In recent years the evolution of gambling has been such that people have started to move away from traditional betting of Win, Loss and Draw and into other different markets. This was first realised by the popularity of the First Goalscorer market, but people soon realised that this market was too much of a lottery in order to profit.
Now the bet is the 2.5 goals market. It’s popularity is because of the high strike rates that can be attained if you know what you are doing.
2.5 goals can be confusing to those of you who are knew to football betting because we all know that there is no such thing as 0.5 of a goal. This figure is just there to split the difference between 2 goals and 3 goals ie. if you backed over you have effectively backed that there will be 3 or more goals, if backed under you have effectively backed that there will be 2 or less goals.
This market is not quite as easy as people starting out think it is however. People just starting out will just look for two teams playing against each other who have scored a huge amount of goals in their past couple of games.
There are so many more variables at play than that, firstly is the defense of the two particular teams. The two teams may have both scored lots of goals in their last few games but it could also be that they have not conceded any goals either in their last few games meaning that their defense is solid as a rock at the time.
Just remember to think about more than just how many goals have been scored, think more of how many goals can be scored in the next match instead!