Over 3.5 Goals Prediction: Which games will produce at least four goals?

The total goals market is one of the most popular football betting markets. Whilst most punters typically punt for over/under the 2.5 mark, here we focus on over 3.5 goals betting owing to the stronger value that specific wager typically brings.
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17th July

⚽ Struga vs Slovan

🔺 Over 3.5

18th July

⚽ Tobol vs Ryzomberok

🔺 Over 3.5

19th July

⚽ Sirius vs Malmo

🔺 Over 3.5

Our Top Three Over 3.5 Goals Predictions

Here are our three picks for games we expect to produce plenty of goals.

Struga vs Slovan Bratislava – 17/07/24

  • The first leg between these sides served up a glut of goals with no fewer than six hitting the net
  • Struga have seen six of their last 10 home matches go north of the 3.5 goal cut-off
  • Slovan Bratislava have averaged 3.8 goals per game across their last five away matches

Odds: 6/4 (2.50)

Place the bet at bet365 >>

Tobol vs Ruzomberok – 18/07/24

  • Tobol have averaged 3.8 goals per game across their last five matches notably breaking the 3.5 mark in three of those games
  • Four of Ruzomberok's last five – and each of their last three – have all gone over the 3.5 threshold
  • The first leg encounter between these sides produced an incredible seven goals

Odds: 163/100 (2.63)

Place the bet at bet365 >>

Sirius vs Malmo – 19/07/24

  • Each of Sirius' past four games have gone over 3.5 goals
  • Malmo have seen two of their last four games break the 3.5 goal line with a game average of 3.8 goals
  • Six of the last eight head to head games between these sides have gone over the all-important 3.5 goal marker

Odds: 5/4 (2.25)

Place the bet at bet365 >>

How to use the over 3.5 goals market

When choosing whether to bet on over 3.5 goals, you need to make a few considerations. In its simplest terms, the bet means if four or more goals are scored in the selected game, your bet wins. However, selecting any game to produce at least four goals isn't easy, but there are specific stats and information you can look at to make an educated bet.

  1. Recent Form: check out both teams' recent matches against other sides. Is one of those teams scoring or conceding a lot of goals?
  2. H2H Record: Compare the recent matches played between these two teams. Is there a habit of a lot of goals being scored in these matches?
  3. Player Injuries and Suspensions: It's always wise to see if any key players will miss your selected match. Is one team's first-choice goalkeeper out of the game? Maybe both teams' top goalscorers or playmakers are injured. All of these things combine when predicting in the over 3.5 goals market.

Research is key when making any bet, particularly one like this. Four or more goals being scored in any game isn't too unusual but more often than not, games produce under 3.5 goals (3 goals or fewer). Combining Over 3.5 goals with different bets in an accumulator can work out well, that way you aren't really on a lot of games producing 4 or more goals.

Over 3.5 Goals Best Bookmakers

All of the well-known bookmakers will offer odds on Over 3.5 Goals in almost all football matches they cover. Sometimes, the more obscure football matches from smaller or lesser-known competitions have minimal odds and may only offer Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds and not support Over/Under 3.5 Goals.

When it comes to selecting your Over 3.5 Goals bookmaker, it is important that you choose someone established and trustworthy. The likes of bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Stake and Betfred always offer odds for the Over 3.5 Goals market on all big leagues and competitions. Some of the smaller bookmakers will offer you better odds but they are often tied into a sign-up offer.

Football Whispers has close ties with a selection of bookmakers, all are established, trustworthy and offer competitive odds. Our pick for the Over 3.5 Goals market would have to be bet365, which have some of the best-priced odds for this particular market.

FAQs for Over 3.5 Goals

  • Which bookmakers use the Over 3.5 Goals market? All of the established and respected bookmakers such as bet365, Ladbrokes, Stake, William Hill and Betfred offer odds on over 3.5 goals.
  • What is the best way of choosing an Over 3.5 Goals game? No game is guaranteed to produce 4 or more goals, but the best way to predict a high-scoring game is to look at the form of both teams, their H2H record and any injuries or suspensions to key players.
  • What is the benefit of choosing Over 3.5 Goals ahead of Over 2.5 Goals? Simple, the odds will always be better if you choose to go with Over 3.5 Goals but that is because the outcome is less likely.
  • When do the odds get released for the Over 3.5 Goals market? The total goals market is one of the most popular to bet on and therefore the odds are usually released well before the match kicks-off.
  • What does Over 3.5 Goals mean? Over 3.5 Goals means 4 or more goals, so if you back over 3.5 goals to be scored you need that game to produce at least four goals to win, anything lower and you would lose.

Ash is an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!