What Does Over/Under 1.5 Goals Betting Mean?
On the whole, it is a very straightforward concept to understand, just like Asian handicap itself. If you bet on a team to score over 1.5 goals in a match, the team must score at least 2 goals in order for you to win the bet.
Likewise, if you bet on a team in the under 1.5 goals market, the team needs to score one goal or no goals in order for you to win the bet. You can also use the over/under 1.5 goals market for predicting the number of goals scored in the entire match between the two teams.
How Does the Over/Under 1.5 Goals Betting Work?
Say for example Manchester United is playing Tottenham Hotspur. The odds for Manchester United to score over 1.5 goals are 1.96 and the odds for Tottenham Hotspur to score more than 1.5 goals are 2.23. The odds for Manchester United to score less than 1.5 goals is 2.30, with the odds of Tottenham Hotspur scoring less than 1.5 goals being 1.40.
You believe that Manchester United will score more than one goal, so you decide to place a £125 bet on the over 1.5 goals market. If Manchester United score more than 1 goal, you will have a total return of £125 x 1.96 = £245. This gives you a profit of £245 – £125 = £120. If Manchester United fails to score more than one goal, you will lose your stake of £125.
The Impact of Using the Over/Under 1.5 Goals Market on the Betting Odds
If you are betting on this market before the game has started, the odds can often be quiet low, especially if it is a lopsided match up. However, when the game begins, for each minute that there is no goal, the odds will start to rapidly increase, making it more lucrative to the bettor.
Are There Other Names or Abbreviations that are Used When Referring to Over/Under 1.5 Goals Betting?
Some bookmakers will refer to the over/under 1.5 goals market as greater than/less than 1.5 goals or +/- 1.5 goals. A common abbreviation that can be seen is O/U 1.5, which means over/under 1.5 goals.
Advice How to Use the Over/Under 1.5 Goals Market to Your Advantage
If you commonly place bets on exchanges, there is a very good strategy that you can use to generate consistent profits. Once the game starts, for every minute that a goal is not scored, the odds start to rapidly increase. The longer you wait to place the bet on the over/under 1.5 goals market when the match is scoreless, the greater the return will potentially be.
When you are happy to place the bet for over 1.5 goals, you hold onto this position until a goal is scored, when the odds of over 1.5 goals will significantly drop, usually to around 1.50. You can now trade this bet to make an easy profit.
Most betting professionals will wait until the 46th to 55th minute to place the initial bet if no goal has been scored.