Football Betting Tips for Total Goals (Over/Under) – 22nd to 24th August 2015
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.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals Betting Tips – 8th August 2015
Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur – Over 2.5 goals (4/5 with BetVictor)
As Tottenham showed last week in their 2-2 draw with Stoke City, they are good at going forwards but if you get at Mauricio Pochettino’s side, you will get chances and that is exactly what Leicester will aim to do. Having picked up maximum points so far, Claudio Ranieri’s side are flying and we fancy them to score a few at the King Power Stadium in what should be an entertaining game of football.
West Ham v Bournemouth – Under 2.5 goals (10/11 with Betfair)
Bournemouth look a lot like Burnley did last year in the sense that they are a well organised but limited side and that means there may well not be many goals on show. That has been the case so far this season after the Cherries’ first two games in the top flight have ended in 1-0 defeats. We can’t see West Ham running riot against Eddie Howe’s side and this one could be a low scoring affair.
Sunderland v Swansea –Under 2.5 goals (13/20 with Bet365)
Sunderland played some dire football at times last year, seemingly only coming alive when they play Newcastle and that trend has carried on under Dick Advocaat this season. They struggle to carry any meaningful attacking threat and we can’t see them opening tejir account for the season. The only question is whether they can limit Garry Monk’s side to three goals.
Watford v Southampton – Over 2.5 goals (23/20 with Coral)
Europa League football has derailed many a side and Southampton’s European exploits against Danish side FC Mitdjyland may well mean that some mistakes creep into their game on Sunday. Quique Sanchez Flores’ side do have goals in them although a relatively inexperienced defence may well struggle to deal with the combined threat of Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane as Southampton look to
pick up their first win of the season.
Everton v Manchester City – Over 2.5 goals (13/20 with BetVictor)
This fixture has seen over 2.5 goals on the last two occasions it was played at Goodison Park and with Everton showing signs that they are back to their best, we fancy their to be goals in this one. Romelu Lukaku is a dangerous player when he is in the mood and Ross Barkley has shown flashes of brilliance at times this season such as his fine goal against Watford on the opening day of the season. However, with City flying at the minute we can’t see them not scoring, particularly with goal machine Sergio Aguero up front.
Arsenal v Liverpool – Over 2.5 goals (8/11 with Ladbrokes)
Both of these sides are very much geared towards attack and the last four meetings between these two outfits have seen over 2.5 goals be scored. Arsenal looked good on the break against Palace and they will be boosted by Alexis Sanchez who is just getting back to full fitness after an extended break following the Copa America. Meanwhile Christian Benteke has opened his account for the Reds and that may well open the floodgates for the Belgian. Both sides have goals throughout the team and we think this one will be a high scoring 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).