UEFA Champions League tips
Champions League 2019/20 will be the 65th edition of the most prestigious European club competition organized by UEFA. The competition is set to start with the preliminary round on 25th June 2018. The big final will take place on 30th June 2019 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
Here are the latest Champions League betting tips and predictions from our users:
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A total of 79 teams from 54 UEFA member associations will participate. Winner of 2019/20 competition will play against the winners of UEFA Europa League 2019/20 in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup match. Liverpool are the defending champions.
Determined by countries coefficients' ranking, the competition will start with the league winners of four lowest-ranking UEFA members. Four champions will play a preliminary tournament held in Pristina, Kosovo from 25th to 28th June. Feronikeli, Tre Penne, Lincoln Red Imps and FC Santa Coloma will be fighting for that one place that will lead to the first qualifying round of Champions League.
The first qualifying round will take place on 9th and 10th July and should conclude on 17th July. Thanks to the newly introduced system we will see better football and more reputable clubs already from the first round. Teams with rich domestic and European histories such as Celtic, Crvena Zvezda, Rosenborg, BATE Borisov, Ludogorets and few more should make the early Summer more interesting to football fans.
Other champions from more reputable leagues such as Copenhagen, Dinamo Zagreb and APOEL Nicosia will enter the competition from the second qualifying round. European giants Ajax and PAOK Thessaloniki will enter the competition from the third qualifying round. The qualifying round for the Champions path will conclude with the play-off stage where Slavia Prague and Young Boys will enter the participation.
League path didn't suffer many changes for the previous editions. The qualifiers will start with matches between Basel vs PSV EIndhoven and Olympiakos vs Viktoria Plzen. Six more participants will enter the next stage: Porto, Dynamo Kiev, Club Brugge, Krasnodar, Istanbul Basaksehir and LASK. Play-off round will consist of the winners of matches in the previous round. Champions path will be giving four participants to the group stage and we will get two more from the League Path.
A total of 32 teams will play in the group stage, with 26 teams already determined due to their performance from the previous season domestic and UEFA competitions. The draw for the group stage will be held on 29th August in Monaco. The group competition is set to start on 17th September and conclude with the matches played at 10th and 11th December.
Teams with the Champions League group stage participation guaranteed are:
- Real Madrid
- Manchester City
- Bayern Munchen
- Zenit St. Petersburg
- Atletico Madrid
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Bayer Leverkusen
- FC Salzburg
- Lokomotiv Moscow
- Racing Genk
- RB Leipzig