What does halftime/full-time mean in betting

It’s simple. You predict the team that will lead the score during the break and after the game is finally over. Fulltime betting, which is carried out in the pause between the first and second half, is typical for football matches. Such markets will be offered to you by many, if not all of the existing bookmakers. This is a popular direction of betting when players analyze the first half of the game and try to draw the right conclusions about the winner of the entire sports battle.

Often, full-time during the break combines a positive result of a bet that has been played in the first half and a new forecast, which concerns the outcome of the entire game.

How does the halftime/full-time double rate work?

This is a way to make a double prediction included at the same time in one coupon. It’s mostly football matches. A player who decides to make a halftime&fulltime double bet must indicate the correct outcome of the game before the break and after the end of the match. Sometimes this form of betting is applied to other sports there are no restrictions. But the main practice of double halftime&fulltime applies specifically to football, where there are 9 possible ways to play such a bet.

At the same time, when it comes to the results achieved in extra time, the method of summarizing the results becomes variable:

  • so, for example, bets on the money line or over/under when calculating the total necessarily take into account overtime;
  • the same applies to bets on the 2nd half of the match – extra time results are taken into account;
  • but overtime is not taken into account when it comes to bets on the fourth quarter of a game. The total result of games in college football also does not take into account overtime achievements.

What does the Halftime 1X2 designation mean?

Here you need to take by analogy with the usual bets on the outcome of a full match:

  • 1 here – the host team, the hosts of the field where the game is played;
  • 2 – guests who arrived for the game;
  • X is a symbol for a draw.

Therefore, the same symbols with the prefix Halftime will denote the winner of the first half, the losing team, or the fact that neither team managed to achieve an advantage expressed in the score.

When placing bets, you may encounter another abbreviation often used by bookmakers. This is the HT FT. It is not difficult to guess that this means a double halftime & full-time rate only in a more abbreviated form.

Also among the designations you can find HT/ST/X/X – everything is simple here too: both the result of the first half of the game and the final score will be a draw. By the way, did you know that about 29% of all matches played are without balls in the first half?

Why does full-time not include overtime?

This is how the traditions of this type of betting in the bookmaker practice have developed. Unless expressly stated otherwise, all established odds and accepted predictions of results refer specifically to “full time” – 90 minutes for a football match.

This time can be inflated to 100 minutes or more, which was shown to us by the last world football championship in Qatar. After all, the referee necessarily adds some compensatory minutes for delays due to injuries, substitutions, or any other stops or pauses in the game.

But full-time does not include (in normal practice) the results that the teams managed to achieve in extra time, as well as a series of 11-meter strikes when it was not possible to determine the winner of the match, but this is required by the meeting rules.

How to correctly read the coefficients?

The amount of the reward is usually written first. For example, “odd 2-1”. This means that you will receive 2 monetary units if you bet 1. If, of course, your bet will play.

Sometimes the odds are simply indicated by a number, for example, “2” or “1.4” – this means winning with a bet of 1. You bet one dollar or euro and won 2 – that’s how it works.

A good example of a halftime&fulltime bet

Let’s imagine that two teams are going to meet. One of which, for example, “Manchester City”, and the other – “Burnley”. The first ones are deservedly considered the favorites, therefore the odds for the game are set as follows:

  • 1 – 1.16;
  • X – 8.00;
  • 2 – 19.00.

Of course, the winning bet on the away team is the most profitable, but it is also the most fantastic version. To get real income, it would be logical to bet on the citizens to win at odds of 1.16, but the halftime / full-time market allows you to earn more.

In the case of a double bet, the odds will look like this:

  • HT / ST / 1/1 (MC win both during the break and after the whistle) – 1.66;
  • HT/ST/X/1 (draw at half-time and hosts win at the end) – 4.00;
  • HT/ST/1/2 (the advantage of the guests after the break and the final victory of the hosts) – 23.00;
  • HT/ST/Х/Х (a draw both during the break and at the end of the game) – 10.00;
  • HT/ST/2/2 (double victory of the guests) – 29.00.

As you can see for yourself, the halftime&fulltime bet gives you chances to get a much bigger reward than a simple forecast of the overall result of the game.