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Over/Under Bets

An over/under bet is a popular betting option for soccer games in particular. Here, bettors don't place a wager on the final score of a game but rather on the number of goals to be scored and whether this number exceeds or lies below a certain threshold predefined by the bookmaker.

Due to the huge popularity of this type of sportsbook, many sports betting providers have extended their portfolios for over/under betting options to allow bettors to place bets on the number of yellow or red cards, corner kicks, penalties, substitutions etc.


Over/Under bets are available for many sports categories


As over/under sports betting is a subcategory of the conventional two-way bet, bettors are left with two alternatives exclusively, which allows for an even split of 50:50 with regards to winning prospects. Although very common for soccer games, over/under sportsbooks have many followers among the fans of other sports categories as well. For example, a common over/under bet for tennis games is the selection of how many tie breaks a match will have. In motorsports, viewers can place an over/under bet on the propability of how many cars will actually cross the finishing line.

Especially in American sports, over/under bets have a long tradition as well. For games in American Football and the National Basketball Association, bets on the total number of points are one of the most common type of sportsbooks. Their huge popularity causes bookmakers to sometimes generate higher turnovers with over/under bets than with conventional bets on the winner of a competition.

Although there are almost no limits whatsoever for creating over/under betting options, the following example shall focus on soccer nevertheless, as this is one of the most popular sports categories available for betting purposes in general and for over/under bets in particular.

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Example of Over/Under bets at Tipbet