What is a goal line?

As if it were not enough that English and German are used interchangeably and often synonymously in betting terminology, such as ‘goal line’ and ‘goal line’, but then there are also goal lines in the faction!

Buddy bets are spoiled with choices … bet on more than / under 2.5 goals, or as an alternative over / under 2.25 goals, or above / under 2 goals …

But what exceeds / under 2.5 goals or even 2.25 goals? There is no half goal! Or even a quarter goal!?! It doesn’t seem to make sense!

This article explains what different target lines mean and I really hope that I can bring light into the dark!

.5 goal bets

One of the most common bets offered is an over / under 0.5 goal bet.

Obviously, half a goal cannot be scored in a match. The .5 expression is just a tool to make sure you know what you are betting on.

For example, if you bet on Over / Under 2.5 goals, 0.5 is the turning point of a bet. You win if at least 3 goals have been scored and lose if the match ends with less than 2 goals.

Here is an example …

Bet on Over / Under 2.5 goals – Illustration

Those who have difficulty understanding the concept of 0.5 goals can find a more detailed article about this bet here: Over / Under Bets – A Short Introduction.

Integer goal line bets

Integer bets are often referred to as ‘goal lines’ or ‘Asian goal lines’ (English: Target Line). Technically, this is incorrect because all bets described here are ‘goal lines’. However, this term has become common among players and bookies and of course we also use it here.

This bet is somewhat similar to Asian Handicap bets on 1 × 2 results. With AHC bets there is a possibility of changing bets if certain results do not arrive, in case the goal bet is the goal line.

Similar to AHC, there is a ‘push’ if the game ends with a ‘tie’ (= ‘goal line’). The customer then gets his money back. Otherwise, if there are fewer goals than the goal line set, the bet loses and if more goals are scored, it is a win.

More than 2 target lines are illustratedMore than 2 goal lines betting – illustrated

In the example above, you get your bet back (push) if you bet more than 2 goals and the final result is exactly 2 goals (2-0, 1-1, 0-2).

All other ‘integer’ target lines naturally follow the same pattern.

Bets on 0.75 goals or 0.25 goals – or – overall, 0.5

That bet as More than 2.25 goals displayed the same like one More than 2.2.5 goals Bet

This is a .5 bet that is combined with an Asian goal line bet (total) and thus you get a .75 or .25 goal bet.

Half of the bet is bet at 0.5, while the other half is at the Asian goal line bet.

More than 2.25 goal betting illustrationsMore than 2.25 goals / More than 2; 2.5 objectives – illustration

For example, if a bet is € 20 on Over 2.2.5, this means that a split bet will be placed. € 10 enters the Asian goal line with 2 goals and another € 10 for betting more than 2.5 goals.

When the game is over …

  • You win both bets if the game ends with 3 or more goals
  • If the game ends with exactly 2 goals, then give a boost (return bet) to the half bet while the other half loses (bet more than 2.5 goals)
  • If there are less than 2 goals in the game, all bets are lost


The same principle applies for bets 0.75, as shown below:

More than 2.75 goal betting illustrations More than 2.75 goals / More than 2.5; 3 objectives – illustration

In this example, if you place € 20 on a target line of more than 2.5.3, you will make another split bet. € 10 for betting 3 goal in Asian goal line and € 10 for more than 2.5 goals.

When the match is over …

  • You win both bets if the game ends with 4 or more goals
  • If the game ends with exactly 3 goals, then give a boost (return bet) on half the bet (exactly 3 goals) and the other half of the bet wins (bet over 2.5 goals)
  • If there are less than 3 goals in the game, all bets are lost


To be honest, I highly recommend against burning your hands with this bet! It might sound tempting to get back half of the bet, but it’s a combination bet and a punch bet with a combination bet, because no one can count it!

Even though these bets are called single bets, they are actually two completely different bets rolled into one bet!

If you really want a push for half a bet, then you have to bet both bets individually. One bet on 0.5 goals and the other on all numbers (goal line).

Fortunately, because most bookies do not really understand the odds and odds calculation, this is a bet that is favored by bookie bets! They can adjust their prices at will without the average buyer understanding the underlying mathematics, so the math advantage always lies with the bookie.

However, the lesson is that it is very unlikely to be tempted because this bet is rarely offered by European bookmakers.

Bet for profit

In the end, the goal of each player is to make a profit. Or not?

Bets make a living from betting and they certainly won’t let the success of their business become a coincidence. They analyze and calculate yield opportunities and set their prices (betting odds) accordingly. Of course, they ensure that mathematical excellence is on their side, like everyone who runs a gambling business (e.g. Casino).

Players who (almost) only rely on their feelings have no chance against bookies.

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Fortunately, due to the simplicity of betting over / under goals, even players who fight with mathematics have the opportunity to understand the calculation and statistical basis of betting. Predicting the possibility of different results and the number of goals in a match is difficult, but not too difficult.

The first volume deals exclusively with over / under target markets, because this is the easiest betting market to understand, at least to some extent, the dynamics of the gaming industry market. This course is an introduction to the basics of statistics without having to delve deeper into sophisticated formulas and concepts.

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