Champions League Betting 2018
Champions League 2018 Free Bets
There will be a vast array of Champions League Free Bets on offer ahead of the final, although most of those specifically related to the game itself will only be made available in the days leading up to the match.
However, should you so wish, there are plenty of long-term offers that can be used now.
Champions League Free Bets that you could currently use include the various ‘Welcome Bonuses’ available from most of the major bookmakers, such as Coral and Ladbrokes, where any matched deposit bonuses can be used on almost any Champions League market you wish.
There are other alternatives, such as William Hill’s ‘Super Sub’ offer, which ensures that if you place a goalscorer bet and your selection is subbed, the bet will run onto the player who replaces them.
Champions League Betting Offers and Enhanced odds
You can be 100% certain that there will numerous Champions League Betting Offers and Enhanced Odds available in the days leading up to the final on May 26th 2018.
Many of the major bookmakers will be looking to attract new custom by offering hugely inflated odds on all the quarter final ties.
Enhanced Odds are one of the most popular Champions League Free Bets available and you could get some very attractive prices.
Champions League Latest Betting Odds
Real Madrid, who have won the Champions League 12 times and are on the hunt for a third successive win, are the favourites to go all the at 8/11.
Liverpool, 9/7 to win, want to lift the European trophy for the 1st time since 2005.
Champions League History
The UEFA Champions League is the pinnacle of European club football and is one of the most prestigious club competitions in the world.
The competition, in its current format, was introduced in 1992 when it replaced the European Champion Clubs’ Cup.
To illustrate its worldwide popularity, the final of the 2012–13 competition was the most watched UEFA Champions League final, as well as the most watched annual sporting event in 2013. It drew in a huge 360 million television viewers.
In its current format, the Champions League begins in mid-July with three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round. The ten teams who get through this qualifying process enter the group stage, joining 22 other teams who qualified in advance.
The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four and play each other in a double round-robin system, similar to their domestic league format. The eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match on Saturday 26th May at 19:45 at the Olimpiyskyi National Sports Complex in Kyiv. The winner of the Champions League qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Since its initial inception in 1955, Real Madrid are the most successful club in the competition’s history. They have won the tournament 12 times, including its first five seasons, and last year became the first team to successfully defend their title in its current format. Spanish clubs have recorded the highest number of victories with 17 wins and are closely followed by England and Italy who have 12 wins apiece. The competition has been won by 22 different clubs, of which 12 have won it more than once.
Last Year’s Champions League Final
In 2016/17, Real Madrid clinched their 12th title after a 4-1 win Italian giants Juventus at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo, the Champions League’s record goalscorer, and two more from Casemiro and Marco Asensio, cancelled out a wonder goal by Mario Mandzukic.
Champions League Records
Most Successful Clubs in Champions League History
Real Madrid – 12 Titles
- AC Milan – 7
- Bayern Munich – 5
- Liverpool / Barcelona – 5
- Ajax – 4
Barcelona, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Ajax, Liverpool and Real Madrid make up an elite group of European teams who, following a ruling introduced in the 1968/69 season, have been able to keep the cup on the basis of having won the competition either five times or three years in a row.
Ajax are the only club in the list who have not won the trophy five times but won the cup three years in a row between 1971 and 1973.
Top Goal Scorers in Champions League History prior to the 2017/18 quarter finals. (excluding qualifiers):
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 119 goals
- Lionel Messi – 101
- Raúl – 71
- Ruud van Nistelrooy – 56
- Karim Benzema – 51
- Thierry Henry – 50
- Alfredo Di Stéfano – 49
- Andriy Shevchenko – 48
- Eusébio – 46
- Filippo Inzaghi – 46
- Didier Drogba – 44
The personal rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has continued this season, but the Portuguese has scored twice the number of goals as Messi, with 14 to Messi’s six.
Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yeddar is second in the goalscoring chart with eight, alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.
Ronaldo is the clear favourites to top the scoring charts again but as you would expect, it’s hard to find value for anyone else in this market. However, if you back either player with 888Sport, they will pay out treble the odds on your first bet.
Three easy steps to get Champions League free bets
1. Choose a free bet; take a look at our extensive list of free bets, check the main conditions for wagering requirements and click ‘CLAIM IT NOW when you see an offer you like.
2. Register with the online bookmaker; complete the online registration form and enter the promotion code where appropriate, you’ll need to declare your payment details so have them handy. You must be able to trust your bookmaker with your financial details, Freebets.com only promotes reputable bookmakers and you can read our reviews in the Bookmakers section
3. Deposit some funds and place a bet; in most instances you can deposit as little as £5 or £10, but this will restrict the size of your free bet. We recommend starting out with the smaller free bet offers until you find your feet and go with those that match your first bet or deposit or even give you more than your first bet or deposit.
Champions League Betting Tips
The Champions League Final is now the most eagerly anticipated game in the football calendar, with viewers from around the world glued to TVs, desktops and mobile devices to watch the action unfold.
There is still some way to go until we reach Kyiv, with two semi finals to come. Liverpool, who beat Manchester City so spectacularly in the semi finals, face Roma, the conquerors of Barcelona.
Real Madrid survived the threat of a comeback from Juventus to set up a semi final clash with Bayern Munich, who professionally dispatched Sevilla.
Champions League Live Streaming
The Champions League quarter finals will be screened live on BT Sport and that is a paid-subscription service.