Champions League Free Bets

The Champions League is the biggest football club competition in Europe where the cream of the continent’s sides battle it out to be named the best each year. Matches take place during week nights and during the group stages there is 16 games played across Tuesday and Wednesday evening's giving punters a whole host of options to use bet on. The competition is broadcast right across the world and is one of the most popular events when it comes to betting on football.

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Champions League Final Markets 

All odds quoted below are correct as at May 22nd 2018 and are subject to change. 

bet365 are amongst the leading online bookmakers who are offering a wide range of markets for the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday. This is one of the biggest bookmakers in the industry and they have great markets for the biggest domestic match in Europe. You can read a detailed preview of the Champions League final.  

The final in the capital of Ukraine brings together the holders in Real Madrid and the winners of one of the most dramatic finals in the history of the competition. In 2005 Liverpool were losing 3-0 to AC Milan at half time but came back to take the match into extra time which they eventually won on penalties. Liverpool have been the champions of Europe five times and are 6/5 with bet365 (18+ Ts and Cs Apply) to lift the trophy in Kiev in a match that which will be watched all around the world. Real Madrid are 13/5 with Ladbrokes to be leading at half-time and after 90 minutes. 

Real Madrid have won the Champions League in the last two seasons and in three of the last four years. They’ve had a poor season in Spain and finished third in La Liga behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. However, they have got the job done in Europe and en route to the Champions League final Real have eliminated the champions of France, Italy and Germany. You can back Real Madrid to win the match in 90 minutes at 8/13 with bet365 (18+ Ts and Cs Apply)

Finals can often be dull affairs in which teams are more concerned about not conceding than scoring goals. However, the Champions League decider brings together the top scorers in Liverpool and the second top scorers in their opponents from Spain. Liverpool have not progressed to the knockout stages since 2008/09. bet365 quote 4/9 (18+ Ts and Cs Apply) for more than two goals and 2/5 for both teams to score.  A Liverpool win and both sides finding the net is 4/1 with William Hill.   

Betting on the first player to score in a match is a popular market because the odds seem attractive. If this type of bet is your thing stakes should be kept low because there are many variables. You could play safe by betting on the leading scorer in the competition to date with 15 goals and his name will not be a surprise. bet365 are offering Cristiano Ronaldo to score the first goal at 3/1 (18+ Ts and Cs Apply)

Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino have scored 10 and 9 goals respectively in the Champions League this season. Alternatively to Ronaldo you can back Salah to open the scoring at 23/5 with Unibet. James Milner takes penalties for Liverpool so 25/1 with Coral are attractive odds for that player to score the first goal but let’s hope it’s not 0-0 after 90 minutes but that outcome is 14/1 with bet365. (18+ Ts and Cs Apply)

Champions League 2017-18

FINAL

Liverpool v Real Madrid - May 26 in Kiev.

SEMI-FINALS

Liverpool v Roma

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid

QUARTER-FINALS

Sevilla v Bayern Munich

Juventus v Real Madrid

Liverpool v Manchester City

Barcelona v Roma

LAST 16 

After the second legs the number of clubs from each coumtry in the last 8 is as follows:

SPAIN: 3

ITAL: 2

ENGLAND : 2

GERMANY : 1

All eight first leg matches in the last 16 of the Champions League have now been played and here are the dates for the second matches. The home team is shown first and the scores from the first legs are shown in brackets. All matches begin at 7.45pm and are live on television. ENGLAND are 11/8 with bet365 (18+ Ts and Cs Apply) to be the winning nationality. 

Tuesday March 6th 

Liverpool (5) v FC Porto (0)

PSG (1) v Real Madrid (3) 

Wednesday March 7th

Manchester City (4) v Basel (0)

Tottenham (2) v Juventus (2) 

Tuesday March 13th 

Manchester United (0) v Sevilla (0)

Roma (1) v Shakthar Donetsk (2) 

Wednesday March 14th 

Besiktas (0) v Bayern Munich (5)

Barcelona (1) v Chelsea (1) 

Four of the five Premier League clubs are the favourites to progress to the quarter-finals. The exceptions are Chelsea who have a mountain to climb in Spain. In theory the four English clubs could be kept apart in the next round but at some stage there will be a huge tie. It would not be a massive shock if two Premier League teams met in the final in Kiev in May.  

It’s even rare for five teams from one league to be competing in the Champions League but all five Premier League clubs have now qualified for the knockout rounds. It marks a potential new era of dominance for clubs in England. 

In two separate periods of time English teams have dominated the European Cup and its current guise, the Champions League. From 1977 to 1984 English clubs won seven European Cups. That dominance could have continued but sadly events at the Heysel Stadium in 1985 led to English clubs being banned from European competition for five years which was crippling. 

It took many years to rectify the lack of experience in Europe but there was another dominant era from 2005 to 2012. The investment in players by Premier League clubs paid dividends in the Champions League. Manchester United won the Champions League in the 1998/99 season but that was a one-off and not a trend. 

It was another six years before an English club appeared in the final again. Liverpool became the champions of Europe after the Miracle of Istanbul. They were 3-0 behind at half time against Milan but eventually won the trophy on penalties. Arsenal lost in the final the following year after taking the lead against Barcelona. 

English clubs were losing finalists over the next three seasons but winners in one of those years because Manchester United beat Chelsea in 2008.  Both clubs won the trophy in a five year spell during which United were also twice runners-up. A Premier League team has not played in the final of the Champions League for five seasons. Spain became the dominant force and there were six finalists from La Liga between 2013-14 and 2016-17. 

PSG are the favourites to win the Champions League this season but England are the favourites in the winning nationality market. English clubs have been champions of Europe 12 times, equal with Italy and five behind Spain. England can move to sole second place if one of the quintet of representatives do the business this season. 

Here is the draw for the last 16:

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur 13 February and 7 March

Basel v Manchester City 13 February and 7 March

Porto v Liverpool 14 February and 6 March

Sevilla v Manchester United 14 February and 6 March

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain 21 February and 14 March

Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma 21 February and 14 March

Chelsea v Barcelona 20 February and 13 March

Bayern Munich v Besiktas 20 February and 13 March 

The first named teams are at home in the first leg. 

Breakdown of country’s represented: 

ENGLAND 5

SPAIN 3

ITALY 2

SWITZERLAND 1

PORTUGAL 1

FRANCE 1

GERMANY 1

TURKEY 1

UKRAINE 1

What can I use my free Champions League bet on?

Popular bets include the overall winners of the Champions League, the top scorer, and markets where punters can try and name the two teams who reach the final.

Similar to betting for free on the Premier League, the rise in popularity of the accumulator - betting on the outcome of more than one game - has meant more and more punters are using their Champions League Free Bets on multiple match results. Due to its popularity some bookmakers now offer the chance to cash out an accumulator if all but one of the results are coming in or offer money back if one game lets you down.

Some bookies also offer odds on each individual team and who will score the most Champions League goals for them as well as the stage of the competition the team will be eliminated at.

Other markets tend to centre around nationalities, including:

  • Highest scoring team
  • Odds on a one-nation final
  • Total English clubs in the final
  • Total Spanish teams in the final
  • Total German teams in the final
  • Odds on an English winner
  • The winning team’s nationality 
  • Further Spanish team to progress

How do I claim my Champions League free bet?

Champions League betting from qualification to final is almost a year-long process so there is plenty of opportunity to cash in your free bets on Europe’s biggest club football competition whenever you want. Be sure to keep checking all the latest news on our Football Betting page here on FREEbets.org.uk to keep up to date with the best offers and odds from all the top bookmakers.

If there is a free bet offer that really catches your eye or an offer or certain odds that you want to cash in on then click on a link on the right of this page to head over to the bookmaker of your choice. Once there you will need to register with them to get hold of your free bet. It is no hassle at all and will be completed in a couple of minutes then you are ready to bet freely.

Go to the sports page on the bookies’ site and then to football and Champions League to find the market you want. Click on the odds you most like the look of and follow the instructions on the betting slip on how to make your bet and you are done. Sit back and enjoy the match you now have a vested interest in.

The popularity of the competition has seen more and more bookmakers expand their odds meaning you can now use your free bets on the Champions League to have a punt on over 100 markets for televised games, with plenty of odds being offered for in-play betting. 

What Champions League free bets should I look for?

In recent years, three sides have dominated the Champions League - Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Real have won three titles in the last five years with the other two sides winning one trophy a piece. All three are regulars in the Semi-Final stages at least and will start the competition amongst the shortest priced for success. 

Below that trio are the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain who are all regular in the knockout stages, though ultimately fall short. Atletico and Juventus have both made the twice each in recent seasons but have fallen short against Real Madrid and Barcelona. They can be found at more attractive prices however and can be great choices to cash in your Champions League free bets on.

With regards to the English sides, well since Chelsea's success in 2013, the Premier League sides have rarely threatened to win this competition. Manchester City reached the Semi-Finals in 2016 and are perhaps the best placed to challenge with Pep Guardiola at the helm. 

Like the Premier League, the Champions League name has only been alive since 1992 having been a re-branding of the old European Cup - a knockout competition that ran from 1955 for the winners of the top leagues in Europe. These days the competition is longer, more complicated and has many more teams. In 1955 just 16 teams took part, now it is twice as many.

The pre-1992 competition was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to the champion club of each country. During the 1990s, the format was expanded, incorporating a round-robin group stage and more teams. Europe's strongest national leagues now provide up to as many as four teams for the Champions League each season and that could even rise to five in the future.

Pre-qualifying for the tournament begins in July each year with 10 teams going through to join 22 other clubs who automatically qualified for the main event. The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four and play each other in a double round-robin system. The eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match in May. 

The winner of the Champions League becomes Europe’s representative for a year and competes in the World Club Cup against the winners of the equivalent competitions from Asia, Africa, North America, Oceania and South America.

Unsurprisingly, given that it features the best players and teams from some of the biggest leagues from the world's most popular sport, the Champions League is hugely popular and draws a massive television audience every week. The final of the 2012–13 competition was the most watched final to date, as well as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide in 2013, drawing 360 million television viewers. In recent years the Champions League has pushed the NFL Super Bowl as the most watched sport final.

Real Madrid are current holders of the Champions League, having beaten Juventus in the 2017 final in Cardiff.

Who has previously won?

Anyone who’s anyone in the world of European football has won the Champions League. The most successful team are Real Madrid who have won it 12 times - including an incredible run in the first few years of the competition where they won it five times in a row from 1956 to 1960. In 2017 they became the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League-era with their 4-1 victory over Juventus and they have also been runners up three times. Real are pretty much the kings of the competition and are always a good pick when using your Champions League bet.

AC Milan are the next most successful team and also enjoyed a spell of dominance of the European Cup where they won it three times between 1989 and 1994. Liverpool are England’s most represented team having won the cup five times, including in one of the competition's all-time great finals when they cameback from 3-0 down to AC Milan to win on penalties in 2005.

Mega rich Chelsea have won just once; in 2012 where they somehow beat Bayern Munich in the German’s own stadium, while Nottingham Forest - once a great but now languishing outside the Premier League - have won the European Cup twice; in 1979 and 1980.

The currently all-time top scorer in the Champions League/European Cup is Cristiano Ronaldo with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in second place. The player with the best goal to game ratio in pre-Champions League era was the late Alfredo Di Stefano who scored 49 goals in 58 games for Real Madrid.


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