2022-23 UEFA Champions League Betting Analysis: Everything to Know About Qualifying

2022-23 UEFA Champions League Betting Analysis: Everything to Know About Qualifying

Champions League Qualifying happens this month. Third round qualifying finishes on August 9 and the Champions League Playoffs happen on August 16 and August 17 and August 23 and August 24. Check out everything you must know about this month’s Champions League Qualifying Playoffs. Let’s jump right into action so you can plan your bets against the UEFA Champions League Odds

Everything You Need to Know About the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Process

UCL 3rd Qualifying Round & Playoffs

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Wednesday, Aug. 24

Six teams will qualify for the Champions League group stage. Teams play a 2-match aggregate, a home game and an away game.

Squads play 180 minutes. If teams are tied after the aggregate, they play extra time, and penalties. Away goals don’t mean anything during qualifying or during the Champions League. 

Champions League Third-Qualifying Round

Teams that lose in the third-qualifying round automatically transfer to the Europa League playoffs. 

Third Qualifying Round-Specifics

Teams involved-20

Champions path-12 – 2 automatic entrants, 10 second qualifying round winners

League path-8 – 6 automatic entrants, 2 second qualifying round winners

Third Qualifying Round-Teams

First leg scores next to second team in match. 

Champions Path

  • Maccabi Haifa vs Apollon Limassol 4-0
  • Qarabag vs Ferencvaros 1-1
  • Ludogorets vs Dinamo Zagreb 1-2
  • Sheriff vs Viktoria Plzen 1-2
  • Bodo Glimt vs Zalgiris 5-0
  • Crvena Zvezda vs Pyunik 5-0

League Path

  • Monaco vs PSV Eindhoven 1-1
  • Dynamo Kyiv vs Sturm Graz 1-0
  • Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers 2-0
  • Benfica vs Midtjylland 4-1

Champions League Qualifying Playoffs

  • Specifics

Teams play a 2-match aggregate. Road goals don’t count extra. If teams are tied after 180 minutes and extra time, squads head to penalty kicks.

Winning teams on the aggregate head to the August 25 Champions League group stage draw. 

Teams involved-12

Champions League Path-2 automatic entrants, 6 third qualifying round winners

League path – 4 third qualifying round winners

Champions League Qualifying Predicted 6

Without knowing the Champions League Qualifying Playoffs draw, we put together a list of six teams that will have a shot to make the Champions League Group Stage. 

PSV Eindhoven – PSV is one of the best squads in the Dutch Eredivisie. Eindhoven drew with Monaco in their first third-qualifying round match. The winner of the second match on August 9 should be a favorite to make the CL Group Stage. The prediction is PSV gets it done. 

Benfica – The Portuguese Liga squad often plays in the Champions League. Expect Benfica to make it difficult on their opponents. Like PSV, Benfica should have too much quality players not to make the final six. 

Dinamo Zagreb – The top club team in Croatia boasts plenty of talent. Dinamo Zagreb players will lead Croatia at the 2022 World Cup. So the squad is no slouch. Zagreb is set for a spot in the final six. 

Maccabi Haifa – In their first third-round match, Haifa dusted Appolon Limassol 4-0. Maccabi might have what it takes to make the CL this season. 

Red Star Belgrade – The Russian club got banned from last season’s Champions League due to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. This season, Red Star is on a mission. Belgrade blasted Pyunik 5-0 in the first leg. 

Dynamo Kiev – The Ukrainian club beat Sturm Graz 1-0 in the first leg. Kiev will have a real shot to stamp their ticket to the 2022-2023 Champions League.


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