Complete Guide to Over/Under Betting
22 March 2019
Over/Under betting is an increasingly popular sports betting market, with many people opting for these types of bets over the more traditional match result or winner markets.
Here, we will give you a complete guide to over/under sports betting and give you tips on how to find the best value from these type of bets.
Betting on Over/Under
The whole idea of over/under betting is that a person will stake money on there being over or under a certain number of something during a sporting event. Examples of this include:
• Football – Over/Under goals in a match
• Darts – Over/Under number of 180’s in a match
• Horse Racing – Over/Under number of lengths winning margin
• Cricket – Over/Under number of sixes hit in a T20 match
• Boxing – Over/Under rounds in boxing match before it finishes
It is a betting type which has many variances and one with which betting companies are offering a lot of betting markets for.
How to Win at Over/Under Betting
Now you have a basic idea of what over/under betting is, you need to look at how to make the most from this type of bet and make a profit.
Research is Key
Whether it’s a football match, a horse race, or a darts match, researching the event beforehand will give you the best chance of making a profit. Obviously, looking at who has the best head to head record isn’t going to help in this market so you have to look at only the numbers.
Such as, average amount of goals scored in meetings between two certain teams or number of 180’s hit the last time two darts players played each other. Working out an average will give you a good chance of predicting how many will happen in an upcoming fixture and give you more chance of wining an over/under bet.
Explore the Market
Looking for value bets and a bigger chance of making profit is always advisable, especially in the over/under betting market.
Take football as an example, which gives several different over/under markets every week and for every game. Some of these markets will provide better odds, but with less chance of coming in, and include:
• Over/Under 0.5 or 1.5 goals in the first half
• Over/Under anything from 0.5 to 9.5 goals to be scored in a match
• Over/Under booking points in a match, usually with a yellow being awarded 10 points and a red card being 30.
• Over/Under goals scored by either the home or away team
• Over/Under minutes of the first goal being scored
As mentioned, this is just an example and there are several more markets available for this bet type.
Taking advantage of the wide range of markets available gives punters more chance of winning.
Do Not Overdo it
Some people can become obsessed with a certain market and end up betting on a certain type of bet constantly, even if they’re unsure of the two teams playing in a match or any recent statistical information. Our advice is to not overdo it, look for the value bets, stick to events, teams and players you know, and remain within your betting budget.
This way, you keep the fun and avoid ending up penniless.