World Cup 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.
We’ll have plenty of tips for the World Cup too when that comes around. Russia 2018 is getting closer and closer so why not check out our World Cup offers and betting guide? If you prefer both teams to score betting be sure to check our our BTTS betting tips too!
Latest World Cup Over/Under 2.5 Goals Betting Tips – 18th to 21st June 2018
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
- Sweden v South Korea – Under 2.5 Goals at 4/7 with Betfair
- Tunisia v England – Under 2.5 Goals at 3/4 with BetVictor
- Colombia v Japan – Over 2.5 Goals at 23/20 with Bet365
- Poland v Senegal – Over 2.5 Goals at 5/4 with Ladbrokes
- Portugal v Morocco – Over 2.5 Goals at 5/4 with BetVictor
- Uruguay v Saudi Arabia – Under 2.5 Goals at 6/4 with Betfair
- Iran v Spain – Under 2.5 Goals at 24/23 with 888Sport
- Denmark v Australia – Over 2.5 Goals at 13/20 with Bet365
- France v Peru – Over 2.5 Goals at 5/6 with Coral
Sweden and South Korea both really lack creativity, so we can see a low scoring tie between those two. We’re going with under 2.5 in England’s clash, given that Tunisia are likely to set up to frustrate them. However, Group H looks packed with goals, as we can see open matches in both encounters.
Portugal played out the game of the tournament so far, and we can see them entertaining again against a technically gifted Morocco side. Saudi Arabia surely can’t be that open again, while Uruguay failed to click in their opener, so under 2.5 goals is our tip there. The same goes for Iran v Spain, given that the Iranians are an incredibly tough team to break down. The same can’t be said for either Denmark or Australia, so we’re backing goals in that clash, while France against Peru should be another open affair.
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).