Quite often betting on a match result can bring you little return. For example, betting on Barcelona to beat Eibar will bring you pennies not pounds. But add another market to the equation and you can start to make that little bit more.
A Match Result and Over/Under bet combines two separate markets in order to boost odds and bring in more profits. They’ll generally be used on bigger teams where you expect the wincast to be correct, but want to make more money from it.
The Over/Under aspect can range across many different statistics, and it’s all about knowing the teams in question as to what stat is chosen.
Match Result and Over/Under bets can vary completely with dozens of possibilities available to shape your bet.
Split into two sections, the first is simple – choose an outcome of the game. Here there are only three possible outcomes:
When it comes to the Over/Under part, this can be a little more complex. There are a number of markets that can be taken into account with this market. These include:
Number of Goals
Number of Cards
Number of Yellow/Red Cards
Number of Corners
Number of Throw Ins
The second part is all about predicting what will happen in your chosen market. For Example, you may choose Barcelona to beat Eibar and there be over 2.5 goals. If Barcelona win and three goals are scored, it would be a winning bet. If they were to lose or win with less than three goals scored, it would be a losing bet.
Equally you could bet on Barcelona to beat Eibar with under 2.5 goals, which would see the outcomes reversed. If Barcelona were to win with three goals scored, the bet wouldn’t win. However, if they were to win by two goals, it would come through.
The same applies with all other markets available to play with Over/Under.
To win, both outcomes have to come through, which is why you’ll get better odds than just a simple Match Result bet.
The most common time to place a Match Result and Over/Under bet is if you’re confident in which side will win but want to boost the odds of your bet. The best way to do this is by studying the form of both the teams and players and understanding the key trends in their play.
For example, a top team versus a lower team in a game where you’re expecting a thrashing, it would be wise to place a bet on the top team to win with over X amount of goals. Additionally, if you were to take a derby for example, you might expect a number of cards to be shown, in which case it would be worthwhile playing an Over bet on the cards market.
You can generally notice trends with all the Over/Under market and it’s realising those that will help you make the most of this popular wager.
They’re always worth taking a punt on and can significantly boost your prize pot if they come off. Most bookmakers will offer them in the Specials section of a fixture, while you can also bet on the Over/Under market separately, removing the need to back a winner if you’re unsure. The odds will however mean you see lower returns.
You will see today’s match result and over/under betting tips above. We will usually use the over/under 2.5 goals market when picking this type of football betting tip today. For these types of bet we need the chosen team to win, with either over or under 2.5 goals scored. We’d normally pick a team to win and over 2.5 goals as it is easier to get this type of bet right. Match result and over 2.5 goals is a good alternative to both teams to score and win tips because you don’t have to rely on both teams scoring, you just need more than three goals in the match!