Goal bands betting explained: Why high and low-scoring games are valuable

Goal bands betting is pretty simple. This method of betting simply looks at the amount of goals one game will produce. For example, betting on a game between Manchester City and Arsenal to have 1-3 goals.

You can usually bet on goal brackets, such as 1-2, 2-3 and so on. However, goal bands betting does tend to go as high as 6+.

Let’s take a look at some goal bands betting for this week.

Chelsea vs Liverpool – 2-4 goals (1/2, 1.5)

The first major trophy in England is up for grabs in the EFL Cup final this Sunday with Chelsea looking to upset the odds against Liverpool.

Based on recent performances, Chelsea have managed to pull in a few hopefuls ahead of the Wembley clash. Last time out, the Blues managed to get a commendable draw away to Manchester City, as Raheem Sterling bagged against his old club in a 1-1 draw.

On the other hand, Liverpool have continued to be relentless. They remain top of the Premier League with just two losses and smashed Brentford 4-1 last weekend after a 3-1 win over Burnley. In fact, the club have eased to all three points against Chelsea already after a 4-1 battering at Anfield.

Once again, on the big Wembley pitch, Liverpool should win, but regardless, more goals are expected.

Arsenal vs Newcastle – 1-2 goals (2/1, 3.0)

Arsenal and Newcastle United have played out thrilling games in the past few years, with the two fixtures last campaign turning out to be title-challenging affairs. Now, however, the Gunners remain in a title race while the Magpies sit down in eighth. 

Newcastle have, however, already defeated Arsenal this season with a 1-0 win at home, and they did the same at St. James’ Park the season before this one. These two also played out a goalless draw at the Emirates last campaign, and it seems as if we’re looking at another low-scoring affair.

Burnley vs Arsenal prediction

AC Milan vs Atalanta – 3-4 goals, (3/1, 4.0)

Moving over to Serie A and we have a massive battle between third and fourth in Italy's top flight where only seven points keeps AC Milan and Atalanta apart. What’s more, the Bergamo side have a game in hand to play over them too, meaning a win here and a victory in that game could rocket the club into the top three.

These two do always play out high-scoring games, and with a combined 151 goal involvements between the two sides in Serie A this season, it would be quite a surprise to not see more goals in this outing.

Three goals came in between these two last month, as Atalanta won in a Coppa Italia round of 16 battle, while the reverse league fixture saw Atalanta win 3-2 in Bergamo.


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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.