Under and Over Betting

With Under/Over betting, one tries to predict if the total number of goals scored (if it is a bet on a soccer match) or the number of sets played (if it is about a tennis match), or the number of points in general in a certain sporting match will be above or below a determined value.

For example, if we bet Under 2.5 on a certain soccer match we will win our bet if it finishes with a maximum of 2 goals, that is if it finishes 0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 1-1, 2-0, or 0-2. Vice-versa, betting Over 2.5, we will win our bet if the match finishes with 3 or more goals.

Under/Over bets can be of various types, for example: Under/Over 1.5, Under/Over 2.5, Under/Over 3.5, etc, but there can be bets even on Under/Over 1.5 in the first half, in the second half, etc.

Special Under/Over Bets

Besides these classic under/Over betting types there are also some very interesting deviations which are good to point out.

  • Under 2: With this type of play, our bet will truly be a winner if the number of goals scored is equal to 0 or 1. If the number of goals scored is equal to 2 (for example the match ends 2-0, 0-2 or 1-1) our bet will be completely reimbursed, vice-versa, if the number of goals scored is higher than 2 (3 or more), we will lose the bet.
  • Under 2,25: This type of play is even more particular. Basically it is as if we were making 2 bets – one Under2 and another Under2.5. In bookmakers sites, you will see Under2.25 or Under2-2.5 or the like, written. Betting Under2.25 on a soccer match means:
    • If the match ends with less than 2 goals (0 o 1) our bet will be won entirely
    • If the match ends with exactly 2 goals, half of the sum played will be reimbursed, while the other half will be won and therefore multiplied by the quota
    • If the match ends with 3 or more goals, we will lose our bet entirely.
  • Under 2,75: This play is like the previous one, in that it is a hybrid between Under 3 and Under 2.5 which means:
    • If the match ends with less than 2 goals or less, our bet will be won entirely
    • If the match ends with exactly 3 goals, half of the sum played will be reimbursed
    • If the match ends with more than 3 goals (4 or more), we will lose our bet entirely.
  • Under 3.25, Over 3, Over 3.25, Over 3.75, etc.: The concept shown to this point is valid for the other types of play on Under/Over, and this summary chart will help clarify things:
Legend
Win The entire wagered sum is multiplied by the quota
Half won
Half of the wagered sum is multiplied by the quota, the other half is reimbursed
Reimbursed bet The entire wagered sum is reimbursed
Half lost
Half of the wagered sum is reimbursed, the other half is lost
Lost The entire wagered sum is lost

 

Bet type
Goals Scored
Bet result
Bet type Goals Scored Bet result
Under 0,5
0 Won Over 0,5
0 Lost
1 or more Lost 1 or more Won
Under 0,75

0 Won Over 0,75

0 Lost
1 Half lost 1 Half won
2 or more Lost 2 or more Won
Under 1

0 Won Over 1

0 Lost
1 Reimbursed bet 1 Reimbursed bet
2 or more Lost 2 or more Won
Under 1,25

0 Won Over 1,25

0 Lost
1 Half won 1 Half lost
2 or more Lost 2 or more Won
Under 1,50
0, 1 Won Over 1,50
0,1 Lost
2 or more Lost 2 or more Won
Under 1,75

0,1 Won Over 1,75

0,1 Lost
2 Half lost 2 Half won
3 or more Lost 3 or more Won
Under 2

0,1 Won Over 2

0,1 Lost
2 Reimbursed bet 2 Reimbursed bet
3 or more Lost 3 or more Won
Under 2,25
0,1 Won Over 2,25 0,1 Lost
2 Half won 2 Half lost
3 or more Lost 3 or more Won
Under 2,50 0,1,2 Won Over 2,50 0,1,2 Lost
3 or more Lost 3 or more Won
Under 2,75 0,1,2 Won Over 2,75 0,1,2 Lost
3 Half lost 3 Half won
4 or more Lost 4 or more Won
Under 3 0,1,2 Won Over 3 0,1,2 Lost
3 Reimbursed bet 3 Reimbursed bet
4 or more Lost 4 or more Won
Under 3,25 0,1,2 Won Over 3,25 0,1,2 Lost
3 Half won 3 Half lost
4 or more Lost 4 or more Won
Under 3,5 0,1,2,3 Won Over 3,50 0,1,2,3 Lost
4 or more Lost 4 or more Won
Etc, etc  
Etc, etc    

 

Example:

Let’s imagine a €100 bet on Under3.25 at a quota of 2.4

  • If the final number of goals is less than 3 (0, 1, 2) we will have won €240
  • If the final number of goals is equal to 3, we will have won €170
  • If the final number of goals is above 3 (4 or more) we will have lost €100.

Under/Over bets represent some secure betting methods, not only mixing Under/Over bets of the same type (for example, Under2.5 and Over 2.5) with quotas which will give us a certain mathematic earning, but also mixing Under/Over bets on other markets as in this example:

We bet:

Under 2.25 at a quota of 1.82 - € 100.00
Over 1.50 at a quota of 1.60 - € 25.63
Over 2.50 at a quota of 2.80 - € 50.36

We will have bet € 175,99 total, and in any case we will have a take of € 182, with a yield equal to 3.41%, that is an € 6.01 earning.

Another example:

Under 2.75 at a quota of 1,85 - € 100
Over 2.50 at a quota of 2.10 - € 64.29
Over 3.50 at a quota of 3.60 - € 13.89

Also in this case, betting a total of € 178.18 we will have a return of € 185 with an earning of € 6.82 which is 3.83%.

In the Utility section of this web-site, we will make a calculation sheet available to conveniently divide the sums to be bet between the various signs and will indicate the yield of the bet.