Champions League Betting: Time to Back a Dark Horse?

In a matter of days the Champions League drought will be over as all of Europe’s elite prepare for the return of the group stage action in football’s premier showpiece trophy.

Last year Liverpool clinched their sixth crown as they eased past Premier League rivals Tottenham in Madrid.

So who should you back for success in 2019/20? 

Of course the usual list of favorites will look like attractive bets with the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool and Real Madrid leading the betting. But maybe it’s time to consider longshots for success?

Anything can happen between mid-September and late May when Istanbul will once again play host to the Champions League final.

In terms of long odds bets on genuine outside contenders you could consider a wager on Mauricio Pochettino’s men to go one step further than last season.

Tottenham retained their top talents and brought in a few new names and you can odds of as much as 33/1 (Betway). 

Atletico Madrid have bought well over the summer and you can grab 20/1 on Diego Costa’s Spanish side to go all the way.

Inter Milan have started the season well and under new boss Antonio Conte the San Siro side could go far and you can get an amazing 80/1 with SkyBet on the Serie A side winning their first Champions League crown since 2010.

Perhaps the tastiest offer to consider could be Chelsea with new boss, and former Blues legend, Frank Lampard now at the helm. 

The Stamford Bridge side have looked lively in early season action and their young talents have shone thus far and you can get odds as long as 33/1 on the 2012 champions repeating the feat.

Ajax are another side who can be backed at nice odds with the Dutch side being 100/1 outsiders with SkyBet, despite the Eredivisie champions going all the way to the semi-finals last time around.

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