Betting on the total goals market allows bettors to improve their chances of winning by betting on how many goals will be made in a match without needing to guess the exact score per team, unlike the correct score market. Both sportsbooks in Malaysia and Singapore and Singapore Pools offers the Total Goals market in one form or another.
Total Goals is usually used to talk about Over/Under in other parts of the world, but Singaporean and Malaysian sportsbooks offer Total Goals aside from Over/Under, and Singapore Pools’ soccer odds also provide odds on the exact number of goals made.
Sports bettors will see the total goals market in sportsbooks like SBO and bettors can choose how many goals will be made per match. The Total Goals market typically offers four options, namely the ones listed below:
The Total Goals market for a match between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners in the Australia Westfield FFA Cup as offered by SBOBet.
Betting on 0-1 means bettors will win if a match ends up goalless or if a single goal is made, regardless of which team scores. Betting on 2-3 allows the bettor to win if the match ends with two to three goals. The odds will vary, and the selection with the highest odds is typically the 7 & Up selection since soccer is a naturally low-scoring game.
Exact Total Goals
Sports bettors can bet on how many goals will exactly be scored on a match with no room for error, without betting on the exact goals per team in the correct score market. In the exact total goals, bettors will need to guess how many goals will be made per match, regardless of which team makes it.
The Exact Total Goals market for a match between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners in the Australia Westfield FFA Cup as offered by CMDBet.
Singapore Pools’ odds for the Total Goals market in an EPL match between Burnley and Watford.
Like the odds in the Total Goals market, the odds for high scores are significantly higher than that of no scores and low score selections. Even Singapore Pools EPL odds show that games ending with high scores are unlikely but are rewarding if the match does end with a high score and the bettor bets on it.
The Total Goals market is usually used interchangeably with Over/Under, but this is usually offered separately through sportsbooks. Sports bettors will usually be given the option to bet over or under the score of 2.5, while others offer 3.5.
SingaporePools odds for the Over/Under 2.5 market in an EPL match between Burnley and Watford.
The odds for Over/Under selections tend to be low mainly because bettors have a fair chance of winning when betting on either selection. A good strategy to try when betting on Over/Under is by checking if the participating teams are high scoring or not. In matches where both teams are high scoring, betting over 2.5 is good.
The 3.5 option is harder to win than the 2.5 one, mainly because soccer is a low-scoring sport and betting under 3.5 isn’t a sure way to win.
Singapore Pools also offers Odd/Even under the Total Goals name and works similarly to Over/Under. Under this market, bettors only need to guess whether the final score will be an odd or even number. The odds are either the same or at least similar for the same reasons as the Over/Under market.
Singapore Pools’ odds for the Odd/Even market in an EPL match between Burnley and Watford.
Total Goals is an excellent goal-based betting market that allows bettors to bet on how many goals will be made in a match, without necessarily needing to guess on the exact score, unless they want to, or on which teams will score that number of goals. It is easier than the correct score market while also enjoying betting on the final score.