Outright Betting on Champions League 2021/22

We won’t beat around the bushes today! We have a ton of information we need to serve, most of which is directly related to betting on Champions League next season! Outright betting options are the most popular soccer futures out there, but I guess you already knew that.

So, what are we going to be doing today? Well, the best way to introduce you to outright betting on Champions League is to give you in-depth look at the favorites. We’ve picked out five teams that have the biggest chances of doing something not able in CL. Let’s go through them one by one!

PSG as the Main Favorites

Even though PSG’s transfer window action was by far the best one in Europe, soccer bookmakers still don’t see them as the outright favorites. In my books, though, they definitely are just that! If PSG don’t win the Champions League this year, then they might as well never do it!

Why am I like this? Well, they’ve signed another handful of world-class players for a simple goal – winning the Champions League title. They now have Ramos, Wijnaldum, Donnarumma, Hakimi, among a ton of other top-notch talents who are able to decide matches all on their own.

This is going to be PSG’s season, mark my words! If you’re interested in outright betting on Champions League next season, do yourself a favor and opt for PSG! At +600, you just can’t go wrong with them!

City Favorites According to Bookies

I just don’t understand online sports betting sites sometimes! For instance, why is Manchester City the main favorite to win this year’s Champions League? Or, better yet, why are they in front of PSG? The second question I truly don’t understand. Sure, City almost swept the floor with Chelsea last year… but they didn’t; what makes bookmakers thing they’ll manage to do it without Sergio Aguero?

The only presumption I can (kind of) see here is the fact that City might sign Harry Kane. Thus far, City hasn’t made a single signing yet. Well, apart from Scott Carson from Derby County, but we shouldn’t really count that.

If City is to make a statement in the Champions League, they need to bring forth a quality striker to boost their goalscoring abilities. Be it Harry Kane or someone else, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that Pep needs an attacking presence, and Sterling plus Jesus just won’t be enough in the long run.

Manchester United Could Surprise Everyone

Ole’s Manchester United is not to be taken for granted. Out of all Premier League clubs, United is the one that has done the best deals thus far. They retrieved in-form Jesse Lingard from West ham, signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. We’re talking about two massive deals; deals that ought to help United push far into this season’s Champions League playoffs.

Rashford and Sancho ought to form a world-class partnership that should penetrate oppositions’ defenders match in and match out. Finally, United’s backline looks superb too with Shaw, Maguire, Varane, and Wan-Bissaka forming the defensive pact.

Bruno Fernandes and Pogba will be in charge of keeping things clean down the middle. The Frenchman’s future still isn’t 100% clear, though… but now that Lingard is back in the equation, assuming they both get plenty of minutes, they should be happy… this season, at the very least.

Chelsea Not to Be Taken for Granted

Moving on with our betting on Champions League guide, we have to say a few words about the current Champions League title holders, Chelsea. Tuchel’s Chelsea was a force to be reckoned with last year in the Champions League.

They Did, However, Struggle Domestically

Their key players just couldn’t shape up their gameplay in a way that would fit both CL and ePL. And, since they’re still to make a notable transfer move this summer, I wouldn’t be surprised they suffer from the same exact disease this year too.

Don’t get me wrong, Chelsea has the qualities to win the Champions League… but it’s definitely going to be more difficult of a task this year. Unless they sign Erling Haaland, of course, Then it would be all Chelsea, right?!

Is Liverpool a Dark Horse?

Last but not least, Liverpool! They had a shocking season last year; in more ways than one. First, it was shocking due to an absurdly high number of injuries that plagued their defensive section. Then, their performances took a shocking turn and they faced a year without Champions League football. But, then came a shocking twist which saw them clinch just enough points to grab a spot in the CL. That’s right, Liverpool’s 20/21 season was quite shocking.

But, now that all of their major absentees are coming back, Liverpool could pose as a major threat in the Champions League. They might not have Wijnaldum to pace their gameplay from the center, but I’m sure Klopp will find a suitable replacement by the end of the transfer window.

Outright Betting on Champions League – Notable Absentees

You might have noticed certain absentees in the list above. The list only featured Premier League and Bundesliga teams; their La Liga and Serie A counterparts were missing. Why is that? Let’s find out!

Juventus

The Old Lady still has Cristiano Ronaldo. They still have a solid part of the Italian international squad that lifted the EURO 2020 trophy earlier this summer. Chiellini, Bonucci, Chiesa, just to name a few! Juventus’ squad depth is off the charts, and to think they barely squeezed through Serie A last year to clinch Champions League football this season.

If they kick things off the right way this year, we could be seeing them fight for the title. And, mind you, I’m not just talking about the Champions League but domestic league and cup as well!

Barcelona

Barcelona is missing from the list even though they just signed Sergio Aguero and are likely to keep Messi too.

Is it really possible that a team sporting both Messi and Aguero is not in the shortlist for winning the Champions League trophy?

Well, it is; it’s the sad truth we’re living in! Barcelona is no longer the powerhouse they used to be. In fact, not even Messi is cemented down. The GOAT still hasn’t officially signed the contract extension. Technically, he’s still a free agent, which means he could go anywhere this summer… and that’s a realistic scenario since staying at Barca would mean he has to take a massive wage cut.

Real Madrid

Last but not least, Real Madrid! Thus far, Real Madrid hasn’t really made any notable moves on the transfer market. One of the biggest clubs in the world is yet to make a proper stance this transfer window, and that comes as a huge surprise, especially knowing how much more depth their squad needs.

Luka Modrićis no longer young! The same goes for Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos. The latter two might still have a few seasons in their legs, but Real Madrid has to start looking at their options. It will be interesting to see what they’re capable of doing… They’ve signed David Alaba, but that’s practically it so far. Fingers crossed we see one or two more arrivals for Los Blancos, otherwise they might be in a sticky situation, both domestically and internationally.

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Pavo Jurkic

Pavo Jurkic has been in the esports betting industry since 2015, actively writing content related to this rapidly growing industry. A dedicated father by day and an avid gamer by night, Pavo Jurkic aims to bring you the freshest esports news and betting predictions.

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