Football (Soccer) Betting: Under/Over Goals
The world’s most popular sport is also one of the biggest in the sports betting industry.
A love of football (soccer) unifies people all around the world, transcending race, creed and colour. It’s a game where every day of the week sees a match in a professional league take place.
Which means there are tips to be shared and bets to be laid.
At OmegaTipsters, our community is united by one common aim – beating the bookies! That’s why a vast array of tips is shared with each other in a convivial atmosphere.
But don’t be put off if you are a novice; we welcome all-comers. That’s why we’re putting together a handy series of guides which explain the major betting markets.
This post looks at the Under/Over Goals market.
What is the Over/Under Goals Market?
This market is where you decide whether a match will feature over/under a set number of goals.
Typically, the benchmark for a match is 2.5 goals, so you are betting that a game will see more than 2.5 goals, i.e. three or more, or less than 2.5 goals, i.e. two or less. It’s a win-lose bet; you are either right or wrong.
Where it becomes complicated is the stepped base levels. You can bet over/under 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, and 5.5 goals. At 0.5 goals, the odds on the over market will be very short whilst the under market will be longer. Conversely, at 5.5 goals, the over market will be long while under is short.
The benchmark is set at 2.5 goals as it is the median in goals per match. Typically, the number of games featuring two or fewer goals is 48-49% in a season with three or overseen in 51-52%.
It is a very popular ‘in-play’ market, with ‘cash out’ options frequently exercised as events unfold.
How to Spot Suitable Games for Football Over/Under Tips?
With its’ reliance upon statistics, research is key to gaining good returns in this market.
The goals for and against columns are the first port of call. Check where each of the teams sits; if they are both averaging around two goals scored, look closely at the over 2.5 goals and above odds. If one is low, e.g. around 1 goal per game, the under markets might be the better bet.
Current form is also key; if both teams are in horrible form – losing, struggling for goals, factor that in as well.
It’s also worth checking historical results in the fixtures. Does one of the teams have a mental block at a ground and always lose heavily? Or is filled with tight, low-scoring games?
How to Build Your Over/Under Accumulator
How to Find Football Over/Under Betting Offers?
At OmegaTipsters, we rely on the community buzzing and sharing their betting tips.
While your mission is to find and share the best tips, ours is to scour the globe for the best bookmaker website offers and pass them on. We’ve created a “Betting Offers” page, a regularly updated compendium of great bonuses and free bets.
Our mission isn’t impossible and luckily for you, our “Betting Offers” page won’t self-destruct! It’s there as soon as you’ve registered and whenever you log in!
Who is Posting Over/Under Betting Tips on OmegaTipsters
Every single member of OmegaTipsters community can post a tip. The more you post, the more successful you will be in our competitions! Yes, you can win cash prizes for posting tips so what are you waiting for!
Can You Win Real Money by Posting Football Over/Under Tips on OmegaTipsters?
We run three competitions, all of which have cash prizes! Not cyber currency but cold, hard cash!
Tipster of the Month is a sprint. If your tips provide the best yield over a calendar month, you win the cash. But if you’re a long-distance tipster, the Tipster of the Year is the one for you. Consistency is the key to winning; it’s about performing over 12 months, not just the one.
And finally, the Sally Field of competitions: Mister Popularity – could be a Miss – is all about whether you love the tips community members leave: sharing is caring!