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Asian Champions League Bet

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Football is very popular not in Europe and South America but in Asia as well. And of course there are international matches between clubs. Naturally that bookmakers post odds on them. Especially popular among gamblers are Asian Champions League bets which can be done online as well as offline.

AFC Champions League also known as Asian Champions League is rather young tournament. In was founded in 1985 as Asian Club Championship which itself had replaced the Asian Champion Club Tournament (1967-1971) after a 14-year hiatus. So in present days it was introduced in 2002 and organization is conducted by the Football Confederation. In broad sense it is equivalent to UEFA Champions League or CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores where most powerful clubs of the region take part.

And of course such tournament is very interesting for gamblers which are keen to choose Asian Champions League bets. These markets are very popular among those who know everything about Asian and Australian football.

Odds for AFC Champions League post almost all bookmakers. What is surprising, Asians clubs level is more equal than in Europe. That’s helping gamblers to make bets online during tough matches. It is significant that in the ACL group participants rarely promote to play-offs ahead of time. Sometimes before the last game in group all four teams have chances to reach play-offs.

Asian clubs become more strengthen

In recent years a number of Asian clubs aggravated by players of European level. In particular, we are talking about the Chinese and Arab teams. If most players come to Saudi Arabia or the UAE to finish their career, the Chinese teams are now able to buy talented players at his peak. As long as the players go to the Championships for the money, but soon the situation could change.

The most titled teams of the tournament are: Pohang Steelers (South Korea) - 3 wins, Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) - 2 wins and 3 finals, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (South Korea) - 2 wins and 2 finals.

Tournament structure

A total of 32 teams compete in the round robin group stage of the competition. Clubs from Asia's strongest national leagues receive automatic berths, with teams from other nations eligible to qualify via the qualifying playoffs and, in addition, they are also eligible to participate in the AFC Cup. Since 2009, the champions do not qualify automatically for the following year competition. The winner of the AFC CL qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Asian team peculiarity is that they become disheartened after the task in group stage is done. Out of eight winners of the last AFC Champions League groups only one has won in the last game of the group stage.

Of course ACL is far from the level of even UEFA Europa League, but every year the tournament level rises. Purchasing the stars in the early years will be costly to the Chinese teams but later on players will go to China not for the money, then to play alongside with well-known football masters.