Goal Line Guide

What does goal line mean in betting?

Traditional goal line betting is related to the number of total goals scored in a match. The bookmaker determines the goal line value individually for each game. There are always two options for goal line betting: an over bet or an under bet. It is accepted that the standard goal line is 2.5 goals. A player can choose to place a bet on the over 2.5 goal line or under 2.5 goal line.


Goal line betting explained: Example

Let’s look at an example of goal line betting in a hypothetical match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. We know that both teams play offensively and score a lot of goals. After studying statistics and results of previous games between them, we decided that we would bet on there being at least three goals scored. We open the website of our preferred bookmaker, find the market goal line among the betting options and place a bet on the Over 2.5 Goal Line. Our wager will win if both teams score at least three goals. We will lose our wager if the game ends with two goals or less.


Alternative goal line betting

Goal line betting traditionally refers to bets over/under 2.5 goals scored. However, it happens that players come across matches where the value of the goal line offered by the bookmaker is different (for example, 3.5). Bookmakers offer bets with odds of around 4/5 in their primary markets.

In matches between a favourite and an underdog or between two strong teams that score many goals, the odds for the Over 2.5 Goal Line will be closer to 2/5 than 4/5. The same applies to matches between opponents that do not score goals, where bookmakers will offer odds of 4/5 for an Over 1.5 Goal Line. In this situation, bookmakers raise the value for goal line betting to 3.5 or lower it to 1.5 to make it more convenient for most punters to place their bet.

Punters can place bets on any other goal line with a different value than those offered in the primary market through alternative goal line betting. Players will find all other goal line betting offers in the alternative goal line market. In the traditional market goal line, the value is Over 2.5 / Under 2.5. In that case, the alternative goal line includes options such as Over 0.5, Over 1.5, Over 3.5, etc. and their opposites Under 0.5, Under 1.5, Under 3.5.

Besides the final result, alternative goal line betting is offered for half-time goals scored. UK betting sites provide access to this betting market to their players. The only difference between goal line betting and half-time goal betting is that players bet on the total number of goals scored in the match with the former. In contrast, half-time goal betting applies to goals scored in the first or second half.


Asian goal line betting

In recent years, Asian Handicap betting has become very popular among players in the UK. It is, therefore, not surprising that bookmakers are adding more alternative Asian betting markets. Nowadays, almost every betting site offers an Asian goal line betting market in addition to the standard market goal line.

As a rule, the principle of the goal line and the Asian goal line is the same. In both betting markets, the player bets whether the goal line will be crossed (Over) or not (Under). The main difference comes from the value of goals. While in a standard goal line market, the number of goals is fixed (e.g. an Over 2.5 bet wins for three or more goals scored while losing for two or less), Asian goal line betting is more flexible.

Asian goal line betting options include not only 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 goal lines, but also Over/Under 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 goals, and etc. For example, a player bets on the Asian goal line over 2.0 or under 2.0. If both teams score exactly two goals (a draw 1:1 or either team wins 2:0), his bet will be void, and the bookmaker will return the value to the player’s account. As it is understood, this possibility does not exist in the traditional goal line betting. In the long run, Asian goal line betting may prove more profitable than goal line betting because of the void bet situation.


Where to find the best goal line betting tips?

Our team often includes in their football predictions goal line betting tips. For the convenience of our readers, our tips are fixed for the standard goal line over/under 2.5. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t also provide Asian goal line betting tips. We often include Asian goal line betting tips in our daily football accumulators, which we publish until 11 am. Remember to gamble responsibly and have fun.


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