Football Betting Over / Under 2.5 Goals Market
Football Betting Over / Under 2.5 goals is a straight forward betting market and is one of the easiest to win on, especially if you like accumulator bets.
‘Over2.5’ means 3 or goals or more scored during the game. If you are betting on ‘under’ then it’s 2 goals or less.
The over under 2.5 goals market is one that the bookies hate the most as it can often cost them big in winnings. Just listen to Radio 5 live when the bookmaker rep comes on with their tips for the day, they never recommend over under 2.5 goals, and when they’ve had a bad weekend this market is often at the root.
One of the main benefits of the Football Betting Over / Under 2.5 goals is that it doesn’t matter who wins the match, so we’re not worried about a freak result upsetting our betslip.
On this page you will find out how to make selections for winning on football betting over / under 2.5 goals as an accumulator. Remember you’ll need an online betting account first so if you haven’t got one click one of the banners on this page and join either Titan or Betfair to get a free bet entitlement.
Best bookmakers for Football Betting Over / Under 2.5 goals
To make the best of the football betting over/under 2.5 goals markets you will need to be the member of a bookie. I recommend either of these for the over / under market.
Titanbet tick all the boxes as an online bookmaker. The site is easy to navigate, offer lots of odds and have the best free bet offers in the market for new and existing members.
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The other bookmaker I would recommend for this market is Betfair. If you want to find out more about them there is a full report, just select the dropdown at the top of the page. Or you can just get signed straight up using the banner.
Time to start betting and winning.
All you need to win on this market is goals – so this is what we’re looking for. You can find this data in the recent results section of the BBC PREMIERSHIP RESULTS BY TEAM link – just click to open it now (if you want a different team, just select another). It will show you which teams have been involved in high scoring games recently.
The next stage is to pick games where BOTH teams have had high scoring games in the the last 5 fixtures. Don’t make the mistake of condsidering the whole seaon – current form is what counts!
If you need a list of results then click here for every EPL result so far this season. The mistake that many people make is they look at too much of a teams history. In this situation ‘less is more’. There’s no point looking at how a team performed 3 months (12 – 14 games) ago. The team has probably sorted itself out by then; got through a baron spell of goal scoring, or tighten up at the back. You should just look at the last 5 results.
If a team has been involved in more games with other 2.5 goals in the last 5 then you’re half way there. If the opponents have also been in more games with over 2.5 goals than not then that’s the jackpot.
In summary, the simple rule is if both teams have had more than 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 5 games then include them in your betting.
Eg of last 5 games:
Spurs 2-1, 3-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-0. Three games out of five over 2.5 goals (60%)
Southampton 1-1, 3-2, 3-1, 2-1, 1-2, Four games out of 5 over 2.5 goals (80%).
Swansea 1-0, 0-1, 2-1, 0-2, 1-1 Two games out of 5 over 2.5 goals (40%)
Here only if both teams playing each other had over 60% ratios then you place the bet.
Spurs (60%) v Swansea (40%) = no
Swansea (40%) v Southampton (80%)= no
Spurs (60%) v Southampton (80%) = Yes; bet and bet big!
Football Betting Over / Under 2.5 goals Summary
This type of bet will yield much bigger and more consistent winnings then the straight 1X2 markets. The research is quick and easy to see the last 5 results of both teams involved, and the odds are more than fair, in fact if you spend just a few minutes using the simple calculation then you will typically be winning on bets 65-70% of the time and losing just 30-35% maximum.
This particular system can be flipped and use the stats to find teams scoring under 2.5 per game, but be warned it does NOT work for under / over 3.5, 4.5 goals and so on – for this you need a completely different strategy. For more betting strategies look out on other pages on this site. We have tried and tested them which means you don’t have to risk your money doing the same!!
Finally, remember you wont win every time. Keep your betting sensible but keep going and eventually the odds will be in your favour.
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