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BT Sport Retains Rights for the Uefa Champions League Until 2024 – All You Need to Know and Latest Odds

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It has been announced that BT sport has fended off competition from ITV and Sky to keep the rights to the Champions League. The new contract will allow them to broadcast all Champions League matches live, and show match highlights until 2024.

Although it still means we have to pay to watch games, at least we know the coverage will of a high standard. Check out all you need to know about what the new contract means for you.

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All Champions League Games to be Shown Live on BT Sport Until 2024

BT Sport has paid a reported £1.3 billion to hold the rights to the Champions League until 2024. This is the same amount the paid for their current contract from 2018-21/. It is arguably one of the most prized events in UK sports broadcasting, and indeed the world. It will be considered a real coup for BT sport that they managed to keep the games. Being home to the Champions League emphasises how much the brand is growing.

BT Sport Champions League broadcast rights and broadcasters

So it will be as you were for the Champions League for the foreseeable future. BT Sport will continue to show each game live on various channels and you can catch highlights exclusively with them too. The likes of Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey will also be retained to continue top-class presenting and special guests will also remain high calibre. Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand and Arsenal legend Martin Keown are amongst the former professionals.

Champions League 2019/20 Outright winner Latest Odds

Of course, BT Sport is covering this year's tournament, which is starting to heat up. Teams have already played four from six games, with teams already booked themselves into the knock out stages. English Champions Manchester City remain the favourites to win the whole thing with most bookies, including Bet365.

Here’s how the top 10 in the Champions League outright betting markets look at the time of writing with BET 365:

Team Current Odds to win
Manchester City 11/4 (3.75)
Liverpool 6/1(7.0)
PSG 6/1 (7.0)
Barcelona 13/2 (7.5)
Bayern Munich 9/1 (10.0)
Juventus 12/1 (13.0)
Real Madrid 14/1 (15.0)
Atletico Madrid 20/1 (21.0)

Champions League 2019/20 Champions League – Liverpool to Win Latest Odds

Current Champions Liverpool are going second in the betting to win the tournament this season. Only Manchester City, who they comfortably beat at Anfield this season is ahead of them. French giants PSG are joint second-favourites with them.

Liverpool’s form in the group stages so far has been a little erratic. The Reds lost 2-0 away to Napoli in the opening game before racing on to three victories. However, the wins have been less than convincing. The wins over Genk have been fairly comfortable with Klopp's men scoring six over the two ties with two conceded. But the 4-3 win over Salzburg shows was, in the end, lucky, and better teams will take advantage.

Remaining Champions League Group E Games 2019/20 for Liverpool

Wednesday 27th November: Liverpool v Napoli
Tuesday 10th December: FC Red Bull Salzburg v Liverpool

Liverpool takes on Napoli who have struggled domestically this season. The Italians have beaten The Reds once already this season, and of course last season. They will come to Anfield with hope of getting at least a point. A triply trip to Austria will conclude the group stages for Liverpool. With Group E is still in the balance with Liverpool, Napoli and Salzburg all able to go through, these fixtures will be decisive. If Liverpool can go through the top of their group, then we expect their outright odds to be slashed. You can get 6/1 (7.0) just now with Bet365.

Champions League 2019/20 Champions League – Manchester City to Win Latest Odds

City leads the way in the betting markets. Although they have a fantastic squad and manager, this is quite surprising. Domestically, they have been making life hard for themselves. And a rather disappointing draw away to Atalanta means that they have to wait to confirm their place in the next round.

Manchester City should secure safe passage through the knock-outs and will be hoping to do so at the top of Group C.

Remaining Champions League Group E Games 2019/20 for Manchester City

Tuesday 26th November: Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk
Wednesday 11th December: Dinamo Zagreb v Manchester City

City sits five points at the top and should, therefore, see off the competition.

Champions League 2019/20 Champions League – Chelsea to Win Latest Odds

Could Frank Lampard and his Chelsea side be the dark horse of the competition? The Blues are in the most open group, Group H. After four matches, three clubs find themselves on seven points. And will all be expected to make the next stage. Ajax played well against Chelsea across two legs but only emerged with a single point over the ties. This was a real boost for Chelsea chances.

Remaining Champions League Group E Games 2019/20 for Chelsea

Wednesday 27th November: Valencia v Chelsea
Tuesday 10th December: Chelsea v Lille

It could all come down to the last game for Chelsea. They are currently priced at 5/4 (2.25) to top Group H, making them favourites to do so. With Ajax to take on Valencia in the last game of the group stages, it could be very interesting indeed.