UEFA Champions League 2022: Schedule, Time-Table & TV Channel! English clubs are well-placed to continue dominating the Champions League after the latest round of matches in UEFA’s showpiece tournament. Five of the last eight finalists have come from the Premier League and a third all-English final in four years could be on the cards this time around. Manchester City was amongst the favorites with the bookmakers heading into this year’s competition and is well on course to reach the quarter-finals.
The best betting apps rate them as 9/4 shots to lift the prestigious trophy following their 5-0 demolition of Sporting Lisbon and progression to the last eight should be a formality. However, it would be unwise to get too carried away with City’s chances, given they have failed to live up to their odds on previous occasions. The biggest threat to their hopes may well be Liverpool, who are aiming to be crowned as champions of Europe for the seventh time.
The Reds comfortably defeated Inter Milan 2-0 in the first leg of their round of 16 encounters and should have little difficulty completing the job on home turf. Reigning champions Chelsea have been slightly overlooked in the betting this season, but are in good shape to make it to the quarter-finals. They defeated Lille 2-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this week and should possess too much class for the French outfit in the reverse fixture.
Manchester United could complete a clean sweep of Premier League teams in the quarter-finals, although their tie against Atletico Madrid is tough to call. Anthony Elanga’s goal in the 80th minute secured a 1-1 draw for the Red Devils in Madrid and they are favorites to edge past the La Liga club. While English clubs appear to be dominating the Champions League landscape, it would be foolish to think the outcome of this year’s tournament is a foregone conclusion.
Bayern Munich is currently third in the betting behind Man City and Liverpool, and are strongly fancied to join them in the quarter-finals. They were held to a 1-1 draw by RB Salzburg in their first meeting but looks like a good bet to run riot in the second leg at the Allianz Arena. Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid could also be a big threat once their finely poised tie has been concluded in early March.
Kylian Mbappe’s stoppage-time goal gave PSG a 1-0 lead heading into the second leg, but Madrid will fancy their chances of turning things around at the Bernabeu Stadium. Juventus and Ajax are fancied to make it through from the remaining round of 16 ties, with both securing an away draw in their first leg outings. Dusan Vlahovic bagged an early goal for Juve at Villarreal, but they were pegged back in the second half as Dani Parejo leveled the tie.
Ajax produced some stunning attacking football on their way to a 2-2 draw at Benfica and will be extremely tough to beat at the Amsterdam Arena. Their style of play has attracted admiring glances from around Europe, but they may eventually come up short if they meet one of the big guns.
Champions League Prediction
The four Premier League clubs should all make it through to the quarter-finals, with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus and Ajax fancied to join them there. Picking a winner from such a stellar line-up is no easy task, but Liverpool looks the value bet at 4/1 given their current run of form.
English Clubs in the 2021-22 Champions League
The top four Premier League clubs each season advance to the next season’s Champions League. In the 2020-21 Premier League season, the top four were:
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Schedule
Qualifying Rounds and Playoffs
None of the English or other big European clubs were involved here, as they all got a pass into the Group Stage.
June 22 — July 6-7 — July 20-21 — August 3-4 — August 17-18
2021-22 Champions League Group Stage
All of these were Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, with teams alternating home and away each week.
- September 14-15
- September 28-29
- October 19-20
- November 2-3
- November 23-24
- December 7-8
2021-22 Champions League Round of 16
This is one game at each club, total goals wins.
- First Legs: February 15-16 and 22-23
- Second Legs: March 8-9 and 15-16
2021-22 Champions League Quarterfinals
Again, one game at each club, total goals wins.
- First Legs: April 5 and 6
- Second Legs: April 12 and 13
2021-22 Champions League Semifinals
- First Legs: April 26 and 27
- Second Legs: May 3 and 4
2021-22 UEFA Champions League Final
The Champions League Final is on May 28, 2022, in Paris. It was moved from St. Petersburg, Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine.