What comes in your mind when you hear of first half goals? You are partly right with those thoughts of yours. The best way to put this is that this market/wager is only interested in the goals scored at the first half of the soccer game. They include even the ones that are scored in the added time of first half.
The wager is in some ways fair to every punter in that it does not necessarily specify the exact number of goals to be scored in that first half. Hence, any punter who does his/her research very well will find that the most of the football matches played across the world do often end up in goals that are not more than 2.
The options of this wager are in the form of 0-1, 2-3, and 4-6 even though the last option rarely happens. The odds for the options provided here tend to rise as someone inclines himself/herself towards picking the last option.
The market is available in both the live betting mode and normal betting modes. However, its odds in live betting mode do change every now and then when the game is going on and also the goals scored by that time. The options also do change accordingly especially with regards to the number of goals scored at any given time of the first half period. Some options do disappear giving way to other options that the gamblers can pick from.
A simple illustration:
|First half goals|
|0-1 (11/8)||2-3 (13/8)||4-6(17/5)|
Most of the time, most soccer teams do perform dismally in the first half of the game and so, therefore, end up scoring fewer goals and none at all during that period. Thus, those who do their research well might bet on the “0-1” as it has a higher probability.