Football over under predictions overview
When a gambler talks of under over tips for betting, goals are on his mind eight times out of ten. However, that’s not all what online bookmakers offer nowadays, and so Takebet Zimbabwe gives out under over predictions for football stats too: yellow cards, corners, free kicks, shots on target, etc.
Apart from the object of a bet, there are few other classifications for football totals.
Given the settlement, over under football bets are classified in three types:
- Standard totals (multiple of 0.5)
- Square totals (multiple of 1)
- Two-part totals (multiple of 0.25)
Another classification of over under football betting market is based on “who” and “when”:
- Half totals
- Individual totals (for a team or a player)
Most of our football under over betting picks come in the form of one to three single bets per article. Odds of such wagers span from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1) on most occasions, however they may be lower or higher if there is value to it. Accumulator football over under betting tips are offered too, though experts drop this type of picks rarely.
Over under football betting tips explained: goals and more
Over under goals tips are forecasts for a number of goals scored in a football match to be greater or smaller than a margin chosen by a sports bettor. Given that on average teams score from two to three goals in total, over/under 2.5 goals predictions are the basic ones.
In prematch, the margins are as follows for over and under football goal predictions:
- 0.75 (0.5, 1)
- 1.25 (1, 1.5)
- 1.75 (1.5, 2)
- 2.25 (2, 2.5)
- 2.75 (2.5, 3)
- 3.25 (3, 3.5)
- 3.75 (3.5, 4)
- 4.25 (4, 4.5)
- 4.75 (4.5, 5)
- 5.25 (5, 5.5)
When it comes to live betting, betting picks can have margins of over 5.5.
Football match over under total tips are fundamental bets on the total of events happening through the whole regulation time of a football match (90 minutes and added minutes in both halves), be it goals scored, yellow cards shown, corners launched or else. Results of each team are summed up to settle such a bet. Under over 2.5 betting tips on goals are the most basic.
Example: you bet on the goal total being over 2.5 in a PSG vs Bayern Munich game. PSG win 2:1, thus both teams score three goals in total. That is more than 2.5, so you win the bet.
Mind that the results don't matter, only the number of chosen events — goals in this case.
A sports gambler can either win or lose a bet on a total which is a multiple of 0.5. Square totals (e.g. 1 goal or 3 goals) and quarter totals multiple of 0.25 (e.g. 1.25 goals, that can also be written down as 1, 1.5 goals) have one big difference to them — they may bring you a refund. These two types of totals are what most people call Asian under over football tips for betting.
Football square over under total picks are basically the same as the standard ones, but if the actual number of goals is exactly equal to your chosen total margin, then you get a refund.
Example: you bet on the goal total being under 2 in a Chelsea vs Liverpool match. The Londoners win 2:0, which is two goals scored. It is neither over nor under, but equal to your chosen margin. This outcome gets you a refund, while three or more goals would mean a loss.
Football quarter under over totals are two totals merged into one bet, with your stake being halved between those two totals. Afterwards, both halves are settled as usual. One can write down such a total either as a multiple of 0.25 (e.g. 3.25) or a two-part total (e.g. 3, 3.5).
Example: you bet on a goal total being over 1.25 (or 1, 1.5) in a Real Madrid vs Barcelona game. Madrid win 1:0. Your stake is divided in two for the settlement: a half goes on over 1 goal, another half goes on over 1.5 goal. The first one gets refunded and the second one is lost.
Individual football over under predictions are bets on individual goals of teams being higher or lower than a particular margin in the course of a complete football match or a separate half. All totals are otherwise the same as for both teams, but margins are essentially lower.
Example: you bet on the individual goal total of PSG being over 2 goals against Bayern Munich. The teams play 2-2. You get a refund, because PSG scored exactly two goals.
First and last half over under total tips are on either a game total or a team total being higher or lower than a particular margin chosen by a sports bettor. Everything else is the same.
Example: you bet on the first half to be over 0.5 goals in a Barcelona vs Espanyol match. The scoreline is 1-0 by half-time. You win the bet, because one goal scored is over 0.5 goals.
Over under 2.5 goals football tips for betting
Featuring the most basic type of football total bet, under over 2.5 predictions enjoy an overwhelming popularity with sports bettors all over the world. Betting odds of over and under 2.5 are usually very close and sometimes even equal, because the amount of goals in high-level professional football dwells around two or three on average. Meaning the chances are close.
Over 2.5 goals in football means three or more goals must be scored in a match for a bet to win. Under 2.5 goals means the two, one or zero goals should be the total number scored.
Example: you bet on the goal total to be under 2.5 in a Kaizer Chiefs vs Royal AM game. The Chiefs win 1:0, hence the amount of goals equals one, which is less than 2.5. So, you win.
Under over 2.5 goals predictions are mostly used when making football betting tips on Takebet Zimbabwe, as we are arguably the best under 2.5 prediction site.
Football over under and win betting tips
The most popular combined betting market with totals is under over football tips and win. These are bets on a number of particular events tied to an outcome of a game (1x2). Example: over 3.5 goals and Juventus to win. Odds of the total are multiplied by the odds of the result.
Both outcomes must come true for such a bet to win.
Football over under and goalscorer betting tips
Another combined betting market showcases football predictions over under united with a bet on anytime goalscorer or on the first goalscorer. Example: under 2.5 goals and Kevin De Bruyne to score anytime. This means De Bruyne should score, and the total must be two or less.
Both outcomes must come true for such a bet to win.
Football over under and BTTS betting tips
Some of the best football predictions under/over are on a total of goals combined with a tip on both teams either scoring or not. Example: over 1.5 goals and both teams to score. In this case, you bet on at least two goals bagged and both teams scoring at least once during a match.
Both outcomes must come true for such a bet to win.
Accumulator over and under football predictions
For sure, some of the top over under football tips come as accumulators on Takebet Zimbabwe. An acca is used by punters to combine two or more picks for different matches into a single bet. Experts of our site offer both multibets containing over under bets only and parlays with different types of bets tied to overs and unders: 1x2, handicaps, correct scores, BTTS, double chance and more.
The downside of any accumulator is that if you lose one leg, the corresponding bet as a whole will be lost. However, parlay predictions offer higher winnings than singles due to high odds.
Football tournaments with over under picks
Not only top football tournaments, but all competitions in this sport feature recommended bets on under/over totals from Takebet Zimbabwe, the best over 2.5 prediction site. Mostly that means goals, but not only them — also cards, corners, etc. Club leagues, international club and national team competitions are predicted across the world, in European and African football, in the Americas, Asia and Oceania.
Some competitions with under over 2.5 predictions and other totals:
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- English Premier League
- EFL Championship
- German Bundesliga
- Italian Serie A
- Spanish La Liga Primera Division
- French Ligue 1
- USA MLS
- South African Premier Division
- Nigeria Professional Football League
- FIFA World Cup
- UEFA Euro
- CAF Africa Cup of Nations
- CONMEBOL Copa America
- CONCACAF Gold Cup
How experts analyse football for best under/over predictions
There are several ways the football over under betting picks are analysed to get the best under 2.5 tips and over ones.
Let’s check out the first step which is looking up the top statistical points of both teams in their past games and how well they’ve performed. If the bet is around a goal total, the stats experts look out for include the average number of goals in the past few games, average expected goals and xG coverage, shots on target, big chances created, the number of goals conceded and defence performance. When choosing under over 2.5 goals football tips, Takebet Zimbabwe checks for the formations the teams have used recently and if they are still probable to play the same way.
Secondly, we follow the team news to know the players available and sidelined for the game when getting over 2.5 tips and under 2.5 goal tips. The absence of key players can have its toll on the team, suspensions, injuries, etc. Experts check out the form of both teams, preferably their last five games. How many wins, draws and losses are there in these matches? Have the teams been unbeaten or winless? It helps to predict the outcome and pick a combined bet of football predictions over under and win.
Game importance also matters for over 1.5 and 2.5 predictions, if it is a derby or a big decisive match. Examples: Barcelona vs Real Madrid (El Clasico), Man United vs Man City (Manchester derby) or Roma vs Lazio (Rome derby). These games tend to be full of nerves, fouls, cards, shot attempts — and goals.
Head-to-heads are also important when getting ready under over 2.5 goals betting tips and other total picks, particularly the average number of goals scored in the current and the previous season. Mind that it is better to use official fixtures and take friendly meetings with a pinch of salt. Some teams average under 2.5 goals when they clash — as a punter, you have to take note of this.
Betting strategies of under over 2.5 goals football tips
Every professional sports better has his top strategies for over under 2.5 goals predictions, as well as for other margins. If you don’t have one, it is a good time to pick one! Takebet Zimbabwe has prepared four strategies of under over tips football experts of our site use to give picks.
- Strategy of betting on football under 2.5 goals tips. Pick the following matches and bets: 1) each team has seen less than 10 goals conceded in the last five fixtures, 2) each team has seen less than 1.5 goals conceded on average per fixture in the current season, 3) top defenders and the main goaltender are fit to play, while one or more top scorers or the main playmaker are absent, 4) there are high chances of bad weather, including shower rains, snowfalls, mists and so on, 5) odds for the bet on under 2.5 goals betting tips in question should be over 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional) and ideally over 2.40 (+140; 7/5) with one or more other factors in play as well.
- Strategy of betting on football over 2.5 goals tips. Predictions are made for this bet in the following circumstances: 1) the total in the matches of the away team average over two goals this season, 2) more than 60% of the matches played by both teams this season have seen three or more goals scored, 3) odds of the over 2.5 goals bet are greater than 2.00 (+100; 1/1) or ideally greater than 2.40 (+140; 7/5) with one or more other factors in play as well.
- Strategy of betting on football over 5.5 corners picks. Tips are offered on this outcome in the following circumstances: 1) the outsider’s ball possession is averaging less than 40% through the current season of the tournament, 2) the favourite is playing in a formation with one goalscorer only, 3) the height of the goalscorer playing for the home team is 1.9 m (6’28 ft) or more, 4) the favourite is averaging more than five corners through the current season.
- Strategy of betting on over under 2.5 goals football tips in accumulators. Pick two games with value bets on over 2.5 goals scored, meaning the odds must be higher than they should be given the probabilities. Combine three accumulators: 1) over 2.5 in the first match + over 2.5 in the second match, 2) over 2.5 in the first match + under 2.5 in the second match, 3) under 2.5 in the first match + over 2.5 in the second match. Mind that odds of each accumulator must be over 3.00 (+200; 2/1)! Following this strategy, you will win more than you lose every time when at least one of the games has seen three or more goals scored, e.g. over 2.5 goals played out.
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