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What is an Over Under prediction?

An Over/Under prediction (sometimes written as Under/Over or More/Less) is a betting market that has become very popular in recent years. It requires bettors to predict whether the number of points scored in a match will be more or less than a specified figure. This bet can be seen in many sports, including football, rugby, tennis, basketball and American Football..

When you make an Over prediction, you are literally betting on “Over”. Whereas when you bet on an Under, you predict the “Under”. These Over Under predictions are different depending on the sports, bookmakers, and types of sports betting. We will explain everything to you on this page.

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The different types of Over Under predictions in Football

Football is the most popular sport to bet on at online sportsbooks.. Therefore,let's start our explanations of the Over Under football predictions with this sport. Here are, generally, the types of Over Under bets that you find at all online bookmakers.

Predictions Over/Under 0.5

For the majority of football matches, the first possible Over/Under prediction is 0.5 goals. You can therefore bet on Over 0.5 or Under 0.5 goals being scored in the match.

If you bet on under 0.5 goals being scored, the wager will only be successful if the game is goalless. .Bets on over 0.5 goals will be successful as soon as one goal is scored..

Here are a few examples of Over Under 0.5 forecasts to illustrate.

  • Liverpool 4-0 Everton | The Over 0.5 forecast is a winner, while the Under 0.5 is a loser.
  • Milan 0-0 Juventus | The Under 0.5 forecast is a winner, while the Over 0.5 is a loser.
  • Nice 0-1 PSG | The Over 0.5 forecast is a winner, while the Under 0.5 is a loser.

You will notice that for these Over/Under 0.5 forecasts, the odds are always low among the bookmakers for the Over (1.07 on average). The odds will be shorter if the two teams playing are renowned for scoring and conceding lots of goals. The odds are always high for the Under. Which is not surprising after all, given that the only solution concerning the Under 0.5 is the score of 0-0 at the end of the match.

Our tip: Do you want to predict the Under 0.5 on a football match? Remember to check the odds offered for the exact score of 0-0! Often, sports betting sites offer better odds for this second bet than for the first. Go find out if this is the case before placing your bet.

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Over Under 1.5 Predictions

After Over/Under 0.5, predictions, we have the 1.5 goals market. The Over 1.5 bet here means “More than 1.5 goals in the match”, while the Under 1.5 bet means “Less than 1.5 goals in the match”.

When the total number of goals in the match exceeds 1.5 (i.e. 2 or more goals), the Over 1.5 prediction is declared the winner. Conversely, when the total of goals does not exceed 1.5 (either one goal or none at all), it is the prediction Under 1.5 which proves to be a winner.. Here are some examples of Over Under 1.5 predictions to guide you.

  • Bayern 3-1 Dortmund | The Over 1.5 forecast is a winner, while the Under 1.5 is a loser.
  • Lille 1-0 Lens | The Over 1.5 prediction is a loser, while the Under 1.5 is a winner.
  • Sevilla 1-1 Osasuna | The Over 1.5 forecast is a winner, while the Under 1.5 is a loser.

Again, you will notice that the odds are higher for the Under 1.5 at the bookmakers than for the Over 1.5. Which is explained by the majority of football matches that end with two or more goals.

Our tip: Do you want to predict the Under 1.5 on a football match? Remember to check the odds offered for the “Both teams to score: no” bet. Sometimes it may be higher than the rating offered for the Under 1.5, while it is the same scenario. The Under 1.5 indeed allows three scores, namely 1-0, 0-0 and 0-1. In these three cases, only one team scores a goal, or with the 0-0 score, none of them. It is important to check the correct score odds.

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Over/Under 2.5 Predictions

Over/Under 2.5 predictions are clearly the most popular played on the sports betting market. And for good reason, whether it is Over 2.5 (More than 2.5 goals), or Under 2.5 (Less than 2.5 goals), the odds offered on sports betting sites are very interesting. On average, they are around 1.70 each. Hence the number of bets taken on these two predictions.

In terms of betting rules, it is the same as for the other bets in this market. When the number of goals in a match exceeds 2.5 (i.e. 3 or more goals), the Over 2.5 prediction is declared the winner. And on the contrary, when the total of goals does not exceed 2.5 (i.e. two goals or less), it is the forecast Under 2.5 which is declared the winner. Here are some examples of Over Under 2.5 predictions to illustrate.

  • Arsenal 2-1 Leeds | The Over 2.5 forecast is a winner, while the Under 2.5 is a loser.
  • PSG 2-0 OM | The Over 2.5 forecast is a loser, while the Under 2.5 is a winner.
  • Porto 2-2 Benfica | The Over 2.5 forecast is a winner, while the Under 2.5 is a loser.

Regarding these Over/Under 2.5 goals predictions and any other similar bets, you need to do some research. You need to look at the goalscoring record of the participating teams. Those that score on a regular basis but also concede are good to back in the over market. If the game has two clubs that don’t score that many goals and have good defences, then betting on the under market is the one to go for.

There are other markets available and you can bet on Over/Under 3.5, Over/Under 4.5, and Over/Under 5.5. On a few online betting sites, even higher Over Unders may even be offered. The higher the number of goals in the Over/Under market, the odds for Over will become higher and considerably lower for the Under market.

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Variants of Over/Under

As well as predicting the Over/Under on a football match, be aware that the bookmakers also offer you to place this bet on each of the two halves that are played.  It is also possible to bet on the Over/ Under of a particular team, or even a specific quarter of an hour of the match. Here are some examples of available bets taken from the market.

  • Prediction Over/Under - Half time
  • Over/Under Prediction - Second Half
  • Over/Under Prediction - Team 1
  • Over/Under Prediction - Team 2

If you predict for example Over 2.5 for team 1 (i.e. more than 2.5 goals scored by the home team), the bet will win if the host club scores at least three goals. And vice versa.

On these Over/Under football predictions, the rules always remains the same.

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Football: how to analyze the Over Under?

To succeed in a bet on the total number of goals in a football match, various factors must be taken into account. Here are, according to our football tipsters, the ones you should always consider:

  • The form of the two teams
  • The form of key players
  • The latest defensive performances (clean-sheets, average goals conceded)
  • Latest attacking performance (average goals scored, chances created)
  • The venue of the game
  • The importance of the match
  • Team news - suspensions, injuries
  • The usual tactics employed.
  • The psychological environment of the match (derby, rivalry, etc.)
  • The team schedule

These 10 factors, if they are well studied, will allow you to gain in reliability on your different Over Under predictions. Two typical examples to illustrate this:

Example 1: the perfect match to bet on Over predictions

In an end-of-season meeting in the Premier League, Arsenal, who are aiming for a place in the Champions League and have had 7 consecutive victories (including a  4-1 win in their most recent match), faces Leeds, who have nothing left to play for and who have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games. This looks a very good opportunity to place a bet of over 2.5 goals being scored in this match.

Example 2: the perfect match to bet on Under predictions

In a  bottom-half match in Serie A, Genoa face Torino with both needing points to avoid relegation. Both teams have not scored for 3 games, and injuries have left them without their best scoring players. In this case, the opportunity to bet on Under predictions is ideal, since we do not expect many goals.

By analyzing the various factors set out above, you can therefore bet as best as possible on the Over/Under of football matches. Every game, every league and every team is different, so our betting specialists recommend that you don't get caught out.

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Over/Under predictions also exist for other sports!

There are plenty of other sports in which the Over/Under market is available. Here are the most notable.

Over Under Tennis Predictions

When it comes to tennis, Over/Under predictions can usually be made on two aspects, the total number of games in the match, and the number of sets.

As for football (see above), the principle of these predictions is simple. When you predict an Over in tennis, it means that you are betting “Over”. Conversely, when you predict on Under, it means that you are betting on “Less than”.

For example, in a three-set match, a bet on Over 2.5 sets mean you believe the game will go to a final set. If it is won in straight sets (2-0), that bet will be a losing one. In male Grand Slam events, matches are the best of five sets. This means more Over/Under set markets will be available. 

If you predict Under 24.5 games, it means that you predict a match that has no more than 24 games played in it.

For further clarity, here are some examples of Over/Under bets in tennis.

  • Zverev 6-3 / 6-2 Sinner | The prediction Under 2.5 sets is winning, the prediction Over 2.5 sets is losing.
  • Medvedev 6-4 / 3-6 / 6-0 Ruud | The prediction Under 2.5 sets is a loser, the Over 2.5 sets is a winner.
  • Tsitsipas 6-2 / 6-0 Sonego | The prediction Under 16.5 games is a winner, the Over 16.5 games is a loser.
  • Gaston 4-6 / 4-6 Norrie | The prediction Under 16.5 games is a loser, the Over 16.5 games is a winner.

Before predicting the Over or Under of a tennis match, you must do some research. Look at the recent records of players and head-to-head records.Those players who have strong serves may well play a lot of tie-breaks. If this is the case, then betting on the over market becomes more attractive.

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Over/Under Basketball Predictions

Are you interested in betting on basketball? Over/Under predictions are also available on online betting sites. Whether for the NBA, Philippines or European competitions, you can bet on the number of points scored in a match.

As we have mentioned for football and tennis, over predictions in basketball mean that you predict “Over”, and Under predictions mean that you bet “Less than”. For example, a prediction of  Over 201.5 points means for example that you expect at least 202 points in the match. Below this total, the bet is lost. Here are some examples of Over Under basketball predictions:

  • Lakers 123-119 Spurs | The prediction Over 224.5 points is a winner, the Under 224.5 is a loser.
  • Clippers 111-95 Suns | The prediction Over 206.5 points is a loser, the Under 206.5 is a winner.
  • Warriors 120-81 Celtics | The prediction Over 201.5 points is a loser, the Under 201.5 is a winner.

At some bookmakers, you will notice that other Over/Under are available for the number of three-point scores scored by a team, or in a particular quarter or the match. It is also possible to bet on Over/Under for the number of points scored in a quarter or each half.

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Over/Under Rugby Predictions

Finally, to be complete on major sports, note that Over and Under predictions are also available on rugby matches. Essentially, bookmakers offer you to bet on the number of points scored, and on the number of tries. Here are some examples :

  • Montpellier 30-6 Perpignan | The prediction Over 40.5 points is a loser, the Under 40.5 is a winner
  • Wasps 14-35 Munster | The prediction Over 40.5 points is a winner, the Under 40.5 is a loser
  • France 40-25 New Zealand | The prediction Over 40.5 points is a winner, the Under 40.5 is a loser

Depending on the bookmaker you bet with, Under Over predictions can also be used for the number of points or tries scored by a specific team, the point difference between the two teams at the end of the match, or even on the number of points scored at half-time. A whole range that allows you to have fun with the different Over Under Rugby. Do not deprive yourself of it.

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On which sports are Under Over predictions available?

Do you want to vary the Over / Under predictions you make? Here are the sports on which such bets are possible. Whether we are talking about the number of points or goals, at half-time or at the end of the match, for a specific team or not, there is something for everyone. The sports concerned:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Australian rules football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby League
  • MMA

Depending on seasonality and events, other sports may also be added to this list. You have not finished enjoying yourself with the Over/Under sports predictions.

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What is the best betting site for your Over Under predictions?

In September, the vast majority of sports betting sites offer you Over and Under bets. To take advantage of the best Over/Under predictions on all sports, do not hesitate to register with the best bookmakers of the moment. In addition, attractive welcome offers await you when you open an account.

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Remember to consult your bookmaker's rules on the Under Over

Before placing an Over/Under bet, remember to read the rules that your bookmaker has for this market. Small subtleties can exist, and can cause disappointment if not properly consulted.

With some bookmakers, for example, it is possible to predict Over/Under on absolute values ​​(Over/Under 1, Over/Under 2, Over/Under 3, etc.). Very often in these cases, the odds are then lower than on the classic Over Under, but your bet is refunded if the value of the prediction is equal (eg: you are refunded if you bet on Over 1 in a football match, and whether the score ends 1-0 or 0-1). One case among many others, so be aware of this.

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In short: how to make a winning Over/Under prediction?

To sum up, several things must therefore be done to establish the best possible Over/ Under predictions. In addition to carefully analyzing the matches (something you should always do), take the time to consult your bookmaker's rules and build up a solid knowledge of the sport that interests you. Don't be fooled by the value of the odds, even short odds such as 1.05 don't always win. See our predictions and forecasts at the top of the page to limit errors. Good luck with your predictions.

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