Champions League Betting Odds and the Weather

November 30, 2010 Football Soccer

Champions League betting odds should be handicapped with considerable attention paid to a range of handicapping factors, including the weather.

Many gamblers overlook the weather as they analyze Champions League odds, but the reality is that the weather can significantly influence how one should wager on the Champions League betting odds. As you look for value in the Champions League betting odds you should recognize that certain teams perform better under certain weather conditions, and different weather conditions also have more general effects on the outcomes of games.

Champions League betting odds should reflect the preferences certain teams have for different types of weather. In general, teams are most adept at playing in weather they are most accustomed to. In other words, a team from Cyprus will prefer playing in very warm weather while a team from Sweden will not mind playing in chillier weather. Consequently, the Champions League betting odds for the team from Cyprus may seem somewhat more appealing in a hot weather game, while the Champions League betting odds for the team from Sweden may seem somewhat more appealing for a cold weather game.

Checking the projected weather conditions for a matchup using the internet is quite easy, and this check should always be made as you handicap the Champions League betting odds. Furthermore, by looking at a team’s past results you may find that the team is particularly successful or unsuccessful when playing in specific weather conditions. For instance, you may find that a certain team never plays well in the rain. Such insights will not be made by everyone handicapping the Champions League odds, so the insights can give you an advantage over your peers as you analyze the Champions League odds.

Weather conditions can also impact the Champions League betting odds more generally. For instance, inclement weather or very hot weather often results in relatively low scoring matchups. Such is the case because teams often struggle to organize effective attacks on wet fields and teams become winded when it is extremely hot. This trend is very useful to understand as you handicap over/under Champions League betting odds. Especially by checking the weather forecast and wagering several days before a game is played, you can sometimes find excellent value in the over/under Champions League betting odds. These effects of the weather also impact the value of Champions League betting odds for the sides. Such is the case because the chances of a team covering a large point spread will decrease if the probable number of goals scored in the match decreases. In other words, rainy conditions may lead one to find value in the Champions League betting odds for the underdog, while mild conditions may lead one to find value in the Champions League odds for the favorite.

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