What does 0.5 goals mean in betting?

When betting on 0.5 goals you have the option of backing under or over. Below both concepts are explained:

When you back 0.5 goals you are predicting that the game will have 1 goal or more scored. If any goal is scored you will have won the bet.

With this selection you would only lose if the match ended a draw and was 0-0

Backing Under 0.5 Goals

When you back under 0.5 goals you are predicting that the match will have no goals. This bet is identical to backing correct score 0-0, as the only way this bet is won is if no goals are scored.

The same rules apply for all other similar goal markets, including over and under 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and 4.5. In some matches higher options are available and can go up to 8.5 goals.

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4 thoughts on “What does 0.5 goals mean in betting?

  1. I do not understand why we have a under 0.5 goals bet then, if it equals backing correct score 0-0, what the hell is the point in this, can’t things be kept simple??

    • It most likely is because there is a purpose for over 0.5 goals, so if having that, might as well have the under 0.5 goals. Not just this though, if you look at lots of bets, more than one mean the same, its just the way it is. For example you might see a special bet that is backing correct score 0-0, 1-0 and 0-1, then backing under 1.5 goals equals the same thing also.

  2. I back over 0.5 goals in leagues where goals are scored, usually the English leagues are best.

    Avoid matches where a team is prone to not concede a lot of goals, or score loads, such as Stoke City.

    I go for games where one side is very attacking such as Tottenham, and the other side are capable of losing goals, and scoring also, such as Aston Villa or someone.

    The best odds are at over 2.5 goals though, not much value with over 0.5 goals.

    • Avoid derby matches also with over 0.5, as a lot of these start out very cagey with both teams weighing each other up, and a lot of derbies do end up being a 0-0 draw.

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