The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious league that clubs aim to win. The UEFA Champions League final is the most watched sporting event worldwide with the highest viewership on TV and internet. The final match of the 2012–13 Champions League tournament had the highest TV ratings to date, drawing 360 million television viewers.
The Champions League attracts heavy amount of interest across the globe from early league season, and this is reflected in the huge amount of money bet on the Champions League at all stages of the tournament. Whether early qualifier rounds, group stage action or the Champions League final in May, punters all across the world love betting on the Champions League. The betting community and football lovers love betting on the Champions League to make money. People start betting online from early in the tournament with qualification matches in July, right through to the knockout stage. Many people rely on short term loans for betting throughout the league seasons. Advantages of such loans are they are quick to get, helping punters to cash in on secret last minute tip, there is no long procedural wait, and the fund is readily available.
The most successful club in the Champions League (formerly known as the European cup) is Real Madrid, with 12 titles in all and most recent winners. AC Milan has won total of 7, while Liverpool, this season’s finalists, sit just behind with 5 titles and ahead of Manchester United on 3 trophies.
Betting on the winner of Champions League is possibly the most popular form of Champions League betting. However, many other categories also exist when betting on Europe’s most prestigious club competition. The Champions League offers plenty of opportunities to find betting value as the tournament progresses. Popular bookmakers and betting sites offer you many betting options, from head to head betting, goal totals and handicaps.
There are many tipsters associated with online betting sites as well as individual tipsters who carry out extensive statistical analysis and give their prediction on winners, goal difference, scoreline, etc.
The most common methodology behind forecasts and prediction of matches and scorecard is the use four metrics from each match — goals scored, adjusted goals, shot-based expected goals and non-shot expected goals — to evaluate performances of the teams. These evaluations are then expressed as offensive and defensive ratings for each team, and these ratings are used to calculate win/loss/draw probabilities for future matches and to predict each team’s chances of winning the title.
With Real Madrid having won the last three titles, four out of the last five and the other being won by Barcelona, it is hard to look past La Liga for next year’s winner. However, maybe Jose Mourinho and Man United can mount a strong challenge…