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What does under 2 in soccer betting mean and how to bet on “total goals”?
Much like other American sports, soccer betting has an over/under for each contest played. That would be the total goals scored by both teams combined in a particular match.
Most betting apps have an over/under line placed somewhere between 2-3 goals, with a popular number of 2.5 for many contests.
A prime example of a soccer over/under total line at betting sites came from a match in the English Premier League this March, when Manchester City made the trip to London to take on Fulham.
Manchester City had been scoring a lot of goals in the league, while Fulham had allowed a record number of goals up to that point of the year. So the over goal line for the contest was set at 3.5 goals at odds of -133. The under 3.5 goals was set at +110. The oddsmakers clearly thought that the match would have at least four goals, since you had to bet $133 to win $100 back (total of $233 returned) on the over total. If you thought the game would be low scoring, you could bet $100 to win back $110 (total of $210 returned)
Under two goals in the same game would have been a line of -450, while you could have also bet under two on either team as well.
One great way to bet soccer over/unders is with sportsbook promos which allow you to wager using bonus bets.