Champions League groups: favourites, odds, predictions & schedule

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Champions League groups: favourites, odds, predictions & schedule

Champions League groups: favourites, odds, predictions & schedule

Defending the title for Bayern?

The 29th season of the premier class starts in the group stage on October 20, 2020. For all Champions League 2020/21 groups, betting odds and forecasts as well as the respective game schedule can be easily read in the following text.

Here, not only the quotes for the respective winner of a group are presented, but also for the qualification for the subsequent knockout phase. Like all international football, the season is of course shaped by the effects of the crisis. For this reason, the home teams can only fill a maximum of 30 percent of the capacity of their arenas.

In addition, away fans are not allowed and the first-mentioned regulation is subject to a decision by the national authorities. Defending champion of the competition is Bayern Munich. The success of the kicker von der Isar against PSG last August in Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz was the eighth triumph of a German starter.

Group A

In the Champions League odds for defending their title, the Flick team is again at the top, but the statistics speak against it. So far, only Real Madrid have achieved a double victory – at least since the introduction of the new format in 1992.

45 qualifying games have already been played this season. The Danish representatives FC Midtjylland or Krasnodar from Russia use the opportunity. Of course, both teams have high odds in their respective Champions League groups for a possible win or even for the next round.

Group A

Bayern are the clear favourites in Group A according to odds

Unsurprisingly, the champion from Munich takes first place in the Champions League group A odds. The Bundesliga team is followed by last year’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski (15) from Atletico Madrid.

The ten-time Spanish champion has already won the Europa League three times, but the Simeone troop has not yet been granted a victory in the premier class. According to our prediction, the clear number three in Group A is Red Bull Salzburg.

Winner of Group A odds

Betting Tips: Bayern Munich
Odds: 1.36
Betting Tips: Atletico Madrid
Odds: 4.33
Betting Tips: Red Bull Salzburg
Odds: 16.00
Betting Tips: Lokomotiv Moscow
Odds: 61.00

The Austrians are taking part in a group stage for the third time and had to place themselves behind Napoli and Liverpool in what was then Group E last year. The blatant outsider in Group A according to odds is again the Russian representative Lokomotiv Moscow.

Group A promotion odds

Betting Tips: Bayern Munich
Odds: 1.12
Betting Tips: Atletico Madrid
Odds: 1.40
Betting Tips: Red Bull Salzburg
Odds: 3.00
Betting Tips: Lokomotiv Moscow
Odds: 7.00

Higher single-digit quotations can already be discovered for the move into the next round. However, given the limited Moscow squad, there is little to suggest such a success.

Group A schedule

October 21, 2020

Red Bull Salzburg vs. Moscow locomotive

Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid

October 27, 2020

Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid vs. Red Bull Salzburg

November 03, 2020

Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Atletico Madrid

Red Bull Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich

November 25, 2020

Bayern Munich vs. Red Bull Salzburg

Atletico Madrid vs. Moscow locomotive

December 01, 2020

Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Red Bull Salzburg

Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich

December 09, 2020

Red Bull Salzburg vs. Atletico Madrid

Bayern Munich vs. Lokomotiv Moscow

Will Real win in Group B as expected?

The Champions League Group B also provides two clear favourites according to betting odds. No wonder, with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, two very strong clubs are represented.

Lukaku also wants to shine in the premier class

The Spanish champions have a record with 13 successes in the competition and won the Champions League no less than three times in a row between 2016 and 2018. For his part, the Italian vice-champion and three-time titleholder of the Inter Milan competition will mainly rely on Romelu Lukaku.

Group B odds winners

Betting Tips: Real Madrid
Odds: 1.75
Betting Tips: Inter Milan
Odds: 2.90
Betting Tips: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Odds: 11.00
Betting Tips: Shakhtar Donetsk
Odds: 21.00

The Belgian was named “Player of the Year” in the last edition of the Europa League last Friday and will probably also cause a sensation in the premier class.

With regard to the German starter Borussia Mönchengladbach, the prediction in group B can be assumed that at most the third place will jump out. However, even this will be difficult, as Shakhtar Donezk is an internationally very experienced team at the start.

Who qualifies in group B

Betting Tips: Real Madrid
Odds: 1.20
Betting Tips: Inter Milan
Odds: 1.53
Betting Tips: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Odds: 2.62
Betting Tips: Shakhtar Donetsk
Odds: 4.20

The Ukrainians reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last season, which is why the odds for taking third place in Champions League Group B are quite interesting. In addition, they will be particularly motivated in the games against Inter, because the semi-finals of the previous year were lost to the Lombards.

Group B schedule

October 21, 2020

Real Madrid vs. Shaktar Donzek

Inter Milan vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

October 27, 2020

Shaktar Donzek vs. Inter Milan

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. real Madrid

November 03, 2020

Shaktar Donzek vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan

November 25, 2020

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Shaktar Donetsk

Inter Milan vs. Real Madrid

December 01, 2020

Shaktar Donzek vs. real Madrid

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Inter Milan

December 09, 2020

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

Inter Milan vs. Shaktar Donzek

Will ManCity Group C win? Betting odds and prediction

Looking at Group C, bets on Manchester City seem almost without alternative. However, ManCity has only very low odds for tips on group victory. In contrast, the race for second place promises excitement.

Group C odds winners

Betting Tips: Manchester City
Odds: 1.12
Betting Tips: FC Porto
Odds: 10.00
Betting Tips: Marseille
Odds: 12:00
Betting Tips: Olympiacos
Odds: 36.00

These will in all likelihood work out among themselves after Porto and Marseille. According to odds, Olympiacos Piraeus takes on the role of outsider in Champions League Group C The 45-time champions of Greece had to play in the playoffs, in which Nicosia had no chance.

Group C qualification odds

Betting Tips: Manchester City
Odds: 1.06
Betting Tips: FC Porto
Odds: 2.15
Betting Tips: Marseille
Odds: 2.10
Betting Tips: Olympiacos
Odds: 4.50

Piraeus is at least able to take third place

Last year, third place in the group could be achieved, although the group at that time with Bayern, Spurs and Red Star Belgrade was no less strong. In Group C, bets on a repeat of this success are well worth it.

Group C schedule

October 21, 2020

Manchester City vs. FC Porto

Olympiacos vs. Marseille

October 27, 2020

FC Porto vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

Marseille vs. Manchester City

November 03, 2020

FC Porto vs. Marseille

Manchester City vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

November 25, 2020

Olympiacos vs. Manchester City

Marseille vs. FC Porto

December 01, 2020

Postage vs. Manchester City

Marseille vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

December 09, 2020

Manchester City vs. Marseille

Olympiacos vs. FC Porto

Champions League 2020/21 Group D – odds and bets

As expected, Liverpool is ahead of the Champions League Group D betting odds as 2019 winners. The biggest competitor on paper is the newcomer from Bergamo. Atalanta took part in the premier class for the first time last year.

The way led to the quarter-finals. There, however, the future finalist PSG stopped the soaring of the kickers from Lombardy.

Group D odds winners

Betting Tips: Liverpool
Odds: 1.23
Betting Tips: Atalanta Bergamo
Odds: 5.50
Betting Tips: Ajax Amsterdam
Odds: 10.00
Betting Tips: FC Midtjylland
Odds: 81.00

Amsterdam has lost its class

For reaching third place in the group, Ajax Amsterdam is again eligible. The Dutch only narrowly missed the ticket for the next round in the last edition, but last summer several regulars like Donny van de Beek or Hakim Ziyech had to give up.

Who qualifies in Group D?

Betting Tips: Liverpool
Odds: 1.11
Betting Tips: Atalanta Bergamo
Odds: 1.57
Betting Tips: Ajax Amsterdam
Odds: 2.20
Betting Tips: FC Midtjylland
Odds: 9.00

Against this background, the quality of the squad can be seen as less high this time, which is why the third place for the team of coach Erik ten Haag will probably result again at most. The Danish representative Midtjylland is also a great underdog.

For the club, which was only founded in 1999, participation in the group stage is a first after failing twice in the qualification.

Group D schedule

October 21, 2020

Ajax Amsterdam vs. Liverpool

FC Mydtjylland vs. Atalanta Bergamo

October 27, 2020

Liverpool vs. FC Mydtjylland

Atalanta Bergamo vs. Ajax Amsterdam

November 03, 2020

Atalanta Bergamo vs. Liverpool

FC Mydtjylland vs. Ajax Amsterdam

November 25, 2020

Liverpool vs. Atalanta Bergamo

Ajax Amsterdam vs. FC Mydtjylland

December 01, 2020

Liverpool vs. Ajax Amsterdam

Atalanta Bergamo vs. FC Mydtjylland

December 09, 2020

Ajax Amsterdam vs. Atalanta Bergamo

FC Mydtjylland vs. Liverpool

Who will win Group E? Betting and predictions

In Group E, with Chelsea and Seville, an Anglo-Spanish battle for first place appears. The Blues had a completely renewed squad in the summer. This is without question first-class, but it is to be expected that the team will need some time to form a functioning unit.

For their part, Sevilla will start as the winner of the Europa League. With the sixth triumph, the Andalusians have the most victories in this competition. Seville was last represented in the premier class three years ago and had to admit defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

Group E odds winners

Betting Tips: Chelsea
Odds: 1.75
Betting Tips: Sevilla
Odds: 2.35
Betting Tips: Stade Rennes
Odds: 12:00
Betting Tips: Krasnodar
Odds: 36.00

The path has never led further in the history of the Spaniards. But you should also note the Stade Rennes. The Bretons made a convincing start in Ligue 1 and are in first place after six rounds. Rennes has a powerful team with highly talented young players such as Eduardo Camavinga, who is just 17.
Can Rennes annoy the favourites?

The youngster has long been hunted by top clubs such as PSG or Real Madrid and when Paul Pogba recently had to pass the Equipe Tricolor due to an injury, he won the first nomination for the World Champion’s team despite his very young age! In Champions League Group E, tips that Rennes will reach the next round are worth considering.

Group E Promotion odds

Betting Tips: Chelsea
Odds: 1.25
Betting Tips: Sevilla
Odds: 1.33
Betting Tips: Stade Rennes
Odds: 3.00
Betting Tips: Krasnodar
Odds: 4.50

However, Krasnodar from the Russian Premjer League is very likely to have no chance. The Kuban kickers finished third in their domestic league and, like the Danes from Mydtjylland, are newcomers to the group stage. Even third place is unlikely to be achievable for the Russians.
Group E schedule

20th October 2020

Chelsea vs. Seville

Stade Rennes vs. Krasnodar

October 28, 2020

Krasnodar vs. Chelsea

Seville vs. Rennes stadium

November 04, 2020

Seville vs. Krasnodar

Chelsea vs. Rennes stadium

November 24, 2020

Krasnodar vs. Seville

Stade Rennes vs. Chelsea

December 02, 2020

Krasnodar vs. Rennes stadium

Seville vs. Chelsea

December 08, 2020

Stade Rennes vs. Seville

Chelsea vs. Krasnodar

Does Dortmund dominate group F? Tips and odds

The favourite in a moderate form in the Champions League Group F betting odds is Borussia from Dortmund. BVB can look forward to seeing Ciro Immobile again this year, although the joy may be limited.

The former black and yellow player was the top scorer in Serie A with an impressive scoring of 36 goals in 37 league games and is known to have a few more calculations with Dortmund after his time at Borussia was much less successful.

Winner of the Group F odds

Betting Tips: Borussia Dortmund
Odds: 1.80
Betting Tips: Lazio Roma
Odds: 3.40
Betting Tips: Zenit St. Petersburg
Odds: 7.00
Betting Tips: Club Bruges
Odds: 9.00

The race for third place and thus further participation in the Europa League will be just as exciting as the battle for group victory. With the Belgian champion from Bruges and the Russian champion from St. Petersburg, two teams face each other on an equal footing.

Who qualifies in group F odds

Betting Tips: Borussia Dortmund
Odds: 1.33
Betting Tips: Lazio
Odds: 1.61
Betting Tips: Zenit St. Petersburg
Ods: 2.00
Betting Tips: Club Bruges
Odds: 4.33

Will Bruges disappoint again?

However, in the premier class in Group F, the odds on the selection of coach Sergei Semak seem more promising in this regard. The Flemings only got three points in the group stage last season and not a single win.

The total failure of Galatasaray alone made it possible to secure third place, while St. Petersburg only narrowly missed the round of 16 and was much more stable.

Group F schedule

20th October 2020

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Club Bruges

Lazio vs. Borussia Dortmund

October 28, 2020

Borussia Dortmund vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

Club Bruges vs. Lazio Rome

November 04, 2020

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Lazio Rome

Club Bruges vs. Borussia Dortmund

November 24, 2020

Borussia Dortmund vs. Club Bruges

Lazio vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

December 02, 2020

Borussia Dortmund vs. Lazio Rome

Club Bruges vs. Zenit St. Petersburg

December 08, 2020

Lazio vs. Club Bruges

Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Borussia Dortmund

Barcelona & Juve battle for Group G victory

In Group G, it will most likely be clear: With Juventus Turin and Barcelona, ​​the two top places are usually taken. The qualitative difference to the two other representatives Dynamo Kyiv and the newcomer Ferencvaros from Budapest is simply too big.

Is Juve more than number 2 in the group?

In Champions League Group G, this judgment is reflected in the betting odds for entry into the playoffs, which in the case of the Italians and Spaniards are only available in bonsai heights. In contrast, however, the quotes for the old lady in terms of group victory are much more interesting.

Winner of the Group G odds bookmaker

Betting Tips: FC Barcelona
Odds: 1.65
Betting Tips: Juventus Turin
Odds: 2.25
Betting Tips: Dynamo Kiev
Odds: 31.00
Betting Tips: Ferencvaros
Odds: 81.00

They are significantly higher than for Barca and allow the stake to be roughly doubled. The value comes from the fact that after a chaotic summer break with the hiccups about the whereabouts of Messi and the parallel departure of deserving players like Luis Suarez or Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona still has to prove that they are maintaining their usual playing strength.

Qualifiers from Group G odds

Betting Tips: FC Barcelona
Odds: 1.11
Betting Tips: Juventus Turin
Odds: 1.13
Betting Tips: Dynamo Kiev
Odds: 4.50
Betting Tips: Ferencvaros
Odds: 10.00

Arthur is also particularly motivated on the Turin side, as the Brazilian was previously under contract with the Catalans. Otherwise, from the perspective of the football fans, this group draw was of course extremely successful, mainly due to the upcoming duel between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Group G schedule

20th October 2020

Dynamo Kyiv vs. Juventus Turin

Barcelona vs. Ferencvaros

October 28, 2020

Juventus vs. Barcelona

Ferencvaros vs. Dynamo Kiev

November 04, 2020

Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kiev

Ferencvaros vs. Juventus Turin

November 24, 2020

Juventus Turin vs. Ferencvaros

Dynamo Kyiv vs. Barcelona

December 02, 2020

Juventus vs. Dynamo Kiev

Ferencvaros vs. Barcelona

December 08, 2020

Barcelona vs. Juventus Turin

Dynamo Kyiv vs. Ferencvaros

Did PSG digest the Group H favourites defeat in the final?

Group H is hardly less attractive than the previous one. With Manchester United, RB Leipzig and PSG, three top teams can be identified, all of which have legitimate hopes of staying in the premier class.

The Parisians prevailed against the Kicker von der Pleiße in the semi-finals last season, before the final was lost to Bayern. The team of coach Julian Nagelsmann is now weakened by the departure of the best scorer Timo Werner to the Blues in London on the offensive.

Group H odds winners

Betting Tips: Paris Saint-Germain
Odds: 1.70
Betting Tips: Manchester United
Odds: 3.35
Betting Tips: RB Leipzig
Odds: 5.00
Betting Tips: Basaksehir
Odds: 81.00

A renewed march into the top 4 is rather unlikely. For their part, the Red Devils are motivated to the tip of their hair. The British record champions and three-time titleholder of the competition missed the participation in the last season. A disgrace that one now wants to forget as quickly as possible through dominant appearances.

Are the British Undervalued?

The first-class squad is well designed for this, which is why in Champions League Group H the odds on a group win in contrast to the significantly lower prices for the French offer more value in the eyes of the betting base.

Group H ascent

Betting Tips: Paris Saint-Germain
Odds: 1.28
Betting Tips: Manchester United
Odds: 1.36
Betting Tips: RB Leipzig
Odds: 2.10
Betting Tips: Basaksehir
Odds: 9.00

With Basaksehir, another European club is also celebrating its premiere in the group stage of the Champions League this year. The team from Istanbul secured their participation by winning the Süper Lig. This triumph was also for the first time, but the squad is clearly inferior to the competitors in this group.

Group H schedule

20th October 2020

PSG vs. Manchester United

RB Leipzig vs. Basaksehir

October 28, 2020

Basaksehir vs. PSG

Manchester United vs. RB Leipzig

November 04, 2020

Basaksehir vs. Manchester United

RB Leipzig vs. PSG

November 24, 2020

PSG vs. RB Leipzig

Manchester United vs. Basaksehir

December 02, 2020

Basaksehir vs. RB Leipzig

Manchester United vs. PSG

December 08, 2020

PSG vs. Basaksehir

RB Leipzig vs Manchester United

Who will win the 2020/21 Champions League?

When it comes to betting odds on the Champions League winners, the usual suspects like the reigning champion from Munich or the Citizens from Manchester romp in the foremost places.
Top 10 are dominated by Spain and England

Apart from Bayern, no other team from the Bundesliga makes it into this illustrious circle, while three British and Spanish clubs can be found in the top ten. Furthermore, PSG from Ligue 1 and Juventus Turin are represented within the Champions League 2020/21 odds.

Champions League winner 2020/21

Betting Tips: Bayern Munich
Odds: 5.00
Betting Tips: Manchester City
Odds: 5.50
Betting Tips: Liverpool
Odds: 7.00
Betting Tips: Paris Saint-Germain
Odds: 10.00
Betting Tips: FC Barcelona
Odds: 12:00
Betting Tips: Real Madrid
Odds: 12:00
Betting Tips: Juventus Turin
Odds: 14.00
Betting Tips: Chelsea
Odds: 21:00
Betting Tips: Atletico Madrid
Odds: 26.00
Betting Tips: Manchester United
Odds: 26.00

Champions League 2020/21 betting odds for the extended circle of favourites

The expanded circle of candidates for a win in the premier class contains numerous illustrious names such as Inter Milan or Borussia Dortmund. The newcomers include Atalanta Bergamo, which celebrated its premiere in the Champions League last season, and the past semi-finalist RB Leipzig.

In the following table, the betting base has listed the Champions League 2020/21 betting odds for the clubs that are most likely to win the most important European club competition after the ten favourites already presented.

Champions League 2020/21 – an extended circle of favourites

Betting Tips: Inter Milan
Odds: 31.00
Betting Tips: Atalanta Bergamo
Odds: 36.00
Betting Tips: Borussia Dortmund
Odds: 41.00
Betting Tips: Sevilla
Odds: 71.00
Betting Tips: Ajax Amsterdam
Odds: 81.00
Betting Tips: Lazio Roma
Odds: 81.00
Betting Tips: RB Leipzig
Odds: 81.00

Reaching for the stars: outsider odds on the CL title

In the Champions League million game, an outsider victory is particularly unlikely. The very high-quality play of the top European clubs has hardly allowed any surprises in recent years. If you look at the past ten years, for example, you can see that the victory was determined by just five different teams.
In the case of Hungarians and Danes, it is four digits

The very high betting odds for predictions on outsiders also confirm this assessment. For newcomers like Ferencvaros or Mydtjylland, the prices even reach four-digit values.

Champions League 2020/21 winners – outsider odds

Betting Tips: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Odds: 151.00
Betting Tips: Red Bull Salzburg
Odds: 151.00
Betting Tips: Marseille
Odds: 201.00
Betting Tips: FC Porto
Odds: 201.00
Betting Tips: Stade Rennes
Odds: 201.00
Betting Tips: Zenit St. Petersburg
Odds: 251.00
Betting Tips: Olympiacos
Odds: 251.00
Betting Tips: Shaktar Donetsk
Odds: 501.00
Betting Tips: Club Brugge
Odds: 501.00
Betting Tips: Dynamo Kiev
Odds: 501.00
Betting Tips: Krasnodar
Odds: 501.00
Betting Tips: Lokomotiv Moscow
Odds: 501.00
Betting Tips: Basaksehir
Odds: 501.00
Betting Tips: FC Mydtjylland
Ods: 1001.00
Betting Tips: Ferencvaraos
Odds: 1001.00

Ten key facts about the 2020/21 Champions League

❗️ Champions League winner is determined in 125 games
❗️ 47 teams competed in qualifying for the group stage
❗️ The final will take place on May 29, 2021, in Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium
❗️ Winner will take part in the next FIFA Club World Cup
❗️The defending champion is FC Bayern Munich
❗️After three yellow cards, a player is blocked for the next match and always after the second warning
❗️The record scorer of the competition is the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo with 130 goals
❗️The Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas has played most games in the premier class with 177
❗️ Spectators are admitted in a number of up to 30 percent of the capacity of a stadium, depending on the requirements of the individual countries
❗️ Away fans will still not be able to attend the CL games