Betting on Champions League football spans two continents with both Europe and Africa hosting a Continental Club Champions League competition.
The most famous and followed Champions League to bet on globally is the European version with the biggest teams in the world competing. The best players in the world gravitate towards Europe and especially Champions League clubs.
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This means clubs from all over Europe compete in their national league and dependant on size, skill and quality level of that respective competition set clubs are chosen to compete in the continental showpiece event. The first four teams on the EPL log and in La Liga, for example, make the cut while the smaller leagues have only one representative – the winner.
This format is much the same in Africa, and it is growing at such a rate, it is now a global, respectable and well-followed market. Some of the biggest teams in the world are coming from Africa, and they are show cased in the World Club Championships, which pits the best team on each continent against each other.
Betting on soccer has become part and parcel of online gaming sites like EaziBet and Champions League betting provides perhaps the greatest thrill and odds as it is a two-season long hunt for the title. Two seasons because a team must first qualify for the elite tournament and then the next season go through various qualifying rounds before reaching the knockout stages and finally ending with the main match, a glittering display of the best football talent.
Punters can bet on which team will qualify for the next edition by betting on the order of finish in the EPL for example. In that league, the top three teams are automatically in the group stage while the fourth placed team has to play a third-round qualifier to get into the lucrative group stages.
The Champions League pits the best teams and players and hence offers the greatest entertainment for those who enjoy a flutter. Following a team like Juventus and betting on the Italian giants is a scientific art in gambling as before losing 4-1 to Real Madrid in the 2016/17 final they had only conceded three goals in the entire tournament. Defence against attack was on show as the pressing forward game of Real exposed the rigid marking of the Turin-based team’s back four.
In Africa, there are a few usual suspects that land up in the knock-out stages with the likes Asante Kotoko, Esperance, El Ahly and lately South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns battling it out.
Champions League betting also varies match to match, and straight bets are popular as are jackpots on game weeks. Generally, in the group stage teams like Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Juventus are seeded pitting them against teams from Greece and Ukraine, who on their day can surprise any team.