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Over and Under Goals Market and Asian Totals

Over and Under Goals Market and Asian Totals

Understand how the Over and Under Goals Market and Asian Totals work

by Josué Ramos   |   comments 0
Monday, July 27 2020

The Over and Under goals market, also known as Over and Under Goals, refers to the number of goals that may occur in a given event. With Over, the number of goals greater than the bet and Under the number of goals less than the bet to have the bet won.
To better understand the Over goals market in sports betting, first you need to understand its variations. There are two standard markets. The European market and the Asian market. The European market differs from the Asian market due to the broken lines. So the Asian lines are split, containing two lines at the same time in a bet. The European market, on the other hand, is concrete and only provides lines without breaks.
The Over goals market has a very simple and easy to understand functionality. For example, in any game, a gambler placed a bet on the line of more than 2.5 goals, that is, over 2.5 goals. For this gambler to be a winner, he needs 3 or more goals in the event. If this does not occur, the bet will be lost. Making it very obvious that to win in the goal market, it is necessary that more goals occur in the event than the line bet suggested.


How does the under goals market work?

The Under Goals market has a similar functionality with Over Goals in sports betting. However, the gambler will be entering the market against the goal market, that is, the number of goals must be less than the bet made by the gambler in order to win the match.
For example, a gambler places a bet for less than 2.5 goals to occur, that is Under 2.5 goals in any event. Therefore, his bet would be a winner if the match ended with 2 goals or less. And the bet would be losing if in this match more than 2 goals came out.

The differences between the European market and the Asian market?

The goal lines in the Asian market are varied. In the European market these lines are obvious. Following the example, the goal line in the European market follows this logic; 0.5 Goals, 1.5 Goals, 2.5 Goals, 3.5 Goals and so on. Which makes reading easier, but at the same time makes the bets more dualistic. There is no other option than winning or losing a bet on the European market.
Asian lines are quite distinct. Because in the Asian market you have the option of a bet being returned, taking whole lines from the market and merging with broken lines. As in the example; 0.5 Goals, 0.5 & 1 Goals (0.75 goals), 1 & 1.5 Goals (1.25 Goals).
In these examples, from the point of view of over goals, the 0.5 goal line works normally as in the European, as well as any broken line. However, the line of 0.5 & 1 Goals, means that to win this line it is necessary that the match have 2 goals or more. However, if only 1 goals is scored, half the stake invested in the corresponding odd will be won and the other half returned. If less than 1 goal occurs the bet is lost.
In an Under view the idea is the same. Taking the example of the 1 & 1.5 Goals line, to be a winner on that line it is necessary that there are no goals in the match. If only 1 goal comes out, half of the invested stake is returned and half of the stake is won at the corresponding odd. To lose this bet it is necessary to occur 2 goals or more in this match.
See the table with the detailed explanation about the goal market:


See also our article on How the Asian Handicap works

The Over and Under Goals market is an easy market to understand and it's easy to find value in it aswell.
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Because it's a market with several bettors, there are always experts that make the odds change. It's also usual that the bookmakers increase the margin in this type of markets.