Champions League 2017 Betting
There will be a whole host of betting options for the 2017 UEFA Champions League, including new customer free bets and special odds enhancements which will be update here.
Champions League 2017 Free Bets
As we get closer to the 2017 Champions League Final, enhanced odds and offers will start to appear a week or two before the big match, as bookmakers look to entice new customers to join and convince existing members to part with more money. They are practically falling over themselves to get your attention at one of the busiest betting times of the year.
Many bookmakers including Paddy Power and Ladbrokes will offer “free in-play bets” on the match, giving you what is, in essence a 2-for-1 like offer. 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’.
Keeping the above type of offer in mind, there are plenty of options to cover your qualifying bet by laying it off at Betfair for example, minimising the risk almost completely.
Champions League Final betting odds
A quick look at the Champions League Outrights, make Barcelona narrow favourites at 16/5, with the German outfit, Bayern Munich just behind at 7/2.
Champions, Real Madrid are available at 6/1, which may seem a little long, but considering no team has retained the trophy and the fact that Real are currently on a transfer embargo, banning them from signing any new players, it is a huge ask for the holders.
For those feeling really confident, most bookmakers offer a “Name The Finalists” bet, to pick out the two teams that will make up the 2017 Champions League Final. A Bayern Munich / Real Madrid final is favourite at 9/2, while Barcelona paired with either Bayern or Real both come in at 23/5.
Away from the final, the most popular market is “Top Goalscorer” betting, with all goals scored from the Group Stage onwards counting toward a player’s end total.
Although the Group Stage is underway, the market is still in its infancy at the time of writing, with some excellent odds available, including Barcelona pairing Lionel Messi (7/2) and teammate Luis Suarez (15/4) leading the way and Real Madrid man, Cristiano Ronaldo at 4/1
Here are the best 6 Champions League odds available at the time of writing. (All prices are subject to change)
• Outright Winner – Barcelona 16/5, Bayern Munich 7/2, Real Madrid 6/1, Man City 11/1, Atletico Madrid 12/1 Juventus 12/1.
• Name The Finalists – Bayern Munich/Real Madrid 9/2, Barcelona/Bayern Munich 23/5, Barcelona/Real Madrid 23/5, Barcelona/Man City 11/1, Barcelona/Atletico Madrid 12/1, Barcelona/Juventus 12/1.
• Champions League Top Goalscorer – Lionel Messi 7/2, Luis Suarez 15/4, Cristiano Ronaldo 4/1, Sergio Aguero 9/2, Robert Lewandowski 9/1, Edinson Cavani 16/1.
Champions League 2017 Betting Tips
Barcelona are always widely tipped for the title, thanks to having the unbelievable frontline of Messi, Suarez and Neymar, along with Rakitic and Iniesta in midfield.
Defensively, Barca have never been top notch, but it is so rare for sides to get enough of the ball to cause problems for them.
The likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid all can challenge, with Bayern Munich for me the team to reach the final alongside the Catalan giants, but Barcelona (16/5) look the side most likely to win the 2017 Champions League Final.
Where to watch the 2017 Champions League Final Live?
BT Sport will once again show the 2017 Champions League Final live, along with all matches from the tournament across the season, while ITV will have coverage of the final on terrestrial television services.
When will the final take place?
The 2017 Champions League final takes place on 3rd June 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, UK.
The 2017 UEFA Champions League Final will be the 62nd season of Europe’s premier club football competition, with Real Madrid looking to do what no team has done in the modern era, defend the title from the previous year.
The difficulty in defending the title, is largely down to the tournament’s new format, first introduced in 1992, when it went from being a tournament solely involving champions, to encompassing those that finish in second, third and even fourth in domestic leagues, thus providing stiffer competition throughout even the early stages.
The winners of the 2017 Champions League Final will automatically be entered into the European Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup for the following season.
Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the competition, with last year’s win, their eleventh victory in total. Behind the Spanish giants are AC MIlan with seven, then Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool, all with five wins a piece, both Bayern Munich and Barcelona look most likely to dent Real Madrid’s record in the future
Champions League Final Results (Last Six Years)
2011 – Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United
2012 – Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (4-3 on pens)
2013 – Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2014 – Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico Madrid (aet)
2015 – Barcelona 3-1 Juventus
2016 – Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (5-3 pens)
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