Chelsea were perhaps unlikely winners of the 2020/21 Champions League. They beat Manchester City in the final but could only finish fourth in the English Premier League last season. Now they bid to make it all the way to another final, this time in St Petersburg, Russia in May 2022. It's a long hard road from the qualifying rounds to the group stages and then to the knock-out games where anything can happen. It was back in 1955 that the European Cup competition was launched. At that time, only champion participated but then changed in 1992. The Champions League was created, even though you did not need to be a champion to take part.
This site will give you comprehensive coverage of the 2021/22 Champions League competition. If you want to know where to get the best odds and read previews of the top games, then this site is the place to come for all the information. We have experts who will do their best to lead you to big profits when bettting on the Champions League. Every game from the group stages will be covered, why go anywhere else?
Statistics play a big part in the decision making process carried out by our expert team of previewers. There's no point just putting some money on the favourite because they are the ones expected to win. You need to look at the statistics to judge whether a team is in form or not. If a team has won its last three games, they might be in good form.
However, domestic form is very different from that in the Champions League. A team like Lokomotiv Moscow may be doing great in the Russian Premier League, but the Champions League is far tougher.
When it comes to the Champions League, statistics are very important. Here are ten key statistics that can help you make winning bets on this competition.
Teams will be hoping to see their Champions League season end with a game at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia. That's where the 2021/22 Champions League final will tae place. The road to the final began on June 22 with the preliminary round being held. Now the qualifying rounds are taking place and will do so until August. Just 12 places in the group stages are up for grabs.
The group stages are in the regular format of eight groups, each with four sides. The top two go into the knockout stages and the third place side goes into the Europa League. The knockout stages begin in early 2022 with matches being played over two legs until that final decider in Russia.
Group Stages: 14 September to 8 December
Draw for the Last sixteen - 13 December
Last Sixteen Ties - 15/16 and 22/23 February and 8/9 March and 15/16 March
Draw for the rest of the competition - 18 March
Quarter Final ties - 5/6 April and 12/13
Semi-Final ties - 26/27 April and 3/4 May
Final - 28 May
Group A: Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges
Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan
Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas
Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol
Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv
Group F: Villarreal, Manchester United, Atalanta, Young Boys
Group G: Lille, Sevilla, FC Salzburg, Wolfsburg
Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmo