Barcelona Leading The Way In UEFA Champions League Early Odds

July 21st, 2010

The 2010-11 UEFA Champions League is in its qualifying round at the moment, and while the final may seem a while away, Sportsbet are offering some highly rewarding early market odds for the dedicated fan or the punter with a strong gut feeling!

Barcelone are the outright favourite at $4 – and after some huge signings over the break such as world cup superstar David Villa could be a very safe bet.

This year marks the 56th edition of the elite European Club Championship Football tournament, and the second under the most recent format, but who will win it is something you need to work out.

Defending champions are Italy’s Inter Milan who claimed the title after they beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final, and are at $13 with Ladbrokes.com.au to retain the Cup this season.

Barcelona are the outright favourite at $4 – and after some huge signings over the break such as world cup superstar David Villa to an already unstoppable force, could be a very safe bet.

Barca made it to the semi-finals last year and lost to the eventual winners Inter after demolishing Arsenal in the quarters.

Fellow Spanish team Real Madrid who finished second in the 2009-10 La Liga to Barca are at $5 for the illustrious silverware, and with a squad featuring some of the biggest names in international soccer could be another punt to consider.

Chelsea are on target for the 2010-11 Premier League title and are at $7.50 for the European win, but despite having a superb domestic season last year could not prove themselves among European sides, not even qualifying for the quarter-finals of the tournament in 2009-10.

Other contenders are the English powerhouse of Manchester United and Arsenal at $8.50 and $15 respectively, and United are constantly a force to be reckoned with in Europe, although did not move past the round of 16 last year.

The 2011 UEFA Champions League final will be played out by the two remaining sides after the original 76 has been whittled down, and will go ahead on the 28th of May at London’s world famous Wembley Stadium.

So make sure you bookmark this page and come back when the matches get into full swing for in-depth previews, reviews and soccer betting tips, then put them into action at Ladbrokes.com.au so you can really get your moneys worth!