Betting strategies: double result

Betting strategies: double result

Betting strategies: double result
Autor betsonly 26 Sep 2018

An overview of double betting, and tips on how to reduce the number of possible outcomes to increase the chances of winning.

If you are looking for a higher payout than just betting on the outcome of a match, then you might want to consider double results bets. However, before giving some helpful tips on tactics to employ, it is useful to understand what a double result bet in sports betting means in practice.

Double Result means splitting the outcome of a match into two halves with the result of both halves needing to be right. The range of potential results thus trebles – from win/lose/draw to nine possible combinations – win/win, win/draw, win/lose, draw/win, draw/draw, draw/lose, lose/win, lose/draw, and lose/lose. Given that the range of outcomes has now significantly expanded, this is a risky betting strategy but one that is rewarded with higher odds.

In terms of sports on which to wager, such a bet is, by its nature, limited to games which consist of two halves. Basketball, for example, has four quarters, so can be excluded, as can hockey with its three periods. In reality, this form of betting is most closely associated with football, although it can be applied to rugby as well.

There is no single unifying strategy for double results bets. It is necessary to carefully analyse statistics and the relevant strengths, form and depth of squad of both teams.

In certain cases, some of the potential results can be discarded by a process of deduction. For example, take the fixture of Juventus playing at home to Empoli in Serie A. Multiple champions against lowly league strugglers is a mismatch on paper and on the pitch, and one that is highly unlikely that the away side would win, so win/win, draw/win and loss/win can be eliminated from the calculations. Then you can predict how probable is it that they will even get a draw, and potentially choose to exclude the win/draw and loss/draw options as well, reducing your original nine outcomes down to only four. Now the odds are much more in your favour.

Equally, if the fixtures were reversed, and Empoli were at home to Juventus, the away side would still be heavy favourites to win, so that removes some of the permutations. Again, you would get long odds against Empoli leading at half-time, and whilst there is a good possibility they could hold Juventus off until the second half before tiring, the number of outcomes, is, in reality, almost halved.

Where the difficulty in such a betting strategy comes is where the teams are closely matched, or where one team has more riding on the result than the other. For example, a team fighting relegation towards the end of the season might be expected to play above themselves against a team who are technically superior to them, but have nothing to play for towards the end of the season.

It is important as well to study the form of the two teams and their most recent results. Is one good at home, but struggling when on the road, or do they play better away, but find it difficult to cope with the pressure of their home fans? How have they performed historically in such a fixture, and are there any hoodoos to take into account given the opposition which may impact them mentally?

Consider also if either team is weakened by injury or suspensions to key players, and if their absence is likely to significantly change the potential outcome of a match.

Whilst this type of betting can offer good payouts, it is a risky strategy to adopt, so, in terms of double results bets, choose matches where, applying logic, you can reduce the number of possible outcomes from 9 down to 5, or even 4. Shock results do happen in sport but they are called that for a reason – they are unexpected and out of the ordinary.

With the right strategy, betting on double results can earn you enough, over time, to comfortably cover any losses and emerge with a tidy profit into the bargain.