Here at thatsagoal.com we love goals. In fact, who doesn’t? It’s what makes our game beautiful and 90 minutes full of them certainly make for true classics.
That’s why we love the over 2.5 goals market. It’s one of the best wagers to place as a standalone bet or combined with another market, and placed into an accumulator it really is a brilliant bet.
Premier League teams who are usually good for over 2.5 goals bets are the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham – attacking sides who always look to score goals.
We’re always on the lookout for the best over 2.5 goals odds and make sure we bring them directly to you. All our over 2.5 goals predictions for today can be found on this very page, while we also add them into our football predictions if the market looks a good value one to play.
Equally, we’ll also bring you the best tips and predictions in the under 2.5 goals market, where we look across the Premier League, and top leagues across Europe, to find those games in which we think will be tight, or a bit of a damp squib.
Betting on under 2.5 is ultimately the opposite of over 2.5, and are generally a little duller to watch. After all, when has a 0-0 been one that leaves you begging for more?
We work just as hard on our predictions though, studying the form, exploring head-to-head results and keeping our eyes on any team news.
You’ll once again find all our top under 2.5 goals betting tips right here.
Usually these will involve lower scoring sides like Burnley, Crystal Palace and Newcastle, who are often good picks for an under 2.5 goals bet when they are playing other teams who also aren’t free-flowing scorers.
Betting on the over/under 2.5 goals market is relatively easy to understand and is one built around the number of goals scored within a game.
When you decide to bet on an over 2.5 goals bet, you are betting on a match that you are predicting will have three goals or more in. If you choose to bet on under 2.5 goals, you are betting on a match where you think there will be under 2.5 goals.
This is a great type of accumulator if you are worried about the result of the match in question, you just need to predict whether there will be under 2.5 goals or over 2.5 goals.
That’s because essentially, the result of the match in question does not matter. All that matters is that there are three or more goals in the match in the over market and two or fewer goals in the under market.
The scorers, time of goals, for which team or anything else like that do not matter, as long as the number of goals matches what you’ve predicted, you’re bet will be a winning one.
For example, let’s say you wished to bet on a Champions League fixture between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
If you were to bet on the over 2.5 goals, the game would be required to finish at a minimum of 2-1 to a particular team. Scores such as 2-1, 2-2, 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, etc. would win you the bet. Whereas, a score of 1-1, 1-0 or 0-0 would lose you the bet.
In the under 2.5 goals market, the winning combinations and losing combinations would be the reverse of the above.
Placing over/under 2.5 goals bets are really easy. It’s a popular market with most online bookmakers, so you’ll find it within the markets on most games.
All you need to do is log-in or sign-up to a betting account and follow these simple steps…
As mentioned above, most online bookmakers will offer the over/under 2.5 goals market and it’s regularly combined with the To Win market by many punters.
Bookmakers such as Paddy Power, Betfred and other major names will offer it across most fixtures, whether it be the English top flight, La Liga, or even the Icelandic First Division. It’s a popular market played universally.
You’ll find all our favourite online bookmakers to play the over/under 2.5 goals market on our Bookmakers Reviews page, where you’ll also find in-depth information on the best sites to play with.
In all of our match previews you will find a head-to-head graphics showing the form of both of the teams, including over 2.5 goals stats. An example of this can be seen below and it shows if the fixture in question is averaging more or less than 2.5 goals when you combine both teams’ recent fixtures. This is a great tool to help you pick your over 2.5 goals betting tips.
For example, matches between Tottenham and Chelsea, 65% of them have included over 2.5 goals. Therefore, based upon this stats it’s a game that would be a good selection for an over 2.5 goals bet or accumulator. You can find more of these over 2.5 goals stats by going to our match previews.
It is not vital to look at stats when picking your over 2.5 goals predictions but we would recommend doing some research into the previous matches, head-to-head records and latest results of both teams in question.
We’re constantly on the lookout for the best over 2.5 goals tips and when there is enough football fixtures taking place, you will find our over 2.5 goals betting tips at the top of this page. They will be in the form of an accumulator and this means we need over 2.5 goals in all of the matches for the bet to be a winning one.
Our tipsters are always looking at the latest football stats to try and get the best angle for our football betting tips and they will be added to this page when the time is right.
Weekend over 2.5 goals tips are usually added on a Thursday evening so you will have all of Friday and Saturday morning to consider the bet and decide whether to place it or not.
These are certainly the most popular and you will always be spoilt for choice, but if there are other fixtures where you think there will be goals, make sure you add them to our accumulator tips and increase your odds and payout further.
You would bet on an over 2.5 goals accumulator in exactly the same way you’d bet on a standard win-draw-win football accumulator of both teams to score accumulator. You simply need to decide which selections you want in your over 2.5 goals bet, add them to your betslip and place the bet.
Our over 2.5 goals tips will always be at the top of this page and in the form of an accumulator. It will include the betting odds and also the recommended bookmaker to use. You are looking for over 2.5 accumulators and there will be one right at the top of this page – give it a go today and let us know how you get on.
Of course, selecting them for us is never easy. Football can be an unpredictable sport and we are meticulous in our research when picking the right over/under goals wagers for you to play. After all, the last thing we want to do is predict a losing bet!
Everybody has their own way of picking football bets and people look at different stats when doing so. Here are our top 5 recommended over 2.5 goals dos and don’ts when picking your bet:
You would need to check the latest over/under 2.5 goals stats for this information but a basic way of checking this is to look at a team’s goals for and against columns combined. Teams who regularly score and/or concede a lot of goals are probably going to be better for over 2.5 goals accumulators, and teams who concede fewer goals and don’t score as many are best for under 2.5 goals accumulators.
Looking at an example of Manchester City’s season stats, you will see they have scored a lot of goals but don’t concede many. The advice for a over/under 2.5 goals bet here would be to look closely at the opposition. If it is another high scoring team like Liverpool, then they’d be a good selection for over 2.5 goals, while if they face a team who ship a lot of goals, then this is also a good market to play.
One of the best ways to place an over/under 2.5 goals bet is to do so with a free bet, especially if this is a market that is relatively new to you.
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In many cases you can earn up to £100 in free bets, while others you won’t even have to deposit a penny. No deposit free bets are always the best free bets to play and you’ll find plenty on our free bets page.
The over/under market isn’t just restricted to over/under 2.5 goals and you’ll find a huge range of different types with most online bookies.
Firstly, you can change the number of goals in which you want to bet on. For example, you might want to place a bet on over 3.5 goals.
Elsewhere you’ll find the over/under market available on the following: