Bet Live: UEFA Champions League 3rd Round

Published July 30, 2013 by OCR Editor

Bet Live: UEFA Champions League 3rd Round

First leg of third qualifying round kicks off with 15 matches today.

The UEFA Champions League enters the third qualifying round today, with 30 teams set to play the first of two-leg head-to-head fixtures. Twenty champions will be narrowed down to 10 and then five to qualify for the group stage, while 10 non-champion qualifiers will also be narrowed down to 10. Twenty-two teams qualified automatically for the 32-team group stage.

Although these teams are considered weaker than the automatic qualifiers, there are some big names in action today: Swiss powerhouse Basel host Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv, Glasgow Celtic host Swedish champ Elfsborg, Dutch club PSV Eindhoven are at home to Belgium's Zulte Waregem, and France's Lyon host Swiss runner-up Grasshopper Zurich.

Some of the games take place tonight and some tomorrow, with the return legs to be held on Tuesday August 6 and Wednesday August 7. The losing teams from these qualifiers obtain automatic entry to UEFA's second-tier cross-continent competition - the UEFA Europa League.

William Hill Sports is providing the full range of betting options on all of tonight's and tomorrow's games, including match result, which team will qualify (from the combination of two legs), correct score, double result, and 5 minute markets and other specials.

Hill's online sportsbook invites you to take control of your football bets with the "Cash in my Bet" promo. Place a single or multiple bet on any football match or combination of football matches and get a cash-in value which changes dependent on the result of your matches. This is available on pre-match and live betting.

Speaking of live betting, it's back for another Champions League season. Place an in-play bet on any of the 15 UEFA Champs League matches taking place today and tomorrow. All you need is a William Hill account, and you'll find up-to-the-second odds on match result and other options under the In-Play Betting tab.

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