In over/under goals betting, a bookmaker will offer odds on a selection of possible final goals for a specified match. As a punter, you must try to predict whether the total number of goals scored in the match will be more or less than the total given by the bookmaker. For example, a bookmaker might offer odds of 5/6 on under 2.5 goals being scored in a specific match and evens on a total of more than 2.5. If you bet on the match resulting in more than 2.5 goals, and the final score is 2-1, your bet will win, and you’ll be paid out at evens.
One of the things that makes over/under goals betting so exciting is that there’s a huge amount of variance when it comes to the average goals scored in a match, depending on the league, the teams in the fixture, and various other
Having said that, in the English Premier League, the odds are generally favourable to a total score of between 1.6 and 2.2. This is why the goal margin 2.5 is by far the most popular one to bet on in the UK.
While 2.5 is the most popular, there are several different betting margins available within over/under goals. Over 0.5 goals, for example, means you’re betting on at least one goal being scored in the course of the match. There’s a good chance of this kind of bet winning, but the payout will be extremely low.
Under 1.5 goals is a bet on a match ending with a single goal, or no goals at all. This is offered on fixtures between two evenly matched teams, with either strong defenders or weak forwards.
Over 2.5 goals is the most popular market, signifying a bet that the match will end with three or more goals. This bet is typically made when a team with strong forwards goes up against one with a weak defence.
How to Place your Bet
If you’re interested in trying your hand at over/under goals betting, nairabet is the best platforms for this. Simply create an account, deposit some money, choose the fixture and market you’d like to bet on, and type in your bet.
The Pros and Cons
Over/under goals betting shares the universal pros and cons of all football betting, and vary by the options available. For example, over 2.5 goals has a clear advantage in that it’s a hugely popular market, offering any punter excellent liquidity, and good bet value. Having said that, you generally won’t win as many bets as you would backing over 1.5 goals or lower.