Champions League Betting Offers, Free Bets and Money Back Offers for the 2017-18 Champions League
The Champions League is the most prestigious club football competition in the world. Here we give details of the best betting offers – free bets, enhanced odds offers and money back promotions – for all the biggest Champions League matches in the 2017-18 season.
Champions League Round of 16 Fixtures/Results
After the gruelling group stage of the 2017-18 Champions League, the draw has not been made for the first of the knockout round, the Round of 16. The matches will be played in February and March 2018, and here’s the full line-up:
Round of 16 1st Legs
- Juventus 2-2 Tottenham – 13th February
- Basel 0-4 Manchester City – 13th February
- Porto 0-5 Liverpool – 14th February
- Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United – 21st February
- Real Madrid 3-1 PSG – 14th February
- Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Roma – 21st February
- Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona – 20th February
- Bayern Munich 5-0 Besiktas – 20th February
Round of 16 2nd Legs
- Tottenham v Juventus – 7th March
- Man City v Basel – 7th March
- Liverpool v Porto – 6th March
- Man United v Sevilla – 13th March
- PSG v Real Madrid – 6th March
- Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk – 13th March
- Barcelona v Chelsea – 14th March
- Besiktas v Bayern Munich – 14th March
The first leg matches of the Round of 16 have been a mixed bag. Bayern, Liverpool and Man City are well in control of their ties, while the matches between Chelsea and Barca, PSG and Real and Sevilla and Man United are very much in the balance as things stand.
Champions League Free Bets and Betting Offers
We’ll update these details as the next round of matches approaches as the bookies always push the boat out with their match-specific betting offers.
BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40 Free Bet – New Customers
New customers to BetVictor who join and bet £10 on any football match will be given a £40 bonus bag. The bet £10, get £40 free at BetVictor is amazing value.
BetVictor are one of the best bookies for football in terms of the value of the betting odds and the range of betting markets. They also have acca insurance for five-folds or above that could save the day if one team lets you down!
Ladbrokes – £50 Free Bet and Acca Insurance
Ladbrokes is another top bookie when it comes to football betting and they will give new customers a nice 100% matched free bet of up to £50 when you join.
With a range of other football offers – including football acca insurance and occasional price boosts – they really are a bookie worth joining if you like a flutter on the footy.
Who will win the Champion League in 2018?
Interestingly it is Pep Guardiola’s high-flying Man City who are sitting at the top of the betting in the Champions League outright winner market. City are priced as the 16/5 favourites with Betfair, with most firms going shorter than that.
A big reason for City’s favouritism comes from their favourable draw in the Round of 16, where they will face Swiss side Basel. With current European champions Real Madrid drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, one of the other real contenders is going to be out before the quarter final stage. This opens things up for Man City – and indeed the other sides in the tournament – and has thrown the betting wide open.
Bayern Munich are the second favourites to win the Champions League after also landing a plum draw, against Turkish side Besiktas. Bayern are priced at 9/2 with most firms in the outright winner market, but we think that is way too short given the Germans haven’t been firing on all cylinders this term.
PSG are the third favourites for the title at 5/1, but – as mentioned – they have the considerable hurdle of Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid to negotiate before they can be considered contenders. Of course, if you think PSG can conquer Real, not is the time to get on them in the outright betting as their odds will be shortened drastically if they make it to the quarters.
Barcelona could be a decent option in our opinion, at odds of 15/2 for the Champions League. They have been drawn against Chelsea, but Antonio Conte’s men are not quite at the standard of Europe’s elite at the moment. This was shown when they lost 3-0 to Roma in Italy in the group stage. That Chelsea are priced at 33/1 and Roma at 50/1 to lift the Champions League raises question marks about how highly the bookies rate Chelsea, and hence they might have overpriced Barca as a result.
Our main betting tip for the Champions League, however, has to be to back current holder Real Madrid. They are available as an astounding price of 8/1 with Ladbrokes and they are only the fifth favourites in the outright betting. Okay, they haven’t hit top gear in Europe this season just yet, but with the players they have, and a nice break before the Round of 16, we think the value really lies with backing Real to land yet another Champions League.
If you agree with us get that top price at Ladbrokes, who will offer new customers a free bet of up to £50 when they join the bookie (T&C Apply, 18+).
If you disagree, well, no worries, take your pick. Juventus might not be a bad dark horse for an each way bet at 20/1, while Roma at 50/1 does hold some appeal. Overall though, we fancy Real will sneak past PSG and march to the pinnacle of Europe once again!
Also check out our Premier League betting offers page and our Top 10 Free Bets page for other enhanced odds and welcome offers from the best bookies around. Also, it’s not long till Russia 2018, so take a look at our World Cup Betting Offers page!