When betting on over 2.5 goals it’s important first and foremost to select a game that you think goals will be scored. Here are a few over 2.5 goals tips that you should look out for:
When deciding on what game you think will have over 2.5 goals, I look for a combination of strikers / midfielders in both sides who have the quality to score goals and finish, after all, to win this bet we need goals. I also think it's wise to look at both teams defenders, we don’t want the teams to have the most solid of players at the back, so teams who consistently leak goals is another big plus. You can easily find this information by looking at the league tables goal difference.
Also looking at the history of the two teams playing is a good idea. For example if the match you are interested in shows that the last 4 meetings both these teams games played were tight affairs such as 0-0, 1-0, 0-1 etc, then perhaps it's wise to avoid the over 2.5 goals even if all the other signs show it has high chance over being over 2.5, maybe both these sides just cancel one another out every time they play.
Apart from these tips other additional things that could help which you need to look out for are: Does one team have anything to play for and one doesn't. For example, imagine team A and team B are playing, and team A have already won the league and have an important cup game in a few days, and team B are fighting to survive relegation in the league. This could be a perfect game for over 2.5 goals. The reason being team A will most likely be weakened to rest players for the cup game, whilst team B will be at full strength, a perfect recipe for over 2.5 goals.
Things like that can make a great difference, research and look if a team is playing a reserve team cause they have won or already qualified for something, this happens often. Also research the team sheets, maybe that one side is missing their top two strikers, so the over 2.5 bet would not be worth it.
Little Extra Tips
If you feel the odds for 2.5 are too low but you really want to place a bet on a certain match which you are sure will have goals, consider other options such as backing correct score 3-0, 0-3 and backing over 3.5 goals. Use a dutching calculator so you can enter the odds and stake so you know the correct amount to place on each selection. This was just an example, it can work in many different ways such as backing 1-1, 1-2, 0-3, and over 3.5 goals goals.
If you are happy to reduce your winnings you can make your over 2.5 goals bet even more secure by placing bets on 2-0 and 0-2. In this scenario you can actually win twice. A team is maybe winning 2-0 so you can cash this out for profit and leave your over 2.5 goals bet, and when the next goal goes in you have secured profit twice. These type of scenarios only work if the timing is right, for example if a team goes 2-0 up fast then the cash out for your 2-0 would be low as the market will predict it will not end this, but that's ok as you have won anyway.
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