Match Result, Full Time Result & 1×2 Betting Explained

Written By:Conor Rafter
Last Updated: September 14, 2022

Match Result/Full Time Result Betting

The “Fulltime Result”, “Match Result”, or “1×2” betting market is one of the most popular betting markets in sports betting, particularly in football.

SkyBet’s official description of the ‘Match Result’ market is this: “You’re betting on the result of the match, e.g. Team A, Draw or Team B.”

Match Result Full Time Result Betting - Skybet official Match Result
Skybet’s definition of the “Match Result” betting market.

The definition remains similar across the board at other bookmakers, if not the same. Generally speaking, there are three options to choose from when betting on this type of market, each described below:

  • A home win
  • An away win
  • A draw

Although these three options are the most popular choices for the Full Time Result market, they are not always the only ones available. In some instances, you can bet on which player will score the most goals during a game, which team will score the most goals or a draw. This is further elaborated upon in SkyBet’s definition of ‘Full Time Result’.

Player vs Player

  • You are betting on which player will score the most goals.
  • E.G. Player A, Player B, or Draw.

Player vs Team

  • You are betting on who will score the most goals.
  • E.G. Player A, Team A, or Draw.
Match Result Full Time Result Betting Explained - Skybet Full Time Result

To be precise, when you bet on Match Result/Full Time Result markets, you’re wagering on three outcomes. The outcomes in question may vary, but you can rest assured that there will always be three. 

Terminology Used for Match Result/Full Time Result Markets

Wagers on Match Result/Full Time Result markets can also be referred to as ‘1X2’. The meaning behind ‘1X2’ is exactly the same as Match Result and Full Time Betting, with the only difference being the terminology used to describe the market.

The reason for ‘1 X 2’ is simple – there are three choices open to the bettor. You can bet on:

  • ‘1’ represents Team 1.
  • ‘X’ represents a Draw.
  • ‘2’ represents Team 2.

One of the world’s most popular online sportsbooks, Betfair, uses the 1 X 2 betting system for Match Result and Full Time Result wagers, as does Bet9ja and Sportybet.

Match Result Full Time Result Betting Explained - Betfair 1 X 2 betting system

In a game between Poland and Wales, taking place at the Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw, Poland, the number ‘1’ on Betfair represents Poland. Beneath the ‘1’ are the odds on the home side winning. The same applies to the ‘X’, where you’re betting on a stalemate, and again with the number ‘2’ – which is a bet on Wales to come out on top. 

You can also gather which team is playing at home by examining these numbers. ‘1’ refers to the home side, while ‘2’ represents the visitors.

What Does Home/Away Mean in 1X2 Betting?

In 1X2 betting (also known as Match Result betting), the word ‘Home’ represents the team playing at their own ground. Similarly, ‘Away’ refers to the visiting team – or the team playing at their opponent’s stadium.

When you bet on the ‘Home’ team in Match Result and Full Time markets, you’re taking a gamble on the team that’s playing in front of their own fans to win the match. Using the Wales vs Poland example mentioned earlier, here’s a scenario where you can bet on the home and/or away team in 1X2 betting.

Home Team Example

  • Ladbrokes have ‘Home’ (Poland) to win at 1.80 (4/5).
  • Therefore, a £20 bet on the ‘Home’ team to win would return £36 if Poland were to win.

Away Team Example

  • Ladbrokes have ‘Away’ (Wales) to win at 4.80 (19/5).
  • A £20 bet on the ‘Away’ team to win would return £96.
Home and Away 1X2 Betting

Where ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ are used to differentiate the two teams, you’ll usually see ‘Draw’ in between. For instance, in the Poland vs Wales UEFA Nations League match, Ladbrokes are offering a ‘Draw’ at 3.40 (12/5). The most important thing for you to know is that a bet on ‘X’ and a bet on ‘Draw’ are the same.

Who Is The Home/Away Team in Neutral Venues & Cup Games?

In matches where the ‘Home’ team is not playing at their home ground, the venue is usually decided by a random draw. For example, the UEFA Champions League Final is always played at a neutral stadium – even if either of the two qualifying teams usually plays at that ground (e.g. Bayern Munich in the 2012 final against Chelsea). 

To determine who should be considered the ‘Home’ side, UEFA carries out a televised draw. The first team to be drawn will wear their home colours, while the other side will wear their away strip. Tickets are usually evenly split between both sets of supporters to neutralize the possibility of one team out-representing the other within the stadium. The purpose of the phrasing ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ is logistical more than anything else.

The same goes for domestic cup matches. For international and club friendlies, the venue is often decided by dialogue between the hierarchy of the clubs or countries taking part. 

So, when you next see a cup final or international friendly taking place at a neutral venue, the bet becomes a lot less about which team is ‘Home’ and which one is ‘Away’ as home advantage is eliminated. All you need to consider are statistics, the previous history between the two teams, who’s on form and who you think will win. 

To sum up:

  • ‘Home’ refers to the first team drawn in most tournaments.
  • ‘Away’ refers to the second team drawn in most tournaments.
  • In friendlies, ‘Home’ often represents the team listed first on the scoreboard.
  • Whereas ‘Away’ refers to the side listed second on the scoreboard.
  • In neither instance is either team actually playing at their home stadium (provided that is agreed upon by both clubs in the case of friendlies, as some friendlies take place at teams’ home grounds).

Conor Rafter
Conor Rafter

I’m a freelance writer who loves all things sports & betting related. Having worked in this field since 2018, I’ve experienced a wide range of intriguing bookmakers and online casinos. With this expertise, I strive to create helpful, honest articles. My primary goal is quite simple: to guide and inform readers using facts and analysis.

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