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.

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The latest Over 2,5 Goals predictions

02/05/2023

Shrewsbury Town - Bristol Rovers

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

25/04/2023

Lincoln City - Burton Albion

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 2.05 at willhill
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

25/04/2023

Oxford United - Cheltenham Town

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

19/04/2023

Go Ahead Eagles - RKC Waalwijk

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

RKC Waalwijk is a team that doesn't shy away from a challenge and we anticipate them giving their all in this matchup.

Home supporters will expect their team to bounce back from a heavy defeat in the Eredivisie’s last game. Go Ahead Eagles ... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.73 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

11/04/2023

Silkeborg - Horsens

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.82 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Värnamo - Mjällby

The visiting team is cognizant of the task before them. A victory over Värnamo on their home field would be a noteworthy accomplishment, and it is never an easy feat.

The visiting team understands the difficulty of the task that lies ahead. A win against Värnamo on their own field would be a major feat, and it is always a tough endeavor.

The hosts returned home from a successful Allsvenskan trip last time out. Despite the unfavourable odds, Värnamo pulled off a narrow IFK Gö... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 2.1 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Randers - København

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.79 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 4:1
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Aalesund - Vålerenga

Aalesund will have to fight an uphill battle to win this match. They are the underdogs of the matchup – though Vålerenga don’t have a huge advantage. Still, with the 3.10 odds on a home win, things may get a bit dicey.

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

As far as the head-to-head stats are concerned, Vålerenga already confirmed th... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.79 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Nordsjælland - Brøndby

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.78 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:2
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

HamKam - Sandefjord

Though HamKam 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 Sandefjord here, and we can’t see them winning this match. HamKam are heavily favoured by most betting predictions – so much so that an away bet is priced at around 3.85.

HamKam played as the visitors the last time they participated in this showdown, but t... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.88 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Lillestrøm - Strømsgodset

If you’re looking for a relatively safe result bet, a home win at odds of 1.66 is a solid option. That said, Strømsgodset may yet be able to pull off a surprise, maybe even in the form of a stalemate.

Strømsgodset stand next to no chance at beating the hosts in this match. For instance, most bookies online offer odds of 5.10 for an away win, indicating a very small chance of success.

It will be interesting to see if Strømsgodset manage to beat this odds in this, the secon... read more

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

10/04/2023

Stabæk - Odd

Stabæk are not exactly firm favourites to register three points in this game but we still believe they will manage to defeat Odd. The odds of 2.44 might sound a bit risky but we still trust hosts can come out on top in the end.

The visiting team is cognizant of the task before them. A victory over Stabæk on their home field would be a noteworthy accomplishment, and it is never an easy feat.

The betting odds are clearly in the hosts’ favour, but one head-to-head records tell ... read more

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

10/04/2023

Kayserispor - Ümraniyespor

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.67 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Tromsø - Molde

Tromsø will likely try to secure a draw at most. They are outclassed by Molde, plain and simple, and most bookies online agree with this – after all, the betting odds on a home win for this match are 4.00.

The match is most likely to go in the away team’s favour, though it’s by no means a sure thing. With 1.97 betting odds to win, Molde have the upper hand going in, but all three possible outcomes are possible.

Molde already won a match against Tromsø this season while... read more

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

10/04/2023

Brann - Haugesund

Brann 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 Haugesund winning, though.

With a price of 7.00 on an away win among most online sportsbooks, it’s clear Haugesund will likely not fare well against Brann. Even a draw seems to be too optimistic for the away team.

The betting odds are clearly in the hosts’ favour, b... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.65 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

AaB - OB

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at 888Sport
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Barcelona - Girona

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. Barcelona winning is by far the most likely outcome.

The current perspective makes the situation crystal clear. Given the superiority of Barcelona and the 11.00 odds given to Girona to win, it is evident that anything but a home win would be an incredible shock.

Barcelona are coming off the back of a convincing 0:4 victory against El... read more

Betting tip (stake8/10): Over 2,5 1.6 at Unibet
Correct score prediction: 3:2
Match info: odds and stats

10/04/2023

Midtjylland - Lyngby

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.77 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 2:1
Match info: odds and stats

09/04/2023

Häcken - Hammarby

Häcken are easily the favourites in the match this Sunday, but we wouldn’t call a Home Win bet at the odds of 1.98 safe, exactly. They are more likely to win than not, but Hammarby may have a few tricks up their sleeve yet.

The matchup this Sunday is rather one-sided, with Hammarby seen as the clear underdogs. Most bookmakers online have priced their victory at 3.75, which is enough to doubt such an outcome will happen.

Häcken fans are feeling elated after their team’s c... read more

Betting tip (stake9/10): Over 2,5 1.62 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
Match info: odds and stats

09/04/2023

Nantes - Monaco

While Nantes winning is still technically possible, we wouldn’t hold our breath. They are severely outmatched compared to Monaco, so even a draw result would be quite surprising.

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

Suffering a home defeat is never easy let alone when it ends up being a 30 thumping. This last round’s defeat came as a result... read more

Betting tip (stake7/10): Over 2,5 1.85 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 4:1
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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