Total Goals Bet: A soccer betting guide to over under bets
Today we will look at another popular
betting market on the soccer games, the total goals bet, also known as
the over under bets. While intimidating for many new punters, the
betting markets offered by the online bookmakers on each individual
soccer game are a great way to increase the return on your bankroll with
the bookies. Don't limit yourself to just the fixed odds bets on the
winner of the game or draws, but dig deeper to find some extra bets that
will go along with that soccer match, as well.
will show you how the total goals bet works, which is a perfect
example of how easily you can get some winning bets from your match of
choice. Keep in mind that even though this wager is often referred to as
"total goals", it's in fact an over-under bet on the total of the final
score. What do we mean by "total goals"? As the name itself suggests, is
the combined score of both teams after the game ends. For example, if a
soccer game finishes with a 3-2 score, the total will be 5, i.e. 3+2=5
goals total scored in this soccer match.
said, when you place a total goals bet, one bets not on the exact total,
but on whether the total will fall under or over a number.
predetermined by the bookmaker. For example, the bookmaker may have a
soccer game Arsenal vs. West Brom and the total goals bet could be
something like "Over +2.5" and "Under 2.50" and for each of the two
options - betting odds are posted. In this case the bettor must place a
wager on whether the total goals will end up being over 2.5 (for
example, Arsenal beating West Brom 2-1, 2+1=3 and 3>2.50) or under 2.5
(the said game finished with a score of 1-1, 1+1=2 and 2<2.50). As you
can see, it's very easy to place a total goals bet on the soccer games.
special case will be if the bookmaker posted an over/under as a whole
number, for example "under 2" and "over 2", in which case the game could
actually end up with a 1-1 draw which is neither over nor under the 2
goals posted by the bookie for this betting market. In this case the
wager is a "push" and the bookmaker simply refunds you the original
amount of the wager.