However, soccer betting fans interested in wagering on UEFA betting spreads should be careful about always and only betting where genuine value exists. Consequently, sometimes you should find yourself siding with the favorite in the UEFA betting lines, while other times you should find yourself siding with the underdog.
UEFA betting, and soccer betting in general, is much different from some of the other popular American gambling sports, such as football, basketball, and baseball. Especially in professional basketball, where teams typically score well over 100 points, one basket is rarely the difference between winning and losing a wager. However, in soccer betting, scores are so low that one lucky goal can often determine the winner and loser of a soccer betting match up.
Consequently, in UEFA Cup betting you will sometimes encounter upsets that you would have never previously predicted. Such upsets can also occur if a player on the team favored in the UEFA betting spread is sent off early in the game with a red card, causing the team to play with one less player during the rest of the UEFA betting match. As a result, you should not shy away from picking underdogs in the UEFA betting lines. This is not to say that you should always focus your UEFA Cup betting on underdogs, but many gamblers wager almost exclusively on favorites, and if this is the case then you certainly need to pay more attention to the underdogs.
In many UEFA betting match ups you will find that the UEFA betting spread simply lists the game as a pick ‘em with different soccer betting prices for each side. When this is the case, it means that you can basically evaluate the UEFA Cup betting line as if it were a money line. When considering UEFA betting pick ‘em lines, the key is to avoid simply wagering on the team you think will win the match. If the betting price of a side is not set favorably, then even wagering on the predicted winner in a pick ‘em may be erroneous. In fact, if the UEFA betting line will pay off highly enough on the underdog, then it may be a better wager to take the underdog, even when you believe the team has a relatively small chance of winning.