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In what year was the Champions League first introduced into European football competition?

The UEFA Champions League was first played out in the 1992/93 season and coincided with the inaugural season of the English Premier League. It was already established as the premier club knockout competition. In terms of popularity and cultural importance, it is ranked almost as highly as the FIFA World Cup.

How long is the Champions League season?

The season long tournament, which begins with the qualifying stages in July, ends with the final taking place the following May, normally at the end of the European Leagues’ club football seasons. Champions League betting is a multi million pound business with bets being placed with online bookies. In the run up to the final, from the final whistle of the semi final games, more Champions League betting money will placed than in the entire preceding matches leading up to the final.

How much money does the UEFA Champions League make?

The Champions League in the 2018/19 season earned some €2,089.4 million (2.09 BILLION) but this pales compared to how much money will be bet on games during a season. It is estimated that some £10 BILLION is bet globally on games from the beginning of the group stage. This figure is only an estimate, but given that our Champions League stats, Champions League news and Champions League predictions and tips pages are always busy and our tipsters are constantly updating the news, it could be a reasonably accurate figure.

Who wins the Champions League?

It is safe to say that the winner of the tournament at the final in May will be one of the Elite teams.  There are few surprises although Porto was an unfancied side by bookies and punters alike back in 2004, yet they went on to win and in so doing propelled a certain Jose Mourinho in to the European football spotlight.

The potential for an upset to the bookies in recent years was when unfancied Nantes, Dynamo Kyiv and Leeds United almost reached the final, only to lose out in the semi finals to – yes, you’ve guessed it – one of the elite teams.

However, our tipsters and pundits, along with many others were left a little red faced when the competition was won by Chelsea in 2012 and Liverpool in 2005. Chelsea were a club in disarray and were not expected to get anything from FC Barcelona, but Chelsea absolutely destroyed them.

Liverpool  were trailing three goals to nil at half time against AC Milan, but in a magnificent second half drew level and, at the end of extra time, won though 3-2 on penalties. The volume of bets placed during live play was unprecedented. For punters it was a night to remember, for bookies not so much.

If you have a hunch on a team in the Champions League or Europa league and want to have a better chance of winning your bet, our pundit palace is where the experts offer predictions for scores, scorers and other in play bet predictions.

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FAQs

Who won the champions league 2019?

Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0.

Who won the champions league 2018?

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3–1.

Where can I bet on Champions League games?

Bet365, Paddy Power, Bet Fred and Leo Vegas are few examples of online bookies where Champions League betting can be made.

Where can i buy champions league news?

Champions League news can be found here.

Who make champions league odds?

Bookmakers make their own odds but because there is so much competition, punters can pick and choose which online bookie they use.

Who will be the Champions League winner?

The team which scores more goals against their opponents in every match they play.

Can Barca win Champions League 2019?

Yes, but they will have to battle hard against Liverpool who are favourites to retain their crown.

Did Liverpool ever win the Premier League?

As of the end of the 2018/19 season, no, Liverpool has not won the Premier League.

Will Liverpool retain their Champions League crown for a second consecutive season?

Definitely, maybe, no! See more about our Champions League predictions.

What year did Liverpool last win the league?

In the 1989/90 season.

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