Over 2.5 Goals Betting and Statistical History

Updated: 822 Football

Over 2.5 and Under 2.5 Goals betting is incredibly popular with those who wager on football. The bookmakers often include this option in their request a bet and build bet markets. It helps if you have the Over/Under stats on your side, so you can try and make more of these bets winning ones.

Over 2.5 Goals Betting and Statistical History
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EPL Over 2.5 Goals Statistics

When you place a single bet with bookmakers or a tip in the OLBG football tipping competition it is a good idea if you have the football stats on your side. 

There are now so many footy stats available that each week of matches should result in some bets heavily skewed in your favour.

If you can marry those stats with the best bookmaker odds, and only bet when you perceive you are receiving value for money then you know you are placing bets that give you value. 


Over 2.5 goals bets are included in many members' weekend wagers both singly and as part of request a bet or build bet wagers, so we thought we would help out with some EPL stats from the last 14 seasons. 

In the OLBG football tipping competition we give you the over/under stats for each teams last 6 matches, which again can point you towards a team that is involved in plenty of over or under matches. 

Each season there are 380 EPL matches and you can view the breakdown of matches in each season that were Over/Under 2.5 Goals.

Over Under 2.5 Goals Statistics In The EPL

  • What are the Over 2.5 goals statistics in the EPL? 
  • What are the Under 2.5 goals statistics in the EPL?
2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Average (Rounded Up)
Over 2.5 goals 171 182 200 207 204 212 196 184 201 206 194 204 198 180 205 201 247 200 (52%)
Under 2.5 goals 209 198 180 173 176 168 184 196 179 174 186 176 182 180 175 179 133 180 (48%)

So you can see that taking all EPL seasons into account that Over 2.5 goals (52%) is slightly more common than Under 2.5 goals (48%).

EPL Betting Odds For Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Below is a small sample from the EPL season 2021/22, here you can see the odds on 10 games taking place in October 2021.

These odds are the best odds a few days before the games kick-off, team news can of course effect odds. 

The games at Villa, Norwich, and Brentford offer odds against for Over 2.5 goals, the other 7 games are all odds on for Over 2.5 goals. 

Over 2.5 Best Odds Under 2.5 Best Odds
Watford Liverpool 1.6 FAV 2.45
Aston Villa Wolves 2.1 1.8 FAV
Leicester Man Utd 1.83 FAV 2.1
Man City Burnley 1.42 FAV 3.2
Norwich Brighton 2.05 1.87 FAV
Brentford Chelsea 2 1.91 FAV
Southampton Leeds 1.71 FAV 2.25
Everton West Ham 1.9 FAV 2.05
Newcastle Tottenham 1.8 FAV 2.1
Arsenal Crystal Palace 1.91 FAV 2

When utilizing a football betting strategy it is always best to rigorously test over a period of time, we hope the above stats can be of some help.  

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