What is football over/under betting?
Online football over/unders betting is as easy as it sounds.
You simply pick whether you think there will be more (over) or fewer (under) goals during a match than the number the sportsbook indicates.
When a sportsbook sets a total of 2.5 and we think at least three goals will be scored, we bet the over.
A bet on the under is made if we believe that there will be less.
A football over/unders betting market can also include corners, yellow cards, and even the total number of shirt numbers of the goalscorers.
It is just as easy to wager on over/unders as on moneylines.
However, unlike moneyline betting, all that matters is how many times something occurs, not who wins or loses.
With the goal spread and moneyline, over/unders betting is one of the most popular options for sports bettors.
Overs unders 2.5 goals is the most popular market among punters, while overs unders 0.5 is also very popular.
Betting markets on overs and unders start at 0.5, and generally go up to 7.5.
Under/Over 2.5 Goals Markets
Under/over goals markets are popular betting markets in which you bet on how many goals will be scored in a game.
However, there are many varieties of under/over goals markets, such as Asian goals totals, first half goals totals, and second half goals totals, and many others.
A bet is simply a wager that the combined score of the match will be greater than or lesser than the number listed by the betting site.
There is no possibility for a draw or refund in the traditional under/over markets, which is what the .5 represents.
Often priced around evens, under/over 2.5 goals markets are one of the most popular goals markets for bettors.
Over 2.5 Goals Explained
A bet on over 2.5 goals means that 3 or more goals are needed to win.
In the event of 0, 1, or 2 goals, the bet will be lost.
Over 2.5 goals markets apply to 90 minutes of play (plus additional time), but do not include extra time.
Under 2.5 Goals Explained
The same principle applies to under 2.5 goals, 3 or more goals means you lose, but 0-1 or 2 goals means you win.
Additionally, the under 2.5 goals betting market covers 90 minutes plus additional time, but not extra time.
Asian Total Goals Markets
You can also bet on the Asian total markets where you can get half wins, half losses or a refund depending on the bet.
For example, you can bet on more than 2.0 Asian totals and get a refund if only 2 goals are scored, win if 3+ goals are scored, but lose if there are no goals or only 1 goal.