Regular gamblers and traders bet and trade on Over/Unders regularly but to the casual punter or recreational gambler, they often overlook Overs/Unders and Asian Handicaps because they have strange half numbers attached to them. So if you're wondering "What is Over/Under 2.5 Goals", then this brief guide should make it perfectly clear for you.
You can't have half (0.50) a goal in a football match, that much is clear, so it makes perfect sense why people get confused around these betting markets.
What Does Under 2.5 Goals Mean Exactly? If you've bet on Under 2.5 Goals, then to win your bet there need to be less than 3 goals scored in the match. This means the scoreline needs to be 0-0, 1-1, 0-1, 1-0, 0-2 or 2-0 in order for you to win.
What Does Over 2.5 Goals Mean Exactly? If you've bet on Over 2.5 Goals, then to win your bet you need there to be 3 goals or more in the match. It can be any number, 3, 4, 10, 25, it doesn't matter, as long as there are over 3 goals or more, you'll win. 3-0, 1-2, 3-3, 5-0 etc would all be winning scorelines for your bet.
The Over/Unders markets only apply to normal time, that's 90 minutes + injury time.