Champions League betting tips & predictions (2020)

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The Champions League conclusion for the 2020 event is just a few weeks away, and we’ve got all of the best tips and predictions for you right here. 

Champions League Betting 2020: Betting Sites

Bet365

Bet365 is a fantastic online sportsbook overall, not to mention the quality of its offerings for football. All-new sign-ups with bet365 can make the most of a rather extensive welcome offer, which can ultimately be used for Champions League betting.

William Hill

Just like bet365 before it, William Hill provides a wide range of markets for its members and some highly attractive ones for the Champions League. Those who sign up and open a new William Hill account today can enjoy £30 in completely free sports bets. 

Ladbrokes

When you sign up with the Ladbrokes site, all you need to do is place a £5 sports wager in order to be credited with £20 in free sports bets. This is definitely one of the easiest offers to get in the UK right now, as you only need to deposit and wager £5 to get the ball rolling.

Odds for Favorites to Win

Bet365

Interestingly, it would seem that bet365 is torn between Bayern Munich and Manchester City for who will win this year's Champions League. Both of these teams are listed at 4.00 odds* as the outright winner, although Bayern could well have the edge given the form they have displayed this season. 

William Hill

Once again, the team at William Hill are also split between who could lift the trophy this year. As you can see in the odds tables, both Manchester City and Bayern Munich currently have odds of 3.75* to win the competition. 

Ladbrokes

Out of these three major bookmakers, it is only Ladbrokes that has Bayern Munich down as a clear-cut favourite. They are currently available to bet on at 3.75 odds* to lift the trophy, which is again competitive with a site like William Hill. 

*Odds being correct at time of publishing

Who will win in Champions League Betting 2020?

 

Bookmaker

Winner

Odds

Bet365

Bayern Munich/Man City

4.00

William Hill

Bayern Munich/Man City

3.75

Ladbrokes

Bayern Munich

3.75

 

Why are Bayern Munich listed as favourites?

Well, to begin with, Bayern Munich has been in absolutely incredible domestic form this season. They have simply blown the Bundesliga apart, and players such as Lewandowski seem to be in amazing goal scoring form. This is probably why they are tipped to lift the trophy at all of the bookmakers you see above, and who knows, maybe 2020 will end the Champions League drought for Munich? 

Champions League Betting 2020 Tips: Underdogs

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Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid is a slippery customer for any team, especially with Diego Simeone leading the team out there. As you are probably aware, Atletico Madrid managed to dispatch the reigning champions, Liverpool, in the previous round.

Juventus

It seems strange to ever describe a team as an underdog with Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad, but one cannot deny that Juventus are not the favourite to the tournament. The side doesn't quite have the same depth and strength as some of the others are still involved in the competition.

Napoli

Napoli is yet to play their away fixture with Barcelona in the round of 16, but things stand at 1-1 in aggregate. These guys have done quite well in the Italian Serie A this season, so there is no reason that they could not cause an upset in the Champions League. 

Champions League Betting 2020 Odds Comparison

You can probably see from the odds table in this post that the top betting sites have priced the favourite teams in a very similar fashion. Both Manchester City and Bayern Munich are floating between a 3.75 and 4.00 range, although clearly, the 4.00 pricing is more desirable since you will get a higher return on your investment. 

Most common bets for Champions League Betting 2020 predictions

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Outright winner

As is the case in most high-profile competitions, you can bet on the outright winner in the Champions League. Given that the games won’t be concluded until August, this is a great time to check out this market. 

Top goalscorer

A certain Cristiano Ronaldo has won the top goalscorer award several times in the Champions League, but it could well be someone else this year. 

Finish in top 4

As is the case that you can bet on a top 4 finish in league football, you can also do the same in the Champions League. For this bet to be a winner, your team must make at least the semi-final. 

Penalty shootout (Yes/No)

This is specifically for the knockout stage of the tournament, but it’s quite a cool market nonetheless. Basically, you can bet on whether there will be a penalty shootout or not, which definitely provides a bit of excitement in every game that you watch. 

Champions League Betting 2020 - Special Bets

Accumulator

Since the Champions League will still consist of several games, you can combine different games into one long bet here. For example, you could bet on Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Manchester City all to win their next game, and combine it into one bet. 

Most clean sheets

This is usually in the outright type of market, but you can bet on who will have the most clean sheets for the tournament with some bookmakers. Know that this is not always available, but if it isn't, you can always request this directly from the bookmaker.

To have an assist in-game (Yes/No)

Here we have another speciality bet which is specifically for individual games. Just like you can bet on who will individually score a goal in a game, you can bet on whether a key player will have an assist or not too. This is often combined with another bet as well, which makes the odds even higher.

To score a freekick 

This is a rather uncommon bet, but when it is available, it is always worth a shout. Sometimes you can see this market for an individual or a team, with the higher odds being involved for an individual. If you know that a certain player is particularly good with free kicks however, why not take a shot at it? 

Top 3 types of bets to choose

To score anytime 

When betting on any of the individual Champions League games, you will usually find a set of markets for certain players to score. These are usually the strikers, but you can also find ‘score anytime’ markets for attacking midfielders as well.

Both teams to score

Rather than trying to bet on who will actually put the ball in the back of the net, you can spread your luck a little bit by backing both teams to score. This is particularly useful if there are two teams playing one another who is known for very attacking football, as you can be sure that there will be plenty of shots on goal.

Moneyline

This is the most basic yet also the most popular Champions League market of all. A moneyline market is where you are betting on who will win an individual game, or whether the game will end in a draw. 

Champions League Betting 2020 Predictions FAQs

What is Champions League outright?

Champions League outright betting is when you take a punt on who might actually be crowned ‘Kings of Europe’ at the conclusion of the tournament.

Who will win the 2020 edition?

We will find this out in August when the Champions League comes to a conclusion, although the favourites right now are Bayern Munich and Man City.

How to wager?

In order to bet on any of these exciting markets for Champions League betting, you will first need to create a new account at a bookmaker.

Where to wager?

Once you have set up an account with your desired bookmaker, you need to then browse through the competitions listing and find Champions League.

Are there any free bets?

Yes, you can usually find free bets that are specifically tailored for Champions League betting, especially given how popular the tournament is.

Where is the Champions League final?

The Champions League final is scheduled to be held in Portugal, and it is due to take place on August 23rd.

Where are the matches?

All of the Champions League matches will be played in Portugal during the month of August for this year's tournament.

What date is the game for Champions League?

The round of 16 matches are due to start in early August, and the final is scheduled for August 23rd. 

Conclusion

The Champions League is following a slightly different format this year due to global events, but we feel that this could make the tournament even more exciting. Since all of the actual games will occur within just a few weeks in August, it's definitely a good time to take advantage and get those free bets locked in.

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