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Over Under 2.5 Goals

Over Under 2.5 Goals Explained

It might be obvious to regular football gamblers, but to the causal gambler, a new starter, or a football fan just looking to have a couple of quid on a football bet, there can be a bit of confusion about just what the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market is.

Obviously you can’t have half (0.5) a goal in a match, so it’s not surprising that it’s a bit confusing to those not familiar with gambling terminology.

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What Does Under 2.5 Goals Mean? In order for Under 2.5 Goals to win, less than 3 goals have to be scored. This can be 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 2-0, 0-2 or 1-1.

What Does Over 2.5 Goals Mean? In order for Over 2.5 Goals to win, 3 goals or more have to be scored in the match. This can be any number of goals, 2-1, 3-0, 6-0, anything, as long as 3 goals or more are scored. So, for example, 2-1 is Over 2.5 Goals.

The Over/Under 2.5 Goals market is a 90 minutes (plus injury time) only bet. This means extra-time in cup matches, etc, is not included. Bookmakers that specialise in football betting, offering odds on this market are…..

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It is also one of the most popular betting markets in football. Part of the reason for this is because the odds are usually a fairly even spread, by this I mean it is usually a 50/50 bet, or as close to a 50/50 bet as you are likely to get.

A typically priced market with a bookmaker would see the odds like this….

Over 2.5 Goals – 5/6
Under 2.5 Goals – 5/6

Whereas on a betting exchange like Betfair (£30 Free Bet for new customers), it is more likely to be…..

Over 2.5 Goals – 2.00
Under 2.5 Goals – 1.99

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