Over 2,5 Goals Predictions

    Deciding to get into betting and starting off your online punting career can seem like a daunting task. Opening those markets for the first time can cause some confusion with all the different options and numbers.

    It is not at all uncommon for beginners to feel disheartened after losing their first few tips. Thankfully, this can be helped: all you need is a firm grasp of the mechanics of it all. That’s why BetingFellow is here to help; this comprehensive guide will provide you with the basics of Over 2.5 Goals, as well as some tips and strategies for Over 2.5 betting.

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05/10/2022

Kilmarnock - St. Johnstone

The home team are slightly stronger as far as most online bookies are concerned, but the difference is by no means insurmountable. Both a stalemate and a victory for St. Johnstone are still on the table.

Things are looking problematic for the visiting side. They are going up against a stronger team which also has a home pitch advantage. Victory is still within reach – they’ll just have to work harder than usual to get it.

When we talk about Kilmarnock’s previous Premiers... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.38 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

03/10/2022

Nordsjælland - Randers

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.76 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

03/10/2022

IFK Göteborg - Elfsborg

IFK Göteborg will have to fight an uphill battle to win this match. They are the underdogs of the matchup – though Elfsborg don’t have a huge advantage. Still, with the 2.75 odds on a home win, things may get a bit dicey.

Elfsborg are not a team that backs down from a challenge and we expect them to give their best in an effort to claim a victory in this match.

Although IFK Göteborg are coming on the back of a harsh 3:0 loss, it would be rather unfair to judge them purely... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.80 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

03/10/2022

Rayo Vallecano - Elche

Punters who are looking for a safe bet should definitely consider this match. The home win odds of 1.75 bring great value considering the fact that Rayo Vallecano are indeed firm favourites to defeat Elche.

With a matchup like this, it seems like we already know the outcome. Elche stand little chance of achieving anything except an appearance. Most bookies price an away win for this match at 5.25, marking an insurmountable difference.

Rayo Vallecano lost their previous away gam... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

03/10/2022

Leicester City - Nottingham Forest

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.78 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

03/10/2022

Krylya Sovetov - Krasnodar

By pricing a home win at around 2.06, the bookies made it clear that Krylya Sovetov are the favourites. Overall, though, the difference between the teams is not big, and the match can end either way.

Krasnodar will need to dig deep in order to get past the motivated hosts. An away win at 3.05 betting odds is considered a high risk but that’s exactly why the reward would be much sweeter.

A Rostov defeat is something Krylya Sovetov want to make a swift return from. This narrow ... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Paços de Ferreira - Arouca

With 2.32 on home win, the ground is level and three points are everyone’s to take. However, we’d still recommend backing Paços de Ferreira who should end up victorious in the end against Arouca.

The 3.25 away win betting odds indicate that Arouca are the underdogs of this matchup. The difference is not huge, though, so both a victory for the visitors and are draw are still on the table.

Paços de Ferreira did not have big expectations heading into their Primeira Liga trip... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.23 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Manchester City - Manchester United

Manchester United will have little to hope for against Manchester City. The home charges are bursting with confidence and it would take a small miracle for the away team to take anything from this game.

Considering what they’re up against, Man. Utd can’t set their ambitions too high in this match. Playing as visitors at odds of 9.00 for an away win, calling them underdogs seems like an understatement.

The hosts went into their previous Premier League matchup as the absolute... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.46 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Lazio - Spezia

Lazio are seen as favourites to win this match against Spezia. The betting odds indicate an easy win and anything but a home victory here would indeed be a big surprise.

Considering what they’re up against, Spezia can’t set their ambitions too high in this match. Playing as visitors at odds of 8.00 for an away win, calling them underdogs seems like an understatement.

The hosts’ previous matchup at Cremonese was quite favourable despite the home-field disadvantage, but the... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.67 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

FC Emmen - SC Heerenveen

FC Emmen may come out on top this Sunday yet, but it will be quite a struggle. They’ll be fighting a somewhat stronger team in SC Heerenveen. However, it’s still a relatively balanced matchup, as signified by the 3.00 for the hosts to win.

SC Heerenveen will need to bring their top form if they want 3 points from this matchup – and they do. FC Emmen are not easy pickings, although the visitors are widely seen as close favourites.

A Go Ahead Eagles defeat was not exactly ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.03 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Olimpiyets - Spartak Moskva

The hosts will have little to hope for in this match. The betting odds work against them and so does the overall impression. They are a weaker side here and it would be a proper upset if they manage to beat Spartak Moskva.

Having a 1.67 selection on your slip can be a big boost to your potential winnings and with Spartak Moskva largely expected to beat Olimpiyets, you’d be wise to use it.

Olimpiyets’s previous showing in the Premier League quickly went sour, resulting in a 0... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Rio Ave - Santa Clara

Santa Clara will give Rio Ave a run for their money and there is no doubt about it. However, at 2.45 odds on home win in this match, we still recommend backing the hosts.

Santa Clara are not a team that backs down from a challenge and we expect them to give their best in an effort to claim a victory in this match.

A Gil Vicente draw for Rio Ave and a point from a tough trip away in the Primeira Liga will have been enough a motivation for the home side. They were not favoured to ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.33 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Anderlecht - Sporting Charleroi

We don’t expect Anderlecht to have any issues beating Sporting Charleroi. The hosts are largely favoured by all the top bookmakers online and 1.62 might actually be a good-value bet to consider. The visitors are not to be underestimated but on this particular instance the home side are seen as clear winners.

If betting odds are anything to go on – and they are - Sporting Charleroi will likely get overrun by their opponents with little hope of winning. Considering how one-sided thi... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.67 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Lens - Olympique Lyonnais

Lens have a big mountain to climb. The task ahead is difficult but not impossible but with 2.72 slapped on home win in this match, this one is for the risk-takers.

Out of their home field and heading into this match as underdogs, Olympique Lyonnais would need to play their best to have a hope of winning. That said, even a draw would be a positive outcome, and all three results are quite possible.

Lens supporters had reasons to feel optimistic last round even though the team was... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.60 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

RKC Waalwijk - Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam will give RKC Waalwijk a run for their money and there is no doubt about it. However, at 2.32 odds on home win in this match, we still recommend backing the hosts.

Sparta Rotterdam are heading into a difficult fight, but it’s far from hopeless. They may need to bring their best, but the match can go any way at this point. The odds of an away win are 3.40 right now, which means the favourites are far from clear.

Most Eredivisie betting predictions saw RKC Waal... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.97 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Girona - Real Sociedad

It’s hard to see even the most ardent of Girona fans expect a victory here. As clear underdogs, even a draw against Real Sociedad would be quite impressive, let alone an upset in the form of a home win.

Team from San Sebastian have their work cut out for them this Sunday. Most bookmakers online see them as the stronger team, made evident by the 2.40 betting odds for an away win. That’s a fairly slim advantage, though.

The previous round brought a narrow defeat for Girona. ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.23 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Ried - Rheindorf Altach

With bookies pricing a home win at 1.95, it’s clear the match may yet go either way. The hosts have a distinct advantage, of course, but both a draw and an away win are quite possible outcomes.

It would be a minor miracle for Rheindorf Altach to win at Ried, and they’re likely aware of that. Though risky, such an outcome could bring solid profits thanks to the 4.00 price on most online sportsbooks.

Although Ried are coming on the back of a harsh 3:0 loss, it would be rathe... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.88 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Hartberg - Austria Klagenfurt

Hartberg may come out on top this Sunday yet, but it will be quite a struggle. They’ll be fighting a somewhat stronger team in Austria Klagenfurt. However, it’s still a relatively balanced matchup, as signified by the 2.75 for the hosts to win.

2.50 on an away match is what many punters run away from but Austria Klagenfurt are a team capable of big things. Therefore, backing them in this match might not be a bad idea after all.

Hartberg managed to hold the line against Wolf... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.72 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Austria Wien - Sturm Graz

Austria Wien have a big mountain to climb. The task ahead is difficult but not impossible but with 2.60 slapped on home win in this match, this one is for the risk-takers.

The visitors are well-aware of the task ahead. Beating Austria Wien is difficult under any circumstances and doing it on their own turf would be an even bigger achievement for Sturm Graz.

,Generali Arena proved to be fertile grounds for Austria Wien in the previous round against Ried . They maintained an impre... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.81 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/10/2022

Celta de Vigo - Real Betis

With 2.50 on home win, the ground is level and three points are everyone’s to take. However, we’d still recommend backing Celta de Vigo who should end up victorious in the end against Real Betis.

The 2.95 away win betting odds indicate that Betis are the underdogs of this matchup. The difference is not huge, though, so both a victory for the visitors and are draw are still on the table.

The Sky Blues are coming on the back of a crushing 3:0 away defeat at the hands of Valen... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.05 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

More about Over 2,5 Goals Predictions

    Deciding to get into betting and starting off your online punting career can seem like a daunting task. Opening those markets for the first time can cause some confusion with all the different options and numbers.

    It is not at all uncommon for beginners to feel disheartened after losing their first few tips. Thankfully, this can be helped: all you need is a firm grasp of the mechanics of it all. That’s why BetingFellow is here to help; this comprehensive guide will provide you with the basics of Over 2.5 Goals, as well as some tips and strategies for Over 2.5 betting.

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What Is Over 2.5 Goals Betting?

The basic concept here is fairly simple, but with a lot of room for nuance.

As the name might imply, what we’re looking at is the number of goals scored during a given football match. Specifically, for an Over 2.5 Goals bet to win, the match must end with 3 or more goals scored total.

Importantly, it does not matter which team scored them. When they scored them is also completely irrelevant – as long as the numbers on the scoreboard at the end of a game are higher than 3 total, the bet wins.

So now you must be thinking, why is it called 2.5 Goals if you actually need 3 goals to win? Besides, you can’t score half a goal in a football match.

This numbering system was implemented to avoid any confusion about which betting tips win and which do not. It’s important to consider that an Over 2.5 Goals bet can never be a “draw”. You either win it or you don’t.

Were it called “Over 3 Goals”, for example, punters might not immediately know what happens if exactly 3 goals were scored during a game. So if we were to get rid of the imaginary half-goal, this type of betting would have to be called “Over But Not Exactly 2 Goals”, or something equally silly. The solution might not be ideal, but it’s certainly the best option.

There are also occasionally variations of this market like Over 1.5 Goals and Over 3.5 Goals. These are less popular but work pretty much the same, so most of this guide can be applied to those as well.

It is also important to note that this market is exclusive to football betting because it is tailored to football’s scoring. Other sports might have markets that work similarly, but in this guide, we’ll be focusing on football.

Why Bet on Over 2.5 Goals?

There are some advantages to Over 2.5 Goals tips. We’ll list some of them here for you to consider when filling out your next betting slip.

Similarly to many other types of betting that are not the classic To Win tip, Over 2.5 Goals bets have consistent odds of winning until the very end of the game. No matter the current score or time, a goal or two more is still possible, especially because it doesn’t matter which side makes them.

Additionally, once a match has more than 3 goals on the scoreboard, the bet wins and can’t lose anymore. No more sudden comebacks where your team loses in the last few minutes of injury time!

Another advantage is that you’re not really relying on a team to perform. We all have off-days, and even the best of teams occasionally slip up, which is what makes betting so hard to predict. This can actually be good for Over 2.5 Goals bets. We’ll touch on that a bit more, later in our Over 2.5 Goals betting tips.

Over 2.5 Goals is also statistically better than a lot of other types of betting. Firstly – there are only two possible outcomes. Secondly, the number 2.5 (Or 3, if you prefer) is a nice middle-ground between the likelihood of it happening and a reasonable payout. That’s why it’s more popular than Over 1.5 or 3.5.

How to Bet on Over 2.5 Goals?

As previously mentioned, an Over 2.5 Goals bet can only win or lose – there’s no ‘draw’ option here. As such, you can also bet that less than 2.5 goals will be scored during a match. This type of bet is called Under 2.5 Goals. Check out our in-depth guide to Under 2.5 Goals betting if you want to find out more.

Concerning Over 2.5 Goals alone, there’s not a lot to worry about when wanting to make them. Just select the match you want to place your wager on, and choose the Over 2.5 Goals market.

We’d also like to point out that, due to the relatively safe nature of these bets, the returns are severely limited as well. These two aspects make them great candidates for accumulators, though!

How to Choose Matches to Bet on Over 2.5 Goals?

To be blunt, there’s no easy trick or shortcut to figuring out which matches are the best candidates. It takes research that has to be performed on a match-by-match basis. However, we can point you in the right direction so you know what to look for in a match for Over 2.5 Goals.

Luckily, there’s a way of making this easier. A lot of betting strategies for Over 2.5 Goals are also applied to Both Teams To Score, and vice versa. If you want to find out more, you can find our Both Teams To Score guide right here on BettingFellow.

So, like BTTS, you want teams who play aggressively, but often leak a lot of goals as well. Unlike BTTS, however, you don’t really care if this is the case for both teams. This means that picking matches where one team has a considerable advantage is not a bad idea.

In terms of leagues, the major European national leagues seem to have the best odds of going over 2.5 Goals. The statistics show that the best leagues for this type of bet are the Scandinavian leagues and the Dutch Jupiler League. The biggest teams in the world also seem to consistently be solid options, for better or worse. You know – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, etc. All of these quite often confirm the Over 2.5 Goals market.

Where to bet on Over 2.5 Goals?

Truthfully, there’s no such thing as a bookmaker “specialising” in a single market or type of bet. This means that the best place for Over 2.5 Goals is usually the best place for any type of bet. The odds will not be very different in terms of quality within a single sportsbook, but they can vary greatly between different bookmakers. Betting promotions are also something to be factored in. Once again, research is key to getting the most out of your online betting experience. You need to compare all of the available online bookies in order to find the one that suits your needs best. Do not worry, you won’t need to visit and sift through all of them individually – BettingFellow has a handy list which ranks all of the world’s best online bookmakers.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the whole list, but in case you’re looking for a quick suggestion, here are a few:

William Hill. Widely considered one of England’s most reputable bookies, William Hill is a solid, reliable choice for all your betting needs. On top of that, their odds are really hard to beat. Ladbrokes. A famous bookmaker with more than a century of history, Ladbrokes offers some great innovations and promotions which pay off in the long run.

Bet365. A mainstay of any “best online bookmaker” list. If you’re not sure which betting site to go for – you can’t go wrong with Bet365.

Over 2.5 Goals Betting Tips

A little bit of knowledge can get you a long way with sports betting. Getting the information you need will require some digging, so here is some advice for Over 2.5 Goals bets.

Firstly, look at the average number of goals for both teams in the current season. If both or either of them averages only, say, 1 goal per match, it’s probably not a good idea to bet on Over 2.5 Goals.

You can also look at the percentage of games between the teams in question which confirmed the Over 2.5 market. Sometimes these can be as high as 80%, indicating a solid pick.

Speaking of stats, don’t forget to look at the head-to-head stats for the teams in question. Some teams tend to fare better or worse against others. For example, they might have trouble with getting through a specific opponent’s defence, even though the attack is usually the team’s strong suit. Such details might seem small, but are very important for any betting you might do.

You might also want to look at a team’s usual strategies and formations. 4-3-3, for example, is a typical attacking formation. Finding two teams who use such formations regularly can be used to your advantage.

Statistics are of key importance but are not the only thing you should consider. For example, try to think of any less “regular” factors that influence the number of goals in a match, such as: Match Context. Teams rarely give their best during friendly matches, but the number of goals can go through the roof for important derbies or playoff matches.

Whether the team has a home advantage can also impact performance, and thus goalscoring.

Whether all of a team’s lineup is present and participating. Key players missing from the defence can greatly hinder a team’s ability to prevent goals, for instance.

The turf and weather conditions. Hard to predict and may seem less important, these factors can still be used to your advantage.

Of course, all of these tips can be applied to Under 2.5 Goals betting as well. Just reverse them where necessary – Two defensive teams facing off in the mud and rain would be pretty good news here, as opposed to Over 2.5.

Over 2.5 Goals Betting Variations

As previously mentioned, the line of 2.5 occasionally varies upwards or downwards. These options can be useful if, for example, you’re absolutely positive a match will be packed with goals, in the case of Over 3.5. Stats for such cases are considerably less reliable, though.

Over 1.5, on the other hand, rarely offers good enough odds to be worthwhile.

There are also some other variations to the standard Over/Under formula. Here are some of the more common ones:

Home Win &Over 2.5/Away Win & Over 2.5. This basically combines the classic result bet with Over 2.5. Obviously, this can also be mixed with Under 2.5 to provide several different options.

Over/Under and Both Teams to Score. This bet tries to predict that the 3+ goals scored will be distributed between the two teams, with each scoring at least once.

Over 2.5 Goals Verdict

Summing up, Over 2.5 Goals is a type of market where statistics rule. Get to know your stats and how to read them, and this type of bet can be used to turn a tidy profit. We hope you found this Over 2.5 Goals betting tutorial helpful, and wish you good luck with future punting!

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