HALF TIME TIPS & PREDICTIONS
Half time tips are those that give the outcome of a match as at the half time (after the first 45 minutes). The outcomes could be 3 way (1x2), number of corners, number of goals, Unders, Overs, Both teams scoring, etc.
Note that these types of bets are some of the most accurate Surebet predictions offered on Surebet site.
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HALF TIME PREDICTIONS & TIPS
A layman, when asked which of the two halves of a football match usually records more goals gave a prediction that it had to be the first half. She justified her answer, quite intelligently, that before half time players are full of energy and motivation.
What do you think of her thoughts? Well, I guess she could make a good engineer or wife, but never a good psychologist or gambler.
Turns out, the first half records only 43% of all goals scored in football matches. This information comes from an analysis of 12,385 games from 17 leagues in 10 different countries in Europe. A spot-check on the averages for other leagues and countries across the world give the same picture.
WHY THE SECOND HALF IS THE HIGHEST SCORING HALF
The simple reason why the second half is the highest scoring is that the pressure to score on players during the second half is higher than during the first half. The pressure is directed at them by the team management and fellow players.
During half time rests, the coach shouts plead with and talk the player into promising more hard work, cooperation, and tactics during the last half of the match.
The second half, therefore, starts out with players whose adrenaline levels are risen. It is a fact that most players actually play to their potential during the second half. Human beings are animals too and as with all animals, they work best when faced with a threat, in this case, the threat of reprisal and condemnation if they do not win.
Having said that, let me take you through some interesting statistics about half time predictions & results.
Out of the 17 European leagues surveyed, English League 2 and Championship are the leagues with the largest percentage of goals scored during the first half relative to other leagues at 44%. 56% of the goals were however scored during the 2nd half.
Greek league Ethniki Katigoria is the one with the lowest percentage of goals scored during the first half at 41% while 59% of goals have been recorded during the 2nd half.
The graph below shows the average number of goals scored during the first half compared to the number of goals scored during the second half:
As you can see from the graph, not a single league records more goals during the first half than the second half.
This occurs regardless of the total number of goals scored in the full match time.
HALF TIME OVER/UNDER 0.5 GOALS
70% of games generally end with over 0.5 goals by the first half. This means that in 70% of the matches, at least one goal is scored during the first half. The other 30% of the matches end in under 0.5 during half time meaning both sides fail to score during the first half. Remember, the difference between these and over 2.5 and under 2.5 predictions is the odds. The latter hive significantly higher odds, the reason they are more popular.
HALF TIME OVER/UNDER 1.5 GOALS
Only 32% of matches end with over 1.5 goals during the first half. A vast majority of teams (68% fail to score 2 goals or more during the first half which is understandable. Some leagues show more teams scoring over 2 goals in the first half than others. The image below shows the number of leagues and the percentage of their matches that end in over 1.5 goals by half time.
The only downside of these bets is that you can not have them in a custom bet like Jenga bets.
HALF TIME GG/NG (BTTS)
Only 20% of football matches record GG or BTTS by half time. The majority, 80%, record an NG or No-goal by the end of the first half. These are the kind of half time predictions you should steer clear off.
The Portuguese league records the highest number of cases where both teams score by first half at 32% followed closely by the Turkish league at 31%. Serie A records the least cases of GG and therefore the largest number NG predictions. Only 6% of Serie A matches ever end in GG. It is probably if you never ever considered a GG prediction for a Serie A match. If you want to learn more about Goal-Goal and No-Goal predictions, in general, we have done an article on that.
The table below shows how league fair in this category:
HALF TIME - FULL TIME BETTING MARKET
The half time full-time market is probably the most interesting betting market under the half time category. Denoted mostly as HT/FT, you are supposed to predict the outcome of the first half and the second half separately. For instance, you can predict that the home team wins the first half and the away team wins the 2nd half of the match. Note that the two halves are treated independently, meaning a team can lose the second half and still win the overall game.
Assume team A and team B are playing. Team A is at home and team B away. Below are the meanings of the notations used in this category:
HALF TIME FULL TIME: 1/1 – This means that the home team scores more goals than the away team in the second half and scores more goals than the away team in the second half independently.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: 1/2 – This one means the home team wins the first half and the away team win the second half.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: 1/X – Here the home team wins the 1st half and neither team scores more than the other in the 2nd half.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: 2/1 – Away team wins 1st half and the home team wins 2nd half.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: 2/2 – Away team score more goals than the home team in both halves.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: 2/X – Away team wins the first half and the second half ends in a draw.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: X/1 – No team scores more goals than the other in the first half and the home team wins the second half.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: X/2 – 1st half ends in a draw while the away team wins 2nd half.
HALF TIME FULL TIME: X/X – Each team scores an equal number of goals in each half.
HALF TIME - FULL TIME (HT/FT) PREDICTION
It can be challenging to predict this type of bets without expert knowledge. I will, however, share with you a few statistics and insights to help you in making an informed decision for this half time full-time predictions.
First, note that this betting market has 9 possible outcomes which I have listed above. This market usually comes with enhanced odds due to the number of possible outcomes. The odds for each of the listed bets will depend on the initial win-draw-win odds.
At this point, it is good that you get the picture of how frequent each of the above bets is in matches.
The graph below shows the 9 types of HT/FT bets and the corresponding number of times they were true in 12,834 matches.
If you tell me you are surprised that the X/X bet type is the easiest to win in this category I would not be surprised. Many gamblers, including some who may consider themselves seasoned and professional, have no idea that X/X is the most common occurrence in the half time, full-time predictions. That notation simply means a prediction that no team won in either of the halves.
It is closely followed by X/1, then 1/1, 1/X, X/2, 1/2, 2/1, 2/X and finally 2/2. It is however easy to understand why 2/2 would be the least likely event in any match.
It is advisable that you place bets on the 3 most frequent predictions i.e. X/X, X/1, and 1/1. X/X is especially good when the teams seem to have equal horsepower and morale. 1/X is the best when the home team is strong but not too strong to record straight wins in both halves.
Finally, 1/1 is best when the home team is clearly and significantly stronger than the away team. When you are sure that the home team is capable of thrashing the away team senseless in both halves. That is when you use the 1/1 half time prediction.
Half time predictions or half time tips are quite tricky to the untrained bettor. The second half often records more goals than the first half. Over 0.5 goals is a good bet for the half time market but not over 1.5 goals. However, NG is a good bet for this betting market.
You might have to use the Surebet templates for half time predictions to make your prediction work easier. Tell me in the comment or review section and I will forward you the excel documents along with the database and prediction formulae.
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