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What is a double result bet in football? Meaning & example

28th February 2019 / lee
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The double result bet isn’t anything particularly new that you will find at an online bookmaker, however, it is something which gets a little overlooked at times. Punters generally just focus on the match outright say of a football match, just predicting which side is going to win, or whether the game will play out to a draw. That is just the broadest picture of the game that you can take a look at. But of course, flat outrights on a match don’t always offer the greatest of value.

Say Manchester United are squaring up against West Brom in an FA Cup at Old Trafford. The Red Devils would naturally be the favourites to win the tie and they would, more likely than not, be an odds-on price to go and claim that victory as well. So if the Red Devils were a price of 2/5 in the match outright then it means that there’s not a lot of meat on that betting bone and if you were to stake a £10 bet on them taking the win then you would be staking high to get just a £4 profit back. So the Red Devils wouldn’t have that much appeal.

Double result bet explained

However, if you were to split that one game into two halves then you would be looking at a totally different scenario. Remember that 2/5 price on United to win, if you went to the Double Result market at William Hill for that same match, you could be looking at a much better price of 11/10 for the Red Devils to be winning at half time in the game and at a full time.

Another name for a Double Result bet is the Half Time/Full Time Wager. Note that you aren’t backing a team to win both halves, which is a totally different thing. You are selecting two outcomes in one match, namely who is leading at half time (or the game being level at the break) and who is winning at full time. So you could, for example, have a West Brom/Manchester United wager for the tie which would be backing the slightly unlikely scenario of the Baggies being ahead at the break, but Manchester United landing the victory at the final whistle after mounting a come back.

How does a double result bet work?

The wager works just the same as any other bet. You simply pick your double outcome for the match. Naturally, if you are backing the heavy favourites in a match then a Manchester United/Manchester United option would likely be the best way to go. Usually in these types of scenario the best alternative that or look at a little longer value would be to back a bit of resistance from the underdogs early on before the favourites press home their advantage after the break, in that instance you can go Draw/Manchester United which is always going to be a bigger price than the favourite being up at the break and winning the match too.

As with any type of bet, if you aren’t sure of your risk and reward, just use a bet calculator and all bookmakers from William Hill to Bet365 and beyond have them, to figure things out. The different options will return you difference odds of your Double Result bet, but it can be a great tool in shopping around for just a little bit extra value if there isn’t quite enough appeal on a side in the match outright.

The offset of that, of course, is that your risk becomes a little bit higher because you are needing two outcomes to happen as opposed to just the one. But if the stars read right and the odds fit, the Double Result bet can offer some great value for your betting.

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