It is widely considered that over/under bets are some of the easiest and safest you can place. That is why many punters prefer that type of betting especially the inexperienced ones. Unfortunately, despite their alluring nature over and under bets are only marginally easier than predicting the match winner. However, there are many strategies that will help you beat the system. Below we aim to give a clear answer to one of the most asked questions amongst bettors. How do you win over under in betting? Choose the strategy you like or think suits your type of play better and stick with it till the end. The win will come a little closer to you given of course that you’ve done your homework before the kick-off.
There are two sets of strategies here. The progressive betting system and late goals. On progressive you back over 0.5 goals on matches where you expect goals at 1.20+ odds with a portion of your stake till you double it and then withdraw the added winnings. The late goals over 0.5 live betting strategy is vastly different and is best explained in our late goals betting strategy. As is clearly evident the betting over 0.5 strategy for in-play requires that you check the teams’ scoring ability and of course the motivation of the teams. Do that and you are ready to participate in the most exciting part of online wagering. There are also many punters who like to build an over 0.5 goals accumulator. Although it might seem appealing, remember that it takes only 0-0 draw to destroy your acca.
Let’s take a look at the most popular betting strategy. Patience is a virtue as you probably already know and betting on over 1.5 requires a whole lot of it. You need to pick two attacking teams but must wait to place the bet until the time is right. That is before the 28th minute when the score is 0-0. Make sure to check the stats for teams that score in the second half. If the stats don’t lie on this occasion then the teams are highly likely to fulfil the pre-game prediction and offer some extra money at your bankroll.
If they score in the game, then you can put in use the lay under 1.5 goals strategy. You back the lay option and wait until the odds drop and give you some profit. The more you wait the more you win. Remember that you shouldn’t gamble here. Judging from the game you must cash out when you are feeling that your stake is been threatened.
Quite possibly the goals market that attracts the highest betting action. The best strategy here is to find some valued odds during pre-match and wait until the 10-15th minute before you place a live bet. There is only one single reason to do this and that is to get it higher odds compared to pre-game ones. Although it might seem like a less complex over 2.5 goals strategy, you do have to pay extremely close attention to the statistics. You have to know about the important details of the teams. For example, if the teams are scoring more in the second half than the first, if they score in home/away matches, if they have key-player absences etc. Over 2.5 goals system is a very simple system actually. The only requirement is to be able to correctly interpret all the available stats and facts.
The over 2.5 goals trading strategy, on the other hand, is much more sophisticated and is thus not preferred by many punters. They have all heard, however, that if they do trade over 2.5 goals correctly then the profit could be huge in the long term. Of course, is a system that you can only take advantage of in a betting exchange and not a classic bookmaker.
If for example you back over 2.5 goals bet with £100 at odds 2.10 and a goal is scored right about when you expected it (given that your statistics helped you predict the time range) then the odds will drop at nearly 1.35. Now all you have to do is lay the over 2.5 goals. The stake depends on how much you need to win or you are willing to put in this leverage.
Note that the scenario could be considered ideal but this is true only if the goal comes at the expected moment. If for example, a team concedes near the end of the first half or at the beginning of the second, the odds probably will remain close to the ones you backed. So there is no chance for trading here.
This is a relatively mixed strategy. You must pick two defensive teams, place an under 2.5 pre-match bet and back the over 0.5 for the first ten minutes with one-tenth of your under stake. If a goal is scored within the first 10 minutes, you have guaranteed your stake. If the score is 0-0 after ten minutes you need to find the perfect odds you feel comfortable trading your bet to make a profit. Sadly, an under 2.5 goals exit strategy does not apply here. It is not like any other over under 2.5 goals strategy it is more like trusting that your stats will come true in the end.
A rather long term strategy is backing under 3.5 goals. It is actually also quite simple and effective. It goes like this. You choose a match between two low scoring teams. You wait for the match to start and only if a goal is scored during the first 30 minutes then you back the under 3.5 option. You could cash out for a profit within 10 minutes, but only if a goal is not be conceded at that point. The catch on this scenario is that there isn’t a plan b or potential exit in this bet.