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What is Half Time/Full Time Betting? Your Guide To The Popular Wager

Half Time/Full Time Betting is almost an extension on the popular Match Result market and is becoming an ever-popular way to bet on football and earn that extra little bit of profit.

It’s a game of two halves is the ultimate football cliche and you can take advantage of that.

If you’re looking to take your betting beyond betting on a team to win, take a look out Half Time/Full Time betting tips today!

Below you’ll find all you need to know about Half Time/Full Time betting including what it is and the best bookmakers to play with.

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What Is Half Time/Full Time Betting?

A Half Time/Full Time bet (or HT/FT) is essentially two bets rolled into one, where you predict who will be winning at half time, followed by who will be winning at full time.

Sometimes known as a Double Result bet, it really is that simple. Naturally, there are plenty of combinations which can be backed and to win both parts of the bet need to come through.

The nine combinations in which you can play with a Half Time/Full time bet are as follows:

  • Home/Home
  • Home/Draw
  • Home/Away
  • Draw/Home
  • Draw/Draw
  • Draw/Away
  • Away/Home
  • Away/Draw
  • Away/Away

Odds will of course vary dependent on which combination you choose, with Home/Away usually giving the best odds. This will be dependent on the teams playing and there are a number of ways you can play a Half Time/Full Time bet.

In our Half Time/Full Time soccer predictions, you will see something like ArsenalHT/Arsenal FT – this means we expect and require Arsenal to be winning at half-time AND full-time for the bet to be a winner.

Draw HT/Arsenal FT would mean a draw at half-time and Arsenal to be winning at full-time would be required.

So, let’s say Arsenal were taking on Chelsea in the Premier League. In this instance you want to place a Draw/Arsenal HT/FT wager.

If Chelsea take the lead in the first half, Arsenal would have to level before half time for your bet to still be on. If Chelsea were to maintain that lead, the best would lose.

If Arsenal were to go up before half time, the bet would also lose. However, a draw would carry your wager into the second half. In order for you to win, the second half of the bet would then be required to come through, meaning Arsenal would have to win.

The score can change hands as many times as it wants, as long as Arsenal finish winning the game your bet will win.


How To Place A Half Time/Full Time Bet

Placing a Half Time/Full Time bet is really easy. Most major bookmakers include this market on most matches, whether it be the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga or even as low as League Two.

To place a bet all you need to do is log-in or sign-up to a bookmaker account (check out our bookmakers page for all our favourite sites) and head to the football section of their site.

You’ll find dozens of leagues to bet on and hundreds of games. To find the HT/FT betting market, click on the game you want to bet on and open up the markets available.

Among them you’ll find Half Time/Full Time. All you then need to do is select the outcome you predict will happen, add the bet to your bet slip and place your bets.


When To Place A Half Time/Full Time Bet

One of the most common occurrences people play a Half Time/Full Time bet is when a punter expects a side to earn a clear win. The odds on a Half Time/Full Time bet will generally have better odds than a typical To Win/Match Result bet.

However, there are plenty of other occasions when a Half Time/Full Time bet is worth taking a punt on. It’s well worth studying the form of teams. For example, if a team has a habit of scoring late rather than during the early stages, you may fancy a Draw/Win bet of some description, while if teams regularly get off to a flying start but concede late on, a Home(or Away)/Draw might be the likely bet to place.

Knowing the trends within team performances is generally key to Half Time/Full Time betting, while studying recent form will also give you a good indicator of how clubs will perform in each half.


What Are Today’s Half-time/Full-time Betting Tips?

On this very page you’ll find our Half Time/Full Time betting tips and predictions. We post them regularly on games across all Europe’s top leagues.

We will also give you the best bookies to use for betting on the selections and a free bet to spend. Our tips are picked by betting experts and take into account a huge range of statistics, news and views, such as injuries and suspensions, as well as things such as head-to-head and the years of experience our tipsters actually have.

We don’t necessarily post these every day, only when we see terrific value on a game. Don’t fear though, you’ll find plenty more of today’s football betting tips scattered around and you’ll see a link to the most popular ones below.


Which Bookmakers Offer Half Time/Full Time Betting?

All major bookmakers will offer the HT/FT betting market these days across the vast majority of leagues worldwide. It’s an easy wager for the bookmaker to monitor as you’re only required to know a half time and full time score for the bet to be offered.

That means you’ll be able to play it even on the weirdest and most wonderful leagues, such as the Iraqi First Division or the A-League.

You’ll find all the best bookmakers on our Bookmakers Reviews page, where you’ll be able to find all the pros and cons of the likes of Novibet, William Hill and Coral, plus many, many more.


Free Bets To Place Half Time/Full Time Bets

If you’re new to the market, it’s well worth combining any Half Time/Full Time betting prediction we offer with a free bet.

It’ll give you a real taste of how the market works without you needing to wager a penny. You’ll find tons of free bets available to new customers, offered by bookmakers all over the planet.

The likes of 888sport are offering up to £30 in free bets at the moment, while bet365 have an incredible offer with up to £100 in bet credits up for grabs, perfect for playing this market.

You’ll find plenty more on or free bets page, so head on over and combine our top tips with a way to play for free.


Can I Place A Half Time/Full Time Accumulator?

If you want to take Half Time/Full Time betting to the next level, you can even add a string of the wagers into an accumulator and really boost your odds.

The HT/FT market will already offer better odds than the To Win market, but you can increase those even further with an accumulator. Of course, winning the bet is much harder, but the payouts can be astronomical. The more games you put in your HT/FT accumulator, the bigger the payout, but the bigger the risk.


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