On the whole, the UEFA Champions League sets itself apart as being the dream league of soccer. The Champions League is comprised of the best teams from the best major European professional leagues each year.
A combination of automatic qualifying from the top teams in the major leagues and preliminary and qualifying rounds is used for other teams to get into the Champions League. Finally, there are eight Soccer betting odds groups of four teams for a total of 32 that have qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Qualifying began on June 27, 2023, and will run through the Final on June 1, 2024.
Odds to win 2024 UEFA Champions League
|All Other Clubs
|+5000 or higher
UEFA Champions League Upcoming Dates to Keep for 2024
The 2023-24 UEFA Champions League has reached the sportsbook knockout phase. The best of the best are down to 16 teams. Accordingly, Round of 16 action is scheduled for February 13-14, February 20-21, March 5-6, and March 13-14, 2024. Next, Quarterfinal matches are scheduled for April 9-10 and April 16-17, 2024. The semi-finals are scheduled for April 30, May 1, May 7, and May 8, 2024. Finally, the UEFA Champions League Final is scheduled for June 1, 2024, and Wembley Stadium in London.
UEFA Champions League Overview
Defending champion Manchester City is an understandable betting favorite to repeat as the Champions League winner in 2024. Man City put fans and gamblers on notice with six wins in six Group G matches. So far, Erling Haaland leads Manchester City with five goals in five UEFA Champions League matches. Julian Alvarez added four goals in four UEFA Champions League odds matches. At the same time, Phil Foden added three goals in five matches.
Of course, the most valuable person in Manchester City is manager Pep Guardiola. When Pep arrived at Man City in 2016, they were a second-class citizen in their hometown to rival Manchester United. But in short order, Guardiola changed the narrative and gave the Blues a credibility never realized.
Guardiola arrived from the German powerhouse Bayern Munich of the Bundesliga, German’s major professional league. While at Bayern Munich, Pep posted a win percentage of .752 with three consecutive league titles. Previously, Guardiola made his bones at Barcelona in La Liga, the top major league in Spain. At Barcelona, Pep posted a .725 win percentage and won three consecutive La Liga championships.
Nobody expected Pep to dominate as he has at Man City, where he has a .722 win percentage and five EPL titles,. Including the last three seasons. Just as important, Guardiola led the Blues to the 2022-2023 treble, considered an almost impossible feat. The last team to do it was Manchester United in 1998-99.
UEFA Champions League History
Real Madrid has proven to be the best of the best with 14 UEFA Champions League titles. Also, Real Madrid has three runners-up finishes. Real Madrid’s last UEFA Champions League title was in 2022. From 2014 through 2018, Real Madrid won four UCL titles.
Milan ranks second with seven UEFA Champions League championships, its latest in 2007. At the same time, German powerhouse Bayern Munich is tied with Liverpool for third place with six UEFA Champions League titles. Bayern Munich last won the UCL in 2020, while Liverpool took the 2019 championship.
Of course, Manchester City won the 2023 UEFA Champions League title. In turn, the clinched the coveted and historic treble that set them apart as one of the greatest teams ever.