Now becoming one of the most popular bet types, Over/Under goals is when you predict if there will be over or under a certain amount of goals in the match. Although some bookmakers mostly offer Over/Under 2.5, we also have stats for 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 Goals. Let’s look at a quick example using two sides from the Premier League.
Let’s say Manchester United are playing West Brom at Old Trafford, your bookmaker may offer odds of @1.60 for Over 2.5 Goals being scored. These odds are calculated using a number of statistics, such as: Goals scored, goals conceded, recent form, and much more. You’re feeling confident and decide to wager a £20 bet on this game seeing two or more goals. At full-time Manchester United are comfortable 3-0 winners, and you have won your bet. £20 will return £32. Remember, the scoreline does not matter, if over two goals are scored you will be paid out by the bookies.
Many are initially confused by the way these markets are presented. Why do bookmakers like Bet365, William Hill and others use decimal values, and more specifically why do they use decimal intervals, such as 2.5? It’s to ensure that the bet will always produce a result. Here’s an example: If bookmakers instead offered you the ability to place a bet on Over/Under 2 Goals then this game between Tottenham and Watford would have returned no result, as the goals scored was not over *or* under two goals. It was equal. So don’t worry, you were right. Teams can’t score half a goal.
Over 2.5 Goals Stats / Under 2.5
The average Over 2.5 Goals Stats is 54% across 52342 matches that have been played in the currently active season.
Teams that have no more matches for the remainder of the season is not included in this list.
Over 2.5 (2.5+). The number or percent of matches where the total goals ended above 2.5 (ie: 3, 4, or 5 goals)
Matches with Highest Over 2.5 Goals % (Next 48 Hrs)
This table searches through all of the games that are upcoming in the next 48 hours and ranks them by the percentage of games that have ended with Over 2.5 Goals being scored. This table will only show leagues that are currently underway and have played 25% or more of their matches.
Over/Under 2.5 Markets can be highly profitable, consistent and fun. Whilst many will trust their gut in hope of a quick return, we prefer to listen to stats. Here's some quick tips on how to make the most of the data on FootyStats, using this game in Holland as an example.
Average Match Goals: This is the amount of goals in games involving both of these sides, across the full season. In this example, the average is 3.64, giving an early suggestion that there’s likely to be goals in this game.
Over 2.5 Goals %: This is the ratio of games involving these two sides that has seen more than two goals scored. In this case, 70% of games have seen more than two goals scored. This stat is represented in percentage.
Recent Scoring Trends: A team may have scored 3.00 goals on average at home this season but if they have not scored a single goal in the last five games, then you should be skeptical of that game.
Goals Scored/Conceded: Easily see the average amount of goals that a side has scored or conceded, both home and away. This is a vital stat when doing research for Over/Under 2.5 markets. It quickly shows me that despite an average season, Dordrecht has still managed to score 1.83 goals at home per game.
BTTS & Clean Sheets: Using our H2H pages, you can easily see how many times BTTS has happened for a certain team that season. In this case, 72% of home games for Dordrecht have seen both sides score.
Past Fixtures: Even if all of the above points towards a commanding victory, you should still check the last few fixtures between two sides. Teams regularly encounter bogey teams and browsing the H2H history can give you a good overview of the type of games these two sides usually produce.
Leagues with the Most Over 2.5 Matches
Here you can find the leagues that have the highest average for Over 2.5 Goals. You will also be able to sort the table by Goals Scored, Average Goals and Progress of each individual league. This table will only show leagues that are currently underway and have played 25% or more of their matches.