Champions League Predictions: Odds & Betting Tips Jun 2023

Our free UEFA Champions League betting tips are updated for every round of games. Take a look at the latest predictions from our Football Whispers tipsters.

Football Whispers Champions League Predictions Today

These are our top free tips for the 2022/23 Champions League. Keep an eye on the odds, which are always subject to change.

Outright Prediction: Man City

Inter Milan might have caught the eye with the way they blitzed city rivals AC Milan away in the semi-final but they'll need more than just the stars aligning if they're to beat Man City in Istanbul. Man City put in one of the best and most dominating displays of the tournament on Wednesday night as they blew Real Madrid (of all teams) away at the Etihad. The fact of the matter is that complacency is the only thing that will give Inter a chance in this game. We just do not see it.

Man City vs Inter Milan: Man City/Man City

We kick off our predictions for the Champions League final by backing Man City not only to win the tournament but to lead at half time too. Inter might be in good form but the fact of the matter is that when both teams are on their A game, Man City are exponentially better. The way they dominated Real Madrid in the semi-final second leg – particularly in the first 45 – should be giving Inter fans nightmares.

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT, 10/06/2023

TV: BT Sport

Man City vs Inter Milan: Man City to win -1

We don't want to be disrespectful to Inter because they've done superbly to reach the final and they're in a phenomenal run of form right now but this game is all about what Man City turn up. Few teams – if any – can handle Pep Guardiola's men when they're are on song. We think they will be exactly that come this match and, as such, they'll run out winners by more than the solitary goal. There is obviously time before the final takes place now but, as of the time of writing, City's last five goals give them a combined scoreline of 13-2!

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT, 10/06/2023

TV: BT Sport

Man City vs Inter Milan: Over 2.5 goals

Last but not least we leave the match result type bets alone and turn our focus onto total goals. We are backing over 2.5 goals. As of writing, four of Man City's last five games have gone north of that 2.5 threshold. Inter's last five has only seen two game go north of the 2.5 cut off but, notably, their game average is very strong at 3.4 goals per game. With both sides showing strong form for over 2.5 goals, it's hard to think why the final will be any different.

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT, 10/06/2023

TV: BT Sport

*All odds provided were correct at the time of publication but will be subject to change.

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Champions League Tips – Outright Predictions

The final section of this article is reserved for exploring what teams could well win the Champions League this season. As you are aware, there are many contenders who could make it through to the final and lift the trophy, but we do have a few teams to direct you towards before you make any outright wagers. Whatever the outcome, you'll want to make sure you take a gander at the bet365 bonus code and the William Hill sign up promo code.

Manchester City @ 7/4 (2.75)

After two years without an all-out striker, Manchester City added Erling Haaland to their ranks. The Citizen's adjustment period was short-lived as the towering Norwegian hit the ground running. Add Pep Guardiola's tactical genius and this City team is one to be feared.

They were favourites for the title last time around but were stopped by eventual champions Real Madrid. The addition of Haaland makes their chances even greater, as we have seen through the group stages during which Haaland dominated.

Bayern Munich @ 13/2 (7.50)

Robert Lewandowski left Allianz Arena for his Indian summer in Catalonia. The Bavarians acted swiftly to bring in Sadio Mane, an attacking addition that lifts their burden from the departed number 9 and focuses on their attacking trident.

They have added two Champions League titles to their ranks in the last decade and remain a difficult obstacle for anyone, as Barcelona witnessed in the group stages.

Madrid @ 11/1 (12.00)

Against all odds, Real Madrid added their 14th Champions League title last season. They overcame the prior campaign's finalists, Chelsea and Manchester City to lift the big ears, highlighting the difficulty of their toad to glory. Karim Benzema was their messiah this time around, consolidating his legend at the Santiago Bernabeu, getting out of Cristiano Ronaldo's shadow as he led Los Blancos' charge.

With Benzema at the front and a squad of youthful exuberance and experience, it is difficult to rule out their title credentials, especially after they were pretty convincing in the group stages yet again.

*Odds provided by bet365 and will be subject to change.

Popular Betting Markets on the Champions League

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Top Goalscorer Odds

‘Who will be the top goalscorer?’ is a widely popular question when it comes to Champions League predictions. The oddsmakers have come up with a couple of different name lists, and the most common names on multiple bookie’s top goalscorer market sheet are:

  • Erling Haaland @ 15/8 (2.88)
  • Leroy Sane @ 32/1 (33.00)
  • Jose Vinicius Jr. @ 32/1 (33.00)
  • Sadio Mane @ 39/1 (40)
  • Olivier Giroud @ 39/1 (40)

You may be able to find longer lists, but these are the best odds provided by bet365. The bookies favour Erling Haaland to take the top goalscorer title, though Karim Bernzema top-scored in last season's competition.

Penalty Shootout

This is a very cool market for wagering on, especially in the knockout stage. You can bet on whether or not there will be a penalty shootout. This will excite you plenty if other markets seem dull to you.

Name the Finalists

Bookies released this market and the options for those punters who think they can name both of the finalists who will play in Lisbon on the 23rd. If you dare to make an assumption, you can get some competitive odds on certain bookies.

To Reach the Final

If you are sure that a specific team would reach the final but aren't sure whether they would win, this market is perfect. If the odds satisfy you, then go ahead and place the wager.

To finish in the Top 4

The semi-finals are less than a month away, and punters are going crazy guessing who will finish in the top four teams in this year's Champions League. If you can't find this wager on your favourite bookmaker platform, you can request it if they have the feature available.

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Champions League – Unique Special Markets

Like any football tournament, bookies love releasing Special markets to their customers. Thanks to them, punters relax and do something different than the regular outright or BTTS markets. As expected, some bookmakers offer unique Special markets for the Champions League this year. Some of them are described below.

Accumulators (ACCAs)

Accumulators are prevalent types of wagers with high payout potential. The trick is that you have to guess right all selections on your bet slip to get the reward from the combined odds. You can place them on multiple matches of the Champions League, and the best part is that you don't have to stake a large sum to win big.

Freekick Score

This market is unusual, and you probably won't find it anywhere, but if you know that a specific player is very capable of performing freekicks, then why not bet on it? You can request a wager via the bookie's request a bet feature and see what kind of odds they would offer you.

Player Assist

Another Special market to think about is to wager on whether a specific player would have an assist during the game. This market is mostly reserved for individual matches, and not outrights.

Winner Nationality/Top Goalscorer Nationality

The nationality markets aren’t directly related to the game, so they are considered specials, even if bookies put them in the outrights category. You will have to guess the nationality of the winning team or the top goalscorer. Again, if you don't find these bets, you can always request them.

Champions League Schedule

Round of 16: 14th February – 15th March

We saw some big names knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage, like Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla, among others. Now the time has come to begin the knockout stages, starting with the Round of 16:

  • AC Milan vs Tottenham
  • PSG vs Bayern Munich
  • Club Brugge vs Benfica
  • Dortmund vs Chelsea
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli
  • Liverpool vs Real Madrid
  • Inter Milan vs Porto
  • RB Leipzig vs Manchester City

Quarter Final and Semi-Final draw – 17th March

Following the conclusion of the second round, only eight teams will remain. The Champions League draw will be made on Friday 17th March at 11:00.

Following the draw, we'll know the prospective path to the UCL final for all remaining teams. Clubs from the same country will no longer be prevented from playing one another, as is the case with the Last 16 stage.

The quarter finals and semi finals will take place on the following dates:

  • QF 1st leg: 11 – 12 April 2023
  • QF 2nd leg: 18 – 19 April 2023
  • SF 1st leg: 9 – 10 May 2023
  • SF 2nd leg: 16 – 17 May 2023

Champions League final: 10th June 2023

This year's final takes place in Istanbul, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium where Liverpool famously beat AC Milan on penalties having been led 3-0 at half-time. The final is scheduled later than most years, due to the World Cup taking place in the middle of the season.

The game will kick off at 8pm UK time, with many millions of people tuning in from all over the world to watch live. Who will take home the coveted big ears trophy this season? Only time will tell, but reading up on expert UEFA Champions League predictions can't hurt.

Champions League Betting – Frequently Asked Questions

How often are your UCL predictions updated?

We provide a match prediction for every game in the Champions League, from the group stage through to the final. On this page you'll find selected best bets, and can click through to a more detailed preview of any game.

What events does the Champions League consist of?

The UEFA Champions League begins with qualifiers very early in the season and eventually leads to the group stage which is followed by two-legged knockout ties all the way through to the final which is decided within 90-minutes, extra-time or penalties.

Will bookmakers release Champions League-specific bonuses this year?

We think that most established bookmakers would give bonuses related to the Champions League to their customers.

Where will the Champions League final be held?

The location of the final is Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

Who will win the Champions League in 2023?

The bookmakers' odds suggest that the winner of this season's Champions League trophy will likely be either between Man City or Bayern Munich. But all the teams still in the hunt will be playing hard to reach the final.

Is betting on the Champions League legal outside of Europe?

Betting on the Champions League is legal from anywhere as long as it's done via a legal and licensed bookmaker or online platform.

Who won the Champions League in recent years?

Here's a breakdown of the last five Champions League winning teams:

  • 2022: Real Madrid
  • 2021: Chelsea
  • 2020: Bayern Munich
  • 2019: Liverpool
  • 2018: Real Madrid

Our Conclusion

The Champions League is very close, and many punters wait for the champion to be announced. While we are sure that many punters made their bets on the Champions League, some haven't. This article was supposed to help you understand which are the favorites in the tournament and why also what type of bets you can place on them.

If you don't have a bookmaker, feel free to register for any of the mentioned bookies. They are all established and provide high-quality content to their customers. You won't make a mistake joining anyone of the bookies described here. You can even sign-up for multiple bookies if you like the odds offered on various platforms. We hope that this article helped you make a choice and learn a little more about Champions League betting.