There are several forms of football betting that online bookies are offering to every punter interested in betting on football. Under 2.5 is a type of football bet, popular among fans, that focuses on the number of goals scored in the match, with the goals being less than 2.5 goals. This type of bet cares less about the team that wins or loses, you can only win this football bet when the goals scored in a match is two goals, one goal or no goal at all. Just like every other bet that ends in 90 minutes, the Under 2.5 football bets also end in that time frame regardless of if a goal was scored in the extra-time or penalty.
Under 2.5 Footballs Betting with Online Bookies
Under 2.5 football betting is available in all online bookies and local shop thanks to its popularity. It can be found on online bookies in the Over/Under football betting section. And yes, there is a football bet coming as Over 2.5, for beginners that still had no idea. Over 2.5 could be said to be the direct opposite of Under 2.5 because it means you need three goals or more in a match to win the bet. Many online bookmakers offer other numbers of goals allowed in a match to win as there are also either Over or Under, 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, and 5.5 goals available for selection in betting on football, and you should be able to calculate the goals needed for each for you to claim a win.
Odds available for under 2.5 Goals in Football Betting
Online bookmakers are a bit sketchy when it comes to offering odds for this type of football bets; this is mainly because it depends on the teams playing against each other in a match. Let say, two defense-minded teams like Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are playing against each other, the odds bookies should be expected to be around 4/7 because they are more likely to score two goals or less with their park the bus mindset. But when two attack-minded teams like Manchester City and Chelsea play against each, the odds most likely to be offered will be around 2/1.
Why you should place an under 2.5 Bet on Football
With the odds so low and high depending on the football match being played, you should be playing the type of bet when you spot that the odds the bookies are offering for an event is higher than the probability of two or fewer goals being scored in that match. You can only get hold of that information when you’ve done and gathered enough statistics about the match.
The stats should be information surrounding the teams to play the match, like head to head matches, goals scored in each head to head, goals scored in recent matches, and so on. This will help you understand if the teams are either a low-scoring team or higher.
You should further study stats like their recent forms, average goals scored in their recent matches, injuries, player ban, attack, defense of both teams.