I’ve been trialling a few football bets in different markets over the last few months that I’ve always been aware of, have generally not paid them much thought until recently. The bet in question is the ‘Double Chance’ football market which almost all bookies cover.
‘Double Chance’ basically lets you choose 2 of the possible 3 outcomes of a football match, increasing your chances of success. This bet is not a fantastic investment if you choose to cover a short odds favourite and the draw, as the prices are extremely restrictive.
This bet comes into it’s own when you have found a selection at a good value price, and can then protect your bet by covering the draw.
After making some decent profit in this market, I’m going to take the plunge and post my selections for the first time- starting with Tuesday’s football matches.
Coventry v Leeds
Coventry are in desperate trouble. Rock bottom of the league on just 22 points, it’s difficult to see how they are going to avoid relegation this term.
While Leeds aren’t setting the world alight, they still have realistic hopes of a play-off position, and these are the games they need to be winning to get them in the mix.
Coventry have won just 2 of their 17 games against top half opposition, and the 2/5 available for either Leeds or the draw in the double chance market looks a very safe bet.
Crewe v Burton
Burton are without a win in their last 6 games, and although just a point behind the play-off zone their recent form is a worry.
The Brewers have failed to score more than once in their last 5 games, and could come unstuck against a Crewe side that are beginning to find the net and some decent results.
Having Crewe and the draw looks good at 4/9, and though I expect The Railwaymen to win this, I’m much more comfortable having the draw on my side.
Leeds or draw 2/5
Crewe or draw 4/9
Accumulators at nice odds are all well and good and can be a fun way to bet, with the odd large payout every once in a while, which is why I’ll continue to do them.
However I am in the habit of making a regular return for my investments, and these double chance bets have been rewarding me well which is why I am sharing them.
This kind of bet generally appeals to punters who are more interested in profitability than the fun factor, and while I bet for both reasons, the profit is first and foremost.