What Does Over 2.5 Goals Mean?

So what does over 2.5 goals mean in betting terms? It is a bet on there being 3 goals or more scored in a football match. This means scores like 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, or 4-2, are all over 2.5 goals.

While scores such as 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, 1-1, 2-0 and 0-2 are all under 2.5 goals. A bet on under 2.5 goals is a bet on there being less than 3 goals scored.

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Over 2.5 Goals Betting Explained

  • You believe there will be over 2.5 goals scored when Norwich play Chelsea, as neither side can defend very well. Chelsea win 3-2, meaning over 2.5 goals have been scored, and your bet is a winner.
  • Wolves are at home to Manchester United. You think the result will be 2-1 to either side, but you’re not sure who. To be on the safe side, you bet on over 2.5 goals instead. The match finishes 1-1 and your bet loses, as only 2 goals were scored.
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An example of an overs bet winning scoreline

Football Betting Explained

Bookmakers can have well over 100 different markets on a given football match. These can be markets on corners, goals, yellow cards, even shirt numbers. There is probably a market for everyone, especially on a Premier League match.

Here we are focusing more on the more popular betting markets, such as match winner betting, over/under 2.5 goals, both teams to score, etc.

We have put together a brief guide below, but please feel free to click on the relevant page for more information, as well as example bets on the selected markets.

  • Match Winner Betting – Also known as Win//Draw/Win, Home/Draw/Away or 1X2, the match winner market is a bet on what you think the outcome of a match over 90 minutes will be. Home win, draw, or away win.
  • Both Teams To Score Betting – A bet on whether you think both teams will score or not. Bet on ‘Yes’ if you think both teams will score, or ‘No’ if you think they won’t. Also known as BTTS.
  • First Goalscorer Betting – This is a pretty simple bet, you just back the player who you think will score first. This bet usually has pretty decent odds.
  • Anytime Goalscorer Betting – A bet on a player to score anytime in the match. It doesn’t matter if your selected player scores first or last, as long as the player scores, the bet is a winner.
  • Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Another popular football betting market. A bet on over 2.5 goals is a bet on there being 3 goals or more scored. A bet on Under 2.5 means the back of the net has been found less than 3 times in that match.