Definition of Match Shots on Target

What does the term "match shots on target" mean in the world of sports betting, especially football betting? What is meant by the term "match shots on target"?

In the world of football betting, match shots on target simply means that you are betting on the total number of shots on target that will be registered by BOTH teams in a match.

In photo:  Karim Benzema taking a shot on goal.  Match Shots on Target meaning in the world of sports betting.Please note: this is total shots on TARGET, and not total shots in general.

So, let's take a look at a real line for a Champions League match between Man City and Real Madrid:

Match Shots on Target


Over 9.5 Shots, 2.10
Under 9.5 Shots, 1.66

So, if you think that there will be plenty of offensive action that results in a large number of shots on goal, you'd want to take the Over 9.5 Shots line.

On the other hand, if you think that defense will be the name of the game, you'd probably want to take the Under 9.5 Shots line.


Playing Match Shots on Target can be a good way to participate if you don't really care who wins a game.