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Half Time + Final Score Bet

 
As the name implies, this type of sportsbook can only be applied when the event has a half time break, since players are required to predict not only the final score, but also the half time result. Thus, this type of sportsbook can be regarded as a variety of the conventional half time bet and is very popular for all kinds of games and events that are divided into two or more parts.
The bookmaker requires the player to place two wagers – one for the half time score and one for the final score. Based on the conventional three-way bet, players have three options to do so for each result.
Since all possible outcomes for both scores can be combined, players are left with nine possible variants:
Wager
Wager: Half Time
Wager: Final Score
1/1
Home team leading
Home team wins
1/2
Home team leading
Away team wins
1/X
Home team leading
Draw
X/1
Draw
Home team wins
X/2
Draw
Away team wins
X/X
Draw
Draw
2/1
Away team leading
Home team wins
2/2
Away team leading
Home team wins
2/X
Away team leading
Draw
 
Obviously, the general nature of this sportsbook as well as the number of possible outcomes induce a higher betting risk. On the other hand, this type of sportsbook generally provides better odds which allow for higher winnings in case the wager was successful.
The higher the number of possible outcomes, the better the odds – which goes especially for those wagers that predict a complete turnaround over the course of the game (1/2 or 2/1). For example, if the home team leads during half time but the away team wins the game, then – depending on the initial gameset – odds can reach a level of up to 30,0.

A close look at the statistical data might be the crucial factor

In order to be fully prepared for making an informed decision concerning this special type of sportsbook, the general statistics of the respective teams may be the key element of a successful wager.
Many bookmakers also offer this type of sportsbook with regards to live betting options, where wagers can be placed in real time on the half time score and on the final score, of course only as long as the first half of the game hasn't been completed.