Date: 22nd September 2011 at 11:15am
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Fans of Manchester United are on top of the world at the moment, coming off a strong 2010-2011 season that saw them go all the way to the Champions League final before losing to Barcelona, and off to a fast start already for the 2011-2012 season. Man U supporters are already getting their bets in at UK casinos and around the world as to whether or not their team will be crowned the winner of this year’s Champions League, but according to man oddsmakers they may have an uphill climb.

Below are the current Champions League odds at bwin, one of the largest online bookmakers:

FC Barcelona: 2.90
Real Madrid: 4.25
Manchester United: 7.00
FC Bayern Munich: 9.0
Manchester City: 11.0

Man U’s 5-0-0 start definitely looks good (especially with Barcelona at 2-2-0 and Real Madrid at 2-1-1 to begin the season) but it’s a long road to the championship, and the talent of Barcelona and Real Madrid will eventually start to tell at some point. As far as getting good value for your wager, though, now might be a great time to put some money on Man U, as their great start bodes well and the odds will only drop for them if they continue to pile up wins as the season progresses.

More and more fans are turning to online sportsbooks when it comes to betting on sports, as they offer a convenient way of getting in your bets as well as some of the best odds you’ll find. Since they lack the overhead of a normal retail betting shop many online sportsbooks offer much better lines for players, passing on some of the money they save in more attractive lines designed to entice more bettors to their sites.

You’ll also have access to more than just sportsbetting at many sites, with a full range of casino games (including roulette, blackjack, and craps) available as well as the chance to play in poker tournaments or try your hand at bingo or lotto games. Not only is the convenience of playing online very appealing but in many cases new players are eligible for hefty cash bonuses just for signing up — something you’ll never find at traditional brick and mortar betting shops or at casinos.