Special: Odds for the 2014/5 UEFA Champions League SeasonPublished September 16, 2014 by Amir G
The new Champions League season is kicking off 7:45pm UK time tonight and Online Casino Reports takes a look at some interesting betting markets and odds.
The UEFA Champions League returns full force tonight to an exciting new season, the 60th in its history. Much of this season's interest is pinpointed in the three football superpowers: Spain, Germany and England, with four teams from each of these countries' top football leagues. Major online sportsbooks 888 Sport and bet365 will cover the first round of the group stage kicking off tonight at 7:45pm UK time and we've looked at some top odds for tonight.
Borussia Dortmund's intriguing meeting with Arsenal in Group D is as open as it could be, looking at the odds at bet365 which give Dortmund 19/20 and Arsenal 16/5 in full time result bets. Liverpool will look to secure a beginning foothold in its Group B match against Ludogorets Razgrad. In full time result, Liverpool gets 1/5 while Ludogorets Razgrad is the underdog with 16/1.
Group B will also see Real Madrid facing Basel, with the Spaniards at a clear advantage here with 1/7 to win opposed to Basel's 20/1. Reigning champion Atletico Madrid will face Olympiakos away from home in Group A, with the Spaniards receiving 1/1 to win while the Greeks received 7/2.
For tonight's fixtures, 888 Sports has got interesting player specials markets, over 162 in number. Goal scorer markets are also hot: For Dortmund vs. Arsenal, fresh Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile received 8/5 to score a goal tonight along with fellow striker Ramos Adrian. On the other side of the pitch, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott are 14/5 to score tonight. Bigger odds and winnings can be had on the "first goal" and "last goal" markets offered along these lines.
There are also big betting markets for the whole season. bet365's To Win Outright market places Real Madrid as a top favorite with 7/2 to take the championship. Bayern Munich follows with 4/1, Barcelona receives 11/2, Chelsea sits on 6/1 and Manchester City on 14/1. Reigning champion Atletico Madrid received 20/1 only. 888 Sport offers an interesting Group Betting market for the group stage, with group winners, to finish 1-2, group stage points and number of group stage points won at home and away from home.
There are thousands of exciting markets on these two top sportsbooks which you can check out for yourself. Don't miss out on the referee's whistle tonight and spice up your Champions League season opening with a wager.