Many gamblers overlook the totals column as they scan the UEFA betting lines, but it is a mistake to neglect this excellent UEFA betting opportunity. In fact, in some cases UEFA betting on totals is much easier to do successfully than UEFA betting on sides.
UEFA betting on totals can be a relatively simple form of UEFA betting because UEFA betting traditionally combines opponents you are not accustomed to seeing play against one another. While you may be an expert at soccer betting on a specific league, such as the Premier League, it can still be a huge challenge to parlay that expertise into soccer betting ability when a Premier League team is playing a squad from another league that you have never handicapped before.
In fact, in some games, particularly during the UEFA Cup, you may even find yourself handicapping UEFA betting lines involving teams you have barely even heard about. Handicapping such UEFA betting lines requires you to inform yourself fairly thoroughly about both of the teams involved in the UEFA betting match up. However, when betting on the totals you can sometimes get by with much simpler handicapping that evaluates both teams’ styles and how easily they will be able to score against one another, without concerning yourself with the question of which team actually wins the UEFA betting match up.
When you examine the total lines on the UEFA betting board there are numerous factors that you should keep in mind. For instance, in the rounds of the UEFA tournaments that involve two legs, you should always know what happened in the first leg if you are betting on the second leg. Such is the case because a team that loses by more than one goal in the first leg will play with an emphasis on offense in the second leg, raising the possibility of a high scoring match up. Furthermore, you should always evaluate the different styles of play exhibited by each team as you do your soccer betting. It is well known that some teams, and even some leagues, are characterized by either a more explosive offensive attack or a more controlled, defensive strategy. Additionally, you should always take the weather into account as you do your UEFA betting. A wet field, for example, can lead to a slower game and therefore fewer goals being scored.