This bet option allows the player to choose the half side of the match with more goals scored. The punter has three options to choose from. They are “1st half”, “2nd half”, and/or “both halves equal”.
The first option tells the punter that if he goes with that option, it means that he has identified that the first half of that match will have more goals scored than in second half. The second option indicates that the punter has done his/her research very well and found out that the second half of that game will have more goals scored compared to those scored in the first half. And, the last option shows that a gambler has identified that both halves of the game will have an equal number of goals scored.
|Half with most goals|
|1st half (21/8)||2nd half (9/8)||Equal both halves (15/3)|
The way this market is displayed in most of the bookmakers' website is like this.
The odds for 1st half and a tie are really high. It is because they have lower chances of occurrence compared to those of 2nd half.
Most bookies will display this market this way, or slightly different from this one.
The task that the punter is left with is to do thorough research to ascertain as to which half of the game might have the most goals score. Could it be first half, second half or both halves will have equal no of goals scored?
The tie/both halves to be equal also work for a barren draw. So, if a match ends in a barren draw by full-time, then a player who had placed a bet on the “tie” will have won that bet since the goal count in both halves were zero, and this is how this market works.