Champions League betting is more popular than ever as the elite club competition in Europe threatens to transcend even the World Cup as the most star-kissed tournament in football. Rarely will a campaign pass without the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chelsea involved in the pursuit of the trophy with the big ears. Ballon dOr winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have produced some of their finest performances in the competition, while Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have claimed the cup with multiple clubs. With varying stages and a lifespan from preliminaries in early July to the final in late May, there are limitless opportunities to make money. Firstly, there are Champions League outright betting markets like the Champions League winner market, Champions League top goalscorer betting or the Champions League name-the-finalist betting odds. As the group stage begins, so too does the chance to profit from Champions League group winner markets then, in the knockout rounds, Champions League to-qualify betting comes to prominence on coral.co.uk. Just as important as all the outright markets is Champions League match betting, with Champions League in-play betting odds particularly enticing as every game from the group stage onwards is televised.