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2020-21 Champions League Odds Preview

2020-21 Champions League Odds Preview

The return of the Champions League comes at the perfect time for sports betting fans. With last year’s Champions League betting favorites Bayern Munich triumphing, any bettors who invested in the German champions were left handsomely rewarded. When we look at this year’s Champions League sports betting tips, however, which teams should we invest in?

Let’s take a look at the best Champions League odds and where the best bets are for this season’s Champions League.

With the group draw pitching together some big teams such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, the Champions League odds have been reflected in the prices for all the major sides. Let’s take a look at the current Champions League odds courtesy of Bovada:

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Odds to Win the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League

TeamAmerican OddsFractional Odds
Bayern Munich+4004/1
Manchester City+4509/2
Paris Saint-Germain+110011/1
Real Madrid+120012/1
Atletico Madrid+200020/1
Borussia Dortmund+250025/1
Inter Milan+280028/1
Manchester United+280028/1
RB Leipzig+660066/1
Borussia Monchengladbach+10000100/1
Club Brugge+25000250/1
FC Salzburg+25000250/1
Shakhtar Donetsk+25000250/1
Zenit St. Petersburg+25000250/1
Dynamo Kyiv+50000500/1
FC Midtjylland+50000500/1
Istanbul Basaksehir+50000500/1
Lokomotiv Moscow+50000500/1

Odds as of October 21 at Bovada

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The Favorites

Manchester City (+450) looks to have the best draw in terms of groups, with Porto (+10000) the lowest-ranked top seed. With Olympiakos (+50000) and Marseille (+25000) also well behind the Citizens in the FIFA rankings and Champions League winners sports betting odds, Pep Guardiola’s men could well have an easy path to the second half of the group stage matches.

They’d be our early bets purely because of that fact. Their price is likely to get shorter in the coming weeks rather than longer.

Reigning Champions League holder Bayern Munich (+400) is the short favorite (20.00% chance of winning) and could find a group containing Atletico Madrid (+2000) tough to top, although progress is virtually guaranteed with FC Salzburg (+25000) and Lokomotiv Moscow (+50000) both expected to be the whipping boys of Group A.

While Liverpool (+550) appealed to bettors at the start of the preseason sports betting on the Champions League, a season-ending injury to Virgil van Djik could affect their Champions League chances very heavily.

In their group, Ajax (+10000) and Atalanta (+3300) will both be very tough opponents, particularly when at home, and while FC Midtjylland (+50000) will likely be turned over six times, that makes it a three-team group and could be dangerous for the reigning English Premier League champions.

Surprise Packages

Sevilla (+5000) could be a team to watch in Group E as they play Chelsea (+1800), Krasnodar (+50000) and Rennes (+50000), who seem overpriced to us, purely on the basis that they could get out of the group.

Who wins the group games between Sevilla and Chelsea could well be crucial, but if the Spanish Europa League winners from 2019 win the group, they could go far in the competition, proving themselves to be highly dangerous in knockout European competition over the last six seasons.

In Group B, Real Madrid (+1200) should have enough to top the group, with the games against Inter Milan crucial to the La Liga champions’ progress. If Zinedine Zidane can get them through to the knockout phase, they could pose more of a threat this year than they did when they were eliminated by Manchester City in the 2019-20 knockout round.

The Outsiders

We still really like the chances of Rennes (+50000) if they can escape the group they share with Chelsea and Sevilla, but there are other teams who could surprise those who compile the Champions League sports betting odds.

RB Leipzig (+6600) looks like a really quality side and if they can get out of the group that they share with Paris Saint-Germain (+1100) and Manchester United (+2800), the German side could press for another deep run after making the semifinals last year.

One team that won’t be able to make the last four that did so in the 2019-20 season is Lyon, the French side that was not in the Champions League places when Ligue 1 was prematurely ended.

Champions League Top Scorers

There is a galaxy of stars in the Champions League sports betting odds this year and it’s not only teams you can bet on at Bovada, but the individual goalscorers too. Becoming the Champions League top scorer, or Golden Boot winner, is a huge honor and in the last three years the award has been won by Robert Lewandowski (15 for Bayern Munich last season), Lionel Messi (12 for Barcelona in 2019) and Cristiano Ronaldo (15 for Real Madrid in 2018).

This season’s Champions League top goalscorer odds have some surprising odds and are incredibly tight. Take a look at the full list of top goalscorer odds in the Champions League via Bovada:

Champions League Top Scorer Odds

Robert Lewandowski+400
Cristiano Ronaldo+600
Kylian Mbappe+600
Lionel Messi+700
Erling Haaland+800
Mohamed Salah+900
Neymar Jr.+1200
Serge Gnabry+1600
Sadio Mane+1600
Timo Werner+2000
Raheem Sterling+2000
Sergio Aguero+2500
Jadon Sancho+2500
Karim Benzema+3300
Gabriel Jesus+3300
Antoine Griezmann+3300
Romelu Lukaku+3300
Paulo Dybala+4000
Ansu Fati+4000
Ciro Immobile+4000
Roberto Firmino+5000
Luis Suarez+5000
Joao Felix+5000
Marcus Rashford+5000
Mauro Icardi+5000
Thomas Muller+5000
Eden Hazard+5000
Lautaro Martinez+5000
Bruno Fernandes+6600
Alvaro Morata+6600
Anthony Martial+6600
Lucas Ocampos+8000

Odds as of October 21 at Bovada

Outsiders to keep some interest in should include Bruno Fernandes (+6600) as he takes all of Manchester United’s penalties and scored nine last season alone. Mohamed Salah (+900) should be investable for the same reason, but at that price is way more of a risk so we’d go with Fernandes.

Of that selection, it’s impossible not to think about backing Lionel Messi at +700, with the mercurial midfield magician having already won it six times in the past. Cristiano Ronaldo (+600) looks to be one to avoid given his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, while Robert Lewandowski’s odds of +400 seem incredibly short despite his obvious threat.

Elsewhere, Lazio (+8000 for the Champions League via Bovada) could well shock teams, and their striker Ciro Immobile (+4000) seems vastly overpriced considering the percentage of their goals he scores.

We’ll return with the updated Champions League sports betting odds via Bovada after the first three weeks in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League. Before then, anything could happen as some of the best players in the world go head-to-head in the club competition everyone is desperate to win.