In the emerging world of football betting, there are a host of markets available to make the punters’ experience more enjoyable. While some new markets might seem a tad overwhelming to new users, there are some options that are as straightforward as they sound on paper.
Undoubtedly, the market of Over/Under betting is one of the most commonly selected and certainly one of the simplest to operate for betting novices.
What Is Over/Under Betting?
While some markets such as 1×2 might only allow you to bet on one specific outcome, Over/Under offers punters the chance to back a string of alternative options.
The most selected category in this market is, without a doubt, the Over/Under 2.5 goals option.
So, if a contest offers Over or Under 2.5 goals, you win if you bet on Over and at least a trio of goals are scored. But, you lose if the total is say 1-1 or 1-0. Likewise, if you bet on the Under outcome, you will be cashed as a winner if there are under three goals by the final whistle.
However, while most Over/Under users might focus on goals, you can also place your bet on the outcome of markets such as cards and corners.
Research Is Critical
Whether you’re placing an accumulator or just a single small flutter, it is always key to do your research.
In an era where a string of data is easily accessible, sites such as Soccerway and FlashScore are crucial to being successful.
For example, here is a perfect fixture for backing an Over/Under bet.
So, since opening February 2021, Manchester City have seen all four of their appearances finish with over 2.5 goals by the final whistle. Ahead of their next fixture, history tells you that it would be wise to follow that trend and back the Over market.
Have a Plan
Along with making sure that you have done your research before having a flutter, it’s always wise to make sure that you have a betting strategy.
With all good bookmakers offering betting deposits to both new and existing users, it’s wise to have a plan on how much you’re looking to spend every week/month.
Also, it is sometimes wise for new users to make sure that they stick to the more high-profile markets such as the Premier League or La Liga.
By sticking to leagues that offer as much detail as possible, you allow yourself the best chance of backing a winner.