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Hockey Champions League 2020 Betting Odds: Can Someone Break the Swedish Dominance?

  • Best European ice hockey teams in the Champions League
  • Swedish teams are dominating in the tournament
  • Reigning champion Frolunda are the favorite to win again
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In the European ice hockey tournament, 32 teams have been competing for the title this season. Swedish teams have been dominating the league, in the Hockey Champions League 2020 betting odds they are the biggest favorites this year as well. 

This is the sixth season of this European ice hockey competition called Hockey Champions League, where top teams from 13 countries are competing. The six founding leagues are represented by the most teams who are also the strongest. These countries are Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. The reigning champion is Swedish team Frolunda, who are also the biggest favorite in the Hockey Champions League 2020 betting odds. 

2020 Hockey Champions League betting odds predict Swedish dominance

Online sportsbooks in Sweden are aware of the supremacy of their teams, any of them can win the tournament. Beside Frolunda, we can find four more Swedish teams in the favorites, let’s have a look at them. 

Frolunda’s odds to defend their title is 7.00 with 1xBet. The club based in Gothenburg has won the Swedish title five times, they are the current Swedish champions. They won the Champions League the most times, in 2016, 2017 and 2019. The Indians will try to defend their title and they have a big chance for it.  

Hockey Champions League betting odds
Team Färjestad in ’19 – Image source: Rolandhino1 / CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Another favorite is Farjestad, one of the most successful Swedish teams with nine SHL titles. They are in the Swedish top division since 1975 and have never left it since. But in the Champions League, the team is not doing so well.  Their best result so far is reaching the last 32 in 2016 and 2017. Last season they didn’t take part in the league, now their odds for the final win are 8.00 at 1xbet Sportsbook

More Swedish favorites

Lulea, a former winner of the Champions League also have 8.00 odds at 1xBet to win again this season. They managed to win the Swedish championship once, in 1996 and also the Champions League in 2015. They reached the semi-final last season in Sweden, where they lost against Frolunda, now they might have the chance to take revenge if both teams reach the semi-final in the Champions League. 

The fourth Swedish team is Djurgardens, who will play against another the fifth one, Skelleftea in the play-offs of the Champions League. Stockholm based Djurgardens are the most successful team in Sweden with 16 national titles. Last season in the Champions League they couldn’t advance from the group stages, but now they are in the playoffs. Their odds for the final win is 9.00. Their opponent, Skelleftea have 13.00. 

Other teams with chances based on the Hockey Champions League betting odds

To show that the Champions League is not only about their teams,  online gambling sites in Sweden are also mentioning Swiss team EV Zug and Finnish team, Tappara in the favorites. Latter club has won the Finnish Championships 17 times, they finished third last season. In the Champions League, the Tampere club reached the last 16 in 2019, but they lost there against Czech Kometa Brno. This year they fill face EV Zug in the playoffs, whose odds to win the tournament are 10.00.

Finally, we need to mention a German club, EHC Red Bull Munchen who were in the final with Frolunda last season. They’ve won their group this year ahead of Farjestad and will meet a Belarusian team, Yunost Minsk in the last 16. They are the favorites in this game and they have 2.5 odds to reach the semi-final and 5.00 odds to reach the final again with 1xBet.

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