Betting on over 2.5 goals means betting on either three or more goals that need to be scored during a match. These goals can be scored by any of the two teams, so 3-0 pays out in the same way as 2-1. This procedure also works for games where there are more than three goals or where a match ends 2-2, 2-1, 4-4, 0-8 or any other high-scoring outcome. The reason why bookmakers have given this type of bet the name Over 2.5 Goals instead of calling it Over 2 Goals is for avoiding confusion. The confusion with the name Over 2 Goals would be that whether it includes matches that have ended with two goals. It is the decimal point that has been used for clearing the confusion and making it easier for the players to understand the whole thing.
Is It Possible to Bet Under 2.5 Goals and Other Numbers?
Yes, it is always possible. Some bookmakers offer odds over or under 0.5 goals and even over or under 5.5 goals and even higher as well. The under or over 2.5 goal bet is a very easy to understand the concept. The beauty of over 2.5 goals bet is that the result or the outcome of a match is not a huge concern for the punters. So, even if they do not have their favorites winning, it does not matter. The only thing that they need to be worried about is the scoring of goals. This is one system that has turned out to be highly profitable for both punters and leagues.