When one enters into the football betting industry, s/he is quickly bombarded with loads of technical betting terms. Some of these include futures, props, moneyline, spreads, double chance, totals and HWEH/AWEH. These terms fall in one broad category dubbed ‘betting markets. In simple terms, betting markets refer to specific outcomes of an event. This, in essence, means betting markets guide punters on the decisions to make when placing a bet. Though new, these terms aren’t difficult to understand. In this article, we will expose why this is the case as we explain the HWEH/AWEH betting market.
Understanding the HWEH Betting Market
HWEH stands for Home Win Either Half. When placing a HWEH bet, punters should specify if they are saying Yes or No. Below, we illustrate what the Yes and the No mean when it comes to HWEH bets.
- HWEH (Yes): When players place a HWEH (Yes) bet, they are saying that the Home Team is going to win either the first half and/or the second half. The important thing to note here is that the Home Team must win at least one half for the bet to win. As such, this means if the punter is placing a HWEH bet for Arsenal in its home match against Chelsea, if the match goes to half time with the score line at 0-0 and at full time the match ends 1-0 in favour of Arsenal, the bet wins. This owing to the fact that Arsenal would have won the second half.
- HWEH (No): The HWEH (No) bet states that the Home Team is not going to win either the first half. For as long as the Home Team does not win either half, the bet wins. Whether the away team wins both halves or draws both halves does not matter.
Understanding the AWEH Betting Market
AWEH stands for Away Win Either Half. The AWEH bet functions in exactly the same way as the HWEH bet. The only difference between the two is that when it comes to the AWEH bet, players are betting on the Away Team instead of the home team. Just like the HWEH bet, players should state whether they are going for a Yes or a No.
- AWEH (Yes): The AWEH (Yes) bet means that the player is backing the Away Team to win either the first half or the second half (or both). Taking the example of Arsenal vs Chelsea above, the AWEH bet in this instance wins if Chelsea wins either the first half or the second half. The full time result of the match does not matter, for as long as Chelsea wins either half, the punter’s bet wins.
- AWEH (No): The AWEH (N0) bet means that the punter is backing the Away Team NOT to win either the first half or the second half. Taking the example of Arsenal vs Chelsea, the AWEH (No) bet wins if Arsenal wins or draws the first half and proceed to win or draw the second half.