Fishing for goals
Many bettors like the approach of backing over/under goals in matches. It means you are entirely neutral on who wins the match as you just want the goals, or lack of, required to win your bet. If you are applying that sort of strategy, it is important to go where the goals are.
Many bettors focus on the leagues they are most familiar with but it makes sense to bet in leagues that give you a higher statistical chance of winning.
For example, if you are a backer of over 2.5 goals, the Russian Premier League is the place to be at the moment. 63.9 per cent of its matches so far have gone over 2.5 goals.
It is significantly higher than the English Premier League where only 51% of its matches so far have gone over 2.5 goals. Serie A is even lower with 48.8% of its matches going over 2.5 goals. It is early in the season but you will find these trends will not deviate much as the campaign continues.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Everton are a very short price at 2/5 (1.40) in places, as they take on Southampton at home.
The Saints secured a morale-boosting victory last weekend and they have found the net in both of their away matches so far this season. I like the 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill about both teams scoring at Goodison Park.
William Hill also offer a very interesting market called 'Race to 2 goals'. You simply back a team to score two goals first in a match. It can often give you a better return than placing a bet for that team to win.
Bayern Munich have been in wonderful early season form and are a 4/6 (1.67) shot away to Werder Bremen. You can squeeze a better return by backing them in the 'race to 2 goals' market at 3/4 (1.75).
Both Teams to Score - Everton v Southampton at 10/11 (1.91) with William Hill
|Bayern Munich to win the "race to two goals" at 3/4 (1.75) with William Hill|
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