akskybet is as old as modern football and people have been betting on various types of outcomes of a football match. For the older punters it is very easy to put their bets, but the newer ones seem to get lost and they try to grapple with various terms that exist in football betting. So, before anybody starts betting on the outcomes of a football match, they must have a sound understanding of the terms.
In this article we are going to see the various things related to the football betting term total goals or goal lines (over/under). Goal lines or Total goals is the prediction of the total goals that are expected to be scored during the 90 minutes of a match (here, the goals scored in the extra time are not included).
The punters bet over the goal line or below the goal line. When the prediction or the bet is equal to the total goals scored, then all the stakes are returned without making a profit or a loss. For instance, if you bet on the total goals of over 3 and the match ends in 2-1 in after the full time then you neither lose nor gain and your full stakes are returned.
Presume the line is 3 and your bet is on over, you will stand to lose the bet if 1 or 2 goals are scored but you are a winner if the total goal scored is more than 3. Take a second case when the goal line is 2.5 and the number of goals scored ion the match is 1 or 2, you are winner; in case 3 goals are scored you lose.
There is another type of football bet called the split bet called the split line bet. In this bet the stake is equally divided between the two lines. For instance, if you are betting $20 on the “Over” and the goal line is 1/1.5, then it implies that you are putting $10 on 1 and the other $10 on 1.5. If the total goal in this is 0 then you are loser and if the goal is 2 or above then you win.
So, the above implies that if you are predicting on over or under on a football betting goal line then there is a better chance of winning by placing a split bet. Getting the predictions right is the main thing and the total goals definitely increase the chances because here you do not need to predict the exact result in terms of win or loss.