TPP Win in Both Halves Stats Table
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When placing this kind of bet, you must know that your wager will only be successful if the team you are backing beats their opponents in both the first and second half. It is a match result bet split into two 45-minute segments. Your chosen team must be successful at achieving victory in both periods for the bet to come in.

There are two options available for this bet: either backing the home team or the away team to win both halves. Always weigh up the quality of the two teams involved in the contest before placing your bet.

Because even the best teams can struggle to achieve this even against weak opposition, this bet can be a trickier one to win.

Let’s break down this bet with a simple example from the Premier League.

If you were to place a To Win Both Halves bet on Liverpool in their contest against Manchester City, you would need the Reds to win the two halves of the game. What does that mean?

Well, if Mohamed Salah found the net in the first minute and the scoreline remained the same for the rest of the match, Liverpool would win the game, but your bet would fail. This is because Liverpool did not win the second half, as the second 45-minute period of the contest resulted in a 0-0 draw.

It is important to understand that, for the intents and purposes of this bet, the game resets at the half-time whistle. Even though Liverpool are ahead at the interval in our above example, in the To Win Both Halves bet, the scoreline resets at 0-0 for the second half. So, you would require a second Liverpool goal or more to win the contest and hope that Manchester City are unable to level the second-half scoreline.

There are a number of scenarios at play when betting on this market. The best idea is to remove all thought of the match result, and focus only on the halves.

In our example, if Liverpool were to beat Manchester City 2-1 after winning the first half and drawing the second, the bet would be unsuccessful. However, if the Reds were to win the overall game by a 3-1 scoreline, which resulted in winning the first half 1-0 and the second half 2-1, the To Win Both Halves Bet would be successful.

You do not always have to win to nil, but you do need at least two goals in a game to win a To Win Both Halves bet. If the opposing team does score, it makes the prospect of winning the bet a tough one, although you can win 3-1, 4-2, 5-3 among others.

This video below shows what a successful WBH bet would look like with Liverpool beating Manchester United 4-0, scoring two goals to nil in each half, thereby completing the requirements of this kind of bet.

This video shows an example of an unsuccessful To Win Both Halves bet. Although here the Reds won the overall game 3-1, they only drew the first half 1-1 with Wolves before winning the second half 2-0.

This form of betting can be a little challenging.

Let's say that you back Liverpool to beat Crystal Palace in a cup match. Liverpool scores in the first half and the scoreline at half time is 1-0. But Crystal Palace nets an equaliser in the second half, taking the match to extra time.

If Liverpool goes on to win in extra time or a penalty shootout, your wager would not come through. That’s because in the eyes of the bookie, Liverpool, though having won the match, did not ‘win’ in the second half for the intents and purposes of this particular bet.

Some of the basic rules associated with this market are:

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    Injury time is part of the stipulated 90 minutes.

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    Extra time is not considered a part of the second half.

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    Penalty shootouts, after the stipulated 90 minutes, will not be factored in.

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    Should the fixture be called off in the second half, your bet will become void.

Many markets allow punters to break the match down in two halves, such as with the Half Time/Full Time market. However, this is starkly different from the To Win Both Halves wager. That’s because when you bet on a team to win both the first and second half of the game, the selected side will have to win two smaller games. The scoreline resets itself to 0-0 at half time.

On the other hand, the HT/FT bet requires your team to be leading at half time and then at full time. The scoreline does not reset, meaning that the team can lead at half time and see the rest of the game out with a goalless second half.

Consider the above example where Liverpool faces off against Crystal Palace. If you back Liverpool in the HT/FT market and they score an early goal in the opening stages, that goal would be carried forward to the second half. Even if the second half plays out goalless, your wager will still come through.

The team may concede more than it scores in the second half. However, as long as they are leading at the end of the first half and hold their lead at the end of the game, you will win your bet.

Let’s imagine that Liverpool is leading Crystal Palace 3-0 at half time. In the second half, Liverpool concedes one goal, but eventually closes out the match 3-1. If you place your wager on Liverpool in the HT/FT market, you will win the bet. However, if you back Liverpool, you bet will not come through as Liverpool didn’t ‘win’ the second half.

Wagering on the Win Both Halves market needs a different approach as opposed to simply betting on the full time result. The odds are greater to reward those who take the gamble, but it does come at a risk. Therefore, you will have wanted to consider all of these points before placing this type of bet.

1. Study the Two Teams Involved in the Match

When considering a To Win Both Halves bet, you must take into account the two teams in question. If one side has proved over time to be dominant over their opponents, then the likelihood will be that that they will win, and comfortably so. This lends to the idea that they will win both halves of the game. However, if you have teams that are evenly matched and the contest appears to be in the balance, you may want to stay away from this bet, because it is unlikely that one team will have the dominance over the other.

2. Consider the Players Involved

You have to have a look at the two squads that are available over a course of a match. Teams such as Liverpool or Manchester City could have outstanding players in reserve ready to bring off the bench in the second half, who could be hungry to make an impact after the interval after being left out of the starting lineup. On the other hand, you may have a team with a smaller, lower-quality squad who do not have the options to turn to late in the game.

Fatigue and ability also weigh into the equation when betting on this market. Looking at the team news before the match takes place is vital, as key players might be injured or suspended.

3. Assess Team Performance Across Both Halves of the Match

When you are betting on a team to win both halves, you have to consider how that outfit usually performs across both halves. That’s because while a team can be the overwhelming favourites, they might also have the habit of playing out defensive, goalless first halves before stepping on the gas in the second.

4. Compare Team Records for Goals Scored and Goals Conceded

It is crucial that you take a good look at the two teams’ records for Goals Scored (also called Goals For; GF) and Goals Conceded (also called Goals Against; GA) before betting. The higher the goal difference (GF – GA), the better the prospects of you winning the bet.

5. Analyse Team Performance for Both Home and Away Matches

This market can take two forms: 1WBH (Home Team to Win Both Halves) and 2WBH (Away Team to Win Both Halves).

Let's take the example where Liverpool squares off against Crystal Palace at home. If you are betting on a team to win the two halves, Liverpool is the better prospect here, considering they have scored 10 goals in their past five Home matches without conceding any. On the other hand, Crystal Palace has scored five and conceded eight in their last five Away games.

Before backing a side to win both the first and second halves, it is vital that you factor in the Home/Away form coupled with the attacking/defensive records of both teams.

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    The primary advantage of the bet is the value you can find the on the market compared to other wagers on football, such as Full Time Result and Both Teams To Score.

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    As a result of the increased difficulty that this market presents, the odds are enhanced, but there are opportunities to be had to secure a significant win if you know where to bet and which teams to back.

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    Even backing the market when the bookies are confident of a teams’ success is still better than taking an outright punt on the full-time result. For example, Manchester City will have low odds to beat a team such as Leeds United in a Premier League match, but those odds will be enhanced on the To Win Both Halves market.

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    Given that City are a strong team and Leeds fairly weak as far as the Premier League is concerned, you have a strong chance of winning the wager. Therefore, it’s worth using the enhanced odds of a To Win Both Halves bet rather than a simple Full Time Result wager.

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    Full Time Result – For this market, you simply need to bet on the outright outcome of the game.

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    Half-Time/Full-Time – Here, you back the team you think will be leading at half-time and at full-time. They do not have to win both halves for a successful bet as long as they are in front at both whistles.

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    Half-Time/Full-Time Correct Score – This follows the same principle as the above, although it comes with the caveat that you have to predict the correct score.

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    Double Chance – When betting on this market, you can back two outcomes at one time: either Team A to win or a draw, Team B to win or a draw and Team A or Team B to win.

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    To Win Either Half – This bet just requires you to back a team to win one half rather than both. The odds are less lucrative on this option, although it can be an easier bet to place.

A To Win Both Halves bet does have the potential to secure a higher profit than a wager on the full-time result or other such markets; however, always ensure that you do your research well, and look into all the factors regarding the game before lodging your stake.

If you are still unsure about placing this type of bet, you could consider going for  To Win Either Half first. You can also check out our detailed article on betting terms & definitions for further guidance.

When you bet on a team to win both halves, it means that the team will have to ‘win’ both halves of the game. For the bookmaker, the scoreline in this bet automatically resets to 0-0 when the second half kicks in. The odds in this market are generally more relative to other markets.

A To Win Both Halves bet requires the team to lead and win in both halves of the game. If a team were to score two goals in the first half and play out a goalless second half, you will lose the bet.

Consider the current form of the teams heading into the match, their Home/Away win records in the recent past, attacking/defensive statistics, goals scored and conceded by the teams, goal difference (goals scored – goals conceded) and other details such as injuries, suspensions and team line-ups.

In the Half Time/Full Time market, the scoreline does not reset to 0-0 at the beginning of the second half. It means that the team you bet on can lead at half time and play out a goalless second half, still winning you the wager.

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