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Over Under Goals Bet Guide

Over Under Goals meaning and betting strategy

What is an Over Under Goals bet?

Over Under bets are based on the total goals of a game. In football (or soccer) Over Under Bets are dedicated to goals scored during the match. Generally the bookmakers set 2.5 goal as the line and the punters choose Under 2.5 goals (no-score, 1 goal and 2 goals) or Over 2.5 goals (3 goals or more). There is no draw (push) possibility for this bet. It means you will win or lose your stake at the end of 90 minutes of the match (plus injury time). You have 50% chance to win the bet.

Most popular Over / Under on bookmakers market are:

  • Over Under 2.5
  • Over Under 1.5
  • Over Under 3.5

⚠ No extra-time or penalty shoot outs after 90 minute counts for this type of bet.

Obviously you can’t have half (0.5) a goal in a match, so it’s not surprising that it’s a bit confusing to those not familiar with gambling terminology. This simply means there has to be a definite outcome. So just to be clear, here are the answers to the two frequently asked questions:

  1. What Does UNDER 2.5 Goals Mean? In order for Under 2.5 Goals to win, less than 3 goals have to be scored. This can be 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 0-2 or 1-1.
  2. What Does OVER 2.5 Goals Mean? In order for Over 2.5 Goals to win, 3 goals or more have to be scored in the match. This can be any number of goals, 2-1, 3-0, 6-0, anything, as long as 3 goals or more are scored.

Over Under goals is one of the most popular betting markets in football among Bettingrunner Tipsters. Part of the reason for this is because the odds are usually a fairly even spread, by this I mean it is usually a 50/50 bet, or as close to a 50/50 bet as you are likely to get.

Over Under Goals combinations and examples

Over Under Goals

Liverpool v Tottenham → Under 2.5 Goals = @2.16 | Over 2.5 Goals = @1.95*

* Consider that you bet 100 on Under 2.5 goals. If the game ends with 0,1 or 2 goals in total at the end of 90 minutes, your stake will return as 216. It means you have 216-100 = 116 profit. If the game ends with 3 or more goals in total, you lose your stake.

Over Under Goals bets

For some games, the bookmakers offer Over Under 3 goals. It means you will get your stake back if the game ends with 3 goals (REFUND). It means Over 3 & Under 3 goals returns your stake back if the final score is exactly 2 goals.

Over Under Goals bet

Over Under Special Odds

Over Under 0.5 Goals at Half-Time betting

If you are wondering how half-time over Under 0.5 goals betting works, it’s pretty simple. If you back a game to be over 0.5 goals at half-time (Over Under 1st half) then there must be at least 1 goal scored by either team before half-time for your bet to win. If you back under 0.5 goals at half-time then there must be no goals in the first half for your bet to win. This rule also applies to the other pivot set by bookmakers as 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, etc.

Over Under Goals and Quarter Ball Bets

The most complicated form of goal line betting is the ‘quarter ball’ line. The best way to understand this form of betting is to think of it as two half bets. Typical Quarter Ball Bets are as follows:

  • Over Under 2.75 Goals
  • Over Under 2.25 Goals

The Over/Under 2.75 Goals bet is best seen as half an over 2.5 goals bet and half and over 3.0 goals bet. If the score is 2-1, you win with the over 2.5 goals part, but only get a refund with the over 3.0 goals part. The advantage of this sort of bet is that you get slightly better odds than a straight over 2.5 goal bet, with some insurance if you don’t exceed three goals.

The Over/Under 2.25 Goals bet is best seen as half an over 2.5 goals bet and half an over 2.0 goals bet. If the score is 2-0, you lose with the over 2.5 goals part, but get a refund with the over 2.0 goals part. The advantage of this sort of bet is that you get slightly better odds than betting on over 1.5 goals and slightly better odds than betting on over 2.00 goals, with some insurance if you finish exactly on your target.

Advantages of Over Under Bets

Over Under Goals Bets are really exciting and simple at the same time. This is mainly due to the fact that it is much easier to determine teams who are likely to score than it is to determine teams who are unlikely to score. Especially as there are a huge number of ‘freak’ goals that occur in football.

Goals can come from Penalties, Incorrect Offside Decisions, Goalkeeping Errors, Own Goals and the occasional Beach Ball! All of these things cannot be accounted for beforehand so if you were betting Over these things would all be working for you whereas if you were betting Under you would need to add in an extra risk variable to account for unforeseen goals.

Attacking and defensive players have a key role in the decision of a bet. When dealing with Over in the goals market you are able to better identify players who are going to score goals, it’s quite difficult to isolate players who will not score goals, or stop goals being scored. Obviously the goal keeper and defence has a lot to do with this but judging whether they will be beaten is a much easier task than judging whether they will come through!

How to choose the best Over Under Goals Odds

Over 2.5 and Under 2.5 goals betting is not an exact applied science. By this I mean if you go and do the proper research and it seems like a 100% sure bet, there is no saying it will win! One of the greatest things about betting on Under or Over 2.5 goals, is the fact that we almost always get decent odds. The odds are generally between 1.60 and 2.20 and what I intend to do, is help you find far more winning bets than losers.

There are many crucial factors that go into selecting under or over 2.5 goals. Take a team like Chelsea as an example. At home, they are generally defensively sound. Over the past 3 or 4 years, they have won most of their home games, and if you look at the score lines, more often than not they end 1-0 or 2-0 (with a growing number of 6-0s). We basically need to match teams that score and concede quite a few goals… or teams with awful defensive records and more obviously, teams who score 3 or 4 a game.

North London Derbies are famous with the impressive score lines they often produce. Over the years we’ve seen multiple 5-2’s, 5-4 and a 5-1. So we decide to put some cash on over 4.5 goals on Saturday’s late kick off at the Emirates. It’s another classic between those two sides, a 3-2 win for the Gunners and joyful times for us too, a total of 5 goals, meaning another winning bet.

It is very important to choose the right championship leagues when you bet on Over Under Goals. For example, it is crucial to know what are the championships in which usually marks a high number of goals per game and those where, generally checks low. Check this table to learn valuable information about Soccer leagues ordered by number of goals per game.

Soccer leagues ordered by number of goals per game

COUNTRYLEAGUEGoals per game
1FinlandCup Grp. B5
2FinlandCup Grp. A4.5
3AustraliaNPL Youth Western4.42
4AustraliaSouthern State League4.42
5GermanyOberliga Bremen4.27
6AustraliaBrisbane Premier League4.25
7TaiwanNational League4.25
8FinlandCup Grp. E4.23
9MexicoSegunda Division - Nuevos Talentos Claus4.21
10Andorra2. Division4.17
11ScotlandHighland League4.14
12Hong KongFirst Division4.11
13ScotlandLowland League4.01
14InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G4
15AustraliaBrisbane Capital League Division One3.92
16WalesCymru Alliance3.88
17GermanyOberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar3.84
18DenmarkLigaen U173.81
19DenmarkLigaen U193.72
20GermanyOberliga Hessen3.72
21AustraliaNPL Youth Victoria3.71
22Azerbaijan1. Division3.7
23DenmarkDanmarksserien Grp. 43.69
24GermanyOberliga NOFV-Nord3.68
25N. Ireland1. Division3.65
26DenmarkDanmarksserien Grp. 33.64
27Switzerland1. Liga Grp. 23.62
28GermanyOberliga Hamburg3.6
29GermanyOberliga Schleswig-Holstein3.59
30InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G3.58
31NetherlandsDerde Divisie Sunday3.57
32Switzerland1. Liga Grp. 13.52
33New ZealandPremiership3.51
34AustriaRegionalliga West3.51
35Costa RicaLiga de Ascenso Clausura Grp. B3.5
36GermanyOberliga Niederrhein3.49
37DenmarkDanmarksserien Grp. 23.49
38MalaysiaPremier League3.47
39SwitzerlandSuper League3.45
40WalesWelsh Football League Division One3.44
41Andorra1. Division3.44
42MoldovaDivision A3.41
43DenmarkDanmarksserien Grp. 13.39
44NetherlandsTweede Divisie3.39
45GibraltarPremier Division3.38
46BoliviaPrimera Division - Apertura Adecuacion3.37
47Armenia1. Division3.36
48BrazilSul-Matogrossense Grp. A3.33
49SpainTercera Division - Grp. 163.32
50ScotlandDevelopment League3.28
51GermanyRegionalliga Bayern3.28
52Slovenia2. Division3.27
53PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.3.25
54GermanyOberliga Niedersachsen3.25
55AustriaRegionalliga Middle3.25
56InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G3.25
57AustraliaWestern3.23
58EnglandPremier League 2 Division 13.23
59NetherlandsEerste Divisie3.2
60NetherlandsDerde Divisie Saturday3.19
61EnglandIsthmian Premier Division3.18
62PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.3.17
63FinlandCup Grp. D3.17
64Switzerland1. Liga Grp. 33.17
65InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G3.17
66EnglandNational League North3.16
67AustraliaVictorian Premier League One3.15
68GermanyOberliga Mittelrhein3.14
69SwitzerlandPromotion League3.14
70QatarQatar Stars League3.11
71EnglandNational League South3.1
72GermanyOberliga Bayern South3.1
73AustraliaSouthern3.08
74Costa RicaLiga de Ascenso Clausura Grp. A3.07
75GermanyOberliga Bayern North3.07
76GermanyOberliga Baden-Wurttemberg3.06
77LuxembourgNational Division3.06
78Malta1. Division3.05
79MexicoSegunda Division - Liga Premier Clausura3.03
80MalaysiaSuper Liga3.03
81ChilePrimera Division Clausura3.03
82ScotlandLeague Two3.02
83GermanyRegionalliga West3.01
84U.A.E.Arabian Gulf League3.01
85El SalvadorPrimera Division - Clausura3
86FinlandCup Grp. C3
87Hong KongPremier League2.99
88BelgiumFirst Amateur Division2.98
89Saudi ArabiaPremier League2.98
90AustriaRegionalliga East2.96
91EnglandNorthern Premier Division2.95
92WalesPremier League2.95
93InternationalWorld Cup Qualification CONMEBOL 1st rou2.95
94EnglandSouthern Premier Division2.94
95Slovakia2. Liga West2.94
96N. IrelandPremiership2.94
97AustraliaA-League2.94
98San MarinoCampionato2.93
99ScotlandLeague One2.93
100MexicoSegunda Division - Nuevos Talentos Claus2.92
101BrazilPiauiense 1st Group Stage2.92
102GermanyOberliga NOFV-Sud2.92
103InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G2.92
104SpainPrimera Division2.89
105SpainTercera Division - Grp. 22.87
106SwitzerlandChallenge League2.87
107Cyprus1. Division2.86
108Slovakia2. Liga East2.86
109PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.2.83
110MexicoSegunda Division - Nuevos Talentos Claus2.83
111SpainTercera Division - Grp. 132.83
112Czech RepublicFNL2.83
113InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G2.83
114InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G2.83
115SpainTercera Division - Grp. 182.82
116GermanyOberliga Westfalen2.82
117AustriaErste Liga2.82
118ThailandPremier League2.81
119Costa RicaLiga de Ascenso Clausura Grp. C2.81
120SpainTercera Division - Grp. 82.81
121EnglandPremier League2.81
122MaltaPremier League2.81
123HondurasLiga Nacional - Clausura2.8
124PolandEkstraklasa2.8
125BrazilMatogrossense 1st Group Stage Grp. A2.79
126ParaguayDivision Profesional - Apertura2.78
127LebanonPremier League2.78
128ItalySerie A2.78
129AustriaBundesliga2.77
130SpainTercera Division - Grp. 172.76
131BrazilPaulista A12.75
132SpainTercera Division - Grp. 92.75
133KuwaitPremier League2.75
134GermanyRegionalliga Northeast2.75
135ScotlandPremiership2.75
136VietnamV-League2.73
137BrazilCearense 1. Division2.73
138InternationalWorld Cup Qualification AFC 3rd Round Gr2.73
139SpainTercera Division - Grp. 122.72
140SlovakiaSuper Liga2.72
141NetherlandsEredivisie2.72
142BelgiumFirst Division A2.72
143SpainTercera Division - Grp. 102.71
144EnglandPremier League 2 Division 22.71
145GermanyRegionalliga North2.7
146Germany1. Bundesliga2.7
147Denmark1. Division2.7
148GermanyRegionalliga Southwest2.69
149EnglandNational League2.69
150ItalySerie D Grp. B2.68
151PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.2.67
152BrazilBaiano 1. Division 1st Stage2.67
153Costa RicaPrimera Torneo de Verano2.67
154InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G2.67
155SpainTercera Division - Grp. 142.66
156EnglandLeague 22.66
157SpainTercera Division - Grp. 112.65
158RomaniaLiga II2.65
159OmanProfessional League2.64
160PeruPrimera Division Torneo de Verano Grp. B2.63
161Thailand1. Division2.63
162ItalySerie D Grp. H2.63
163ItalySerie D Grp. A2.63
164BrazilMatogrossense 1st Group Stage Grp. B2.62
165MacedoniaVtora Liga2.62
166FranceCFA Grp. C2.62
167UruguayPrimera Division Apertura2.61
168Turkey2. Lig - Red Group2.61
169SpainTercera Division - Grp. 152.6
170Bosnia-Herzegovina1. Division RS2.6
171EnglandChampionship2.6
172SpainTercera Division - Grp. 12.59
173EnglandLeague 12.59
174DenmarkSuperligaen2.59
175GuatemalaPrimera Division - Clausura - Grp. A2.58
176ItalySerie D Grp. G2.58
177ItalySerie D Grp. E2.58
178ItalySerie D Grp. C2.58
179ScotlandChampionship2.58
180Montenegro2. Division2.57
181FranceLigue 12.57
182Turkey1. Lig2.56
183UkrainePremier League2.56
184ItalySerie D Grp. D2.55
185South AfricaNational First Division2.55
186BulgariaSecond Professional League2.55
187Cyprus2. Division2.55
188MexicoSegunda Division - Liga Premier Clausura2.54
189RussiaPFL Zone East2.54
190Turkey3. Lig Grp. 32.54
191Germany2. Bundesliga2.54
192SloveniaPrva Liga2.54
193Czech Republic1. Division2.54
194HungaryNB I2.54
195AustraliaVictorian2.52
196DR CongoSuper League Zone West2.52
197ItalySerie D Grp. F2.52
198BrazilCatarinense 1st Group Stage2.51
199Croatia2. Division2.51
200PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.2.5
201BrazilBrasiliense2.5
202TurkeySuper Lig2.5
203Poland2. Division2.5
204IsraelLeumit League2.49
205MoldovaNational Division2.49
206Poland1. Division2.49
207MexicoSegunda Division - Liga Premier Clausura2.48
208ItalySerie D Grp. I2.48
209SpainTercera Division - Grp. 32.48
210MexicoAscenso MX Clausura2.47
211MexicoLiga MX Clausura2.47
212BrazilPaulista A22.47
213BulgariaFirst Professional League 1st Stage2.47
214RussiaPFL Zone Ural-Povolzhye2.46
215VenezuelaPrimera Division - Apertura2.45
216HungaryNB II2.45
217GreeceGamma Ethniki Grp. 12.44
218PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Promotion Group2.42
219VenezuelaSegunda Division - Torneo de Adecuacion2.42
220GreeceGamma Ethniki Grp. 42.42
221InternationalWorld Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round G2.42
222ItalyLega Pro Grp. A2.41
223PeruPrimera Division Torneo de Verano Grp. A2.4
224ItalyLega Pro Grp. C2.4
225RussiaPFL Zone Center2.4
226Croatia1. Division2.4
227RomaniaLiga I2.39
228Germany3. Liga2.38
229Turkey3. Lig Grp. 12.37
230VenezuelaSegunda Division - Torneo de Adecuacion2.36
231SerbiaSuper Liga2.36
232BahrainPremier League2.35
233FranceCFA Grp. A2.35
234IndiaI-League2.34
235South AfricaPremier Soccer League2.34
236SpainTercera Division - Grp. 62.34
237SpainSegunda B Grp. II2.34
238FranceCFA Grp. D2.34
239FranceCFA Grp. B2.34
240PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.2.33
241DR CongoSuper League Zone East2.33
242SpainSegunda B Grp. IV2.33
243Turkey2. Lig - White Group2.33
244GreeceFootball League2.32
245SpainTercera Division - Grp. 52.32
246PortugalSegunda Liga2.32
247Bosnia-Herzegovina1. Division FBiH2.32
248Bosnia-HerzegovinaPremier League2.32
249BrazilParaense2.31
250Ukraine1. Division2.3
251BrazilPernambucano Relegation Group2.29
252ChilePrimera B Clausura2.29
253MacedoniaPrva Liga2.29
254FranceLigue 22.29
255BrazilSergipano 1st Group Stage2.27
256SpainTercera Division - Grp. 72.27
257GreeceSuper League2.27
258SpainSegunda Division2.27
259PortugalPrimeira Liga2.27
260ItalySerie B2.26
261FranceNational2.25
262ArgentinaPrimera B Nacional2.24
263RussiaPFL Zone South2.24
264BotswanaPremier League2.23
265EgyptPremier League2.23
266SpainSegunda B Grp. I2.23
267AzerbaijanPremier League2.22
268MoroccoBotola Pro2.21
269Turkey3. Lig Grp. 22.21
270GreeceGamma Ethniki Grp. 22.2
271ItalyLega Pro Grp. B2.19
272SpainTercera Division - Grp. 42.19
273RussiaPFL Zone West2.19
274JapanJ. League 22.18
275PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.2.17
276SpainSegunda B Grp. III2.17
277RussiaNational Football League2.17
278IsraelLigat HaAl2.15
279IranPersian Gulf Pro League2.15
280BrazilSul-Matogrossense Grp. B2.14
281Egypt2. Division Grp. 32.14
282ArgentinaPrimera Division2.14
283ColombiaPrimera B Apertura2.13
284JamaicaPremier League2.13
285ArgentinaPrimera B Metropolitana2.13
286Egypt2. Division Grp. 22.11
287ArgentinaPrimera C2.11
288BrazilParanaense 1. Div.2.1
289BrazilMineiro I2.1
290JordanPremier League2.1
291BrazilAlagoano 1st Stage2.09
292TunisiaLigue II Grp. B2.08
293Egypt2. Division Grp. 12.07
294BrazilGoiano2.06
295RussiaPremier League2.05
296ColombiaPrimera A Apertura2.02
297DR CongoSuper League Zone South Central2.02
298ArmeniaPremier League2.02
299Albania1. Division B2.01
300AlgeriaLigue 12.01
301BrazilPernambucano 2nd Group Stage2
302GuatemalaPrimera Division - Clausura - Grp. B2
303BrazilGaucho 1. Div.2
304GreeceGamma Ethniki Grp. 31.99
305IraqPremier League1.98
306IranAzadegan League1.98
307MoroccoElite 21.97
308EcuadorSerie A - Apertura1.96
309SyriaPremier League1.93
310Albania1. Division A1.92
311Montenegro1. CFL1.92
312SerbiaPrva Liga1.9
313NigeriaProfessional Football League1.88
314Ivory CoastLigue 11.87
315TunisiaLigue II Grp. A1.86
316GuatemalaLiga Nacional Clausura1.83
317BrazilParaibano1.83
318AlgeriaLigue 21.82
319PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Relegation Grp.1.75
320AlbaniaKategoria Superiore1.66
321InternationalWorld Cup Qualification AFC 3rd Round Gr1.53
322PortugalCampeonato de Portugal - Promotion Group1.5
323VenezuelaSegunda Division - Torneo de Adecuacion1.17

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