Champions League betting preview

Champions League 07/08 outright betting odds and tips

The UEFA Champions League betting for the 2007/08 tournament looks wide open with bookmakers finding it hard to pick a favourite. Barcelona have been installed as favourites at best price odds 5/1 with Coral, which looks to be a very short price considering the Spanish giants failed to qualify from the Champions League group stages last season.

Coral also offer best odds on Chelsea to win the Champions League at 7/1. This is the only trophy that Mourinho hasnít won whilst manager of Chelsea and there is no doubt his side will go close again this season after going out on penalties to Liverpool last season. One concern for Chelsea is the reliance on goals from Didier Drogba and their lack of proven strikers at this level.

Man Unitedís Champions League odds are again best price with Coral at 8/1. Alex Fergurson has strenghted his side during the summer after being eliminated by eventual winners AC Milan last season. Man Utd have had an amazing record at home in recent Champions League campaigns, but their poor start in the Premiership is perhaps some cause for concern.

Italian Champions Inter Milan stormed Serie A last season and will attract a lot of interest at best odds 9/1 with VC Bet. If Inter can transform their league form into the Champions League then they will be sure to go close, however they were eliminated during the group stages last season.

Last seasonís Champions League winners Milan are best odds 10/1 with Bet365. Milan have an outstanding record in the Champions League and this looks like great value. There are concerns about the aging defence of the Italian giants, but odds of 10/1 about another Milan Champions League victory looks good value.

Real Madrid have been poor in recent Champions League campaigns and are available at odds of 12/1 with Betfred. These are long odds for a side with a lot of quality, but there are a number of question marks surrounding Real Madridís recent Champions League performances.

Last seasonís runners up Liverpool are best odds 14/1 with Coral, which looks like a great bet considering the impressive start they have made to the Premiership season, and their recent Champions League good form. Liverpoolís style of play is definitely suited to continental football, and with the acquisition of a number of exciting summer signings including Fernando Torres, 14/1 looks like a great each-way bet.

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Totesport have a winning nationality bet: England 6/4, Spain 15/8, Italy 11/4.

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