Over/Under Total Goals betting remains one of the easiest and most popular forms of betting on football – you are simply betting on the total number of goals scored in a match. So if you are going Over 1.5 Total Goals you are predicting that there will be at least two goals – it doesn’t matter who scores them, you just need to see two or more goals in the match to land a winning bet. The question now is what Over 1.5 Total Goals bets should you place this week? BettingPro.com has the answers right here…
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Tottenham v Liverpool (Thursday 20:00 BST)
Liverpool travel to north London, as they visit Tottenham, looking to arrest a poor run of form that has seen them win just once in the last seven matches played and lose to Burnley and Manchester United in their last two games. Jose Mourinho’s side are unbeaten in eight games, including four in the league and will fancy their chances of avenging the late defeat, after Robert Firmino’s header late on in the game.
Games between the two sides have favoured the Reds, with six successive wins in this fixture. Only the Champions League final meeting has seen a margin of more than one goal in what is usually a tight and fractious contest. There have been fifteen goals in those six games and although Jurgen Klopp’s side seem to have a hold over their opponents, this looks a game that could well end in stalemate, given that Spurs went close to taking the win in that last meeting. Overall neither side can afford a defeat, with top four aspirations, the very least required by the respective clubs and so the draw and under 2.5 goals is the selection here.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Stuttgart v Mainz (Friday 19:30 GMT)
Mainz scored three goals in a shock win over RB Leipzig (3-2) and will surely be no sitting ducks as they travel to Stuttgart, desperate for points to escape the relegation zone. They have been scoring goals against the big guns and snatched an important point at Borussia Dortmund (1-1) on their last trip too, which promises a solid challenge at Mercedes-Benz Arena too.
Stuttgart have shown off as a tough side at this ground lately but now come into the match with losses at Arminia Bielefeld (3-0) and Freiburg (2-1) behind them. They dropped well behind the top 6 and have to secure points against struggling rivals if they’re to close the gap. We now expect another exciting occasion and we’re hoping for both sides to deliver as we go for two or three goals!
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Torino v Fiorentina (Friday 19:45 GMT)
Torino finally ended their goalless run but were still only managed a point at Benevento (2-2) with a last-gasp equalizer from Simone Zaza. Toro are now looking to end a streak of five games without a win but have a tough schedule on their hands, desperate for points to kick it off well under new manager Davide Nicola and avoid falling into the relegation zone again.
Fiorentina beat Crotone (2-1) and bounced from losses they’ve seen in Coppa Italia (1-2 to Inter Milan) and Serie A (6-0 at Napoli) over the past two weeks. They have been very unpredictable and will certainly be no sitting ducks at Grande Torino Olympic Stadium. Still, it feels Viola will have to cope in the final third if they’re to snatch points and we now hope to see goals on Friday.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Lyon v Bordeaux (Friday 20:00 GMT)
Lyon host Bordeaux for their Matchday 22 clash on Friday looking to build on a great win bagged at St Etienne (0-5) last week. They sit just two points behind the top 2 and will surely be very motivated to impress at Groupama Stadium once again, having seen Metz (0-1) snatch all three points last time out. Les Gones have been scoring goals beforehand and we feel this will be a great boost to their confidence, as we go for them to outgun the visitors.
Bordeaux promise a strong challenge and come into the match with three consecutive wins behind them. Jean-Louis Gasset’s men beat Lorient (2-1), Nice (0-3), and Angers (2-1), scoring goals and bagging important points along the way. They now sit just four points behind the top 5 and we hope to see them looking for more as well.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Real Valladolid v Huesca (Friday 20:00 GMT)
Real Valladolid have seen quite the thrillers lately, heading into a busy week with eight goals scored in three games. They beat Pena Deportiva (1-4) in Copa del Rey and held off Elche (2-2) and Levante (2-2) in two La Liga games since. Sergio will surely be disappointed with goals conceded but we feel they enjoyed an attacking approach and we’re now hoping for more of the same.
Huesca have struggled to retain their goalscoring form and sit rock-bottomed with a goalless draw against Villarreal now behind them. They finally ended their losing streak but still failed to find the net yet again. We’ve seen a more consistent delivery through December and we’ll surely see them motivated to rediscover the form. We thus hope for an open contest and goals at Jose Zorrilla Stadium, going for Valladolid to push more for it.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Everton v Newcastle United (Saturday 12:30 BST)
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce takes his side to Goodison Park, looking to arrest a run of eleven games without a win and five successive losses, as the former Manchester United defender looks destined for the chop, if results continue as they do. By contrast, Carlo Ancelotti’s side have lost just twice in the last ten games and welcomed back Dominic Calvert-Lewin last week, having been sidelined. After a mini injury crisis, the Italian will be pleased that his side have maintained form, but with their star striker back, a push for the top four looks likely once again.
This has been a fairly even fixture, with two wins apiece and two draws in the last six meetings while a total of 18 goals have been scored in that time. Only once has a team failed to score in those six games, however with Newcastle’s struggles in front of goal that has seen just three scored in the last ten matches, a routine win looks more likely for the home side, with Everton to win and under 2.5 goals looking the more likely outcome.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Real Madrid v Levante (Saturday 15:15 GMT)
Real Madrid host Levante after finally ending a three-match winless streak and we’ve seen them score four goals at Deportivo Alaves (1-4), as Casemiro, Benzema (x2), and Hazard all found the net. They now hope to keep it up in La Liga despite Cup and Super Cup disappointments now behind them. We do expect them motivated to close the gap to Atleti at the top of the table and we hope to see it in the final third.
Levante haven’t seen a loss themselves in almost a month, though, and have ground to build on. We’ve seen three Cup wins along with five points earned in three league outings, with a somewhat more lenient schedule behind. They have a lot to prove if they’re to escape dropping into immediate danger zone through February and the tough schedule starts right here.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Sampdoria v Juventus (Saturday 17:00 GMT)
Sampdoria host Juventus for their Matchday 20 clash in a good mood after beating Parma (0-2) last week, which was their third win in four outings. They only slipped at Spezia (2-1) along the way and will certainly hope to build on their mid-table spot despite a tough schedule through late February. Samp have been scoring more goals lately and Juve will be given a great run for the money, we feel, coming into the match as heavy favourites to snatch the points.
Indeed, Juventus picked it up and started feeling more like a team under Andrea Pirlo lately and confident wins over Napoli (2-0 in Super Cup) and Bologna (2-0) go to show it. They have earned six wins in seven outings across competitions and only saw a loss at Inter Milan (2-0) along the way. We feel they will be able to secure the points but will also have to outgun the rivals to make it happen!
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Arsenal v Manchester United (Saturday 17:30 BST)
Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates, with both sides in decent form of late, barring the odd blot on the copybook. Arsenal are unbeaten in six league games, although they did lose to Southampton in the FA Cup last weekend. Manchester United had only lost one in the last thirteen games, but the midweek defeat to Sheffield United will have hurt their title bid and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be expecting a reaction from his side, especially having lost last time to the Gunners at Old Trafford.
There have been eighteen goals in the last seven meetings, although the Gunners are unbeaten against the Red Devils in the last four meetings and with both sides in great form, especially going forward, I expect a few goals as both sides look to take the game to each other in a more entertaining contest. A draw result and over 2.5 goals is the selection here, with a goalfest (hopefully) on the cards.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Leicester City v Leeds United (Sunday 14:00 BST)
Leicester City take on Leeds United at the King Power, with the Foxes in fine form and challenging for top spot. Their draw with Everton, which came via a goalkeeping error from Jordan Pickford extended Brendan Rodgers sides run to eight unbeaten, with plenty starting to feel they could go close once again. Leeds United finally ended a run of three defeats, including the surprise loss to Crawley Town, by beating struggling Newcastle United 2-1 at St James’s Park, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side sitting in mid-table comfort.
Leicester have enjoyed a couple of wins in the most recent matches against their opponents, with a 3-1 League Cup win back in 2017 and more recently a 4-1 victory at Elland Road, last November. It’s difficult to bet against the home side taking another three points here, although I largely expect a better performance from the visitors, with a closer result this time around. Leicester City to win and over 2.5 Goals is the go to bet here.