HT FT as a bet type is a rather small category since its limited to matches that actually have a halftime/fulltime. This means that football is pretty much the only sport where it is used. However, that’s not the only place since rugby, basketball, and American football all essentially have halftimes and full times.

What is HT FT Betting?

When it comes to sports betting, HT FT bets are often used in place of the standard 1X2 bets. So, instead of betting only on the full time result of a match, you can bet who wins or draws at the half time as well. Here are the 9 possible outcomes:

HT FT BetHalf TimeFull Time
1-1Home Team LeadsHome Team wins
1-XHome Team LeadsDraw
1-2Home Team LeadsAway Team Wins
X-1DrawHome Team Wins
X-2DrawAway Team Wins
2-1Away Team LeadsHome Team Wins
2-XAway Team LeadsDraw
2-2Away Team LeadsAway Team Wins

The only exception to this is when HT FT betting is applied to Ice Hockey, which is not unusual these days. Since hockey has 3 equal parts/halves, there are 27 possible outcomes there. HT/FT results bear high odds because there are two scenarios expected. If you get a reliable source for betting tips from this category, you’ll win handsomely.

Advantages and Disadvantages of HT FT Betting

The advantages of HT FT match betting is that if you get it right, you could win much more than with a standard 1X2 bet. The reason for this is that the odds for these bets are much higher, especially the the ones where you bet 1-2 or 2-1.

On the other hand, one disadvantage is quite simple; it’s harder to get these bets right. There are actually two outcomes that you need to guess, not just the full time result.

Is it a good bet?

Definitely, it is, the odds for this betting option can reach up to 20.00 in odds for any form of HT / FT. The favorite teams offer good prices, far superior to other options like 1X2, DNB, etc. The approach with this type of bet must be careful and with great caution, bettors should avoid betting more than 1% of the bankroll by choice, test the waters and apply the maximum knowledge in reading statistics and numbers of each team.

How does the bet look?

There is a common notation used on many betting websites including FBTC using the terms 1, X and 2. Here is what they mean

  • 1 – Hometeam (or the team written first)
  • X – Draw
  • 2 – Away team (or team written second)

For example, if our HT/FT Prediction is 1/X for a Match between Arsenal and Chelsea. This means that at Halftime the score would be 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 or anything with Arsenal Leading. And the match would end in draw by full-time.

Types of Bets and Markets

As we mentioned above the best markets for halftime-fulltime betting can be found in football, basketball, rugby, and American football. The best way to take advantage of this bets is to check the trend of certain teams.

For instance, if you are following a football team that’s considered a strong favorite in most matches, the odds for their home victories will be very low. That’s where HT FT bets come in handy because if that team is really strong, they would already be leading at half time. Additionally, certain teams play defensively in the first half and then try to put the result in their favor during the second half. This is perfect for X-1 or X-2 bets.

How to bet on HT FT?

The best of this option is that it is made for favorite teams, especially in matches where the team has a huge advantage over the other team, odds can be highly tempting, but you have to be very careful and avoid falling into the ambition generated by this option. When looking for a football match and finding the favorite team, we can begin to make a thorough research on the possibilities that the team has to complete a halftime fulltime bet in any of the ways offered by a bookie.

For example, we can say that a team has a chance to win both halves as follows:

Team A: Last 5 games at home won 5, scoring 2.1 goals as average, 1.3 on first half and 2.35 on second half. With these fictional statistics Team A is the most likely to win both halves. Teams with an advantage over another usually win the first half by one or two goals, and during the last 45 minutes can score 2-3 goals.

Placing the Bet

Let’s imagine a Premier League game of Southampton against Liverpool. You believe that Southampton are going to hold their own in the first half, and then succumb to the pressure in the second half, so you bet X-1 as a halftime fulltime bet.

On the other hand, you might believe that Liverpool will crush Southampton in their race to the title, so you bet 2-2.

HT FT X-1 Bet
X-1 Bet
Halftime full time 2-2 Bet
2-2 Bet

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