In football, you need goals to give you an adrenaline rush and when the ball hits the back the of the net, it’s mayhem for the players who scores, talk less of the punter who bets.
For punters, they are normally expecting that the top goal scorers in the teams which they support score as many goals as possible. However, these goals can all come in either the first half and nothing comes in the second half of the game and vice-versa.
In betting, punters can look at the teams that most likely score goals in both halves of the game when placing their bet which this type of betting is all about, as the punters are required to predict whether the away team or the home team will score in both halves of the match. For example, in an FA Cup Final, the punter can predict that the game will end 2-1 and the winning team will score each of its goals in both halves of the cup final.
What bookmakers do in this sort of game is that they offer odds which are different and depend on the scoring ability of the teams, but are relatively low. This way, the bookmakers can see how punters are willing to take the risk on such bets.
For instance, in a game between Dinamo Zagreb (Croatian League) v Maccabi Haifa (Israeli League) in the Euro League, the punter can choose the home team in this tie and the odds of 7/2 or the away team with the odds of 17/10. These odds won’t normally be picked randomly as the punter would have studied the home or away team carefully before deciding who to bet on to ensure that he/she profits from the bet about to be placed on either team.