What Does Under 8.5 Goals Mean?

Have you ever wondered what does a bet on Under 8.5 Goals mean? Well the answer is that it is a bet on there being less than 9 goals in a football match. Meaning any score from 0-0 to 4-4 would see a bet on Under 8.5 Goals as a winner.

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Best Bookmakers For Under 8.5 Goals Betting

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Under 8.5 Goals Betting Explained

  • Liverpool are playing Arsenal at Anfield, and you are expecting a few goals, but not 9 or more. So you have a bet on under 8.5 goals, and the match finishes 4-4. Your bet wins as 8 goals are scored.
  • Man City are playing Southampton at the Etihad. City are in great form, while the Saints have been struggling of late. You back under 8.5 goals as it is a decent price due to City’s good form, and because of the way Southampton have been playing. The match finishes 7-2 to City, meaning your bet loses as there is 9 goals in the match.
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Andrei Arshavin (pictured above) once scored all 4 goals for Arsenal in a 4-4 draw with Liverpool

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 goals is a bet on there being 0, 1, or 2 goals scored in the match.

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Football Betting

Betting on football has gone through the stratosphere over the past few years. This is part down to the explosion in online betting, and popularity of the Premier League.

Here at football betting explained, we aim to try and help make your football betting experience a far easier and enjoyable one. To assist you with this, we have put together the ultimate football betting glossary page.

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Helping you to understand football betting in more detail

Here on this website we will be explaining football betting in more detail. For example, what does over 2.5 mean goals in a bet? Or how many corners are required for a bet on over 10.5 corners to win?

By helping to make football betting easier to understand, we believe we are playing our part in making it a more enjoyable experience for you.

Football Betting Tips

Football Betting Tips
Football Betting Tips Example – Over 3.5 Goals

Also here we bring you our football betting tips.

Finding decent football betting tips can be hard going. There are numerous sites out there claiming they are the real deal, but are they really?

Betting on football betting isn’t necessarily just saying Team A will beat Team B. Although that can be profitable if done correct, there are far more ways to win.

Different strategies could include laying teams (basically betting on a team not to win), or backing over or under goals markets. Our football betting tips are far more varied than simply just predicting one team will beat another.

Football Betting Systems

Football Betting Systems

Another great football betting resource is using football betting systems. These can be great as they can open your eyes to a whole new world of football betting.

Successful football betting systems can be based around a whole number of different betting markets. They can be correct score based, or even trading football markets on the betting exchanges, pre kick off,etc.

Football betting systems can be home made as well. For example, I love trading the over/under 2.5 goals market on the Betfair Betting Exchange before a match starts. It’s fairly easy to make around 1 to 2% profit of your betting bank, using this method.

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