The quarterfinals draw for this year's UEFA Champions League shifted odds drastically, with Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich on the same side of the tournament.
Soccer bettors won't have to wait much longer for Champions League betting to pick back up, with quarterfinals starting on April 6.
With the next match week drawing closer, let's take a look at the current odds to win the Champions League.
Odds to win Champions League
|Team||Outright odds (as of March 27)|
Odds courtesy of bet365.
Champions League betting favorite
It's no surprise to see Manchester City as the Champions League favorites at +225, as they are in the midst of an incredible unbeaten run. They cruised through the Round of 16 against Borussia Mönchengladbach and will see Borussia Dortmund next.
Similarly, Bayern Munich's place just behind City (at +350) is justified. Last year's winners tore through the group stage, outscoring opponents 18-5, before tearing Lazio apart 4-1 in the Round of 16. They will face one of the best teams left in the competition in the quarterfinals, however, with a rematch of last year's final against Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea saw a massive jump in odds, from fifth on the board at +1,400 to third at +450, due to an incredibly lucky draw. Chelsea face Porto in the quarterfinals, with a date against the winner of Liverpool-Real Madrid to follow in the semis.
Past Champions League trends
To get ahead of the pack there are a few trends that may help you when choosing your Champions League winner:
- Spanish clubs have won the most combined Champions Leagues of any country, with Real Madrid winning 13 and Barcelona winning five.
- Italian club Juventus has been to nine finals — only to lose seven times.
- Five different English teams have won the tournament, the most from one country.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) holds the record for the second-most Champions League titles for a single player.
Past Champions League winners
Understanding Champions League odds
These odds are constantly adjusted throughout the summer as players get hurt, suspended or transfer. Once the season begins, title odds will change as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt or are suspended. Sportsbooks will also adjust the Champions League odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.
Champions League odds will usually look like this:
- Bayern Munich +250
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $250 if Bayern wins the Champions League. If it's close to the end of the tournament you might see that a team is has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.
- Barcelona -120
This means that you would need to bet $120 to win $100 on a Barcelona championship.
Above we have posted the American odds for the Champions League. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
Where can I bet Champions League odds?
Many online books and casinos offer bets on soccer odds and props. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what Champions League odds are available.