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Betting on the winner

One of the most common types of bet to make is to bet on the winner, placing a bet on a team or player that you think is going to win a match, league or tournament. Betting on the winner is without a doubt the most common form of bet to make.

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Betting on the winner

Betting on the winner usually involves you the punter choosing to either place a single bet which means you only choose to focus on betting on the winner of one match, or even combining bets on several matches to make one bet. 

Choosing to bet on the winner of several matches at once increasing your odds and any potential winnings, but also impacts your ability to win the bet with more variables to consider.

Betting on the winner: consider the odds

If you decide to bet on the winner of a match or tournament with an online betting site, it’s up to you to make the decision of whether you want to place single bet or combine a number of bets, typically called an acca bet or an accumulator.

If you choose to bet on the winner of several matches your overall odds will multiply

The more bets you combine, the higher the odds and your potential winnings will be. But the likelihood of you winning a combination bet or an accumulator becomes much harder. For example if you put £10 on odds of 1/1 (2.00), your winnings will be £20. If you choose to bet on the winner of several matches your overall odds will multiply. 

For example, let’s say you want to bet on 3 matches at odds of:

  • 1/1 (2.00) x 4/5 (1.80) x 12/5 (3.40) =  6/1 (7.00)

As you can see, you’re odds will multiply accordingly.

Outright Betting: Placing a long term bet

Outright betting is a form of long term bet. While betting on matches is popular, outright betting involves attempting to predict the outcome of a tournament or league that takes place over a longer period of time.

Keep track of news and events more closely and wait for the best odds to surface

Outright betting is popular across sports, and betting on the winner of a tournament or league is the most popular form of outright betting. Punters can place an outright bet on the winner of everything from the Premier League to La Liga, the Champions League, Grand Slam tennis tournaments like Wimbledon, or even the Rugby World Cup.

Keep your ear close to the ground when it comes to placing an outright bet. Unlike betting on match odds with longer term outright betting, it’s more advantageous to keep track of news and events more closely and wait for the best odds to surface.

Asian Handicap

Let’s say you’re betting on match winners in the Premier League, then why not give Asian Handicap betting a go? The principle is the same in that you back the winner, but it differs slightly from the traditional form of 1X2 (home team win/draw/away team win) betting, to give it an extra edge.

Asian Handicap betting provides higher and better odds

In Asian Handicap betting there is no betting on a draw - there can only be 2 outcomes. A betting site will give both teams a handicap before the start of the match that is rated depending on how good the team is perceived to be, thus making it more interesting to bet on the favourite.

In the majority of cases, Asian Handicap betting provides higher and better odds, especially if you want to back the favourite.

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