Goals are what makes the football world go round and for many different types of football betting market, they are what can win or lose you your bet. They are the currency that decides who will be celebrating come the end of 90 minutes and who will be sat in the dressing room, wondering how they fell to defeat.
Seeing as goals are so important to football betting, it is unsurprising that there are many betting markets based on goals. However, there is one market that is somewhat rare amongst British-based bookmakers and it may surprise you to find that that this is the Goal in Both Halves market.
We’ve looked through all the biggest and best betting sites and could only manage to find three reputable companies offering the goals scored in both halves market. They are listed below:
Where To Bet On Goal In Both Halves
How the Goal In Both Halves Market Works
So you’ve got three choices when it comes to where to bet on goals in both halves of any football match. Now we’ll explain exactly how the market works.
There are a large number of goal and half based bets so it is important that you search through the available bets to ensure you are backing the correct market. Depending on the type of teams involved in the game, this is generally a market that tends to be around the even money mark, or perhaps lower in games where bookmakers suspect there will be a lot of goals.
You are essentially betting on whether or not you think there will be a goal, from either team, in both halves of the game. It doesn’t matter which player or which team scores as long as there’s a goal in the first half and one in the second as well (injury time included, but extra time if played is not counted).
You can back one or more goals to be scored in each half by clicking the Yes option, or you can back against it by clicking the No option.
Quick Example Bet
So for example, in a recent clash between Cyprus and Wales, Coral (one of the bookies with goals in both halves betting) offered odds of 2.05 on Yes there would be a goal in each half, with the no option of their being at least one half without a goal being offered at 1.73.
- A £10 bet on yes would return £20.50 if goal are scored both sides of half time.
- A £10 bet on no would return £17.30 total if one half went goalless.
Rules Regarding the Goals in Both Halves Market
This is a relatively simple and easy to understand bet.
All you need to understand is that either of the teams can score during each half and if they do, provided you backed the yes option, then your bet will win. If any half is goalless, then if you backed the Yes option, your bet will lose.
Do own goals count? Yes all types of goals count here.
What if the goal comes in injury time so beyond 45 or 90 minutes? This counts as long as it’s part of normal time not extra time?
Does extra time count? No it doesn’t. Injury time counts but extra time does not.
Do disallowed goals count? No, the goal must bet legitimate to count towards this bet.
What if there is more than one goal in each half? The first goal in either half is the only you need to worry about. There can be more goals in either half but if you’ve backed the yes option there must be at least one.