Betting on over or under goals scored in a football match has been around for a while now and is popular with a lot of football bettors. A lot of people like this type of bet because it is easier to predict than an exact score in a match and even one of the three possible outcomes of home win, draw and away win.
Here at Tips.Bet we provide accurate predictions for the over and under goals market. A bookmaker will typically provide several options for over and under goal outcomes, and we simplify this for you by providing you with tips for which are the most likely.
Why you should consider placing a bet on over and under goals
When you look at a football match there are a number of outcomes that you can bet on. A lot of people like to bet on the eventual outcome which will be a home win, an away win or a draw. But this can be hard to predict where both of the teams are fairly evenly matched.
If one team is a lot stronger than the other then the odds for them winning will be very short. This is not appealing to most football bettors. Another thing that you can try to do is to predict the final score of a game. The odds will be much better for this but the difficulty factor is high.
By choosing to predict an over or under goal tally you can get better odds for this. It is also easier to predict than the exact outcome or score in a match. Let’s say that a strong team is playing a weak team at home. Placing an over or under bet will usually give better odds than just backing the home team.
At the end of the day, the final outcome of a match does not matter with an over or under bet. You are not concerned about whether the home or away team wins or if the game ends in a draw. Only the amount of goals scored is important.
Types of Over and Under bets
One of the most popular over and under goals bets that you will see is over 2.5 goals or under 2.5 goals. For an over 2.5 goal bet to win you need there to be at least three goals scored in the game. When you go for an under 2.5 goals bet you will win if there are no more than two goals scored. Any other score outcomes will result in your over or under bet losing.
Here are the other types of over and under goals bets that you will see:
Over 0.5 goals – you need at least one goal to be scored to win and only a goalless draw will cause your bet to lose
Under 0.5 goals – you will only win this bet if the game is a goalless draw as any other result will mean that your bet loses
Over 1.5 goals – here you need two goals scored in a match to win and less than two goals will lose
Under 1.5 goals – to win there must only be one goal scored
Over 2.5 goals – winning this bet means that there must be three or more goals scored
Under 2.5 goals – to win here you want two or less goals to be scored
Over 3.5 goals – for this bet to win there must be four or more goals scored in the game
Under 3.5 goals – to get a win here you need there to be 3 or less goals scored in the match
Sometimes you will see whole numbers used for over and under goal bets. For example, you may see an over or under 3 goals. It is also possible to see higher over and under goal bets such as 4.5, 5.5 and even 6.5. The odds will vary for each of these bets. In addition to this you may see quarter goal over and under bets such as over or under 2.75.
Our over and under goal predictions
At Tips.Bet we have a very sophisticated computer algorithm that predicts the best over or under bets for each match. To make the prediction the algorithm will look at a number of factors such as the goal scoring records of both teams, current form, any injuries and suspensions and more.
When you go to our Over/Under goal section you will see all of the matches and our tip for the best over or under goal bet. This appears to the right of the fixture and will clearly state if our prediction is an over or under bet and the associated number for example over 2.5 goals.
We trawl the Internet for the best odds offered by bookmakers for our over and under goal predictions. You will see the best odds offered and the bookmaker that offers these odds. Just click on this and you can place your bet with the bookmaker.