Over 2,5 Goals Predictions

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The latest Over 2,5 Goals predictions

02/08/2021

Akhmat Grozny - Sochi

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.20 at bwin
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

02/08/2021

Sirius - Örebro

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

01/08/2021

Antwerp - Kortrijk

A home win should not be questioned in this game. Antwerp are seen as huge favourites to register an easy win against Kortrijk and we recommend you take the generous offer of 1.78.

The situation is crystal clear from the current perspective. Given the strength of the home team and the fact Kortrijk are given 5.20 betting odds to win, a conclusion is not difficult to reach. Anything but a home win would be an incredible surprise.

Antwerp haven’t exactly been showing their best ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.95 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

01/08/2021

Djurgården - Häcken

With the 1.70 being what they are, we don’t expect anything other than a home win. Pulling off anything else would be a gargantuan task for Häcken, so we’d stay away unless you’re looking for a long shot on purpose.

Considering what they’re up against, Häcken can’t set their ambitions too high in this match. Playing as visitors at odds of 5.00 for an away win, calling them underdogs seems like an understatement.

The fans at Tele2 Arena were treated to a fruitless e... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.83 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match info: odds and stats

01/08/2021

Zulte-Waregem - Standard Liège

Beating Standard Liège will not be easy, but we believe Zulte-Waregem are more than capable of doing so. The matchup is somewhat balanced, after all, so all three possible outcomes are still on the table.

Standard Liège are heading into what’s surely be a challenge. Zulte-Waregem are not to be taken lightly and an away victory would certainly be a big success for the visitors.

The previous round ended with a 1:1 draw at home for Zulte-Waregem. The scores were equal at half-... read more

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

01/08/2021

Austria Wien - Wattens

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.72 at bwin
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

01/08/2021

Salzburg - Ried

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.29 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match info: odds and stats

01/08/2021

Motherwell - Hibernian

Motherwell have a big mountain to climb. The task ahead is difficult but not impossible but with 3.40 slapped on home win in this match, this one is for the risk-takers.

Hibernian are heading into what’s surely be a challenge. Motherwell are not to be taken lightly and an away victory would certainly be a big success for the visitors.

Motherwell are coming off of a strange sort of success – they secured a 1:2 draw against vastly stronger opposition. The held the line at Fir ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.23 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 1:3
Match info: odds and stats

01/08/2021

Gent - Beerschot-Wilrijk

Gent are seen as favourites to win this match against Beerschot-Wilrijk. 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 Beerschot-Wilrijk are given 7.75 betting odds to win, a conclusion is not difficult to reach. Anything but a home win would be an incredible surprise.

It’s safe to say Gent fans were disappoi... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.68 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

01/08/2021

Krasnodar - Khimki

With the odds set at 1.50 for a home win, Krasnodar winning is clearly the most likely outcome in this matchup. Bigger upsets have happened, of course, but we wouldn’t expect anything but a decisive home win.

With a price of 6.75 on an away win among most online sportsbooks, it’s clear Khimki will likely not fare well against Krasnodar. Even a draw seems to be too optimistic for the away team.

The hosts didn’t fare all that well the last time out at their stadium against... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.62 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

31/07/2021

AS Eupen - Anderlecht

AS Eupen are considerably weaker than their opponents in this round of the Pro League, and a victory for them would be quite a surprise. We wouldn’t bet on it, though – at odds of 3.90, it’s not very likely to happen.

Though it won’t be the easiest match of their careers, Anderlecht should be able to pull ahead for a victory. Most online bookmakers are pricing an away win at 2.00, which gives us confidence it’s the most likely outcome.

AS Eupen are coming off of a st... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.87 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

31/07/2021

Rangers - Livingston

Rangers should stroll into a fairly easy victory this Saturday. The odds are decidedly in their favour, with most top bookies pricing a home win at 1.22.

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 Livingston, whose victory has been priced at a hefty 17.00.

Rangers hit a brick wall last time they hosted Aberdeen as neither of the teams was able to break the deadlock fo... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

31/07/2021

Sporting Charleroi - Sint-Truiden

By pricing a home win at around 2.05, the bookies made it clear that Sporting Charleroi are the favourites. Overall, though, the difference between the teams is not big, and the match can end either way.

Sint-Truiden will need to dig deep in order to get past the motivated hosts. An away win at 3.50 betting odds is considered a high risk but that’s exactly why the reward would be much sweeter.

Sporting Charleroi fans at Stade du Pays de Charleroi had to contend with a rather ... read more

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

31/07/2021

LASK Linz - Rapid Wien

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.72 at bwin
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

31/07/2021

Cercle Brugge - OH Leuven

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 OH Leuven are still on the table.

The visitors are well-aware of the task ahead. Beating Cercle Brugge is difficult under any circumstances and doing it on their own turf would be an even bigger achievement for OH Leuven.

There’s not much that can be said about Cercle Brugge’s performance against Beerschot-Wilr... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.74 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

28/07/2021

Haugesund - Strømsgodset

Though we can call Haugesund the favourites in this matchup, Strømsgodset are not about to make it easy for them. It’s gearing up to be an exciting match overall, and no outcome can be ruled out at this point.

The visitors would need to pull off quite a stunt in order to come out victorious. They are severely outmatched in this outing – the 4.20 away win odds alone should speak volumes.

We didn’t get much excitement last time at Haugesund Stadion, and Haugesund fans are... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 2-1

28/07/2021

Mjøndalen - Stabæk

Though we can call Mjøndalen the favourites in this matchup, Stabæk are not about to make it easy for them. It’s gearing up to be an exciting match overall, and no outcome can be ruled out at this point.

Stabæk 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.

Mjøndalen fans at Consto Arena had to contend with a rather second-rate showing. The match against Sarpsborg 08 was a stalemate thro... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.95 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 1-2

28/07/2021

Odd - Sandefjord

Though Odd 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.

Sandefjord appear severely unprepared for a clash with Odd, to the point of being considered hard underdogs. We would consider even a draw a success, so the long 4.60 odds for an away win bit seem fitting.

The fans at Skagerak Arena were treated to a fruitless effort the last time Odd hosted a match... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.83 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 2-3

27/07/2021

Beerschot-Wilrijk - Cercle Brugge

Though Beerschot-Wilrijk are the favourites between these two teams, this is a fairly balanced matchup. All three possible outcomes of a Result bet are quite possible, which at least means we may get to see an exciting game.

The 3.10 away win betting odds indicate that Cercle Brugge 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.

There’s not much that can be said about Beerschot-Wi... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.83 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 0-1

26/07/2021

Varberg BoIS - IFK Göteborg

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

Even with the home-field advantage as a factor, IFK Göteborg 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.

Varberg BoIS are coming off of a strange s... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.08 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 2-0

26/07/2021

Östersunds FK - Halmstad

The hosts have everything stacking up against them in this match including the betting odds of 3.40. Östersunds FK will indeed find it very hard to beat Halmstad here but nothing is impossible if you try hard enough.

The visitors are not walking into an easy match by any means, but they should be able to come out on top. Winning this match will be a welcome boost to their rankings, though such an outcome is priced at 2.31.

Östersunds FK’s previous outing at Jämtkraft Aren... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.05 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 0-1

26/07/2021

SønderjyskE - Vejle

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 2.01 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 1-0

25/07/2021

CSKA Moskva - Ufa

The odds are definitely leaning in the hosts’ favour, but this match is far from a done deal. Judging by odds alone, Ufa 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 Ufa, whose victory has been priced at a hefty 7.50.

The fans at VEB Arena were treated to a fruitles... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.05 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 1-0

25/07/2021

Sint-Truiden - Gent

Sint-Truiden are no strangers to surprises but with 4.60 on home win here, such a result would be more of a miracle rather than surprise.

We are likely going to see Gent triumph this Sunday, though Sint-Truiden do have a fighting chance. Maybe the home field advantage will be enough to spur them into a surprise draw or victory, though it’s not a probable outcome.

Sint-Truiden’s previous outing at Stayen ended as a tie. Still, it’s hard to be disappointed at the 0:1 result... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.82 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 2-1

25/07/2021

Mechelen - Antwerp

Though Mechelen definitely have a shot at winning this match, they’ll need to work for it. Antwerp are somewhat stronger, but the home-field advantage may be what the hosts need to shift the balance in their favour.

Antwerp are regarded as favourites, but that doesn’t mean they can relax. With an almost negligible difference in the perceived strength of these two teams, sub-standard play is a recipe for disaster.

Mechelen’s last home match against Gent ended in a 1:2 dra... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 3-2

25/07/2021

Nordsjælland - AGF

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.61 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 0-0

25/07/2021

Randers - OB

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.89 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 1-1

25/07/2021

Kalmar - Djurgården

Kalmar are no strangers to surprises but with 3.65 on home win here, such a result would be more of a miracle rather than surprise.

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

The previous round ended with a 2:0 draw at home for Kalmar. The scores were equal at half-time as well, which is certainly better for them than what most sportsbooks predic... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.91 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 0-1

25/07/2021

Club Brugge - AS Eupen

This is a fairly one-sided matchup in the hosts’ favour. While there may be a tiny chance of a draw or even an upset, we wouldn’t count on it. Club Brugge winning is by far the most likely outcome.

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 AS Eupen, whose victory has been priced at a hefty 15.00.

It’s safe to say Club Brugge fans were disappointed in the last r... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.50 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match result: 2-2

25/07/2021

Häcken - Elfsborg

Elfsborg will give Häcken 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.

Elfsborg 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 3.00 with top online bookies, which could bring a decent profit.

It’s hard to imagine anyone is happy about Häcken and their result against No... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.83 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match result: 1-1

24/07/2021

Khimki - Zenit

Upsets do happen in football and it’s fair to say a home win here would be a definition of the case. Khimki can count themselves lucky if they avoid getting completely destroyed by Zenit in this match.

Zenit are expected to win this match, which is made quite clear by the 1.40 odds that can be found with most bookies. The odds are not so short as to make an Away Win bet not worth taking, though, which also implies a certain degree of risk.

The previous round ended with a 0:0 ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.71 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 1-3

24/07/2021

Mjällby - Malmö FF

Mjällby are the definition of underdogs in this fixture. With betting odds of 5.00, no punter will dare backing them up against Malmö FF. It is a wise decision as well as hosts will have an extremely difficult task surviving this clash.

The odds are clearly leaning in the away team’s favour, though the difference is by no means insurmountable. Mjällby will have to give their all to come out on top, though, while Malmö FF merely have to make sure not to make major mistakes.

<... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.75 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 0-2

24/07/2021

Rapid Wien - Hartberg

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

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

In terms of the teams’ head-to-head history, it’s clear that the hosts have the upper hand. Last season they overcame Hartberg on several... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.62 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 0-2

24/07/2021

Rheindorf Altach - LASK Linz

To call the upcoming match difficult for Rheindorf Altach would be a major understatement. They are going up against impossible odds. With a home win priced at 5.50 with major online bookmakers, this is a completely one-sided game.

We are most likely going to see this match being won by LASK Linz. 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 Tipico Bundesliga but such a sce... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.71 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:0
Match result: 0-1

24/07/2021

AaB - Midtjylland

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.74 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 0-1

23/07/2021

Standard Liège - Genk

Though Standard Liège definitely have a shot at winning this match, they’ll need to work for it. Genk are somewhat stronger, but the home-field advantage may be what the hosts need to shift the balance in their favour.

Genk are heading into what’s surely be a challenge. Standard Liège are not to be taken lightly and an away victory would certainly be a big success for the visitors.

The fans at Stade Maurice Dufrasne cannot be pleased with Standard Liège after their previ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.80 at Betway
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 1-1

21/07/2021

Strømsgodset - Odd

Strømsgodset are definitely more likely to win, though all three possible results are quite reasonable to expect. This makes it hard to make reliable betting predictions when this match is concerned, though we may find some betting value.

Odd 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 2.95 with top online bookies, which could bring a decent profit.

Strømsgodse... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.71 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 3-0

21/07/2021

Sarpsborg 08 - Mjøndalen

Though Sarpsborg 08 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 matchup this Wednesday is rather one-sided, with Mjøndalen seen as the clear underdogs. Most bookmakers online have priced their victory at 4.25, which is enough to doubt such an outcome will happen.

Sarpsborg 08 are coming off of a strange sort of success – they secured a 2:2 draw a... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.10 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match result: 1-1

19/07/2021

Djurgården - Sirius

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

The situation is crystal clear from the current perspective. Given the strength of the home team and the fact Sirius are given 8.00 betting odds to win, a conclusion is not difficult to reach. Anything but a home win would be an incredible surprise.

The previous round for Djurgården was quite ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.63 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 5-1

18/07/2021

AGF - Brøndby

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.90 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 1-1

18/07/2021

Vejle - Randers

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.95 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 0-2

18/07/2021

Norrköping - Häcken

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

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

Despite fighting an uphlll battle at Mjällby in the last round, Norrköping came out on top with a... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match result: 0-1

18/07/2021

Örebro - Hammarby

The most probable outcome of this match is Örebro getting completely overwhelmed. They are underdogs by a considerable margin, and it’s not likely even the most optimistic of their fans are expecting them to pull off a victory.

The odds are clearly leaning in the away team’s favour, though the difference is by no means insurmountable. Örebro will have to give their all to come out on top, though, while Hammarby merely have to make sure not to make major mistakes.

The pre... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.61 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 0-2

18/07/2021

AIK - Kalmar

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

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

AIK seem to lack decisiveness, which doesn’t mean they can’t get results. The previous round against Varberg BoIS saw them secure a narr... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.25 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 2-0

18/07/2021

Lillestrøm - Molde

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

Details can make a big difference in matches like this one. One way for Molde to reach their goal in this game is to stick firmly to their game plan and execute it flawlessly.

Lillestrøm managed to scrape together a 2:2 draw at the end of their previous Eliteserien showdown at ... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.68 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 4:1
Match result: 1-1

17/07/2021

Degerfors - Malmö FF

There is a big reason why Degerfors are given 5.50 to win this game. They stand little to no chance emerging victorious against Malmö FF and anything but their defeat would be considered a miracle.

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

Degerfors are coming off from a crushing 5:1 home loss against Hamm... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.59 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
Match result: 0-5

17/07/2021

Odd - Viking

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

The 3.20 away win betting odds indicate that Viking 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.

Odd’s painful defeat in their previous away match could have been seen from a mile ... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.65 at bwin
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 3-2

16/07/2021

Midtjylland - OB

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.77 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match result: 1-2

12/07/2021

Kalmar - Häcken

Though Kalmar definitely have a shot at winning this match, they’ll need to work for it. Häcken are somewhat stronger, but the home-field advantage may be what the hosts need to shift the balance in their favour.

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.

Kalmar faced off against Varberg BoIS i... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.15 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match result: 2-3

11/07/2021

Hammarby - Degerfors

Punters who are looking for a safe bet should definitely consider this match. The home win odds of 1.65 bring great value considering the fact that Hammarby are indeed firm favourites to defeat Degerfors.

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

We didn’t get much excitement last time at Tele2 A... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.57 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match result: 5-1

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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