This type of bet allows you to cover two out of three possible outcomes in a football match. Hugely popular with punters, it’s offered by most betting sites out there.
Here’s a closer look at this bet, from rules to tips.
What is Double Chance?
A double chance bet allows you to back two out of three possible results of a match with a single stake. Your options are:
Home team and draw – your bet wins if the home team wins or the game ends in a draw
Away team and draw – your bet wins if the away team wins or draws
Home team and away team – your bet wins if either team wins the match
Let’s say Liverpool are playing Manchester City at Anfield in the Premier League. Liverpool might be the favourites to win, but Manchester City could cause some upset due to current form.
Another bet, such as Correct Score, might be too risky, threatening to fall through or destroy your acca. Even if Liverpool are playing well throughout, putting all your eggs in one basket might not be the best idea. Manchester City could come in with a last minute equaliser.
The Double Chance market removes this risk, allowing you to increase your chances of winning.
Whilst a football manager will only hope for one result for their side, as punters, we can wish for two.
Pros & Cons of the Double Chance Football Betting System
Like any sports betting market, there are advantages and disadvantages.
One clear advantage is that, by covering 2 out of 3 possible outcomes, you significantly reduce your chances of losing.
If you’re a beginner to football betting this can be a good market to choose, due to the increased levels of security. Alternatively, if you’re building an accumulator, the less risk involved is a huge benefit.
Ultimately, psychology plays a huge part in the world of betting, and double chance is a great way to get the ball rolling and to maximise your chances of landing a morale boosting winning bet. It’s also a promising market for those who prefer strings of regular winnings.
Of course, the lower risk has its consequences.
Usually, this market carries lower odds than others, so your potential winnings will be less. While the bet remains popular with punters, this is something to be aware of.
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