To begin, over/under goals markets are popular wagering options where you bet on the total number of goals scored in a game. However, there are different types of over/under goals markets, such as Asian goals totals, 1st half goals totals, 2nd half goals totals, and others. Simply put, you bet on whether the total score of the match will be higher or lower than the number provided by the betting sites.
In classic over/under markets, there is no possibility of a draw or refund, which is what the “.5” symbolizes. The over/under 2.5 goals market, which is often priced around evens, is one of the most popular goals markets for betting.
If you’re looking for the best over/under 2.5 goals betting odds, check out our betting margins guide, where we test which sites have the highest odds.
Explanation of Over 2.5 Goals:
In a match with over 2.5 goals, the bet is won if there are 3 or more goals. The bet is lost if there are zero, one, or two goals. The over 2.5 goals market is for 90 minutes (plus additional time), but not for extra time.
Explanation of Under 2.5 Goals:
The same rule applies to under 2.5 goals: you lose if there are three or more goals, but you win if there are zero, one, or two goals. The under 2.5 goals betting market also includes 90 minutes plus extra time, but excludes extra time.
Goal Markets in Asia:
You can also bet on Asian totals, which can result in half wins, half losses, or refunds depending on the wager. For example, you can bet on over 2.0 Asian total goals and get a refund if only 2 goals are scored, win if there are 3+ goals, and lose if there are no goals or only 1 goal.
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