UEFA Champions League Outright Odds for 2023/24
The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club football tournament in Europe. Teams from over 50 countries compete each year for the title of the continent's strongest club. Add to this the huge prize money, that can reach up to 2 billion euros in total (according to the UEFA), and you’ll get immense global viewership interest in the tournament. Therefore, it's not surprising that bookmakers strive to offer the widest possible range of markets to bet on the games in this tournament.
Here, you can place bets not only on the outcomes of individual matches. UEFA Champions League winner odds for 2023/24 refer to betting on a team that is expected to win the tournament in the new season. Taking into account the competition's format and high level of competitiveness, the odds for such bets are always high. Below, you can check out the list of the main UEFA Champions League favorites according to bookmakers:
|Champions League Winners
|William Hill Odds
The bookmakers give Manchester City, the current trophy holder, the greatest chances of victory. Over the offseason, the club spent more than 240 million euros on transfers, losing only İlkay Gündoğan among their key footballers. In the group stage, Manchester City won’t have to play against strong rivals (RB Leipzig, Crvena Zvezda, Young Boys), which will help save energy for the later stages.
Bayern Munich is another favourite for the UEFA Champions League winner odds. The club has also worked actively this summer and has seriously strengthened the squad, including the acquisition of striker Harry Kane. Bayern Munich's group isn't the easiest (Manchester United, Copenhagen, Galatasaray), but it's certainly passable.
When listing the tournament favourites, it's impossible not to mention Real Madrid, the most successful club in the history of the UEFA Champions League. Among their significant acquisitions, we can only highlight Jude Bellingham, but even without him, Real Madrid's squad is filled with stars and is ready to impress.
Most Wins in the UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid is the most decorated club in the history of the tournament. The team has won the main European club trophy 14 times, which is twice as many, compared to AC Milan, their closest competitor. On three more occasions, the FC finished one a step from victory.
For Manchester City, last year's tournament victory was their first in history. Prior to that, reaching the final in the 2020/21 season, where they lost 0-1 to Chelsea, was their best achievement in the UEFA Champions League. You can find information about other tournament winners in the following table:
|Number of the UEFA Champions League title wins
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UEFA Champions League Relegation Odds for 2023/24
32 teams participate in the main stage of the UEFA Champions League 2023/24. Based on the draw results, they are divided into eight groups. The top two teams from each group advance to the next stage. Teams that finish third go to the UEFA Europa League playoff round. The team that finishes last ends their European season. UEFA Champions League Relegation Odds refer to betting on a team that will finish 4th in their group. According to bookmakers, here are the expected underdogs of the group stage:
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The Scottish Celtic has the least chance of advancing to the European cup competitions after the group stage of this season's Champions League. Despite dominating the domestic league, they have failed to achieve significant successes on the European stage. Last year in a group with Real Madrid, Shakhtar and RB Leipzig, the team earned only 2 points, scored 4 goals and conceded 15. In the 2023/24 season, Celtic's rivals are less high-profile, but still a class above: Atletico Madrid, Lazio and Feyenoord.
The UEFA Champions League outright odds also indicate Copenhagen weakness. Such odds are largely influenced by to the draw: Bayern Munich and Manchester United are at a higher level of play, compared to the Danish team. And in their head-to-head confrontation with Galatasaray, the Turkish FC currently appears to be the favourite, as this summer, they had a large transfer campaign and can surprise.
Shakhtar is another underdog in this group. Over the last two transfer windows, the FC has lost more than half of their starting lineup. It won’t be easy to compete against Porto or Barcelona in such a state. There is a chance to fight against Antwerp, but the Belgian team has had a great start to the season and currently looks more interesting.
UEFA Champions League Top Scorer Odds for 2023/24
In UEFA Champions League betting, you can stake not only on team results but also on individual player performances. Top Scorer Odds refer to betting on a player who will score the most goals against rivals throughout the tournament. In case of such a wager, it's important to take into account not only the player's ability to score goals but also the strength of the team they play for. The stronger the club, the further they will advance in the tournament, and thus the player has better chances to stand out.
Erling Haaland is the main contender for the title of top tournament scorer according to UEFA Champions League odds 2023/24. The footballer, who played for Manchester City last season, won this award, so it's logical to expect him to repeat his success. His main rival in the battle for the tournament's golden boot is seen as Harry Kane, who transferred to Bayern Munich this summer – another favourite for the UEFA Champions League 2023/24. Kylian Mbappé, a player for PSG is also highly rated: he has become the key attacking option for the team after the departures of Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Past UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers
Erling Haaland was the the previous winner of the top goal scorer race. Playing for Manchester City in the 2022/23 season, the forward scored 11 goals in 12 tournament matches. Mohamed Salah, his closest competitor in that season, managed to score only 8 times.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award most often in the tournament's history, which is seven times. Notably, six of those awards were won during his time at Real Madrid, within the period from the 2012/13 season to the 2017/18 season. Lionel Messi with six awards is in second place. Both players are not participating in this season's UEFA Champions League. You can learn about other winners over the last 10 years in the table below.
About UEFA Champions League Betting
The UEFA Champions League is an international football tournament held annually. Teams from UEFA countries that have achieved high rankings in their domestic championships can take part in it. The number of clubs from each country is determined according to the UEFA ranking compiled based on the performance of all teams representing that country over the past five seasons.
In the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League, 80 teams from 53 countries will participate. The tournament is divided into three stages:
- QualifyingStage: It involves 54 teams. After five rounds of two-legged matches, the final six participants for the main tournament are determined.
- Group Stage: 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four participants each. Within such a group, each team plays six matches. Depending on the points earned in these encounters, the top two clubs from each group advance to the playoffs, while the third-placed team enters the Europa League playoff matches;
- Playoffs: After the draw, each team learns their rival for two-legged matches. The winner is determined based on the total score of these matches, and the winning team goes to the next round of the stage. In the final, one match is played between the two remaining FC’s to determine the tournament winner.
UEFA Champions League Markets on UKClubSport
The UEFA Champions League is Europe's premier international football tournament, so all legal bookmakers try to offer the widest range of markets to bet on its matches. In addition to standard 1/X/2 markets, you will also find Asian handicaps, O/U goals scored, cards or corners, player props, and much more.
Among the interesting options, outright bets stand out, such as odds to win the UEFA Champions League for a specific country. For example, bookmakers offer odds of 2.10 for a team from England to win this season and odds of 1.69 on the opposite outcome. Another interesting option is betting on winning the group. In the UEFA Champions League, it occasionally happens that the favourite in a group can stumble in matches against an underdog because of a lack of motivation and the workload in their national championship.
In the playoffs, punters can also bet on a team to reach the next round based on the results of two matches. At the same time, they can still bet on a team's overall victory in the tournament, however, the odds can change significantly from round to round. The reason for this is the draw and the team's position in the tournament grid.
Factors to consider when betting on the UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is, first and foremost, an international tournament. Teams from different countries with varying styles and approaches to the game compete here. At the same time, clubs can differ greatly in terms of their level, especially at the group stage. That’s why an accurate assessment of the teams' strengths is the most crucial aspect when placing a bet.
One example is analysing teams' schedules. Let's imagine a situation: Real Madrid will play against Braga. In such a confrontation, the Spanish club appears to be the favourite. However, three days before the match, they have a game against Barcelona in their domestic league, and this meeting is much more important for them. Consequently, Real Madrid may not approach the match against the Portuguese club in their optimal form, which increases Braga's chances of a favourable outcome.
Another factor worth paying attention to is individual player performances. The UEFA Champions League is an excellent opportunity for every footballer to show themselves in front of the best clubs in Europe. Mykhailo Mudryk is the brightest example from last season. In matches against Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Celtic, the Ukrainian footballer was able to score three goals and provide two assists. Largely because of this, last winter Chelsea didn’t hesitate to pay 70 million euros for him (according to Transfermarkt). Pay more attention to individual player performances and bets on their effective actions, especially in teams from non-top-tier leagues.
Are Champions League betting odds on UKClubSport profitable and safe?
UKClubSport encourages all punters to approach sports betting responsibly. Place bets based on your own judgments only. Any predictions, including those from our website, are just recommendations and not a call to action. Treat sports betting as a way to enhance your interest in an event rather than a way to make money.
On UKClub Sport, you will find various information to help you select the UEFA Champions League best bets. For all upcoming games, you can access the history of past encounters between teams, previous match results, key goals, shots, and other statistics. The table with odds provided by legal bookmakers on match outcomes will help you choose the best platform for betting. And via Strength Rates, which automatically calculates the physical shape of teams in their recent games, you can understand the approximate balance of power on both sides.
You can find all the info in the list of upcoming matches on this page.
FAQ UEFA Champions League
Who is the favourite to win the UEFA Champions League in 2023/24?
According to UEFA Champions League odds, Manchester City is considered the top contender to win the tournament. The English club had a large transfer campaign this summer and kept their main stars. According to the group stage draw, they will face RB Leipzig, Crvena Zvezda, Young Boys, which experts believe should not be a problem for them.
Who won the UEFA Champions League last season?
Last season, Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League, which was their first time in the tournament's history. In the final, the English club outperformed Inter with a minimal score.
What other tournaments does the UEFA organise?
In addition to the Champions League, the UEFA also organises two other competitions within this tournament system: the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Conference League. All three tournaments are interconnected. For instance, teams that finish third at the group stages of these competitions reach the round of 16 of the lower-tier league (i.e. from the UEFA Champions League to the UEFA Europa League and from the UEFA Europa League to the UEFA Conference League).