Betting on doubles is attractive to many people because it provides the middle ground between singles and accumulators. You can get really good odds, but at the same time you depend on just two games and not on 4-5 or even more. This is the reason it is worth taking a look at some of the main tips you need to follow when betting on doubles. This article won’t give you a winning strategy right away, but it will pinpoint the most important directions you need to follow.
Always Bet on Value
This is one of the most important rules in sports betting in general, but it is even more important when you are placing a stake on more than one selection. If you place wagers on doubles with negative expected return in the long run, it multiplies and gets even worse. Quite the opposite, if your bets have positive expectation your winnings will become even bigger. That’s why you should not be trying to just guess the winner, but search for good odds.
Don’t Try Two Surprises at the Same Time
It might be tasty to combine two high prices in a double and win huge, but it’s too risky. If you decide to include a draw or a surprising win for the underdog on odds of 3.00 or higher, make sure your other selection is safer. You don’t want to end up hitting one surprise just to lose your double cause your other selection blew it. Keep it real and don’t get too greedy.
Don’t Force It
Don’t ever place a double just for the sake of it. If you have one good bet in your mind and can’t find a second one, just play a single. I’ve constantly seen people to go too far and combine perfectly good picks with something else just to get a better price. This doesn’t end well most of the time, so try to avoid it.
Search for Promos
This tip has nothing to do with match selection, but can help you get some extra money. Many bookmakers are trying to attract more customers with promotions and you will often find accumulators boosters and money backs. Sometimes doubles are covered by those and it is a good idea to check if your bets are eligible. Getting as little as 5% on top of the original price can make a huge difference in the long run.