Half Time/ Full Time Betting Strategy

Even though the half time/full time betting strategy has lost some of its popularity in recent times (largely due to the influx of other markets), there is still value to be had when using this method of gambling. When using the strategy, players will simply predict the outcome of the match at half time and also full time. There are a number of ways of taking advantage of this particular market which we are going to take a look at.

Backing Favourites

This is probably the easiest bet to pull off in the halt time/ full time market since it takes advantage of a team’s high probability that they will win. It works best when you fancy a team to win the game outright, but you don’t feel there is any value in the price. For example, let’s say Manchester United are 4/11 to win their next game. These odds aren’t very valuable but if you look at the half time/ full time market they will usually be around 21/20 to be winning at half time and full time. Using this method is great if you want to back a smaller amount of teams for the same return.

Backing Draws

Another way this market can be valuable is by using it when you fancy a draw between two teams. By backing the draw at half time and full time, you manage to increase you odds from around 3/1 to around 6/1.  A good way of trying to make a decent profit is by using a patent bet which would cost you £7 if you fancied three draws. Only one winner would get your stake back, while even two winners would see a nice profit, and three winners would return around £80.

Backing Longshots

One of the best ways to have fun while using this method is by backing a longshot double. If you were to place two selections of one team to be winning at half time and the other team to be winning at full time, you are looking at odds of around 800/1. This is crazy and even though it’s probably not worth sticking huge money on this bet, it’s still worth a pound. You could even perm the doubles, so it doesn’t matter which teams are winning at half time and which teams are winning at full time. By covering all aspects your bet will cost 8 times you stake but if you placed 20p on each selection, it would only cost you £1.60 in total. Managing to pull off one of these bets would result in a nice profit of around £200. Obviously, this isn’t a way of making money in the long run but could be a nice little way to spend your Saturday afternoon watching the football.

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