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Champions League 2019/20 Draw – Date, time. channel, group stage pots, odds and more

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW: Date, time and channel plus how the draw works, group stage pots and more

Not long now until Champions League draw as we eagerly wait to find out which teams will be playing each other in the group stages of the 2019/20 European tournament.  

Defending champion Liverpool who beat Tottenham in last year’s final 2-0 will be hoping they can repeat last years effort as English rivals Manchester City target the European silverware.

Chelsea will also join Premier League rivals in Champions League after winning the Europa League against Arsenal last season 4-1. 

Sportsmail provide you with all you need to know for Champions League draw for 2019/20 group stages including date, time and channel plus how the draw works, the pots and latest odds.

Champions League 2019/20 draw for the group stages not long away now

When is it?

The draw for the Champions League group stage fixtures will take place on Thursday, August 29.

What time is it?

The time of the Champions League draw has yet to be confirmed by previous ceremonies have take place at 5pm BST.

How to watch? 

You can watch the draw for the group stage matches on the UEFA website or on BT Sport.

How does the Champions League draw work? 

The 32 clubs will participate in the group stages of the Champions League with 26 automatically qualifying for this stage and the other 6 determined from the play-off round.

The teams will be drawn into eight groups consisting of 4 teams each but for the purpose of the draw they’ll be divided into four pots of eight.

No team can play a club from the same country in the group stages. 

How are pots determined?

Pot 1 – will consist of UEFA Champions League and Europa League winners plus the title winners of the top six leagues (England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Russia).

Pot 2,3 and 4 – the remaining 24 teams are seeded based on their UEFA coefficient.

Champions League pots for the group stage draw

Pot 1 (confirmed)

  • Liverpool (ENG) – 91
  • Chelsea (ENG) – 87
  • Barcelona (ESP) – 138
  • Bayern Munich (GER) – 128
  • Juventus (ITA) – 124
  • Manchester City (ENG) – 106
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) – 103
  • Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) – 72

Pot 2 (unconfirmed)

  • Real Madrid (ESP) – 146
  • Atletico Madrid (ESP) – 127
  • Borussia Dortmund (GER) – 85
  • Napoli (ITA) – 80
  • Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)  (80)
  • Tottenham (ENG) – 78
  • Ajax (HOL) – 70.5 /APOEL (CYP) – 25.5
  • Benfica (POR) – 68.5 

Pot 3 (unconfirmed)

  • Lyon (FRA) – 61.5
  • Bayer Leverkusen (GER) – 61
  • Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) – 54.5
  • LASK (AUT) – 2 /Club Bruges (BEL) – 39.5 
  • Valencia (ESP) – 37
  • Olympiacos (GRE) – 44 /Krasnodar (RUS) – 34.5
  • Inter Milan (ITA) – 31
  • Cluj (ROU) – 3.5 /Slavia Prague (CZE)- 21.5

Pot 4 (unconfirmed)

  • Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) – 29.5 /Rosenborg (NOR) – 11.5
  • Lokomotiv Moscow  (RUS) – 28.5
  • Red Star Belgrade (SRB) – 16.75) /Young Boys (SUI) – 27.5
  • Genk (BEL) – 25
  • Galatasaray (TUR)  – 22.5
  • RB Leipzig (GER) – 22
  • Atalanta (ITA) – 13.5
  • Lille (FRA) – 5

Champions League play-off games

First Leg

  • APOEL vs Ajax – 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 20
  • LASK vs Club Bruges – 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 20
  • Cluj vs Slavia Prague – 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 20 
  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Rosenborg – 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 21 
  • Olympiacos vs Krasnodar – 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 21
  • Young Boys vs Red Star Belgrade -8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 21

Second Leg 

  • Krasnodar vs Olympiacos – 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 27 
  • Red Star Belgrade vs Young Boys – 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 27
  • Rosenborg vs Dinamo Zagreb – 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 27 
  • Ajax vs APOEL – 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 28
  • Slavia Prague vs Cluj – 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 28
  • Club Bruges vs LASK – 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 28 

Champions League key dates 

Group Stage 

  • Match day one: 17/18 September
  • Match day two: 1/2 October
  • Match day three: 22/23 October
  • Match day four: 5/6 November
  • Match day five: 26/27 November
  • Match day six: 10/11 December

Round of 16 

  • Last 16 draw: 16 December
  • Round of 16 first leg: 18/19 and 25/26 February
  • Round of 16 second leg: 10/11 and 17/18 March

Quarter-Final 

  • Quarter-final and semi-final draw: 20 March
  • Quarter-final first leg: 7/8 April
  • Quarter-final second leg: 14/15 April

Semi-Final 

  • Semi-final first leg: 28/29 April
  • Semi-final second leg: 5/6 May

Final 

Latest Champions League Odds

Winner:

  • Manchester City – 4/1
  • Barcelona – 5/1
  • Liverpool – 7/1
  • Real Madrid – 9/1
  • PSG – 10/1
  • Juventus – 12/1
  • Bayern Munich – 14/1
  • Atletico Madrid – 22/1
  • Tottenham – 23/1
  • Chelsea – 39/1
  • Borussia Dortmund – 39/1
  • Napoli – 49/1 
  • Inter Milan –  69/1

Top Goalscorer:

  • Lionel Messi – 21/20
  • Sergio Aguero – 21/20
  • Gareth Bale – 9/4
  • Robert Lewandowski – 9/4
  • Neymar – 9/4
  • Edinson Cavani – 9/4
  • Kylian Mbappe – 9/4
  • Luis Suarez – 9/4
  • Antoine Griezmann – 9/4
  • Karim Benzema – 9/4
  • Gabriel Jesus – 9/4
  • Diego Costa – 9/4
  • Sadio Mane  – 9/4

*Odds courtesy of Betfair Exchange 

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