barcelona (Spain) def Sampdoria (Italy) – 1-0
1990-91 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) def Marseille (France) – 0-0*
1989-90 Milan (Italy) def Benfica (Portugal) – 1-0
1988-89 Milan (Italy) def Steaua Bucureşti (Romania) – 4-0
1987-88 PSV (Netherlands) def Benfica (Portugal) – 0-0
1986-87 Porto (Portugal) def Bayern Munich (West Germany) – 2-1
1985-86 Steaua Bucureşti (Romania) def Barcelona (Spain) – 0-0
1984-85 Juventus (Italy) def Liverpool (England) – 1-0
1983-84 Liverpool (England) def Roma (Italy) – 1-1
1982-83 Hamburg (West Germany) def Juventus (Italy) – 1-0
1981-82 Aston Villa (England) def Bayern Munich (West Germany) – 1-0
1980-81 Liverpool (England) def Real Madrid (Spain) – 1-0
1979-80 Nottingham Forest (England) def Hamburg (West Germany) – 1-0
1978-79 Nottingham Forest (England) def Malmö FF (Sweden) – 1-0
1977-78 Liverpool (England) def Club Brugge (Belgium) – 1-0
1976-77 Liverpool (England) def Borussia Mönchengladbach (West Germany) – 3-1
1975-76 Bayern Munich (West Germany) def Saint-Etienne (France) – 1-0
1974-75 Bayern Munich (West Germany) def Leeds United (England) – 2-0
1973-74 Bayern Munich (West Germany) def Atlético Madrid (Spain) – 1-1
1973-74 Replay Bayern Munich (West Germany) def Atlético Madrid (Spain) – 4-0
1972-73 Ajax (Netherlands) def Juventus (Italy) – 1-0
1971-72 Ajax (Netherlands) def Internazionale (Italy) – 2-0
1970-71 Ajax (Netherlands) def Panathinaikos (Greece) – 2-0
1969-70 Feyenoord (Netherlands) def Celtic (Scotland) – 2-1
1968-69 Milan (Italy) def Ajax (Netherlands) – 4-1
1967-68 Manchester United (England) def Benfica (Portugal) – 4-1
1966-67 Celtic (Scotland) def Internazionale (Italy) – 2-1
1965-66 Real Madrid (Spain) def Partizan (Yugoslavia) – 2-1
1964-65 Internazionale (Italy) def Benfica (Portugal) – 1-0
1963-64 Internazionale (Italy) def Real Madrid (Spain) – 3-1
1962-63 Milan (Italy) def Benfica (Portugal) – 2-1
1961-62 Benfica (Portugal) def Real Madrid (Spain) – 5-3
1960-61 Benfica (Portugal) def Barcelona (Spain) – 3-2
1959-60 Real Madrid (Spain) def Eintracht Frankfurt (West Germany) – 7-3
1958-59 Real Madrid (Spain) def Stade de Reims (France) – 2-0
1957-58 Real Madrid (Spain) def Milan (Italy) – 3-2
1956-57 Real Madrid (Spain) def Fiorentina (Italy) – 2-0
1955-56 Real Madrid (Spain) def Stade de Reims (France) – 4-3