Goal in both halves bet
When placing a bet on the Goal in Both Halves market, the bettor is betting whether there will or won't be a goal scored in both halves of a football match.
For a goal in both halves bet to win, there must be at least one goal scored in each half, by any player on any team - more than one goal will still result in a successful bet.
Injury/stoppage time goals will still count for this bet but AET and disallowed goals will not be counted. This market can be used to back singles, doubles, trebles or an accumulator and there are two options with this bet.
Possible outcomes for a goal in both halves bet
Goal in both halves: Yes
You should bet on this outcome if you think there will be a goal in both halves.
Goal in both halves: No
You should bet on this outcome if you think that there will not be a goal in both halves.
Is a Goal in Both Halves bet a good bet to place?
A goal in both halves bet is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more bookmakers offering this market.
This type of bet can be successful regardless of the result, as the bettor only needs to select the correct yes or no option as described above.
Factors to consider when placing a Goal in Both Halves bet
Like any bet, research is key. When selecting games for the yes option for this market, you should consider:
A teams score and concede rate: Look for teams who score and concede frequently and when they score or concede these goals
The form table: Teams who are on a good run of form could be more likely to score consistently or concede fewer goals
The form of key players: You should take into account the form of a team's key players. Study their goal scoring form, whether they score more at home or away, their record when playing certain teams – these are all important factors.
Team news: If a team is missing an integral player, specifically their main attacker or defender, then this could change the outlook of the whole bet and the research you have done, altering the odds offered for this market.
When placing a bet on this market, using implied probability is a great way to find a goal in both halves bets with value.