Football Betting Tips for Total Goals (Over/Under 2.5 Goals)
Betting on over or under a certain number of goals in a football match can be a very exciting bet as you can effectively cheer every goal, whichever side scores, if on the overs, or every great tackle or fine save if betting on the unders. In other words, it is the perfect bet for the neutral!
Here we bring you our latest batch of over/under betting tips to help you make some money from the upcoming fixtures, with brief details of the free bets available to new customers from the bookies quoting the best betting odds in each case. We’ll then give our justifications for picking that particular option.
Latest Over/Under 2.5 Goals Betting Tips – 8-9 April 2017
- Watford v Manchester City – Over 2.5 Goals at 7/10 with BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40
- Chelsea v Sunderland – Over 2.5 Goals at 4/7 with Bet365 – £200 Bonus
- Arsenal v Everton – Under 2.5 Goals at 23/20 with Coral – Bet £5, Get £20
- Hull v Tottenham – Over 2.5 Goals at 8/11 with Bet365 – £200 Bonus
- Leicester v Bournemouth – Over 2.5 Goals at 7/10 with Betfair – Bet £10, Get £30
Watford v Manchester City – Over 2.5 goals (7/10 with BetVictor)
Can Manchester City book their place in the Champions League group stage with a victory on Sunday? They have a straightforward looking clash with Watford, a side who shipped four goals to a second string Chelsea side earlier this week. Given the manner of City’s win over West Brom, they should rack up plenty of goals here. However, Watford have scored in 83% of their home games, so we expect a high scoring game.
Chelsea v Sunderland – Over 2.5 goals (4/7 with Bet365)
Chelsea are set to lift the Premier League title on Sunday, after they face Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The Black Cats should be worried given how easily Watford were torn apart here, but the Mackems have scored in five of their last six visits to this ground. We still see the Blues winning, and we think over 2.5 goals looks like a safe bet in this one.
Arsenal v Everton – Under 2.5 goals (23/20 with Coral)
Arsenal’s switch to 3-4-3 has put them back in the frame for the Champions League, thanks to a much more solid set up at the back. The only problem is they now seem to take some time to break through defences, especially at home. That’s led to a string of low scoring games for the Gunners, while they’ve recorded four straight clean sheets at home. That has us backing under 2.5 goals in this weekend’s clash, as they look to grind out the victory they need to continue their push for fourth.
Hull v Tottenham – Over 2.5 goals (8/11 with Bet365)
Tottenham have nothing to play for on the final day of the season, but they’re up against already relegated Hull. Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be out to avoid the kind of slump they suffered this time last year, and this seems like a straightforward trip now that the Tigers are down. However, Marco Silva has kicked off a great run of form for his side at home since the turn of the year, and we can’t see Hull going out without scoring this weekend. That has us backing over 2.5 goals in this clash, which seems like good value.
Leicester v Bournemouth – Over 2.5 goals (7/10 with Betfair)
Leicester have been brilliant at home since Craig Shakespeare took over, but will their defensive resilience continue against a Bournemouth side who are good going forward? There’s usually a high scoring end of season clash, and this could be it given that the Cherries have been involved in a few brilliant games this term. We’re backing over 2.5 goals here, with 65% of Leicester’s home games seeing at least three goals scored.
What is over/under betting in football?
Over/under betting has become increasingly popular for football punters in recent years and – as the name suggests – it simply involves betting on there being over or under a certain number of goals in a given match.
To make the bet have just two outcomes (win or lose) the goal line is usually presented as a half goal, so that, for instance, if you are betting on there being over 2.5 goals in a game, your bet will win if there are three or more goals scored, but it will lose if there are two or fewer. The flip side, of course, is that if you are backing under 2.5 goals, you get the payout if your chosen match produces two or fewer goals, losing if a third goals in.
Over or under 2.5 goals is a particularly popular option (mainly because the average number of goals, at least in English football, hovers around the 2.5 mark, thus allowing odds of around evens for overs or unders). But you can opt to back over or under more or less any number of goals, from under 0.5 goals (meaning you are backing a 0-0) all the way up to over 8.5 goals or even higher (which might be an option, for instance, when Germany play Gibraltar or similar mis-matches arise).