explain betting terms

explain betting terms

Football Betting Explain betting terms (single, double, trebles, fourfold etc)

Entering into the world of betting, you may be taken aback first of all by the amount of different types of bets available. Betting goes so much deeper than just picking fixed outrights. There is nothing wrong with just making single fixed outright bets, but for some, part of the online betting experience is challenging themselves on bigger and tougher bets. The bigger the challenge of course, the bigger the rewards, the bigger the risk. So, with so many different names of types of betting floating around, things may be a bit confusing at first at to what some betting terms mean. Here is a guide explaining some of the different types of bets that you may come across.

Fixed Odds Outright Single
This is when you make one single selection from a Sportsbook for a certain outcome to happen. You take the current odds on offer and naturally need your selection to win in order to gain profit.

ACCUMULATORS

Double
This is when you make two separate selections and link them together as double. What this means is that the winnings from the first selection will be placed on the outcome of the second event. You need both selections to win.

Treble
This is when three separate selections are made from a Sportsbook. They are linked as single bets and all are required to win. As in the Double, the winnings from the first bet make the stake which goes on the second bet and so on.

FourFold, FiveFold, SixFold etc.
These are simply the name of accumulators (or parlay bets). The name is just how many selections that you have made, so a SevenFold has seven selections. Accumulators can be very profitable as big winnings can be earned from a small initial stake. It is the cumulative winnings which keep rolling through to the next bet which makes the end profit so good. They are notoriously hard to pull off though, but are always worth a punt because you don’t need a big stake to get decent returns.

MULTIPLES (Full cover bets)

Trixie
Three separate selections which are covered by 4 Bets (3 Doubles, 1 Treble). Two correct results are the minimum needed for a return.

Patent
Three separate selections which are covered by 7 Bets (3 Singles, 3 Doubles, 1 Treble). One correct result is the minimum needed for a return.

Yankee
Four separate selections which are covered by 11 Bets (6 Doubles, 4 Trebles, 1 Fourfold). Two correct results is the minimum needed for a return.

Lucky 15
Four separate selections which are covered by 15 Bets (4 Singles, 6 Doubles, 4 Trebles, 1 Four Fold). One correct selection is the minimum needed for a return. Bookmakers will often pay out double odds if you hit only one correct selection in a Lucky 15

Lucky 31
Five separate selections which are covered by 31 Bets (5 Singles, 10 Doubles, 10 Trebles, 5 Fourfold, 1 Fivefold). One correct selection is the minimum needed for a return. ONE selection winning guarantees a return. Each way bet available.

Super Yankee (aka Canadian)
Five separate selections covered by 26 bets (10 Doubles, 10 Trebles, 5 Fourfold, 1 fivefold). Two correct results are the minimum needed for a return.

Lucky 63
Six separate selections which are covered by 63 bets (6 Singles, 15 Doubles, 20 Trebles, 15 Fourfold, 6 Fivefold, 1 Sixfold). One correct results is the minimum needed for a return.

Heinz
Six separate selections covered by 57 bets (Heinz 57 see!) (15 Doubles, 20 Trebles, 15 Fourfold, 6 Fivefold, 1 Sixfold). Two correct results are the minimum needed for a return.

Super Heinz
Seven separate selections covered by 120 bets (21 Doubles, 35 Trebles, 35 Fourfold, 21 Fivefold, 7 Sixfold, 1 Sevenfold). Two correct results are the minimum needed for a return.

Goliath
Eight separate selections covered by 247 bets (28 Doubles, 56 Trebles, 70 Fourfold, 56 Fivefolds, 28 Sixfold, 8 Sevenfold, 1 Eightfold). Two correct results are the minimum needed for a return. A Straight Accumulator

Forecasts
A prediction of the finishing order of the first two finishers of an event in the correct order.

Reversed Forecast
A prediction of the two finishers who will come in first and second in any order.

Tricast
A prediction of the first three finishers in an event in the correct order.