Over/Under 5.5 Goals

A very popular goals bet is the Over/Under 5.5 Goals market. A bet on Under 5.5 Goals is a bet on there been 5 or less goals scored in a football match (ie, a 2-2 draw), with a bet on Over 5.5 Goals being a bet on a football match having 6 goals or more goals scored in it (ie, a 3-3 draw).

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Over/Under 5.5 Goals Spread Betting

The main spread betting firm out there for football is Sporting Index. They don’t have a specific Under/Over 5.5 Goals market, but they do have a Total Goals spread betting market, that is generally based on the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market.

For example, on the average match you can Sell at 2.85 Goals, or Buy at 3.05 Goals. Selling at 2.85 Goals would be a bet on Under 3 Goals, while Buying at 3.05 would be a bet on 4 goals or more. With sides like Manchester City scoring for fun, the spread will obviously be higher for their matches.

Over/Under 5.5 Goals Explained

It is a 90 minute bet (extra time is not included), and all goals scored by both sides are included in the outcome of deciding whether the bet is a winner or not. The inclusion of .5 (half a goal) is to ensure that it is two horse race, with a definite winner.

So to explain in more detail, a bet on Under 5.5 Goals is a bet on less than 6 goals being scored in a football match. This means results that could win this bet are 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 0-1, 2-0, 0-2, 2-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-0, 0-3, 3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 1-3, 4-0, 0-4, 4-1, 1-4, 5-0, 0-5.

A bet on Over 5.5 Goals, is a bet on 6 or more goals being scored in the match. This means any score line with 6 goals or more in it would see Over 5.5 Goals win. Winning scores could be 3-3, 4-2, 2-4, 4-3, 6-0, 3-4, 0-6, 8-1, etc.

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Over Under 5.5 Goals Betting Odds

The odds on Over 5.5 Goals are usually quite long, roughly around the 11/1 mark, unless a teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona at home are involved, when they would be significantly shorter.

The odds on Under 5.5 Goals are nearly always very short, generally around the 1/20 mark. This is a very popular Premier League Betting market.

Over Under Goals Explained