UEFA Champions League Free Bets, Odds and Predictions 2017/18

There will be a whole host of betting options for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final, including new customer free bets &  special odds enhancements which will be updated here – Go straight to offers.

2017/18 Champions League Free Bets

As we get closer to the 2018 Champions League Final, enhanced odds and offers will start to appear a week or two before the match, as bookmakers look to entice new customers to join and convince existing members to part with more money.

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Champions League Free Bets & Betting Offers

We can’t wait for the Champions League final on the 26th of May in Kyiv. Real Madrid, the holders who are looking for a third straight title, face Liverpool in the final.  

The best betting offers for UEFA Champions League final will be available a day or two before the games, but there are plenty already on offer.  If you fancy a bit of early punting action with your UEFA Champions League bets, now might be the time to get the value.

Champions League Final betting odds

The majority of UEFA Champions League betting specials relative to the individual semi-final matches will be available a day or so before kick-off, but here are some early options to take into consideration:

  • 2 Up – You Win – Place a win single on any UEFA Champions League match and if your selection goes two goals up at any stage, Paddy Power will pay-out as a winning bet straight away!
  • 5-fold Acca Price Promise – Place a pre-match 5fold+ match odds Acca bet in any league (so at this stage of the competition it would now require a combination of UEFA Champions League + domestic league or cup action in the UK or elsewhere) and should your bet wins AND at the time of your bet you could have won more with one of BetVictor’s competitors, they will give you the difference in cash
  • Super Sub – Place a goalscorer bet on any UEFA Champions League game with William Hill and if your goalscorer selection is subbed, the bet will run onto the player who replaces them – in season 2016 final, Yannick Carrasco scored for Atletico Madrid after coming on for Augusto Fernandez at half-time.
  • Late Goal Insurance – Place a pre-match To Win (90mins) or Correct Score bet with 888sport on any UEFA Champions League match and if your bet is winning going into the 88th minute and then loses as a result of a goal, they’ll give money-back as a free bet up to £25 (min £5)
  • Goalscorer Money-back on 5+ goals – Place £5 or more with 888sport in Goalscorer markets on any UEFA Champions League game and if the match features five or more goals, they’ll refund your stake as a free bet up to £25
  • Free in-play bets – Nearer the time, there will be a range of Free in-play bets available with numerous bookmakers.  Among them, 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’.
  • Name The Finalists – Bookmakers offer a “Name The Finalists” bet, to pick out the two teams that will make up the 2017 Champions League Final. Of course, this offer is not valid after the UEFA semi-finals are over.
  • To Lift the Trophy – It’s worth noting that you will have the choice as to who will win the match in 90-minutes OR who will win the Champions League.  Bookmakers offer an ‘Outright Win’ or “To Lift the Trophy” bet, so whether your selection wins in 90-minutes, extra-time or penalties, you will be paid out.

Champions League Finals Betting Odds

A quick look at the Champions League Outrights, sees the defending champions Real Madrid installed at 8/11 favourites, with Liverpool priced at 11/10.

Real may be favourites, but the bookies are aware that Liverpool particularly provide a serious challenge to the Spaniard’s’ quest to secure a 13th European crown.

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.

There isn’t much competition for Cristiano Ronaldo in this market. The Champions League’s all time record goalscorer with 119, has 15 to his name this season, seven ahead of anyone else.

Where to watch the 2018 Champions League Final Live?

BT Sport will once again show the 2018 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 2018 Champions League final takes place on 26th May 2018 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

Champions League UEFA History

The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will be the 63nd season of Europe’s premier club football competition, with Real Madrid looking to win the trophy for the third consecutive season and 13th time in all.

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 2018 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. 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, but Jurgen Klopp is well placed to add another to Liverpool’s tally this year.

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)

2017 – Real Madrid 4-1 Juventus

If you are looking to bet on other games, check out our homepage and the top free bets currently available.

Champions League Betting Updates:

The Battle for the Ballon d’Or is Heating Up!

Los Blancos are looking for a third straight European crown, and a 13th in all, while the Reds are craving a sixth in total and first since 2005.

This game could also be decisive in the race for the Ballon d’Or, as Cristiano Ronaldo goes up against Mohamed Salah.

Salah has scored 44 goals in all competitions, while Ronaldo has won the award for the last two years. Both are odds on to score anytime (Salah at 11/10 and Ronaldo at 4/6 with Betfair).

The impact of a goal could swing the odds of being crowned at the end of the year in either’s favour, but right now Ronaldo is favourite on both counts.

Champions League 2018 Betting Tips

The Champions League Final of 2018 has the potential to be a classic encounter, with two quality teams set to battle it out. Real and Liverpool have impressed in different ways, the former for their ability to win at all costs and the latter because they have so much potency in attack. This is why it is important to get the UEFA Champions League betting tips from our expert. 

Real Madrid have seen off PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the knockout rounds, while Liverpool got past FC Porto and Manchester City and Roma.

Real Madrid have obvious match-winners in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and, if fit and selected, Gareth Bale. Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s main threat alongside Roberto Firmino.