Champions League Winner 2022 Predictions and Betting Odds

  • The Champions League is the most prestigious tournament in European soccer
  • Thirty-two teams entered the group stage of the competition in September
  • Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Liverpool are among the favorites

The Champions League is the biggest club competition in soccer. Launched in 1955 as the European Cup, it has been held on an annual basis ever since.

Until 1992, the European Cup was a straight knockout tournament that featured only the champions of domestic leagues. It underwent a rebrand in 1992, becoming known as the Champions League. A year earlier, a group stage had been introduced for the first time, although it was originally used as the last phase before the final.

The Champions League is the pinnacle of the European club game. The World Cup might still have more prestige, but the Champions League is widely considered to be home to the highest-quality soccer on the planet.

Champions League Predictions and Odds

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Champions League Winner 2022 Odds
Liverpool -200
Real Madrid +155

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Champions League Predictions

Who Will Win the Champions League 2022?

Manchester City are the favorites to win the Champions League. They have only ever reached one final, but Pep Guardiola’s side is arguably the strongest in Europe. The City manager is seeking to win the Champions League for the first time since he left Barcelona in 2012.

Bayern Munich are next on the list. Julian Nagelsmann’s side are scoring goals for fun in the Bundesliga, and Bayern’s squad possesses plenty of trophy-winning experience.

Liverpool are the third-favorites in the market. The Reds won this competition under Jurgen Klopp in 2019, and their style of play is ideally suited to knockout soccer. Chelsea, the holders, and Paris Saint-Germain complete the top five.

Who Were the Champions League Winners Last Year?

Chelsea were the Champions League winner last year. They overcame Atletico Madrid, Porto, and Real Madrid to reach the final, which was held in Porto.

Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in front of just over 14,000 fans at the Estadio do Dragao, where attendance was restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manchester City had knocked out Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain en route to the final, but they were undone by a Kai Havertz goal in the 42nd minute.

Which Team Has Won the Champions League the Most Times?

Champions League Winners Victories Most recent victory
Real Madrid 13 2018
AC Milan 7 2007
Liverpool 6 2019
Bayern Munich 6 2020
Barcelona 5 2015
Ajax 4 1995
Manchester United 3 2008
Inter 3 2010
Juventus 2 1996
Porto 2 2004
Benfica 2 1962
Chelsea 2 2021
Nottingham Forest 2 1980

Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the European Cup/Champions League. The Spanish giants dominated the early years of the competition, triumphing five years on the bounce between 1956 and 1960.

AC Milan are second on the list with seven successes, followed by Bayern Munich and Liverpool on six apiece. A total of 22 clubs from 10 countries have won the European Cup/Champions League.

England has provided the largest number of individual winners, with five clubs having triumphed, but the might of Real Madrid means Spain has supplied the most victors with 18.

Juventus have finished as runners-up more often than any other team, with seven defeats in the final. Atletico Madrid have reached three finals without ever lifting the trophy. Nottingham Forest and Porto are the only clubs to have a 100 percent record in the final after competing in more than one of them.

What is the Champions League Schedule 2022?

Round Draw Date First Leg Second Leg
Round of 16 13 December 2021 15-16, 22-23 February 2022 8-9, 15-16 March 2022
Quarter-finals 18 March 2022 5-6 April 2022 12-13 April 2022
Semi-finals 18 March 2022 26-27 April 2022 3-4 May 2022
Final 18 March 2022 28 May 2022 N/A

How Many Champions Leagues Has Messi Won?

Lionel Messi has won the Champions League four times. He first lifted the trophy in 2006, but the Argentine was only a bit-part player at Barcelona back then. He was much more prominent when the club went on to win the tournament in 2009, 2011 and 2015. Messi is now striving to taste continental success with Paris Saint-Germain.

His great rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, has won the Champions League five times – four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United.

Paco Gento is the most successful player in the history of the competition. He won six European Cups with Real Madrid between 1956 and 1966.

How Can I Watch the Champions League on TV?

Soccer fans based in the United States can watch the Champions League on Paramount+. Kick-off times are usually 3.00 PM (EST).

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