Betting on Overs in the Total Goals Market

Betting on goals scored in a football game has almost become as popular as betting on the outcome of a game. Punters have really latched onto this type of betting in recent years, and that has given us a surge in the number of betting markets that are available to punters who are backing goals.

The most popular way to back on this market is to back over a number of goals, this can be over 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and sometimes even 4.5 or bigger. The reason why backing over is far more popular is that a lot of people bet when they are watching a football game and naturally they want to see an entertaining game of football that has plenty of goals. The odds you get when betting are dependent on the line you use and the game involved, but generally speaking, betting on over happens a lot more than betting on under.

Betting over the goal line is an extremely simple way of betting, and you can use any kind of bet type you wish. For example, if you are choosing the over 1.5 line then you require the game to have two goals or more in it. This is a popular line with accumulator punters, the odds on offer are generally pretty short, but by putting a few games together you can have an accumulator and increase the winnings.

Those who are looking to bet on something at a bigger price will have to increase their line to the 2.5 line or maybe even the 3.5 line, where bigger prices are always on offer. These lines offer you the chance to back a single if you wish, betting on just one game that you are planning to watch on TV.

Use Stats to Help your Betting

When it comes to goals betting, you have an abundance of stats at your fingertips that you can use to help you make your picks. A quick search online will allow you to see each betting line and how often the teams go over that line throughout the season. You can also see things like the number of clean sheets that teams have had, and the number of times where a team has played and both teams have scored in the game. All of these will point you in the right direction when it comes to your betting and highlight the type of teams you should be looking to back at the weekend.

For example, if you are looking at the over 2.5 line in a game, and both teams have a record of going over that line in 70% of their football games, they have a good chance of doing so in this game. If the price on offer is evens, then this offers good value as it implies that the bet has a 50% chance of landing. However, based on the stats you have, you think the game has a 70% chance of going over 2.5 goals, giving you the value.

Stats can help you work out games like this, and find the value when looking through the weekly football list.

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