The Champions League group stages sometimes get overlooked but with so many quality teams across Europe involved in the competition, big names are bound to be paired and this will lead to some interesting betting markets. Also, the latter stages of the groups often feature teams who are desperate for qualification points, so some games are crucial.
You will also find some nice odds here on a big name slipping up and failing to qualify for the next round. With the Champions League, there’s value at every stage of the competition. For instance, a striker can start to score a lot of goals at this stage and end up top scorer even if his team does not progress very far. Savvy punters are always looking out for things like this. Or a player gets a red card and is banned from the first game of the knockout stages, thus influencing the result of that game.
Champions league group stage betting markets include; teams to qualify, group stage winner, group stage top scorer and more. The form of the teams during this stage may also encourage you to select an outright winner for the tournament so it pays to watch from the start.