Best Champions League Betting Sites

The most coveted trophy at the professional soccer club level, the UEFA Champions League features the best of the best top-division sides from Europe each year. Founded in 1955 and rebranded as the Champions League we know it today, the tournament includes 32 teams divided into eight groups which compete in a qualification double-knockout stage format. Real Madrid has been dominant over the last 16 years, winning the Champions League four times since 2000. [+]

Real Madrid, which has an all-time leading 11 Champions League, captured the 2016 crown after defeating La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid in the final. Serie A powerhouse AC Milan is next on the Champions League’s all-time wins list with seven titles, followed by Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool all sitting at five championships apiece.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who also played with Manchester United, is the Champions League’s all-time scoring leader with 93 goals in 127 matches. Ronaldo sits 10 goals ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who is second in all-time scoring with 83 goals in 106 matches.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has made the most Champions League appearances with 156, followed by former teammate Xavi who’s made 151 showings in the tournament.

Champions League Betting Lines Today

It’s paramount to keep track of which teams score on the road as the tournament uses a away goals format as tiebreakers in the knockout stage if the aggregate of the two games remains a draw. [+]

This is an important thing to remember before placing a bet on the Champions League.

The final, which is one game winner takes all, will be played on June 3, 2017 at the National Stadium of Wales.

Champions League
Champions League
Group stage - Matchday 6
  • All
  • Gr. A
  • Gr. B
  • Gr. C
  • Gr. D
  • Gr. E
  • Gr. F
  • Gr. G
  • Gr. H
Match day
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Away Score Home Money Line
Tuesday 11 December
FC Porto 12:55 Galatasaray +245 +113
Lokomotiv Moscow 12:55 Schalke +275 -101
Atletico Madrid 15:00 Club Bruges -154 +420
Borussia Dortmund 15:00 Monaco -137 +350
Tottenham 15:00 Barcelona +210 +112
PSV Eindhoven 15:00 Inter Milan +680 -303
Napoli 15:00 Liverpool +390 -159
PSG 15:00 Red Star Belgrade -588 +1400
Wednesday 12 December
Roma 12:55 Plzen +159 +169
CSKA Moscow 12:55 Real Madrid +1350 -500
Juventus 15:00 Young Boys -204 +540
Manchester United 15:00 Valencia +167 +168
Bayern Munich 15:00 Ajax -108 +275
AEK Athens 15:00 Benfica +875 -278
Hoffenheim 15:00 Manchester City +1500 -588
Lyon 15:00 Shakhtar Donetsk +199 +132

Champions League Standings Right Now

When looking at the Champions League standings, expect to see a handful of teams usually at the top. [+]

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are always Champions League contenders even before the competition begins.

Expect much of the same for the 2016-17 edition, with Bayern Munich, PSG and even Juventus possibily making a title run.

Be sure to keep track of where your team sits in the standings before placing your wager.

Champions League
Champions League
  • General
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  • 1st half
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# team pts P W D L GF GA +/-
Group stage - Group G
1 Real Madrid Real Madrid 12 5 4 0 1 12 2 10
2 Roma Roma 9 5 3 0 2 10 6 4
3 Plzen Plzen 4 5 1 1 3 5 15 -10
4 CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow 4 5 1 1 3 5 9 -4
Group stage - Group B
1 Barcelona Barcelona 13 5 4 1 0 13 4 9
2 Tottenham Tottenham 7 5 2 1 2 8 9 -1
3 Inter Milan Inter Milan 7 5 2 1 2 5 6 -1
4 PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven 1 5 0 1 4 5 12 -7
Group stage - Group C
1 Napoli Napoli 9 5 2 3 0 7 4 3
2 PSG PSG 8 5 2 2 1 13 8 5
3 Liverpool Liverpool 6 5 2 0 3 8 7 1
4 Red Star Belgrade Red Star Belgrade 4 5 1 1 3 4 13 -9
Group stage - Group H
1 Juventus Juventus 12 5 4 0 1 8 2 6
2 Manchester United Manchester United 10 5 3 1 1 6 2 4
3 Valencia Valencia 5 5 1 2 2 4 5 -1
4 Young Boys Young Boys 1 5 0 1 4 2 11 -9
Group stage - Group A
1 Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid 12 5 4 0 1 9 6 3
2 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund 10 5 3 1 1 8 2 6
3 Club Bruges Club Bruges 5 5 1 2 2 6 5 1
4 Monaco Monaco 1 5 0 1 4 2 12 -10
Group stage - Group E
1 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 13 5 4 1 0 12 2 10
2 Ajax Ajax 11 5 3 2 0 8 2 6
3 Benfica Benfica 4 5 1 1 3 5 11 -6
4 AEK Athens AEK Athens 0 5 0 0 5 2 12 -10
Group stage - Group D
1 FC Porto FC Porto 13 5 4 1 0 12 4 8
2 Schalke Schalke 8 5 2 2 1 5 4 1
3 Galatasaray Galatasaray 4 5 1 1 3 3 5 -2
4 Lokomotiv Moscow Lokomotiv Moscow 3 5 1 0 4 4 11 -7
Group stage - Group F
1 Manchester City Manchester City 10 5 3 1 1 14 5 9
2 Lyon Lyon 7 5 1 4 0 11 10 1
3 Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk 5 5 1 2 2 7 15 -8
4 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim 3 5 0 3 2 10 12 -2

How To Win At Champions League Betting

Twenty-two sides have already secured a spot in the Champions League group stage, including three-time titleholders Barcelona as well as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

Other clubs included into group play include FC Porto, Manchester City Arsenal among others. 

Barcelona is the early favorite — at +275 — to win the Champions League outright, according to Bet365.com’s early line. Bayern Munich — the 2013 champions — is at +400 to win it all, followed by Ronaldo and Real Madrid at +450.

Along with Messi, Barcelona boasts a potent offense that also includes Brazilian forward Neymar, who recently inked a five-year extension to stay with the La Liga powerhouse. Throw striker Luis Suarez into the mix, and Barca have a deadly trio that can carry them to a sixth Champions League crown.

Ready to bet on the Champions League? Here are a few online sportsbook options to help make your betting decisions easier.