Champions League: Betting Update
The Champions League is getting hotter as we draw ever closer to the final on 24 May 2014 at Estádio da Luz, Lisbon. That might still seem like a long way off, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how to use Champions League free bets that bookies love to offer.
There are plenty of betting offers out there and loads of ways to come away a winner, even with a boring result! Place a Correct Score, Halftime/Fulltime or First Goalscorer/Last Goalscorer bet on any Champions League fixture that Ladbrokes offer odds on and if the game ends up being a 0-0 draw, no matter how big your stake!
From the final 16 until this seasons Champions League semi-final fixtures, clubs will play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. It’s bound to generate some great free bet opportunities as group winners play runners-up/lesser teams from other groups.
Champions League Results
So how are things progressing and how should you be thinking of using the free bet offers that bookies offer members? Recent action saw some great teams hoping to book their qualification for the next stage of this seasons Champions League.
In Group A, Manchester United sealed their place in the knockout stages with a runaway 5-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen; Betfred offer best odds on Manchester United winning the Champions League overall at 20/1.
Group B saw Real Madrid record an equally convincing win over Galatasaray, playing with 10 men for 65 minutes after Ramos was sent off. Real Madrid are up there with the favourites to win the Champions League and Ladbrokes offers best odds on them winning the competition at 11/2.
Midfielder Arturo Vidal scored a hat-trick as Juventus put themselves in position to finish second in Group B with a 3-1 win over Copenhagen.
A stoppage-time winner by Cavani allowed Paris St Germain – also down to 10 men – to beat Olympiakos and secure the top spot in Champions League Group C. Benfica joined the second-placed Greek side on seven points with a dramatic 3-2 win at Anderlecht.
In Group D Bayern Munich had a brilliant 3-1 win at CSKA Moscow giving Manchester City a problem if they want to top the group - they’ll have to defeat Bayern by three goals!
Bet365 offers odds of 5/2 on Bayern Munich lifting the trophy.
Champions League Fixtures
Match Day six of this seasons Champions League takes place on the 10th and 11th of December providing plenty of free bet opportunities with Manchester United meeting Shakhtar Donetsk, Copenhagen take on Real Madrid, and Chelsea come up against Steaua Bucharest.