With it being the most prestigious event in club football on the calendar, a bet on the Champions League final, whether it be online or with a High Street bookmaker or via your mobile, adds an extra element of excitement and spice to the occasion.
There will be a vast array of betting markets, price boosts and specials available for this special event. We will scour the Internet and be updating this page with all the best Champions League final betting offers available to give your the best value for money. After all, our philosophy is Bet More, Spend Less!
Nearer the time there is sure to be plenty of Champions League final enhanced odds on offer too in addition to all the various Champions League final betting offers as the bookies will be falling over themselves to get your business on this huge betting event!
I’m sure we can expect bet365 to trot out their superb £50 free in-play bet offer as they did in last year’s Champions League final. This is one of the best Champions League final bets you will find.
Simply put, you are required to place a qualifying bet pre-match (up to £50 max) and they will then give you a free bet to the same stake to use ‘In-Play’.
There are options to cover your qualifying bet by laying it off on Betfair for example, so this will be one Champions League betting offer that simply has to be taken!
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A quick look at the Champions League final odds at the time of writing, has Bayern Munich as the current favourites to win the competition at a widely available 11/4 (3.75). Barcelona are themselves well fancied at a best price 10/3 (4.33), while Real Madrid are generally on offer at 5/1 (6.0) to lift the trophy. The best of the English contenders (according to the bookies) are Manchester City, who can be backed at 12/1 (13.0).
There are hundreds of markets on which to place your Champions League final bets, with the Top Goalscorer market (based on goals from the group stage onwards) a very popular choice. It currently has Cristiano Ronaldo as an odds-on favourite at 4/6 (1.66), with the Bayern duo of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller rated at 4/1 (5.0) and 10/1 (11.0) respectively, while the Barcelona duo of Suarez 14/1 (15.0) and Neymar 16/1 (17.0) are also in the frame while Messi, who has missed several group games, looks out of the running at 50/1.
As it stands, Ronaldo leads the way with five goals, while Lewandowski and Muller are among several players on four. Another on four goals is Javier Hernandez who, now used as a starting striker by Bayer Leverkusen, is currently in a rich vein of form. Leverkusen are renowned for their attacking football, but their progress beyond the group stage is far from certain, so explaining why he is available at what might at first appear a fairly generous 40/1 (41.0).
Here are the best Champions League final odds available at the time of writing. (All prices are subject to change)
• Outright Winner – 11/4 Bayern Munich, 3/1 Barcelona, 5/1 Real Madrid, 12/1 Paris Saint-Germain, 12/1 Manchester City, 25/1 Chelsea, 25/1 Atletico Madrid, 30/1 Manchester United, 33/1 Juventus, 50/1 Arsenal, 66/1 FC Porto, 100/1 bar
• Top Goalscorer – 4/6 Cristiano Ronaldo, 4/1 Robert Lewandowski , 10/1 Thomas Muller, 14/1 Luis Suarez, 40/1 bar
• Top English Club – 6/4 Manchester City, 2/1 Manchester Utd, 13/5 Chelsea, 20/1 Arsenal
Barcelona won the treble last season and at 3/1 I fancy them to become the first team to successfully defend the Champions League in the modern era.
Many Champions League tipsters feel that Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is an interesting proposition at 4/1 to be the leading goalscorer. He is a natural front man who can score goals for fun and has netted 34 goals in 68 European appearances for Bayern so far.
The ITV network and/or Sky Sports tv channels usually provide live coverage of the Champions League final 2017.
The 2017 Champions League final takes place on 3rd June 2017 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, UK.
The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final will be the 61st season of Europe’s premier club football competition. It was previously known as the European Champions Clubs’ Cup but was renamed back in 1992.
It’s a fairly remarkable statistic, but since being revamped to replace the European Cup, no team has successfully defended the UEFA Champions League trophy.
The main reason why the trophy is so difficult to defend is that whereas it was once exclusively only for the domestic champions (and defending trophy holders), it has now been expanded to include several entrants from each of the stronger leagues, so providing a far sterner test than was the case under the old format.
The winners will be crowned Champions of Europe and will also earn the right to play against the winners of the UEFA Europa League in the UEFA Super Cup and represent UEFA in the semi-finals of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
Real Madrid are the most prolific team with ten wins, followed by AC Milan with seven. Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich come next with five wins each. The team that will be looking to break that unlikely run this season is Barcelona, 3-1 victors over Juventus in last season’s Champions League final in Berlin.
Indeed, if looking for a winner amongst the Champions League final betting, there is a definite case to be made for backing Barca, what with Lionel Messi due back imminently after a two-month injury lay-off and with Luis Suarez and Neymar having proved more than able deputies in his prolonged absence.
In addition, Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal will both be available for selection in January following the club’s transfer ban, so will effectively be two new signings.
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