Over 2,5 Goals Predictions

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The latest Over 2,5 Goals predictions

25/10/2021

Örebro - Degerfors

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.71 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Sivasspor - Adana Demirspor

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.90 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

AIK - Norrköping

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

Norrköping appear severely unprepared for a clash with AIK, to the point of being considered hard underdogs. We would consider even a draw a success, so the long 3.95 odds for an away win bit seem fitting.

AIK lost their previous Allsvenskan match against Hammarby by a 1-goal margin. It should be mentioned,... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.00 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Manchester United - Liverpool

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.68 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Nottingham Forest - Fulham

A home win would be a big surprise in this match. Nottingham Forest are the underdogs here and it will be a huge surprise if they end up grabbing a win here.

Fulham will have to maintain the high level of focus against Tricky Trees. They can’t afford any mistakes and errors if they plan to run away home with three points in the bag.

Tricky Trees fans are feeling quite excited after their team’s previous showing at Bristol City . They managed to turn around a losing game into... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.00 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Zenit - Spartak Moskva

The home team is the obvious choice for anyone looking to bet on favourites. The match is not completely one-sided, though, which is why you may actually get worthwhile returns.

It’s hard to believe even the most optimistic Spartak Moskva fans are expecting them to triumph at Zenit this Sunday. It’s a completely one-sided matchup, and the hosts should have no problems steamrolling their opponents.

Widely expected to run riot over their rivals in the last round at the odds ... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.64 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Barcelona - Real Madrid

Though the match can honestly go either way, Barcelona will be at a bit of a disadvantage. Their victory is priced at 2.75 despite the home-field advantage, so they’ll need to bring their A-game.

Real Madrid 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 2.60 right now, which means the favourites are far from clear.

Barcelona easily defeated their opp... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.67 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

FC Twente - NEC

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

FC Groningen - AZ Alkmaar

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.88 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Paços de Ferreira - Arouca

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.00 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Fatih Karagümrük - Hatayspor

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.71 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Kristiansund - Sarpsborg 08

Kristiansund might be heading into this game as firm favourites to get a win but they will have their work cut out for them as Sarpsborg 08 are known to be highly unpredictable and capable of pulling a surprise when it is least expected.

It’s highly unlikely that Sarpsborg 08 will manage to get some points this round. Kristiansund are at a considerable advantage, so even a draw would be a success for the visitors.

Kristiansund’s latest away game at Lillestrøm was an inconc... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Atalanta - Udinese

Best bookmaker online do not see past Atalanta in this game and we wholeheartedly agree. The betting odds work largely in their favour and there is a good reason for it. Udinese will have extremely difficult time running away with anything from this match.

With a price of 8.50 on an away win among most online sportsbooks, it’s clear Udinese will likely not fare well against Atalanta. Even a draw seems to be too optimistic for the away team.

The latest showing from Atalanta ca... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.60 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Elfsborg - Sirius

A home win should not be questioned in this game. Elfsborg are seen as huge favourites to register an easy win against Sirius and we recommend you take the generous offer of 1.54.

With a price of 6.10 on an away win among most online sportsbooks, it’s clear Sirius will likely not fare well against Elfsborg. Even a draw seems to be too optimistic for the away team.

Elfsborg have a lot of reasons to be proud of their previous Allsvenskan performance. Their opponents Djurgården... read more

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

24/10/2021

Rosenborg - Sandefjord

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

The situation is crystal clear from the current perspective. Given the strength of the home team and the fact Sandefjord are given 6.75 betting odds to win, a conclusion is not difficult to reach. Anything but a home win would be an incredible surprise.

The previous round ended with a 2:2 draw at home fo... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.60 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Brentford - Leicester City

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.01 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Tromsø - Mjøndalen

Tromsø are firm favourites in this matchup, and backing them may offer surprising betting value. It’s a very safe bet, though we suppose an upset is not outside the realm of possibility. We wouldn’t count on Mjøndalen winning, though.

With a matchup like this, it seems like we already know the outcome. Mjøndalen stand little chance of achieving anything except an appearance. Most bookies price an away win for this match at 5.75, marking an insurmountable difference.

Tro... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.76 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

24/10/2021

Antalyaspor - İstanbul Başakşehir

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

24/10/2021

Vålerenga - Haugesund

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.

Haugesund will have little to hope for in this match. 4.80 betting odds on them winning paint a pretty clear picture and from this standpoint there is little doubt in regard to the outcome of t... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.64 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Shrewsbury Town - Cambridge United

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Coventry City - Derby County

The odds are definitely leaning in the hosts’ favour, but this match is far from a done deal. Judging by odds alone, Derby County may yet be able to walk away with a draw or even a surprise victory – though it’s still a longshot.

Though it may not be particularly attractive to punters, this match is at least easy to predict. Anything but a Home Win is probably wishful thinking for Derby County, whose victory has been priced at a hefty 6.00.

Coventry City took an early le... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.08 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Konyaspor - Kayserispor

By pricing a home win at around 1.76, the bookies made it clear that Konyaspor are the favourites. Overall, though, the difference between the teams is not big, and the match can end either way.

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

Konyaspor’s latest performance against Galatasaray ended in a narrow 1:0 defeat for them. Top betting pre... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.00 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Cercle Brugge - Standard Liège

Cercle Brugge will have to put on their best performance to record a home win against Standard Liège. The price of 2.60 indicates a difficult battle and that’s exactly what we expect to see in this match.

With the betting odds being what they are, this match could still go either way. Still, the fact that Standard Liège are generally the weaker team makes this match an uphill battle for them.

Cercle Brugge lost their previous Pro League match against KV Oostende by a 1-goal... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.91 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Luton Town - Hull City

The online bookies marked Luton Town as the favourites, which makes a lot of sense. Still, we wouldn’t put Hull City winning beyond them – not to mention that draws are a strong possibility in relatively balanced games.

Hull City appear severely unprepared for a clash with Luton Town, to the point of being considered hard underdogs. We would consider even a draw a success, so the long 4.50 odds for an away win bit seem fitting.

Some early concessions made sure Luton Town s... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.16 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Valencia - Mallorca

Punters who are looking for a safe bet should definitely consider this match. The home win odds of 1.80 bring great value considering the fact that Valencia are indeed firm favourites to defeat Mallorca.

Mallorca stand next to no chance at beating the hosts in this match. For instance, most bookies online offer odds of 5.00 for an away win, indicating a very small chance of success.

Although Valencia are coming on the back of a harsh 3:1 loss, it would be rather unfair to judge... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Rostov - Arsenal Tula

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.

Arsenal Tula will have little to hope for in this match. 4.20 betting odds on them winning paint a pretty clear picture and from this standpoint there is little doubt in regard to the outcome of this clash.

Rostov lost their previous away game, although the narrow 3:2 margin means it... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.14 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Stabæk - Molde

The game is heavily lopsided in the visitors’ favour – for instance, most bookies are offering 6.50 odds on a home win. The hosts are no doubt in a difficult situation and don’t have much hope of overcoming Molde.

We are most likely going to see this match being won by Molde. 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 Eliteserien but such a scenario is not entirely ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.58 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Peterborough United - Queens Park Rangers

Though the match can honestly go either way, Peterborough United will be at a bit of a disadvantage. Their victory is priced at 3.20 despite the home-field advantage, so they’ll need to bring their A-game.

Queens Park Rangers should be able to win this one, but such an outcome won’t come easily. The 2.40 betting odds on them winning indicate that it will be a close match - Peterborough United are no pushovers.

Peterborough United are here on the back of an upturn victory i... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

RB Leipzig - Greuther Fürth

RB Leipzig have been installed as firm favourites by the best online bookmakers and anything but a home win in this match would be considered a huge upset.

With a matchup like this, it seems like we already know the outcome. Greuther Fürth stand little chance of achieving anything except an appearance. Most bookies price an away win for this match at 23.00, marking an insurmountable difference.

RB Leipzig recorded a draw in their most recent Bundesliga match, which was still a... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.39 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Arminia Bielefeld - Borussia Dortmund

To call the upcoming match difficult for Arminia Bielefeld would be a major understatement. They are going up against impossible odds. With a home win priced at 8.50 with major online bookmakers, this is a completely one-sided game.

A trip to Arminia can hardly be seen as a big test for Borussia Dortmund. With 1.38 betting odds stacked in their favour, it’s hard seeing past anything other than a compelling away win here.

Arminia are probably reasonably satisfied with the resu... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.52 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 4:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Kortrijk - KV Oostende

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 KV Oostende may manage to claw their way to a win yet, it will be quite a struggle. As we can see thanks to the 3.10 betting odds for an away win, the odds are stacked against them – though it’s still manageable.

Kortrijk’s painful defeat in their pr... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.70 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

West Bromwich Albion - Bristol City

If you’re looking for a relatively safe result bet, a home win at odds of 1.63 is a solid option. That said, Bristol City may yet be able to pull off a surprise, maybe even in the form of a stalemate.

If betting odds are anything to go on – and they are - Bristol City will likely get overrun by their opponents with little hope of winning. Considering how one-sided this matchup is, they may want to cut their losses and focus their energy elsewhere.

It’s hard to make relia... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.03 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Aberdeen - Hibernian

Aberdeen will have to fight an uphill battle to win this match. They are the underdogs of the matchup – though Hibernian don’t have a huge advantage. Still, with the 2.60 odds on a home win, things may get a bit dicey.

With the betting odds being what they are, this match could still go either way. Still, the fact that Hibernian are generally the weaker team makes this match an uphill battle for them.

Aberdeen are coming on the back of a rather uninteresting 2:1 away loss ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.38 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Mechelen - Zulte-Waregem

The odds are definitely leaning in the hosts’ favour, but this match is far from a done deal. Judging by odds alone, Zulte-Waregem may yet be able to walk away with a draw or even a surprise victory – though it’s still a longshot.

The matchup this Saturday is rather one-sided, with Zulte-Waregem seen as the clear underdogs. Most bookmakers online have priced their victory at 4.75, which is enough to doubt such an outcome will happen.

Most experts agreed that Mechelen had... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.40 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

AFC Wimbledon - Wigan Athletic

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.95 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Ross County - Livingston

Ross County have a big mountain to climb. The task ahead is difficult but not impossible but with 2.75 slapped on home win in this match, this one is for the risk-takers.

While Livingston may manage to claw their way to a win yet, it will be quite a struggle. As we can see thanks to the 2.80 betting odds for an away win, the odds are stacked against them – though it’s still manageable.

Ross County’s previous match at Global Energy Stadium was far for pleasant for them –... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.23 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Hertha BSC - Borussia M'gladbach

Hertha BSC are considerably weaker than their opponents in this round of the Bundesliga, and a victory for them would be quite a surprise. We wouldn’t bet on it, though – at odds of 3.80, it’s not very likely to happen.

Though it won’t be the easiest match of their careers, Borussia M'gladbach should be able to pull ahead for a victory. Most online bookmakers are pricing an away win at 2.05, which gives us confidence it’s the most likely outcome.

Hertha’s confidenc... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.78 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Burton Albion - Oxford United

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.05 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Crystal Palace - Newcastle United

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

It’s highly unlikely that The Magpies will manage to get some points this round. The Eagles are at a considerable advantage, so even a draw would be a success for the visitors.

Although The Eagles’s previous match ended in a draw, their supporters have a ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.96 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

FC Utrecht - SC Heerenveen

If you’re looking for a relatively safe result bet, a home win at odds of 1.51 is a solid option. That said, SC Heerenveen may yet be able to pull off a surprise, maybe even in the form of a stalemate.

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

FC Utrecht’s defeat in the previous round was to be expected, frankly. They played as visitors against a c... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.62 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Ipswich Town - Fleetwood Town

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.91 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Everton - Watford

A home win should not be questioned in this game. Everton are seen as huge favourites to register an easy win against Watford and we recommend you take the generous offer of 1.67.

It’s hard to believe even the most optimistic Watford fans are expecting them to triumph at The Toffees this Saturday. It’s a completely one-sided matchup, and the hosts should have no problems steamrolling their opponents.

Everton kept up the pace with a tough match-up against West Ham United in ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.98 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

PEC Zwolle - Heracles

PEC Zwolle will have to put on their best performance to record a home win against Heracles. The price of 2.90 indicates a difficult battle and that’s exactly what we expect to see in this match.

Heracles are coming into this match as underdogs, though the difference is not overwhelming. Even so, they’re not all that likely to win. An Away Win bet is priced at 2.40 with top online bookies, which could bring a decent profit.

Considering the 28.00 betting odds on an away win ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.99 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Rizespor - Kasımpaşa

Though the match can honestly go either way, Rizespor will be at a bit of a disadvantage. Their victory is priced at 2.90 despite the home-field advantage, so they’ll need to bring their A-game.

A difficult match is ahead of Kasımpaşa. They have a big fish to fry but we’ve seen them do it in the past and it’s certain they can do it again.

Rizespor are coming off from a harsh home defeat (2:0). Considering the difficult match-up against Giresunspor and the home-field dis... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.95 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

23/10/2021

Sheffield Wednesday - Lincoln City

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

22/10/2021

Saint-Étienne - Angers SCO

Saint-Étienne have a big mountain to climb. The task ahead is difficult but not impossible but with 2.65 slapped on home win in this match, this one is for the risk-takers.

Angers SCO 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 Saint-Étienne’s previous Ligue 1 outing at Strasbourg was a crushing away loss, it’s hard to judge their form based on that performance alone. After al... read more

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

22/10/2021

RFC Seraing - Sporting Charleroi

Beating Sporting Charleroi will not be easy, but we believe RFC Seraing are more than capable of doing so. The matchup is somewhat balanced, after all, so all three possible outcomes are still on the table.

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

Considering the 9.50 betting odds on an away win against Union Saint-Gilloise in the las... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.73 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

22/10/2021

Arsenal - Aston Villa

Arsenal might be heading into this game as firm favourites to get a win but they will have their work cut out for them as Aston Villa are known to be highly unpredictable and capable of pulling a surprise when it is least expected.

At 4.35 betting odds, an away win would be a huge surprise and we’re positive Villans are well aware of it themselves.

The Gunners ended the previous Premier League game with a draw, which didn’t work out in their favour. They seemed to have every... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.91 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

22/10/2021

Vitória Guimarães - Marítimo

The odds are definitely leaning in the hosts’ favour, but this match is far from a done deal. Judging by odds alone, Marítimo may yet be able to walk away with a draw or even a surprise victory – though it’s still a longshot.

With a price of 5.50 on an away win among most online sportsbooks, it’s clear Marítimo will likely not fare well against Vitória Guimarães. Even a draw seems to be too optimistic for the away team.

Vitória Guimarães are coming on the back of... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.3 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match info: odds and stats

21/10/2021

Lazio - Olympique Marseille

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.87 at Betfair
Correct score prediction: 2:1
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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