Following Bayern Munich's win in the 2013 Champions League final, the competition will again be hotly contested this season, as the teams bid to reach the final at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon in twelve months time. 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 group stage continues this week with the penultimate matches of the group stages. Arsenal edged closer to qualification with a win at home to Marseille, whilst Chelsea qualified for the knockout stages despite defeat at Basel. Celtic's 3-0 home defeat to AC Milan ensured that Neil Lennon's side would not go any further in the competition. There were wins for both Manchester clubs on Wednesday.
|Tuesday 10th December|
|19:45||Man Utd v Shakhtar||Group A|
|19:45||Real Sociedad v Leverkusen||Group A|
|19:45||Galatasaray v Juventus||Group B|
|19:45||Copenhagen v Real Madrid||Group B|
|19:45||Benfica v PSG||Group C|
|19:45||Olympiacos v Anderlecht||Group C|
|19:45||Bayern Munich v Man City||Group D|
|19:45||Plzen v CSKA||Group D|
|Wednesday 11th December|
|19:45||Chelsea v Steaua||Group E|
|19:45||Schalke v Basel||Group E|
|19:45||Napoli v Arsenal||Group F|
|19:45||Marseille v Dortmund||Group F|
|19:45||Atletico v Porto||Group G|
|17:00||Austria Vienna v Zenit||Group G|
|19:45||AC Milan v Ajax||Group H|
|19:45||Barcelona v Celtic||Group H|
The Champions League draw for this seasons group stages took place in Monaco in August. You can see the full draw, with mixed fortunes for the five British clubs involved.
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.