Place a bet on totals.Betting on totals means making a guess as to the average goal count per team in a game. These bets are usually made as “under 2.5,” “over 2.5,” or over/under some other number. This means that you are betting that the average goals per team in the game will be over or under 2.5 (or some other close value).
- For instance, assume you made a bet that totals would be under 2.5. If both teams scored three goals, the total will be six. Divided by two (the number of teams in the game), you end up with the number three. In that case, you would lose the bet, since the total was above 2.5, not below.
Bet on goal lines
Betting on goal lines means making a bet based on what the difference in two teams’ scores will be. Like bets on totals, these bets are made as an over/under statement, typically “under 0.5,” “over 0.5,” or over/under some similar value.
- For instance, if you bet “over 2.5” on a game, it means that you believe the winning team will be victorious by at least three goals.
- When betting on goal lines, you usually need to call the bet as well by indicating which team you think will win. For instance, you might bet, “France +2.5 goals,” meaning you believe France will win the game by at least three goals.
- Keep the over/under value relatively low. The higher the goal line bet you make, the riskier it is to win it.
- This type of bet is also known as betting on point spreads.