Champions League Odds

Getting into Champions League Odds

When you want to bet on Champions League games, you need to understand the odds and how to read them. With that, you do not place misinformed bets and lose your money. Not to worry, if you are already familiar with how soccer odds work, you won’t have issues understanding Champions League betting odds.

Like every soccer event, two teams with 11 players go head-to-head and try to outscore their opponents in the UEFA Champions League tournament. As a result, there are different markets to bet on when it comes to the competition. And each market has varying odds given based on different factors.

The odds are mare numbers to separate the underdogs from the favorites in a particular matchup to the casual bettor. However, there is more to it, and to understand that, you need to learn how to read the odds.

How to Read Champions League Odds

Reading Champions League betting odds is pretty straightforward. The first thing you should note is the +/- indicator placements. When you see this, it gives you an idea of the favorite to win and the one with a slimmer chance to win. The underdogs get the plus (+) sign, while the favorites get the (-) identifier.

A moneyline bet is straightforward, meaning that the favorite and underdog for the matchup are distinctively separated. However, this can change slightly when you go for the points spread option. The underdogs can get the – indicator, depending on the set spread line. So, in this case, a bet on the spread will give you a smaller payout than a moneyline wager on the underdog.

Champions League Betting Example

An example of typical Champions League betting is when you place an outright bet. Or, you can bet on individual matchups as the tournament progresses. One interesting example is Manchester City hosting Bayern Munich, and City getting a -170 and Munich with +145, while the draw option gets +280.

If you place a $50 bet on the game to end in a draw, you will get a $190 payout, meaning that your original stake ($50) is returned with your profit ($140).  

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