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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The latest Over 2,5 Goals predictions

30/01/2022

Derby County - Birmingham City

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.25 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

30/01/2022

Portimonense - Tondela

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

29/01/2022

Doncaster Rovers - Plymouth Argyle

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.88 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

29/01/2022

Peterborough United - Sheffield United

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

Though Sheffield United are the stronger team between the two, we wouldn’t call an away bet at the odds of 2.20 a safe one. It’s shaping up to be quite an exciting match.

Peterborough United managed to scrape together a 2:2 draw at the end of their previou... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.00 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

29/01/2022

Barnsley - AFC Bournemouth

Barnsley managing to pull off a victory here would be quite the upset. They are definitely underdogs, so even the home-field advantage isn’t able to push the odds lower than 4.75 for a home win.

Even with the home-field advantage as a factor, AFC Bournemouth have a better chance of winning this clash than their opponents. They can’t afford to relax just yet though – the hosts may prove a tough nut to crack after all.

The Tykes’s previous Championship match did not go t... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.07 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

27/01/2022

Club Brugge - Union Saint-Gilloise

Club Brugge should not have bigger problems running away with three points in this match if they stick to their game plan. However, Union Saint-Gilloise can be a tough nut to crack and the home side need to be on top of their game.

The 3.50 away win betting odds indicate that Union Saint-Gilloise 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.

A point is not what Club Brugge were expe... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.65 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

27/01/2022

Estoril - Arouca

Betting odds can be illusive at times and Arouca are more than capable of pulling an upset. However, Estoril should have a clear path to victory if they stick to the plan.

Arouca appear severely unprepared for a clash with Estoril, to the point of being considered hard underdogs. We would consider even a draw a success, so the long 4.00 odds for an away win bit seem fitting.

Estoril are coming off from a narrow 2:3 home loss against Porto in the previous round. Still, it could ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.35 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

26/01/2022

Zulte-Waregem - OH Leuven

The hosts have everything stacking up against them in this match including the betting odds of 2.70. Zulte-Waregem will indeed find it very hard to beat OH Leuven here but nothing is impossible if you try hard enough.

OH Leuven will need to dig deep in order to get past the motivated hosts. An away win at 2.60 betting odds is considered a high risk but that’s exactly why the reward would be much sweeter.

Although Zulte-Waregem are coming on the back of a harsh 3:1 loss, it wo... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.67 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

26/01/2022

Dundee United - Ross County

While the scales seem somewhat tipped in the hosts’ favour, the win is anyone’s to take. Statistically speaking, all 3 outcomes to this match are quite possible, making reliable betting predictions hard to come by.

While Ross County may manage to claw their way to a win yet, it will be quite a struggle. As we can see thanks to the 3.20 betting odds for an away win, the odds are stacked against them – though it’s still manageable.

Dundee United are coming on the back of... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.23 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

26/01/2022

Angers SCO - Saint-Étienne

Angers SCO should not have bigger problems running away with three points in this match if they stick to their game plan. However, Saint-Étienne can be a tough nut to crack and the home side need to be on top of their game.

The odds are stacked heavily against Saint-Étienne here, and we can’t see them winning this match. Angers SCO are heavily favoured by most betting predictions – so much so that an away bet is priced at around 3.70.

Although Angers SCO’s previous Ligu... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.03 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

25/01/2022

Antwerp - Sint-Truiden

A quick look at the betting odds with some of the biggest bookmakers online is enough to tell you who the favourites are. Priced at 1.70, a home win seems the obvious choice. An upset is not quite impossible, mind you, which adds a small degree of risk but is ultimately food increasing profits.

The situation is crystal clear from the current perspective. Given the strength of the home team and the fact Sint-Truiden are given 5.00 betting odds to win, a conclusion is not difficult to r... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.76 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 1-1

25/01/2022

Sporting Charleroi - Kortrijk

Though Sporting Charleroi are more likely to win this, an away win would only be slightly surprising. It’s a relatively balanced matchup, which usually means we’ll see some exciting football.

The odds are stacked heavily against Kortrijk here, and we can’t see them winning this match. Sporting Charleroi are heavily favoured by most betting predictions – so much so that an away bet is priced at around 3.75.

Sporting Charleroi are coming off of a strange sort of success ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.73 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 1-1

25/01/2022

Birmingham City - Peterborough United

With bookies pricing a home win at 2.00, 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’s highly unlikely that Peterborough United will manage to get some points this round. Birmingham City are at a considerable advantage, so even a draw would be a success for the visitors.

While they haven’t exactly recorded as convincing win as their supporters had hoped for, Bi... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 2-2

25/01/2022

Coventry City - Stoke City

Though the home team can be called favourites, they can’t quite relax going into the match at Stoke City. Their advantage is quite narrow, and just a few mistakes could end up costing them the game.

While The Potters may manage to claw their way to a win yet, it will be quite a struggle. As we can see thanks to the 3.15 betting odds for an away win, the odds are stacked against them – though it’s still manageable.

With the support of their home fans and decently strong b... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.16 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 1-0

25/01/2022

Luton Town - Bristol City

Betting odds can be illusive at times and Bristol City are more than capable of pulling an upset. However, Luton Town should have a clear path to victory if they stick to the plan.

This one has Home Win written all over it. The hosts are expected to grab a firm hold of the proceedings and team from Bristol will be left with slim pickings in this match.

Luton Town are coming off from a harsh home defeat (2:0). Considering the difficult match-up against Sheffield United and the ho... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.06 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 2-1

23/01/2022

Standard Liège - Club Brugge

Standard Liège are no strangers to surprises but with 4.90 on home win here, such a result would be more of a miracle rather than surprise.

We are most likely going to see this match being won by Club Brugge. They have a solid advantage over their opponents – at least according to the betting odds. That said, we’ve definitely seen much bigger surprises in the Pro League but such a scenario is not entirely likely in this fixture.

Standard Liège are coming on the back of a ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.67 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match result: 2-2

23/01/2022

PSV - Ajax

The 3.70 odds on a home win result mark the hosts as clear underdogs. Things are fairly lopsided, in fact, so backing such an outcome would be quite a longshot.

Though it won’t be the easiest match of their careers, Ajax should be able to pull ahead for a victory. Most online bookmakers are pricing an away win at 2.03, which gives us confidence it’s the most likely outcome.

The hosts’ latest Eredivisie triumph was unsurprising, considering the 8.50 away win betting odds ... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.58 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 1-2

23/01/2022

Crystal Palace - Liverpool

Crystal Palace are the definition of underdogs in this fixture. With betting odds of 6.10, no punter will dare backing them up against Liverpool. It is a wise decision as well as hosts will have an extremely difficult task surviving this clash.

Though we can’t say for certain, all signs are pointing towards The Reds as the final winner of this showdown. Crystal Palace have been known to surprise us from time to time, though, so the match isn’t a done deal.

The Eagles are co... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.73 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 1-3

23/01/2022

Angers SCO - Troyes

Angers SCO are expected to win here, but we can’t call such betting predictions completely foolproof. Troyes may surprise us yet, and even a tie game seems a decent possibility from where we’re standing.

An away win in this match would be a huge surprise and an equally big achievement for Troyes who could consider themselves fortunate if they run away with a point in the bag.

Angers SCO are coming on the back of an away draw (0:0) in the previous round against Lorient . The... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.45 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 2-1

23/01/2022

Bordeaux - Strasbourg

The 3.70 odds on a home win result mark the hosts as clear underdogs. Things are fairly lopsided, in fact, so backing such an outcome would be quite a longshot.

With a price of 2.08 on them winning, Strasbourg should definitely feel more confident going into this match. Of course, the difference is not insurmountable, so we’d say a draw is quite likely as well.

Although Bordeaux are coming on the back of a harsh 6:0 loss, it would be rather unfair to judge them purely on tha... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 4-3

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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