Over 0.5 is a common bet type and selection you’ll come across when sports betting. But what exactly does this over 0.5 bet represent? This guide explains the meaning of over 0.5 goals, cards, corners, bookings, and other selections across different sports.
Over 0.5 Goals
This is the most common usage of over 0.5. In a football match:
- Over 0.5 Goals simply means that at least 1 goal will be scored by either team.
- The bet wins if the final score has 1 or more goals.
- If the match ends 0-0, then Over 0.5 Goals bets lose.
So Over 0.5 Goals needs just a single goal to be scored. This bet has low risk as even one solitary goal in 90 minutes wins the wager.
Over 0.5 Cards/Corners/Bookings
Over 0.5 can apply to various metrics beyond just goals:
- Over 0.5 Cards means a prediction of at least 1 card shown to any player.
- Over 0.5 Corners is a bet that there will be 1 or more corners during the match.
- Over 0.5 Bookings means expecting 1 or more yellow/red cards to be shown.
Much like goals, one single occurrence of the listed event (card, corner, booking etc) makes this bet a winner.
Other Usages of Over 0.5
Less common examples of over 0.5 bets include:
- Tennis – Over 0.5 Sets is a bet on the match going to at least 2 sets, rather than a straight sets win.
- Basketball – Over 0.5 Three Pointers means making 1 or more 3-point shot.
- American Football – Over 0.5 Interceptions is a bet on at least 1 pass being intercepted.
- Baseball – Over 0.5 Home Runs predicts that one or more home runs will be hit.
The over 0.5 bet can apply to any measurable event with a binary outcome like occurring or not occurring during a game.
Betting Strategies with Over 0.5
Over 0.5 selections lend themselves to profitable betting strategies:
- Combine into accumulators – Combining multiple over 0.5 bets stretches odds while retaining safety in numbers.
- Use inCorrect Scores – Over 0.5 selections pair well with correct score predictions like 2-1 or 3-0 to cover close calls.
- Double Chance – Betting on Team A + Over 0.5 provides two chances to win.
- Live Betting – Over 0.5 bets offer good value while matches remain goalless or eventless.
- Lower Risk – The high probability of these bets occurring reduces overall risk versus higher odds wagers.
With proper strategy, over 0.5 betting can provide low-risk opportunities.