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What does – 1 1/2 or -2 mean when betting soccer?
When you look at soccer odds on betting apps, the plus sign followed by a number is the number of goals a team is getting.
For instance, in an English Premier League match, if Arsenal is +1 1/2 vs. Manchester City, then a wager on Arsenal means you think Arsenal is going to win the match outright, force a draw or only lose by one goal. If any of those three happens you win your wager. If Manchester City wins by two goals or more, however, you lose your wager.
To use the same example, if Manchester City is – 1 1/2 against Arsenal and you bet on Manchester City, they must win by two goals or more for you to collect at betting sites. If City loses, draws or only wins by one goal, then you lose your bet.