'Tai xiu' in football is a popular type of betting at bookmaker , where players choose a specific number based on certain statistics in a football match, such as the total number of goals, total number of cards, total number of corner kicks, etc. In 'tai xiu' football, people usually play on the total number of goals in a match.
You often hear people who gamble on football talk about the 'tai xiu' bet, and even TV programs analyzing matches also mention information like 'tai xiu 2 goals,' 'tai xiu 2 goals lost half,' etc. So, what is 'tai xiu' in football?
'Tai xiu' in football refers to the act of predicting the total number of goals in a football match by placing a bet on either 'tai' or 'xiu' based on the number provided by the bookmaker. When placing a bet, you will wager your stake for that particular betting round.
The meaning of 'tai' and 'xiu' can be explained as follows:
'Tai' means the total number of goals is greater than the given odds for the 'tai xiu' bet.
'Xiu' means the total number of goals is less than the given odds for the 'tai xiu' bet.
If the total number of goals is equal to the given odds, the result is a draw.
For example, in a match with a score of 2-1, the total number of goals is 3. In a 3-2 match, the total number of goals is 5. When betting on 'tai xiu,' you don't care which team scores the goals; you bet on whether the total number of goals scored by both teams will be higher or lower than the odds provided by the bookmaker. Simply put, if you believe there will be few goals in the match, you bet on 'xiu,' while if you expect many goals, you bet on 'tai.'
The 'tai xiu' bet in football is also referred to as the 'over/under' bet or 'O/U' bet because the betting ticket offers two options for players to choose:
'Tai' (over): Betting that the match result will have more goals than the given odds by the bookmaker.
'Xiu' (under): Betting that the match result will have fewer goals than the given odds by the bookmaker.
The most common statistic used by bookmakers to set 'tai xiu' odds is the total number of goals. This is also one of the main bet types on the bookmaker's odds board. Additionally, there can be 'tai xiu' bets based on the number of corner kicks, the number of yellow cards, the number of red cards, or other specific statistics.
Except for special cases like 'tai xiu' bets based on penalty kicks, the results of other bets are determined based on the official 90 minutes of play in the match. However, for these special bets, bookmakers provide clarifications, or if not specified, it is generally understood to refer to the total goals 'tai xiu' bet.
Common ways to play 'tai xiu' in football include:
Total goals 'tai xiu': This is the most common form of 'tai xiu' bet available for all matches. The bookmaker will provide a predicted number for the total goals scored by both teams. Players choose to bet 'tai' or 'xiu' based on their opinion.