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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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.