Explanation By Example—Betting On Goals

To bet on the number of goals scored in a football match is to bet on the temperature and the expected spectacle of a match as well as the ability of the two teams to score and drive the point home.

Let us take the example of Manchester United – AS Roma of Tuesday, April 10, 2008, which ended in a scathing 7 to 1 in favor of the English.

Would you have to bet on the exact score even with free bet offers? No

On the number of goals scored? Some succeeded: they bet on more than 1.5 goals before the match and, from the 2nd goal scored at the start of the match, they sensed the euphoric turn of the match and bet on even more goals.

Bet Number Football Goals

Although AS Rome had the best defense in their league and Champion’s League before this match, everything indicated that the match would result in at least two goals: A 0-0 0 qualified Rome and did not satisfy the home team, and Manchester City scored an average of 2.5 goals in their home matches. Also, they are two counterattack teams (with players such as Totti, Ronaldo, Giggs and Rooney). If Manchester were to score, AS Rome would have equalized and one of the two teams would have scored. Similarly, if AS Rome had scored the 1st goal, Manchester would have gone to the collision to equalize.

Thus, betting on one or more goals is almost the equivalent of 2 or more goals in this context. The only losing scenario was, therefore, a 0 to 0 maintained until the end of the 2nd half.

In other words, we could estimate an 80% chance that two or more goals will be scored, a score of 1.25, lower than those offered by sports betting sites before this sumptuous football match.

Betting on the number of goals scored before a knockout match where scoring at least one goal is imperative for one of the two teams often pays off when the odds of the bookmakers underestimate this and are only based on past statistics. If besides you feel the turn of events during the matches, in-game bets (during the soccer match) can bring you even more.

Possible Football Bets

When you bet on football, the range of events to bet on is wide:

  • Team win or lose and draw
  • 1st / 2nd player (team or match) to score
  • The first team to open the scoring
  • 1st goal / 2nd goal / last goal time interval
  • Exact score at the end of the match / at half time / at a defined period
  • Number of yellow or red cards
  • Number of corners
  • The ability of a team not to concede a goal (“clean sheet”)
  • Hattrick (3 goals scored by a single player) or not
  • The number of goals scored

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