Can Leicester City of Premier League 2016 become the Leicester City of Champions League 2017? Bet on Champions League underdogs to win the title!
It’s always fun to bet on underdogs to win Champinons League or any other major tournaments. You can find ridiculously high odds, although your bet might be regarded as ridiculous according to many online bettors. Check out the best offers of online sportsbooks in EU and bet on the best Champions League underdogs to win the title!
How will Leicester City perform in the highest level?
After making the worst bookie mistakes of all time in terms of giving way too high odds for Leicester City to win the Premier League last season, we must assume that online sportsbooks learnt their lessons for the upcoming season. The tiny English team will still be an outsider for winning the tournament, however, the odds for their success will not be 5001.00 (5000/1) once again.
In fact, the odds for Leicester City to win Champions League are far better than that: Bet365, BetVictor, Coral Sportsbook and Betfair have all set their odds at 101.00 (100/1). That means that Leicester City winning Champions League is still not much of a possible outcome but it can happen. If they will be able to keep their best players, such as Mahrez, Vardy and Kante, they could be thereabouts once again. Although they will need an even stronger squad if they will want to participate well in all tournaments.
Could Atlético de Madrid finally win the trophy?
The odds for Atletico Madrid to win Champions League are far better at online sportsbooks than those for the English club. However, Diego Simeone’s men are still regarded as Champions League underdogs despite the fact that they have reached the final 2 times since 2014. Although, they lost both finals against city-rival Real Madrid. If Simeone could strengthen his squad with the necessary players and keep them motivated, he might be a good enough coach to win Atletico’s first Champions League title. The odds for their success is rated 17.00 (16/1) at Bet365.
Bet on anyone but Real Madrid
Real Madrid are always favourites to win Champions League, however, under certain circumstances, it is just not possible for them to win. Like this season. They will start the Champions League as title holders which is a great disadvantage as we know: nobody ever managed to defend their Champions League title ever since is has been re-formed in 1992.
Real Madrid odds to win Champions League 2017 are not that bad as historical reasons would presume: BetVictor, Paddy Power and Bet365 have set the odds for Real Madrid winning Champions League at 5.50 (9/2) with which they are number 3 candidates following Barcelona and Bayern Münich.
Bet on Champions League underdogs in the Qualification Stage
If you don’t want to predict now what is going to happen in 9-10 months from now, then maybe betting on Champions League winner is not the betting market that you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something closer to the present time, bet on the Champions League qualification stage which is going on at this very moment.
Lower European teams, who have not managed to qualify for the group stage, are fighting hard for the remaining sports in the 32 best European football clubs. One major surprise has already happened as Gibraltar champion Lincoln Red Imps have secured an unexpected 1-0 victory over Celtic in the first leg at home. However, an incredibly tough challenge is still waiting for them in the second round in Scotland…
Another surprise could be caused by Welsh champion The New Saints (TNS). They played against Cyprian champion APOEL, who have been a secure member of Europa League and Champions League group stages in the past few years, although they didn’t cause many interesting upsets at online betting news in EU. The first leg ended with a goalless draw in Wales and despite the fact that APOEL will be clear favourites, it might worth betting on TNS to qualify for the next round as scoring one goal on away field would give them great chances for success.