Some of the most interesting types of betting are located in the match specials betting type. Match result and total score is one such bet which is very popular with players who prefer to bet on football. This bet can be considered an extension to the classic match result betting.
When you want to bet on a certain match result, if one of the teams is a strong favorite, betting on them will have very low odds. So, a very good decision is to go with match result and total score instead. That way, the team will have to win and score a certain amount of goals as well. The odds will be much higher with this bet type. Keep reading to find out more.
Match Result and Total Score in Football Betting
This bet type is mostly used in football because betting on a final score plus goals scored works the best. For instance, lets imagine Liverpool are playing against a much weaker side, like Brighton. The odds for a Liverpool victory will be very low and there would be no point in placing that bet. Because of that, the best way is to use match result and total score bets. In this case, you can place a bet that would look like these:
- Liverpool victory & Over 2.5 Goals
- Liverpool Victory & Under 3.5 Goals
These are just two of the countless possibilities that can be placed on the match. Additionally, the match result and total score bet can even be placed for a single half, just the first one, or just the second one. You can bet that Liverpool will be winning and they will score over/under a certain number of goals in just one half. However, this bet is much harder to win and that’s why the odds are much higher.
When it comes to other sports, match result and total score is not really a possible pick. That’s why bookmakers only offer it for low scoring sports. Beside football, it can be used in ice hockey, handball, tennis with over/under sets, etc. Nevertheless, this bet finds it’s biggest use in football.
The Most Popular Bet
The most popular bet in this category is a match result and an over 2.5 goals outcome. Match Result and Over/Under 2.5 Goals requires you to successfully predict which team contesting a match will win, or whether the match will end in a draw. You must also predict whether both teams will score a combined tally of 3 or more goals, or less than or equal to 2 goals. This betting variant includes injury time, but excludes extra time.
To put it into perspective, you must choose whether the match will lead to a ‘Home Win‘, an ‘Away Win‘, or a ‘Draw‘, and predict the outcome with respect to the Over/Under 2.5 Goals Market. This betting variant is a combination of three different single betting variants. A Match Result Bet requires to successfully predict the winner of a match, or declare the fixture to end as a draw, come the end of the game.
An Over 2.5 Goals Bet requires you to successfully predict whether both teams in a match will score 3 goals or more, while an Under 2.5 Goals Bet requires you to determine whether both teams in a match will score 2 goals or less. It must be noted that a Match Result and Over/Under 2.5 Goals Bet combines only 2 of these single betting variants at a time – A Match Result Bet coupled with either an Over 2.5 Goals Bet, or an Under 2.5 Goals Bet. An Over/Under Bet is also referred to as a Total Bet. A bookmaker generally sets a number, and you must predict whether both teams in a match will score more than the designated number, or less than it.
To put a Match Result and Over/Under 2.5 Goals Bet into perspective, let’s take a match between Real Madrid and Barcelona as an example. The match ends 2-1. For you to win a bet, you must predict that Real Madrid will win, and that the number of goals will be Over 2.5.
Match Result and Over/Under 1.5 Goals Bet
This betting type is a variant of a Match result and Over/Under 2.5 Goals Bet. You must determine the winner of a match, or conclude that the game will result in a draw. You must also predict whether both teams contesting in the game, will score more than, or equal to 2 goals, or less than, or equal to 1 goal.
This betting variant is popular, and rewarding for teams and leagues who score fewer goals. It must be noted that a Match Result and Over/Under 1.5 Goals Bet includes injury time. However, extra time doesn’t count towards the bet.
Match Result and Over/Under 3.5 Goals Bet
A Match Result and Over/Under 3.5 Goals Bet requires you to accurately determine the winner of a game. Additionally, you predict that the match will end with equal spoils shared between both teams. You must also determine whether both teams will score a combined tally of 4 or more goals, or lesser than or equal to 3 goals.
This betting variant is extremely popular, and rewarding for leagues and teams who score a high number of goals. It must be noted that this betting variant does not include extra time, but includes injury time.
How to Place the Bet?
Even though it seems complicated, placing a match result and total score bet is easier than you think. You can find the best in matches were one team is a clear favorite. On the right you will see examples of how this bet would look for a whole match. However, the 2nd photo will show how it looks if you bet one just the first half.
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