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Uefa Champions League Betting Guide 2011

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With so many fans enjoying this competition, and aming them many potential online sport betters, the necessity of a Champions League Betting guide was evident. Online sports betting is fun, but with some information can become profitable.

Champions League is an annual inter-club football competition organized by UEFA since 1955 and the participants are the top football clubs in Europe. It is considered the prestigious football competition in the world. The final of this competition is the most watched annual sporting event, watched by over 100 million television viewers. Dozens of countries are bidding each ear for the right to host this prestigious event.
Champions League games are available 9 months a year. There are no matches scheduled between May and September each year. Because of this fact Champions League offers fans more betting markets and bets opportunities than any other football tournament.

This competition has excellent coverage from all online bookmakers. Many of them offer great oppotunities for the betters, including in-live betting, allowing the fans to read the flow of the game and help them decide when placing a bet

Winning the Champions League is the highest accomplisment in European club football. From the begining of this competition, less than 20 football clubs managed to get this trophy, with only a handful achieving multiple titles.

The most succesful club in the history of Champions League is Spain's Real Madrid with 9 titles, followed by Italy's AC Miln with 7 winner titles. Liverpool is the most succesful English club in this competition, with 5 titles. 

Champions League Betting page

The Champions League Betting page can be found among other football events taking place in the same period. Many of the bookmakers will display on their front page a link or a section dedicated to the Champions League events. In the Champions League section, you will find the list of fixtures thare will take place soon, and the outright odds for the winning of this competition.

Betting stake

The betting stake will be the ammount of cash you are willing to bet on an event to happen.


Placing a bet

Outcome: The bet is places on how the game will end after the 90 minutes. A win for the host, a draw, of a win for the visitiors

Double chance: The bet coveres the outcome of the game, but the bet is places on home team wo win or draw, visitor team to win or draw, or either of the two teams to win.

Correct score: A bet thet is placed on the exact correct score of the game after 90 minutes.

Half-time/Full-time: This bet is placed on the outcome of the game both at half-time and at after the 90 minutes.

Under/Over: This bet will be placed on the total number of goals scored to be under or over a specified number at the time the betting was placed.

Scorer: A bet on who will open the score, or score anytime during the match. If player will not participate in the match, the stakes are returned. If the player is on the field at least once during the game (even as a substitute or if replaced), the ticket is valid and can be lost if the player doesn`t score any goals. Own goals do not take account.

Scorecast: A special bet commonly found in England and is a combo of two bets (who can individual may be placed in a multiple ticket for the same match): first scorer and final score of the match.

First Team scores: Predict which team will first score the first goal of the match. Own goals are considered as goals for the opposing team. If neither team scores, the bets are canceled.

More Goals in Which Half: Predict in which half there will be more goals scored. (goals scored by both teams). If the number of goals is equal bets are void.

Goals Difference: Intuition goal difference between the two teams based on the outcome.

Also marks / not to score: Indicate the team will not get any goals or even one that will achieve victory at zero.

Corners: A bet on the total number of corners in a match.

Bookings: A bet on the yellow/red cards shown in a game. Cards shown after the final whistle or cards shown to coaches, substitutes on the bench  or members of the staff are not counted.

Bet no draw: bet on any team to win the match. This option excludes bet equality and all bets will be refunded if the match ends as a draw.


Champions League betting tips  

Here are the fixtures of the quarterfinal phase of the Champion League

Barcelona - Shakhtar Donetsk  On this match Barcelona is bookmakers favorite
Chelsea - Manchester United  On this match Chelsea is bookmakers favorite
Inter Milan - Shalke 04  On this match Inter is bookmakers favorite
Real Madrid - Tottenham  On this match Real Madrid is bookmakers favorite

Team Logo 2011 Budget Details Odds to win the competition
Barcelona Barcelona is the favorite to win the competition this year. With a great play strategy by coach Guardiola, and with Messi in an incredible form, there is no team that can beat them. Viila, Iniesta, Xavi and many more make Barcelona's game very enjoyable to watch. There are good news about Abidal, that seems to be in "good shape" after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour on his liver. He's in high spirits and he hopes to return to the pitch soon. Another good news for Barcelona is that Dani Alves extended his contract with FC Barcelona until 2015. 2.20 - as a favorite this seems the right odd for Barcelona to win the competition. They play the best football, and if they don't loose any of thier key players due to injuries or yellow or red cards, they have an opened way to the final.
Shakhtar Donetsk   Surprisingly for a lot of football fans, Shakhtar Donetks was the only team nominated by Barcelona's coach Jose Guardiola whena asked what team he wished to avoid in the quarter-final stage. They eliminated AS Roma in the previous round, and if we look at the previous encounters against Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetk always was a tough opponent and Barcelona had trouble eliminating the Ukranian team. 51 - one of the highest odds for this phase of the competition, the Champions League trophy could be a little out of reach for Shakhtar. But, if they manage somehow to eliminate Barcelona, we are sure odds will change dramaticaly.
Chelsea   The tie of this round seems to be the all-English meeting between Chelsea FC and Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's team denied Chelsea a first Champions League trophy in a thrilling penalty shoot-out three years ago in Moscow. This is Chelsea's chance for revenge. 8 - a good offer for the betters that will see Chelsea as the future winner of the 2010-2011 season of the Champions League. Their play improved a lot in the last period, and Chelsea is one of the title contenders.
Manchester United   Manchester United surely wants to get to play the final this year. They are the 2008 winners, winning against their current opponent Chelsea, and they want to repeat that performance. With Real Madrid and Barcelona, the top 2 favorites on the other side of the table, Manchester United has a good chance to qualify for the final. 9.40 - after leading a good part of the domestic league with a confortable difference of points, Manchester United seems to have lost the steam, right at the end. The end of the season is approaching and the fatigue sets in. They have almost the same chances as Chelsea, since the odds are so close. The double leg will be decided by the team that will play better away from home
Inter Milan   Despite loosing the first round at home against Germany's Bayern Munich, Inter Milan managed to get a great win 3-2 in the second leg and qualified for the quarterfinals. Their current opponent, Shalke doesn't look as hard as Bayern Munich, but they are a very disciplined team that can stand against any adversary.  10 - last year's Champions are not seen as favorites by the bookmakers, despite eliminating Bayern Munich after a great 3-2 in Germany. They got closer to the leader in Italy too and they play better football each game. They could get into the final.
Shalke 04   Shalke has the lowest chances to win this competition according to the bookmakers. They have to eliminate current Champions Inter Milan, and then have to pass either Chelsea of Manchester United. And that will be hard, very hard. But, with a very good tactic and a bit of luck, they can make it for the semifinals. 77.90 - the biggest odd for this stage of the competition. Despite eliminating Valencia in the previous round, a team that was better quoted to qualify, Shalke 04 has slim chances to eliminate Inter Milan.
Real Madrid   Jose Mourihno said that injured top Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo will be back just in time for the double leg against Tottenham. One more thing to worry for the English team's defence, Ronaldo alone could make the difference in one game.  5.51 - the second favorite after Barcelona to win the trophy. It will be a great peformance for Jose Mourihno to win a second trophy after tle last year's one with Inter Milan. If they eliminate Tottenham, they will probably face Barcelona in the semi-final.
Tottenham   Will Tottenham be able to repeat the performance from the last round when they eliminated AC Milan, one of the top favorites? Well, Real Madrid and Juse Mourihno want the trophy this year, and the first step is to eliminae Tottenham. Very hard mission for the English team, but they are surely capable of getting throughm despite having the second chance in this double leg. 30.40 - Tottenham will have a very tough mission to eliminate Real Madrid in this phase. They have eliminated one of the big guns in the last round AC Milan, and they have to repeat that performance in the double leg against Real Madrid.

Champions League past winners

Year Team Score Runner up Location
2009-10 Inter Milan 2-0 Bayern Munich Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
2008-09 Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United Stadio Olimpico, Rome 
2007-08 Manchester United 1-1
(Manchester United won 6-5 on penalties)
Chelsea Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
2006-07 AC Milan  2-1 Liverpool Olympic Stadium, Athens 
2005-06 Barcelona 2-1  Arsenal Stade de France, Saint-Denis
2004-05 Liverpool  3-3
(Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties)
AC Milan Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

We sincerely hope that this Champions League betting guide will help both beginners in online betting as well experienced betters decide on how to place money on bets and win money.

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