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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12th July

⚽ Turkey vs Switzerland

🔺 Over 3.5

13th July

⚽ Trosmo vs KFUM

🔺 Over 3.5

14th July

⚽ Vasteras vs Norrkoping

🔺 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.

Turkey vs Switzerland (W) – 12/07/24

  • Turkey have seen three of their past 10 matches go north of the 3.5 goal threshold
  • Switzerland have gone over the 3.5 mark in four of their last 10 matches
  • Each of the last three head to head games between these nations have broken the 3.5 cut off

Odds: Odds TBC

Place the bet at bet365 >>

Trosmo vs KFUM – 13/07/24

  • Trosmo have gone north of the 3.5 goals line in two of their last five home matches with a game average of 3.4 goals
  • KFUM have seen three of their last five games break the 3.5 marker with a game average of 4.2 goals per game
  • With the above stats in mind, odds of 9/4 (3.25) make this bet look like good value

Odds: 9/4 (3.25)

Place the bet at bet365 >>

Vasteras vs Norrkoping – 14/07/24

  • Vasteras have seen one of their last two matches break the 3.5 goal line with their game average across those games sitting at 3.5 goals
  • Norrkoping have gone over 3.5 goals in three of their last four matches with a total of 15 goals in that period
  • Three of the last five head to head matches have gone north of the 3.5 threshold

Odds: 163/100 (2.63)

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!