What does 0.5 goals mean in betting?  

  

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I had to ask a friend today what he meant by his under 0.5 goals bet, surely this was not a bet as this would be the same as 0-0 in the correct score market. It seems yes you can have this bet and if not mistaken it is as I thought, the same as backing 0-0. I think the bookmakers make up lots of similar bets but just in different styles to confuse us. Can I just ask if I am correct in thinking this.

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

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

With this selection you would only lose if the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

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, though these are usually only available when a very strong team faces a very weak opponent.

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