The match ups offered in UEFA betting matches are unique and therefore often particularly thrilling. However, when you are conducting your handicapping for UEFA betting, you must be careful to evaluate each team based on its true international potential, not its achievements in a national league.
UEFA betting does not allow you to handicap a team against common competitors, as soccer betting fans can enjoy in some other types of soccer betting. For example, when you are soccer betting on a specific league, such as the Premier League in England or La Liga in Spain, you watch the same teams play each other numerous times throughout the season. Consequently, you are able to see squads develop throughout a season and you are granted fairly extensive background knowledge with which to handicap games, especially near the end of the season.
However, with UEFA Cup betting you do not enjoy any of these benefits. For UEFA betting you must take handicapping knowledge you have gained from watching teams play in their home leagues and apply it to match ups against teams from other countries. The range of quality in the leagues from which UEFA teams come is tremendous, meaning you will be UEFA betting on champions of some leagues that are unable to compete with even the third or fourth best teams from other leagues.
Given the somewhat unique circumstances of UEFA betting, you must be particularly careful about handicapping opponents carefully. You should never be fooled by the optimism surrounding some championship teams when entering a UEFA betting tournament. While teams hailing from mediocre leagues may appear formidable when playing other teams from their home league, they likely will not make it far against the top squads in UEFA betting. At the end of the day, it is typically the well-known squads from the most respected leagues that walk away with the trophies once UEFA betting is all done.
However, the lesser known teams can still offer significant UEFA betting value, especially in the early tournament rounds, simply because many soccer betting fans are so hesitant to wager on an unknown team that the UEFA betting lines are sometimes placed in a way that offers excellent value to the lesser known clubs. If you feel as though such a UEFA betting opportunity exists and you are relatively knowledgeable about the club in question then you should definitely take advantage of such an advantageous UEFA betting opportunity.