Explanation Of What Over / Under 2 Goals Betting Means
Over / Under 2 Goals betting or O/U 2, is a technique which requires punters to guess how many goals will eventually be scored over the duration of a match. If a punter thinks that fewer than 2 goals will be scored, they wager under 2. If they think players of either side will score more than twice in total, then they put their stake on over 2 goals.
Over / Under 2 Goals bets give players a lot of flexibility. If they favour a particular team to do very well and score a lot of goals, they can bet over 2. If they think their favourite team may not do as well as usual because they are playing away, they can bet under 2. If they think either team may not do well, they can bet under 2 as well. However they see the match turning out, they can choose an appropriate option to match that.
Example Of Over / Under 2 Goals As A Betting Method
When a punter uses Over / Under 2 Goals to place a bet, they must decide whether all the goals made in a match will add to more than two or less than two. For example, a punter evaluates a game between Liverpool and Arsenal. They have always like the Gunners and are of the opinion that they might score at least 3 goals in the game. They think Liverpool has good players and may score at least one goal. Adding goals from both teams gives 1+3=4 goals, so they bet that the match tally will be over 2.
If the game is an upset and Liverpool beat Arsenal, scoring 4 goals to Arsenal’s 3, the punter will still win the bet, but they could have won even more, if they have picked Over / Under 3 Goals instead. The tally of goals there would be 4+3=7. They win their bet regardless of which team won because they bet on a tally, not on who would win the game. If their stake was $200 and the odds for over 2 were 1.85, they would win $200 X 1.85= $370. Their profit would be $370-$200 =$170
Two goals exactly is never the aim. However, if the sum of goals is two, in a match where a punter is betting for more than 2 goals or under 2 goals, they will get back their stake. If you bet $200, you would get back $200. If you wagered on over 2 and the tally was 1 goal, you wouldn’t get back any of your stake.
How Over / Under 2 Goals Bets Impact The Betting Odds
Over / Under 2 Goals bets improve the betting odds, jsut like Asian handicap itself. Instead of focusing on three possible outcomes in a game, they concentrate on the possibility of two occurring. Usually, a punter has to guess whether their favourite team will win, lose or draw. That means with O/U 2 their chances of being correct increase from 33% to 50%.
When you bet under 2, your odds of either remaining at the same level or making a profit actually increase to 67%. You only have a one in three chance of actually losing your money. That will happen if you bet under 2 and the points tally is 3 or higher. The same applies if you bet over 2 and the game tally is 2. In that case, you get back your money.
Abbreviations Commonly Used For Over / Under 2 Goals Betting
Punters and bookmakers often refer to Over / Under 2 Goals using an abbreviation. This shortened form may be one of the following:
- O/U 2 goals
- O/U 2.0 goals
Tips On Using Over / Under 2 Goals
Some betting strategies are really risky. With those, you stand a high chance of losing your money. Over / Under 2 Goals is not like that. A bettor must evaluate both teams and decide whether total goals scored will surpass two or not. The stats over a season may encourage a punter to bet over 2 or under 2. If they think there’s a higher chance of more than two goals being scored in any match, with any 2 teams, they will put their stake on that.
When compared to other betting options, under 2 bets are a relatively safe way to take a chance on a game’s outcome. If you are right and 0 or 1 goal is scored in total, you win your wager and make a profit. Your odds of being right are already 50% so you have a good chance of winning.
If you are wrong and exactly two goals are scored, you get back your stake and have a chance to walk away or try again. You also get back your cash if you bet over 2 and the final goals tally is exactly 2. From this, you can see that one of the biggest benefits of Over / Under 2 Goals betting is its safety.
Your chances of making a big profit really get big when you combine Over / Under 2 Goals with other strategies when betting on football. For example, some bookmakers make it easy for you to bet in play. You can evaluate your position at the end of the first half and take advantage of it. You can also bet Over / Under 2 Goals for half the match instead of the full 90 minutes.