UEFA Champions League 2022-23 predictions: season preview
Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League title in the 2021-22 season, thus clinching the 14th UCL crown in their history.
The 2022-23 Champions League season is contested among 80 clubs starting with the qualification. Four best teams qualify for the group stage from the English Premier League, La Liga Primera Division, Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga, alongside two from French Ligue 1 and more from other countries. The qualifying phase and the play-off round are used to determine rest of the teams which will play in the Champions League.
A total of 32 teams take part in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with each group containing four squads. The top two teams from each of the eight groups advance to the knockout stages while the third one is being demoted to the UEFA Europa League. In the UCL knockouts, teams play against each other in a two-legged tie with the exception of the Champions League final, which is contested in one match only.
Takebet Zimbabwe publishes free UEFA Champions League football betting tips on top group stage games involving Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and more star teams. Experts also cover decisive group matches and give Champions League qualifications predictions prior to that. We drop UEFA Champions League knockout stage predictions on the final and all the games in the Round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals.
Find below a list of teams participating in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League group stage:
- Real Madrid
- Eintracht Frankfurt
- Manchester City
- AC Milan
- Bayern Munich
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Atlético Madrid
- RB Leipzig
- Tottenham Hotspur
- Borussia Dortmund
- Red Bull Salzburg
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- Inter Milan
- Sporting CP
- Bayer Leverkusen
- Club Brugge
- 6 more winners of the 2022-23 UCL qualifiers
Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history during the 2020-21 UCL campaign, just to lose it to Chelsea. In the 2021-22 UCL season, the Citizens lost in the semi-final to the eventual champions, Real Madrid. And now again, they are among the favourites.
Manchester City won the 2021-22 Premier League title second time in a row with 93 points, only one point clear from Liverpool.
Man City are among the teams featured in our UEFA Champions League expert predictions.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders in the world. The Belgian international provided 15 goals in 30 league appearances in the 2021-22 EPL and two Champions League goals during the same season. De Bruyne stays crucial to Manchester City.
Erling Haaland moved to Man City from Borussia Dortmund in one of the biggest transfers of 2022. He is a goal machine in his best years, scoring 62 goals in 67 appearances for the German side in Bundesliga. His ratio was even better with Red Bull Salzburg prior to that, 17 goals in 16 league games. Haaland is worth 150 million euro according to transfermarkt and he was cleared transfered for Manchester City to win the UEFA Champions League at last.
Other key players of Manchester City apart from Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland:
- Phil Foden
- Bernardo Silva
- Ruben Dias
- Joao Cancelo
- Ilkay Gundogan
Bayern Munich won the 2019-20 Champions League title. The Bavarians were unable to defend it as they were knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the 2020-21 UCL quarter-finals and by Villarreal in the same stage of the 2021-22 UCL. Bayern won the 2021-22 Bundesliga, their tenth consecutive league title.
Experts predict matches of Bayern Munich in our 2022-23 UCL predictions.
Their star striker, Robert Lewandowski, who broke Gerd Muller's record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season (40) with 41 goals, has left the German club for Barcelona. Sadio Mane moved to replace him in Bayern Munich after setting a record of 90 goals in 196 league matches for Liverpool.
Thomas Muller is another key person on the pitch and one of the best midfielders in the world. The German international provided the most assists in the 2020-21 Bundesliga (18). Muller scored two goals in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, overperforming his expected goals of 1.28.
Other key players of Bayern Munich apart from Sadio Mane and Thomas Muller:
- Manuel Neuer
- Joshua Kimmich
- Serge Gnabry
- Leroy Sane
- Jamal Musiala
Liverpool lost the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League final 0-1 to Real Madrid. Last time they won the Champions League was in the 2018-19 after they defeated Tottenham by two goals to nil. They finished second in the 2021-22 EPL, just one point behing the new-old champions, Manchester City.
Bettors are welcomed to wager on Liverpool with our UEFA Champions League tips.
Mohamed Salah has been the best player for Liverpool in the 2021-22 Premier League and the UCL alike. The Egyptian international bagged 23 goals in 35 league appearances and another eight goals in 13 Champions League matches.
Diogo Jota has been one of the Liverpool’s best too. Jota finished the second-highest goalscorer for the club in the 2021-22 season overall with 21 goals. The Portuguese international scored one and only goal in the 2021-22 Champions League during the group stage, underperforming his expected goals.
Other key players of Liverpool apart from Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota:
- Virgil Van Dijk
- Jordan Henderson
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Andrew Robertson
Paris Saint-Germain were beaten by the eventual champions, Real Madrid, in the 2021-22 UCL Round of 16. This result was another drawback after their defeat in the 2020-21 semi-final and the Champions League final a year before lost to Bayern Munich.
Experts of Takebet Zimbabwe welcome bettors to UCL betting tips featuring Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi is one of the greatest football players in the world and is important to PSG success. The Argentine international won the 2021 Ballon d'Or, his seventh, which is the most in football’s history. Messi is top 3 goalscorer in football history. He scored five goals in the Champions League during the 2020-21 season and provided two assists. The Argentine international bagged five goals in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, overperforming his xG of 3.97. Messi created eight chances and provided eight key passes as well. He is still able to star on the highest level.
Kylian Mbappe has been the best player of PSG and is the most valued one. The French international scored four goals in the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, outperforming his xG of 3.90, with four assists and 13 chances. His top performance is key to Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL.
Other key players of Paris Saint-Germain apart from Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe:
- Sergio Ramos
- Marco Verratti
- Mauro Icardi
Betting odds of 2022-23 Champions League
The Champions League is exciting from the very start, and that’s when we analyse early odds for the UCL to get outright UEFA Champions League predictions betting ready. In the first place, we pick the Champions League winner predictions and the best goalscorer odds.
There are few main favourites to win the 2022-23 Champions League title right before the play-offs, with four clubs having implied probability of winning higher than 10%. Last season’s Champions League runners-up, Manchester City, are the chief favourites.
Champions League 2022-23 winner betting odds:
- Manchester City — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Liverpool — 5.70 (+470; 47/10)
- PSG — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
- Bayern Munich — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
- Real Madrid — 10.00 (+900; 9/1)
The top goalscorer award is given to the player who scores the most goals during the UEFA Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the most UCL top goalscorer awards (7). Karim Benzema of Real Madrid won the award during the 2021-22 UCL season with 15 goals.
Champions League 2022-23 top goalscorer winner betting odds:
- Erling Haaland (Man City) — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG) — 7.00 (+600; 6/1)
- Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich) — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) — 8.00 (+700; 7/1)
- Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) — 9.00 (+800; 8/1)
- Karim Benzema — 12.00 (+1100; 11/1)
Coverage of UEFA Champions League betting predictions
Takebet Zimbabwe offers extensive coverage of all tournament stages in our UCL betting tips. Experts start with futures such as Champions League winner predictions and get back to outrights before the group stage and the play-offs to drop Champions League draw predictions.
All tournament stages are covered when it comes to UCL picks for betting on games:
- Champions League qualification predictions
- Champions League Round of 16 predictions
- Champions League quarter-finals predictions
- Champions League semi-final predictions
- Champions League final predictions
When we analyse matches for our UEFA Champions League free betting tips, the picks come as singles and accumulators which feature tens of betting markets, from 1x2 to props.
Read on to know more!
UEFA Champions League match predictions and outright betting tips
Almost all tips on Takebet Zimbabwe are essentially Champions League game predictions. Each is an in-depth article which features a load of data. First of all, experts preview main UCL odds for the given match and count chances: 1x2, under over 2.5 goals, handicaps and goalscorers. Then we recap the run of form for both football teams, the most recent match and H2H.
Projections of a starting lineup for both squads, previewing substitutes, absentees and the key players are a constant component of our UEFA Champions League matches predictions too. Then we come to picking Champions League bets predictions, usually two or three.
Outright tips are those that cover season-long events and are published weeks before the start of the Champions League. They include the winning team, the teams to reach the final, the teams to win the groups or to qualify from them, the best goalscorer and more. In outrights, we give Champions League draw predictions for knockouts and the group stage.
UEFA Champions League qualification predictions
The Champions League qualification phase starts with the preliminary round, then goes three more rounds before reaching the UCL qualification play-offs.
On Takebet Zimbabwe, experts start their Champions League qualifiers predictions from the play-off round. We cover both the Champions Path with six teams from the Round 3 and two clubs entering directly from the national leagues and the League Path with another four winners of the Round 3 playing each other for a golden ticket to the UCL group stage.
Our UEFA Champions League qualification betting tips are the ones we start the UCL with!
UEFA Champions League group predictions
The main action of the UCL starts with Champions League group predictions on Takebet Zimbabwe. There are eight round-robin groups in the UCL: Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Group F, Group G and Group H, with four teams playing in each group.
Experts pick clashes of big teams for our Champions League match predictions in the first place. Secondly, we predict games of decisive influence on the qualification. Finally, football analysts of Takebet Zimbabwe may include matches with valuable bets even between lesser teams.
UEFA Champions League knockout stage predictions: Round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals
When the knockout stages of the UCL comes, experts of Takebet Zimbabwe begin dropping Champions League game predictions on all matches, both first and second legs. The play-offs begin with the Round of 16 in February and up until the semi-finals teams play twice against each other.
Apart from match tips in our Champions League semi-final and quarter-final predictions, analysts give you an insight into the aggregate result and the qualifying teams beforehand.
UEFA Champions League final predictions
The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League final is set to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on 10 June 2023. On Takebet Zimbabwe, our UCL predictions for the final match are the main treat for sure, with experts analysing all kinds of bets and odds.
You can anticipate UEFA Champions League score predictions for the final match for sure, as well as 1x2 and over under goal bets alongside wager on handicaps and goalscorers.
Betting markets and odds of UCL tips
The experts of Takebet Zimbabwe research all available bets for European Champions League predictions to find truly valuable bet tips — both popular ones and more exotic.
Some betting markets we use for our UCL predictions:
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Under over goals
- Both teams to score
- Half time full time
Champions League expert picks feature odds of value. Singles have odds from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1), accumulators are around 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
UEFA Champions League score predictions
Correct score bets enjoy great popularity among the sports betting crowd. That is the reason why Takebet Zimbabwe never stops to please our readers with Champions League score predictions: tips on the exact result score of a whole game as well as any or both halves.
You can count on our correct score UEFA Champions League free picks starting from the qualification play-offs and reaching as far as the Champions League final predictions.
Schedule of top 2022-23 UCL games predictions
All the top clashes in the UCL are to be covered in the UEFA Champions League betting tips this and any season on Takebet Zimbabwe during the final stage of the qualifiers and the group stage.
Starting with the Round of 16 of the Champions League, each and every game is predicted by experts, with our utmost attention given to the UEFA Champions League final predictions.
Sports gamblers may rest assured they will get betting picks for matches of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and other big shots. The schedule of the 2022-23 UCL matches Takebet Zimbabwe is sure to predict will be available later.
How experts analyse UEFA Champions League for betting picks
The experts of Takebet Zimbabwe break down betting odds and probabilities, teams and football players to get each of our UEFA Champions League betting predictions right.
The UEFA Champions League is different from national football leagues in the way teams treat it. The UCL knockout stages are two-legged ties: to proceed you have to be compact.
Take the 2020-21 Champions League champions, Chelsea, as an example. The Blues were poor under their former manager and weren’t favourites to win the competition. Thomas Tuchel took over and turned the team into a compact one as they attack and defend in style.
The Blues conceded just four goals throughout the 2020-21 Champions League. The final showed their resilience: they didn’t concede chances to allow the opponent to punish them.
Teams that have won the Champions League have been compact in style both attacking and defensive-wise. Real Madrid won the competition in three consecutive years with a similar squad that is good defensively and offensively. It also usually takes seasons of experience playing in the Champions League, a wide bench and a high motivation for the competition.
Being armed with our knowledge of the UCL and years of watching it, Takebet Zimbabwe uses statistics and results as well as odds and the news for free Champions League bet predictions.
Some of the statistics used in UEFA Champions League tips for betting:
- Goals for and against
- Big chances and shot attempts
- Expected goals (xG)
- Control of the ball
- Effective actions in defence
- Players’ individual performances
Taking the stats, the form and H2H into account, experts pick valuable UCL betting tips!
Free UEFA Champions League betting tips: how to get access
Bettors are welcomed to read all UEFA Champions League betting predictions free on Takebet Zimbabwe. Gamblers visit us 1-2 days prior to any game to bet on Champions League picks.
Use the filters to select betting picks for a near date:
What types of UCL betting tips do you publish?
Takebet Zimbabwe publishes outright as well as UEFA Champions League match predictions. The latter bets come as singles and accumulators. Our game tips start with the play-off stage of the UCL qualification in August. Experts predict important group games and all knockouts.
Futures among our Champions League result predictions are on the UCL winner, the teams to reach the final, the best goalscorer, the qualifying teams of the group stage and qualifiers.
In our Champions League tips on matches, professionals of Takebet Zimbabwe research a variety of bets for value UCL predictions: 1x2, over and under, Asian and European handicaps, correct scores, double chance and draw no bet, half time bets, goalscorers and other player props.
Do you offer correct score predictions for UEFA Champions League?
Yes, Takebet Zimbabwe does offer UEFA Champions League score predictions in some analytical articles about the UCL matches. In such score picks, we choose bets on the correct score of a whole full-time of a football game as well as the scores of separate halves in the UCL.
When do you post UEFA Champions League betting picks?
Our Champions League football predictions for games are posted in separate articles 24 to 48 hours prior to the starting time of a particular game. Outright Champions League soccer picks are posted a couple of weeks before the start of the tournament or any new stage of it.
Are your UEFA Champions League predictions free?
On Takebet Zimbabwe, all Champions League betting predictions are free of charge for all our users.
On top of that, each tip is a quality one and supported by a detailed article full of relevant statistics of goals and more, recent results and trends, H2H, the current news and bet odds.
What stages of UEFA Champions League do you predict?
Starting with the UCL qualification play-offs, experts of Takebet Zimbabwe start dropping UEFA Champions League previews and predictions. More matches come in the UCL soccer picks during the group stage: fixtures between top teams, decisive matches and games with bets of extra high value. Before the play-offs, we offer Champions League draw predictions.
When it comes to the play-off ties, Takebet Zimbabwe offers UEFA Champions League knockout stage predictions for all matches with no exceptions, both first and last games in a pair of matches.
The bet tips ob Takebet Zimbabwe are for the following stages of the UCL play-offs:
- Champions League Round of 16 predictions
- Champions League quarter-final predictions
- Champions League semi-finals predictions
- Champions League final predictions
Do you have Champions League final betting tips?
Yes, we do! There are not one, but few Champions League final betting tips — with different bets. We analyse multiple diverse options: 1x2, over under, handicap possibilities and compile a series of separate prediction articles specifically for the UCL finals.
Do you have UCL betting picks for today and tomorrow?
Takebet Zimbabwe offers UEFA Champions League betting tips for today and UEFA Champions League tips for tomorrow, which are categorised on specific pages. Bettors can access these pages through the provided links or from the page with all UCL picks using the filters.
How to bet on Champions League football predictions?
Any sports gambler can use UEFA Champions League odds and predictions from Takebet Zimbabwe free. To bet on the picks, visit our website 1-2 days before any gameday to choose tips for betting from the corresponding tournament section under the “Football” category.
Tap on any of the UCL predictions and read the information provided about the game. Mind the odds and the recommended bet and proceed by tapping on the BET NOW button in the bet card below the text of the chosen betting pick. Takebet Zimbabwe will redirect you to one of the trusted sports betting sites where you can create an account, deposit and wager on the tips.
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