Over/under 2.5 goals

One of the most interesting bets when trying to take advantage of a football match is to bet on the total number of goals that we will be able to see in that match. It is a very greedy bet but it can have a certain complication, especially when we see it for the first time. So, let's see what more or less than 2.5 goals really means.

It is important to read the rules of each bookmaker , because in matches where there is a possibility that there extra time , those goals may or may not count to subsequently settle the bets.

Therefore, before placing a bet on this type of market, it is very interesting to be very clear what the house in question will consider the total of the match. In general, bets on more or less than 2.5 goals are usually only for regular time, not including extra time.

The positive thing about the overall over/under is, above all, in the face of the over: it allows us to add the goals of both teams and, although we do not clearly identify the script of the match, we can end up scratching some profit .

If, on the other hand, we are sure that it will be one of the two teams that will lead the meeting, the over / under (also known as under or less) of the team in question will be much more beneficial, since the line is usually between half a point and a whole point lower.

How many goals are more than 2.5

Once we have this clearly defined, what can most catch our attention is that two and a half goals does not seem like a logical amount. 2.5 goals does not mean that 2 goals and half a ball will be scored, or 2 goals and 1 nullified, nothing like that. It is the way that, by solving the closed bets in that market, you can clearly identify whether the bet is winning or losing.

By setting the barrier at X, 5, we clearly determine whether in one match he has more or fewer goals. If we were to bet on more than 2.5 goals in a match that ends with a score of 1-1, we can clearly resolve that the bet has been losing, given that 2 goals is an amount less than 2.5.

What does it mean more than 2.5 goals or less than 2.5 goals

Thus, many doors are opened to us in this market, such as bets on plus / minus x, 0 goals: if we bet, in the same match as before, a more than 2.0, it resulted in a "tie" between the goals scored and those that we have predicted, so the bet would be returned.

Also here the mixed lines come into play, being able to bet on X, 25 and on X, 75, where half of the bet is for the upper line and the other half to the lower line. But you also have to have some strategy to bet on overs or unders.

These markets are known as Asian goal-line markets.

Logic tells us that betting on more than 2.5 goals is much easier mentally because each goal scored makes you go a little further along the way. On the contrary, betting on less than 2.5 goals and seeing how a goal is scored means tightening the rope a little more.

However, the goal lines are usually slightly inflated, so betting on under, although psychologically it is more complicated, they are usually more profitable if we know how to calibrate well the average goals of each team and the losses with the possible meeting scenarios that may arise.

Therefore, it is advisable to manage a good handful of pages that indicate average scorers, that allow us to filter their scores and that teach us some patterns for bets on more than 2.5 goals.

This same web it allows us to see the number of goals scored and conceded in total, as a home or away, as well as other football results websites that allow us to filter the number of matches with more than X, 5 goals in which a certain team has been involved. This is all part of the over 2.5 goals strategy.

For simplicity, let's give an example of the results of a match and bets on more or less than 2.5 goals:

Result Bet more than 2.5 goals Bet less than 2.5 goals

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Ines Ledo
Editor of the Innovate Change