Nearly all online bookmakers offer over/under bets on their websites. It’s a good bet to think about, especially when it comes to football games. It is often done when people bet on football at an online betting site.
Over/under bet, also called “betting the total,” is a bet on how many times a specific event will happen. It is usually the total number of points or goals scored in a match. In the UK, you can bet on sports like Rugby, tennis, and, by far, the most popular sport, football.
As with most bets, you decide which over/under bet will be easier if you know more about the sport or teams involved. One can make this kind of bet even if they don’t know much about the sport. It won’t put them at a considerable disadvantage.
The over/under bet is easy to understand because there are only two possible outcomes. Say Liverpool is playing West Brom, and the bookmaker is offering a bet on whether there will be more than or less than 2.5 goals. The odds are 4/5 for over 2.5 goals and 13/8 for under. The gambler has to guess whether the game will have more than 2.5 goals (Over) or less than 2.5 goals (Under) (Under). If you think Liverpool will win 3-1, you will bet on the over 2.5 goals. If you think Liverpool will only win by one goal, you will bet on under 2.5 goals.
Most bookmakers offer the standard football bet of 2.5 goals, but some offer under and over bets of 1.5 and 3.5 goals.
The over and under bets can be made a few weeks before significant events like cup finals, the Super Bowl, etc. Still, bettors should make this kind of bet early enough in gambling games. When money is put into one of the two teams, the market can change significantly if a key player gets hurt, suspended, or stops scoring goals. Because of this, it might be best to make your choice near the beginning of the event.
The over/under is a simple bet that can be an excellent alternative to a straight win if the odds of a straight win are too low.