We often get asked, do bets count in extra time. But the answer isn’t a definitive yes or no, as it depends on what kind of bets you place.
But before we elaborate further, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page regarding the meaning of extra time. Extra time is an additional period of the game (mostly used in football) that is required to settle a result, after which a penalty shootout may also be required if extra time was not long enough to break the deadlock.
Injury time or added time is not extra time, it is time added on by a referee to cover any time where a match had to be stopped for any reason. Therefore, anything that happens during injury time or added time at the end of any period of a match will be deemed to have happened during full-time, and all bets will be settled as the full-time result.
An Example Of Extra Time Betting
Let’s say England are playing France in the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup. The bookmakers will offer outright betting on the match that has three possible outcomes, a win for England, a win for France, and a draw.
When the full-time whistle goes (including after any injury time or added time), all outright bets will be settled at this point. If either France or England has won at this point, then the match is over, and the bookies will pay out on all bets on the winning team.
But if the match is a draw at full-time, any bets on either France or England to win the match in the outright markets will be deemed as losers, and anyone that has backed the draw will be a winner.
However, the match needs to be won by one team or the other, so the match goes into extra time. But the result of the match after this period of extra time or a penalty shootout, will not change the result of any full-time outright bets.
Betting On Teams To Win At Any Stage
If you’re betting in matches that need to produce a winning team at any stage, you will be able to find betting markets in which you can bet on either team to be the winner. This market will not have the draw as an option, and you will be betting on a team to win the match at any stage, be it full-time, extra time, or in a penalty shootout. If your team wins at any stage, you’ll win your bet.
However, the odds for both teams will be proportionately shorter than they would be in the outright market, as the draw no longer takes up a big percentage of the market.
If the match was played between two equally matched teams, the typical outright odds would probably be something like England 7/4 (2.75), Draw 2/1 (3.00), France 7/4 (2.75).
But if you were simply betting on which team would win at any stage, the odds would be England 10/11 (1.91) and France 10/11 (1.91).
Betting Markets Affected By Extra Time
Most betting markets offered by betting sites are settled at full-time, including popular ones such as both teams to score, correct score, over/under 2.5 goals, and player to score at any time.
For example, if you’ve backed both teams to score and England vs France is 0-0 at full-time, but 2-1 after extra time, your bet will be a loser. In this scenario, you would also lose if you had predicted a 2-1 win, over 2.5 goals, or had bet on any of the players that scored.
If you’re not sure which bets are settled at full-time and which extend into extra time or further, then make sure you always read the individual terms and conditions of the bookmaker you’re betting with, as these can vary from one bookmaker to another.
Betting On Teams To Win In Extra Time
If you think one of the teams will win in extra time, then you can bet on that result with many bookmakers. The odds can also be quite generous, as they are a combination of the draw at full-time multiplied by the odds of one of the teams winning in extra time.
For example, if the draw is 2/1 (3.00) to win at full-time and England are 6/4 (2.50) to win in extra time, you’re looking at odds of around 13/2 (7.50).
If you think one of the teams will win in a penalty shootout, you’ll get even bigger odds. You’ll roughly get the odds of the draw at full-time, multiplied by the odds of the draw at extra-time, multiplied by the odds of the team you think will win the penalty shootout. You’ll often find that you can get 12/1 or 14/1 about a team to win in a penalty shootout.
How Do I Pick These Sorts Of Winners?
Big football matches often have hundreds of possible markets you can bet on and whether you choose to bet in markets that are settled at full-time or play in ones that are settled after extra time or a penalty shootout is up to you.
What you should always look for in any football match is value, which means you’re betting at odds that are bigger than you think they should be.
But finding value bets isn’t always easy and most professional football tipsters will spend more time studying statistics and the form each week than most people are at work for. That’s because they study the form and statistics of hundreds of matches so they can find the best value bets, because they know constantly finding that value is how they will make long-term profits from betting on football.
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We hope that’s answered your question, do bets count in extra time.