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: Chelsea v Sevilla (Tuesday 20:00 BST)
Chelsea take on Sevilla in the sides opening Champions League group match at Stamford Bridge, as Frank Lampard’s side look to bounce back from the disappointment of being unable to take the win over Southampton. Opponents Sevilla, have been playing well, taking Bayern to extra time in the Super Cup and holding Barcelona at the Camp Nou. However the three game unbeaten run was ended at Granada in a surprise 1-0 loss at the weekend for Julen Lopetegui’s team.
All of the home sides matches have seen over 1.5 goals being scored and this looks likely once again. Sevilla are a well organised side, but have only kept one clean sheet themselves so far, when beating Levante 1-0. Both sides are expected to go through from this group and with neither side wanting to play catch-up with a defeat, a score draw result looks the likeliest outcome, with both Frank Lampard and Julen Lopetegui arguably satisfied with a point at this early stage.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: PSG v Man United (Tuesday 20:00 BST)
Paris St Germain take on Manchester United in this Champions league group match, with neither side affording a defeat in a tough group that also included RB Leipzig and Basaksehir. After the hangover of Champions League final defeat to Bayern, PSG lost their opening two league matches, but have bounced back to normality, with five successive victories, including a 4-0 win over Nimes. Manchester United have been struggling defensively, losing 1-3 to Palace and 1-6 to Spurs so far this season, but a morale boosting 4-1 at Newcastle is only expected to be a sticking plaster to the issues Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have at the back.
United will need to improve significantly in defence to have a chance of taking something away from the Parc des Princes, especially with Neymar, Mbappe and Sarabia looking in strong from. The Red Devils can cause a few issues to Les Parisiens, but the French champions just look too strong for the English side. PSG to win and over 2.5 goals looks a solid bet here.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid (Wednesday 20:00 BST)
European champions, Bayern Munich begin the defence of their crown, with a stern test against Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena. Bayern won the Super Cup against Sevilla in extra time, before losing to Hoffenheim in the league, however they have bounced back with four straight wins. Atletico are in fine form, with a run of four without loss so far, culminating in a 2-0 win at Celta over the weekend.
Bayern’s matches have been full of goals already this season, with 37 total goals in the seven matches played. By contrast, there have been 9 total goals in four Atleti games, with seven of those coming in the opening match. The sides met four times in 2016, with the home side winning each game and with just six goals scored. Expect a more open contest, compared to those past meetings, and if Bayern get off to a quick start, they should take the victory, with over 2.5 goals being scored.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Ajax v Liverpool (Wednesday 20:00 BST)
Ajax take on Liverpool in the Champions League group stage, with this classic match-up promising goals. The Dutch have only conceded a handful of goals so far this season, but against the quality of Salah, Mane and Firmino, this will be their sternest test yet. Liverpool are of course without Virgil Van Dijk, after the horror tackle by Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby, adding to the already absent Alisson. Jurgen Klopp’s side have looked nowhere near as assured at the back with Adrian in goal and this could be a great opportunity for the Dutch champions to get something out of this game.
There have been 14 goals in five Ajax matches so far, while Liverpool have seen 13 in the latest two matches alone, so expect a few goals here, especially with neither defence filling me with much confidence, as Ajax have yet to face quality opposition and Liverpool’s defensive issues are compounded more so by the absence of Virgil Van Dijk. Over 1.5 goals looks nailed on here, with a score draw piquing the interest,
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Man City v FC Porto (Wednesday 20:00 BST)
Manchester City host Porto in this opening group contest for the UEFA Champions League, with City still looking for the promised land, having exited at the quarter-final stage yet again, when losing to Lyon. They come into the game unbeaten in three, with a 1-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend. Porto won their opening two games, before a surprise home loss to Maritimo, however they picked up a 2-2 draw away to Sporting CP at the weekend, which will have boosted confidence.
Across the park, City just look to be the better side, Porto’s strength is in attack, but Pep Guardiola’s possession based tactics are likely to stifle any potential lifelines for the Portuguese side, while defensively they don’t look strong, having shipped five in the last two games. Porto lost 4-0 on their last visit back in 2012 and lost 2-0 at Anfield, to Liverpool in 2019, with a similar scoreline expected, especially with Sergio Aguero returning to the fray at the weekend. Man City to win and over 2.5 goals looks a strong option here.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Stuttgart v Koln (Friday 19:30 BST)
Stuttgart have enjoyed their share of exciting and high-scoring games early in the new campaign and they’ll want to build on a seven-point tally earned in the last three outings. They sit just three behind pace-setters RB Leipzig and we feel an in-form attacking line will be able to deliver against Koln on Friday too.
Koln have struggled defensively and while they finally ended a three-match losing streak with a home draw against Eintracht Frankfurt (1-1), Markus Gisdol’s men should be in for a tough task trying to replicate it at Mercedes-Benz Arena. We do expect an exciting occasion with goals, though, and we hope the visitors can have a say in it – especially after being used to thrillers in the sides’ head-to-head clashes over the past couple of years.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Sassuolo v Torino (Friday 19:45 BST)
To say everyone in the know expects a high-scoring occasion at Mapei Stadium would be an understatement. Sassuolo bagged 12 goals in their last three outings and come into the match just two points behind pace-setters AC Milan, hoping to build on the amazing streak despite letting goals in just as regularly.
Torino promise just the same despite a very troubled start of the campaign. They’ve seen three losses in three games but have mainly defensive woes under Marco Giampaolo to thank. Il Toro scored four goals in losses to Atalanta (2-4) and Cagliari (2-3), which will have them looking to capitalize on goals scored this time around. We don’t see them doing so, but we do hope for a thrilling contest on the day.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Elche v Valencia (Friday 20:00 BST)
Elche have been tough defensively and mainly based their success on such performances, beating Eibar (0-1) and Alaves (0-2) while also holding Huesca to a goalless draw. We’re now hoping to see more of the same as they host Valencia and we hope to see very few goals at Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium once again.
Valencia have hardly inspired confidence and their struggles for consistency were to be expected, one would say. They travel to Elche with losses to Real Betis (0-1) and Villarreal (2-1) behind them, desperate for points as a rather tough schedule follows through November. We don’t feel they’ll bounce, though, and their form up front could mean a lot.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Rennes v Angers (Friday 20:00 BST)
Rennes have been scoring and conceding goals on the regular and while they sit just two points behind the top of the table, we feel they’ll be desperate to return to the winning ways. They’ve been held off by Reims (2-2) and Dijon (1-1) before and after the break, seeing goals coming from all directions.
Angers have been scoring goals too and while they’ve been far more unpredictable at the back. They hope to capitalize on the rivals’ busy schedule and probably fatigue, but ten goals conceded at Montpellier (4-1) and PSG (6-1) will be worrying. The visitors have a mid-table spot to build on but we don’t see them making it happen on Friday.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Atalanta v Sampdoria (Saturday 14:00 BST)
Atalanta have been very exciting to watch early in the new campaign, bagging three thrilling wins in their first three outings and seeing the streak ended by Napoli (4-1) last week. La Dea scored 14 goals along the way and it’s hard to believe we’re in for anything other than that as they host Sampdoria on Saturday.
La Samp picked it up after a troubled start and beat Fiorentina (1-2) and Lazio (3-0) in two exciting showings of their own. They haven’t been as stable at the back, though, and we feel this could make all the difference in Bergamo too – despite the rivals’ disappointing trip to Naples seen last week and busy schedule with mid-week trip to Denmark.
Over 1.5 Goals Predictions & Tips: Sevilla v Eibar (Saturday 17:30 BST)
Sevilla kicked their campaign off in good spirits, beating Cadiz (1-3) and Levante (1-0) in late September and early October. They have held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw but struggled to build on it after the break, going on a trip to Chelsea with a 1-0 loss at Granada behind them. Sevillistas haven’t been able to impress up front and will have to look for quick fixes.
While Eibar won’t feel like a perfect chance to make it happen after a goalless draw against Osasuna. However, we’ve seen them scoring and conceding goals on the road early on, where seeing six goals on their two trips could mean arguing otherwise. With that in mind, we’re now going for a high-scoring occasion at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.