Following Real Madrid's win in the 2014 Champions League final, the competition will again be hotly contested this season, as the teams bid to reach the final at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin next June 6th. We will have all the latest betting news, odds, tips and team profiles, as well as all the very best in bookmakers special offers and free bets.
The Champions League play-offs get underway this week, with Arsenal in action against Besiktas of Turkey whilst Celtic's reprive means they'll now face Slovenian side Maribor for a place in the group stages. Napoli take on Athletico Bilbao in the pick of the other games.
|Tuesday 19th Aug 2014|
|19:45||Besiktas 0 - 0 Arsenal||Betting Preview|
|19:45||Napoli v Athletico Bilbao||Betting Preview|
|Wednesday 20th Aug 2014|
|19:45||Maribor v Celtic|
The Champions League draw for the group stages will take place on Friday 28th August in Monaco. Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool will all be in the draw, whilst Arsenal and Celtic will also be hopeful of qualifying via the play-offs. We'll have the draw live as it happens across the site.
Played by the top football teams in Europe, the Champions League is seen as the ultimate prize in European club football. Formally known as the European Cup, where the champions of each individual European league went head to head in a knockout cup competition. The competition evolved in the 1992/93 season when it became the Champions League.
The expansion meant that the competition incorporated round robin league sections and was designed to drive increased revenue through television rights, sponsorship and gate reciepts. The change in format also meant there was increased Champions League betting opportunities and the competition has now evolved to include the top finishers in the top leagues, not just the Champions.
This has created huge interest in the competition and there are now 121 matches played in the Champions League a season involving a total of 76 teams. This creates an enormous amount of betting opportunities as each match will have its own betting including dozens of markets for each match.
Most bookmakers offer Champions League bets live in-running on the Champions League and as every match from the group stages onwards is televised this means that you'll be able to place your bet whilst watching the match.
We'll also provide a guide to Champions League form, so you can gauge which teams are in or out of form and what chances they have in their Champions League matches.
As well as providing you with betting tools to help you get the most from the bets you place we'll keep you up to date with the Champions League results so you know exactly what is going on in the competition.
Keep up to date with the Champions League fixtures, what date the matches will be played and where. We'll also keep you informed of which matches will be televised so you can bet live in-running.
We'll do our best to keep you informed of all the latest Champions League tips, so you can check out whether our opinion on the match is the same as yours.
As ever we'll keep you informed of all the latest bookmaker offers, promotions and free bets available for you to use on your Champions League betting.