Betting Total Goals In Soccer
The bookmaker provides a particular number, like 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, and you will have to guess whether or not the total number of goals will be over or under the given figure.
How to win over/under bets.
Like any other betting market, there are strategies you can apply to minimize the risk involved and increase the chances of winning.
Looking into the average number of total goals scored per game during a particular league. There are some competitions, such as the Swiss league and the Bundesliga where the average number of goals per match is higher than 2.5. There are also lower scoring leagues, like the Italy Serie B the Argentina Primera B, which provide punters with an excellent opportunity to bet under.
Apart from leagues, you must assess the teams. Look into the recent history of the teams playing against each other, and how many total goals were scored in last matches, and also the average number of goals they tend to score in the home and away matches. If you want to bet I over, stick to high scoring teams, like PSG, Dortmund or Roma.
Gauge the situation
There are plenty of factors that could affect the number of goals scored in a particular match. For instance, if a top-flight team is playing against an underdog, it is likely that the number of goals will be over 3. Underdog home games could end in a similar fashion. On the other hand, two evenly skilled teams with a strong defense may end up being a low scoring match.
Take the players’ current form into consideration and keep an eye out for injuries, especially to anyone involved in the attack - forwards, wingers, etc. in the news.
Keep an eye out for value
There are plenty of lower divisions or less popular leagues and clubs that are just teeming with talent. This is something that your bookie might not know. Olympiakos Piraeus from Super League Greece for example, averaged at 3.03 goals per match last season. Bookmakers usually tend to underestimate the potential of the squads in lesser known competitions and may offer higher odds on under 2.5. In instances like this, capitalize on your bookmaker's lack of knowledge, to guarantee a big payout.