The event is watched by millions of soccer fans across Canada, Mexico, the USA, and the rest of the region, which means there's plenty of interest from the betting community. You'll find detailed CONCACAF Champions League odds right here on CSB. Odds will be updated once available. CONCACAF 2021 Champions League winners odds last updated October 20, 2021:
The CONCACAF Champions League is the premier club tournament for soccer teams who play in the domestic leagues of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The current format features sixteen teams, and the event is held between February and April each year.
What are the winners' odds for the CONCACAF Champions League
Out of the sixteen teams that qualify for the tournament, the four from Mexico will be the top picks according to the CONCACAF Champions League betting odds.
Mexico has by far the strongest domestic league out of all the regions that participate, and their teams have dominated the competition since it was rebranded as 'The Champions League' in 2008. No teams from any other nation have won the event since this time.
It is, therefore, no surprise to see the Mexican teams with the lowest CONCACAF Champions League 2021 odds.
There are also four teams from the MLS that qualify each season, and while these teams will start as outsiders, the gap between the quality of the MLS and the Mexican league gets smaller each year, so there's a good chance that we will see a winner from the USA or even Canada fairly soon.
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Picks to win the CONCACAF Champions League
It's hard to argue with over ten years of Mexican dominance in this competition, so you almost have to go with one of the four teams from the Mexican domestic league. For 2021, this is Club America, UANL, Cruz Azul, and Leon.
Three of these clubs (Club America and Cruz Azul) have won the tournament previously, while UANL won it last year.
Our pick for 2021 is for UANL to retain the title and win the CONCACAF Champions League this year.
Do Canadian Teams have a chance?
Canadian teams can qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League via two methods.
Canada's premier knockout cup competition, known as the Canadian Championship, features clubs from the MLS, Canadian Premier League and also the country's lower leagues. The winner of this cup gets a guaranteed spot in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Canadian teams can also qualify via the Canadian Premier League. The winner of the Canadian Premier League will receive a berth in the CONCACAF League, a separate league featuring the best teams from Canada, select Central American nations and all Caribbean nations.
The top six teams from this league are also guaranteed a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League.
This means, there is always at least one Canadian team in the tournament, and the potential for two Canadian teams to be involved.
Toronto FC was very unlucky not to become the first team from the MLS (and Canada) to win the CONCACAF Champions League back in 2018.
After an incredible effort to make the final, the Reds lost in a penalty shootout, although their performance shows that a Canadian team can certainly win the tournament.
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How does it work
The CONCACAF Champions League features sixteen teams, and the current format is a straight knockout competition.
Teams will play each other twice (home and away) and the winner on aggregate will progress to the next round.
Matches that are tied after two legs may go to a penalty shootout unless one team has scored more away goals.
In the final, which is also played over two legs, the away goals rule does not apply.
How do teams qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League?
There are two ways that teams can qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League. The first method is direct qualification via the domestic league and/or cup competitions.
4 spots are allocated to Mexican teams based on their finishing positions in the previous Apertura and Clausura competitions.
4 spots are allocated to USA teams - MLS Cup champions, MLS Supporters' Shield champions, MLS Eastern/Western Conference regular-season champions and the U.S. Open Cup champions. This applies to winners from the prior season.
1 spot is allocated to the Canadian team that wins the Canadian Championship from the previous season.
1 spot is allocated to the team that wins the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship from the previous season.
Teams can also qualify via the CONCACAF League. This is a knockout tournament that features champions from across Central America, and also select winners from the Caribbean and the Canadian Premier League Champions. The top six teams qualify.
When does the CONCACAF Champions League Start
The tournament will take place in 2021, with the dates yet to be confirmed. The draw for the first round will take place once the final berth is claimed. Exact dates are still TBC.
Where is the CONCACAF Champions League final
The CONCACAF Champions League final will be played over two matches at the home grounds of the teams that reach the final round.
Is CONCACAF Champions League on TV
Broadcast rights for the 2021 tournament are TBC. In 2020, TSN showed games featuring Canadian teams only.
Who won the CONCACAF Champions League
Mexican teams have dominated the CONCACAF Champions League since it was rebranded in 2008.
In particular, Monterrey has had huge success in the competition, winning the tournament on four occasions, while Club America has won it three times.
Below is a complete list of champions:
Los Angeles FC (USA)
Toronto FC (Canada)
Montreal Impact (Canada)
Cruz Azul (Mexico)
Santos Laguna (Mexico)
Santos Laguna (Mexico)
Real Salt Lake (USA)
Cruz Azul (Mexico)
Cruz Azul (Mexico)
CONCACAF Champions League FAQs
What is the CONCACAF Champions League?
The CONCACAF Champions League is a 16-team tournament featuring the best teams from North and Central America. The tournament features fives-rounds with each team playing a home-and-home. The competition plays out in just under three months.
When does CONCACAF Champions League start?
The CONCACAF Champions League begins every year in February and runs until May. However, in 2021 this may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CONCACAF Champions Leagues 2021 is yet to be confirmed with a start date.
How does CONCACAF Champions League work?
The CONCACAF Champions League is a 16-team, five-round tournament, with each team playing a home-and-home to determine the winner of the round.
Where is CONCACAF Champions League Finals?
The CONCACAF League Finals takes place in the two cities that make the finals of the tournament. The higher-seeded team hosts the second leg of the Finals.
Who plays in CONCACAF Champions League?
The CONCACAF Champions League is comprised of 16 teams.
Four clubs from Mexico, four clubs from the United States, one club from Canada and one club from the Caribbean qualify every year.
The last six teams to qualify are the top-six placed teams in the CONCACAF League.
Where can I watch the CONCACAF Champions League in Canada?
In Canada, CONCACAF Champions League is broadcast in English on TSN and broadcast in French on RDS. Both offer options for cable and streaming packages.
Can you bet on CONCACAF Champions League in Canada?
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What can I bet on CONCACAF Champions League?
CONCACAF betting odds available include soccer odds and soccer futures on the CONCACAF winner. The most popular game odds are outright game winners or winner-loser-draw odds, as well as goal totals and game props. Outright CONCACAF Champions League futures are the most popular futures market. However, other options such as club and player performance attract some bets.
Does Canada participate in the CONCACAF Champions League?
Yes, Canada guaranteed one team every year – the Canadian Cup Champion – in the CONCACAF Champions League.
More than one Canadian team can make the tournament, depending on how they finish in the CONCACAF League.