Match Result & Over/Under Goals Betting Tips

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We’ve all heard of match result betting, in fact, we’ve all probably placed one within the last week or so.

However, we also know that they can often not provide us with the best of payouts. After all, has anyone received a bumper payout from a Barcelona or Real Madrid match result bet?

That’s why combinations are becoming more and more attractive, and none more so than the match result and over/under market.

Below you’ll find our complete guide to the match result and over/under market, including what it is and where to play it.

What Is Match Result and Over/Under Betting?

In simple terms, this is like a double bet on a team to win the match and the number of goals to over/under the set line.

The most popular market for this is football betting with the match result and over 2.5 goals being the most common. You can usually find a 1.5 goals and 3.5 goals line too on this market. You can add these to multiple bet options and accumulators.

Whist the over’s market is more popular you can also bet on the under goal market too. It is worth checking the odds though as “X team to win and under 2.5 goals” is a very similar bet X team to win to nil.

Example bet:

If you were to place a bet on a fixture between Chelsea and Manchester United, the match result market may look something like this…

Chelsea – 7/10

Draw – 27/10

Manchester United – 4/1

As you can see the odds for Chelsea to win aren’t particularly appealing, so you may wish to add an over/under market.

The match result and over/under market will certainly boost odds. You’d be offered a number of variants that would look something like this…

Chelsea and Over 1.5 Goals – 11/10

Manchester United and Over 1.5 Goals – 11/2

Draw and Over 1.5 Goals – 19/5

Chelsea and Under 1.5 Goals – 6/1

Manchester United and Under 1.5 Goals – 14/1

Draw and Under 1.5 Goals – 11/1

As you can see the odds have significantly improved, as they would if you chose the Over/Under 2.5 Goals or beyond.

An example of a great game for overs, cards, and match results betting

Goals and cards galore- perfect for the match result and overs betting markets

Other Over/Under Markets

The most popular market of match results and over/under is undoubtedly goals. There is a range of other markets you’ll find on many betting apps to combine with a match result bet.

They all work in the same way, and will significantly boost a match result bet. Other markets to add include…

  • Corners
  • Bookings/Booking Points
  • Throw Ins

If you can’t find them within your betting app, many bookmakers now have request-a-bet service where you will be able to ask for odds.

Which Bookmakers Offer Match Result & Over/Under?

Almost every bookie in the UK offers the match result and over/under these days. It’s a staple of football betting so you’ll find it on major players such as Paddy Power, William Hill and Coral.

Some have the result and over 2.5 goals as a coupon. Others you will need to tap into the individual match to find the odds, they are usually within the top 10 in the “popular markets” tab.

We found the highest market on the Betvictor app – For major leagues, they go as high as under/ over 6.5 goals – 

Betvictor goes the highest!

Can I Bet On Match Result & Over/Under In Various Sports?

It isn’t just football where you can play the match result and over/under market. In fact, it lends itself to almost any sport in one way or another.

It’s particularly popular among team sports such as rugby, NFL and basketball, in which they’ll work in the same way as football, backing over/under a certain amount of tries, touchdowns or baskets.

However, you can bet on boxing in over/under a certain number of rounds or horse racing a win by over/under X amount of furlongs.

You’ll find the match result and over/under odds in the following sports…

  • Football
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Horse Racing
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • NFL
  • Boxing
  • Handball
  • Gaelic Football

Please get in touch if you have any questions on this market. 


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