The 2008/09 UEFA Cup betting is wide open, with Italian giants AC Milan the 13/2 favourites with Stan James. Part of the reason for the long odds is that it is still unknown which teams from the Champions League will enter the UEFA Cup at the last 32 stage. However, there is every likelihood some big names will enter at this stage.
UEFA Cup betting odds
Sky Bet make “any Champions League team” the 11/4 favourite to win the UEFA Cup. All thought there is no doubt some quality Champions League sides will drop into the UEFA Cup, they have all failed win the competition in the last four years, suggesting the best UEFA Cup betting value may lie elsewhere.
One obvious contender is Spurs, now managed by twice UEFA CUP winner Juande Ramos. Stan James offer the best odds of 12/1 about Spurs winning the UEFA Cup, and despite their poor start to the domestic season, there is no doubt they are definitely a good cup team after winning last season’s Carling Cup.
Other English sides in this season’s UEFA Cup all have quality squads but their lack of European experience makes them longer odds in the betting, with Aston Villa available at best odds 25/1 with Sky Bet, Everton best odds 25/1 with Betfred, Portsmouth 40/1 with Blue Square on the first European outing, and Man City the 50/1 outsiders.