Half-Time / Full-Time (HT/FT) bets are great when you want to find a little value in a one sided game, or when you need to find some longer odds for a permutation such as a Lucky 15 longshot. You can find good value in betting on a team to be drawing at half-time and then winning at full-time (around 10/3 or 4/1) than simply betting on them winning a game at, for example 1/3. If you feel a game is going to be a draw (around 2/1), why not bet on one team to be winning at half-time and then draw the game? (almost always 16/1!).Let's look at some examples :
1. You see 4 local derby / top of the table games that are likely to be draws. So, what's the best value you can get out of these? Why not try a Lucky 15 longshot and choose each game to have a winner at half-time, then draw at full time? You'll have four 16/1 outcomes. Whether you bet on the home or away team to be winning at half-time is up to you. Think about which team is likely to come out on the offensive and try to score. More than often it's the home team that comes out looking to do most of the attacking. Away teams in tight games tend to want to get to half time with a draw and then see if they can get a win in the second half.
2. You see a one-sided game where Leeds are at home to Wolves, and Leeds are low value at 1/2 to win the game. So, instead of placing a large amount on 1/2 to make any profit, place some money on the win, and the profit gained from the win bet place on Leeds to be drawing at half-time, and winning at half-time (4/1). For example, place £3 on the win at 1/2, giving you a potential return of £4.50 (£1.50 profit), and then use the £1.50 profit to bet on the draw-win at 4/1. If Leeds win, and were winning at half-time too, you get all your stake back (no loss), but if Leeds win, having been held to 0-0 at half-time, you'll win £4.50 for the win, and £7.50 for the draw-win, equalling £12 from a £4.50 bet. Now that's better than putting your £4.50 on Leeds to win at 1/2!