When you come from Ireland and place a bet of any size, you’ve almost certainly heard of two-digit results. You may have seen two sevens in a row or even consecutively doubled-up numbers occurring more than once in a six-game football (soccer) result. These are known as ‘double results’ and occur frequently in sports betting due to the way results are distributed across the board. It’s rare for there to be four consecutive teams scoring together, especially as there is generally one team dominating each game. When they do score four goals or more, it’s usually against the spread, and the over/under (total) is rarely a winning proposition.
This is why, even though Ireland is one of the most competitive countries in Europe, its national team hasn’t been able to break through at the highest level in years. When they do score, it’s usually against the spread; but even then, they rarely go on to win by more than two goals. This has made the country extremely volatile when it comes to sports betting, as you can’t rely on the majority of games going according to plan. Since betting on a national team is so popular there, all of the major bookmakers will offer Ireland as part of their football (soccer) selections.
Understanding The Basics
To get the best possible score in a double result, make sure you know the fundamentals. First of all, if the team you back is going to win, then always bet on them to score first, and never place a bet on them to lose. It’s also a great idea to back a team you feel is more likely to score; you can’t always rely on the other teams playing below their usual standards. Another important factor is the number of points you need to score in order to achieve your desired outcome. Normally, the more you wager on a team, the more you’ll earn; but in cases like this, you’d want to go with the opposite, as you’d be giving up large sums of money if something happened to your team. The last thing you want is to be rooting for a team you’ve bet on to lose, especially if they’re leading in the table at the time. This is why, when there’s a double result, you need to take a step back and do some research into the basics before putting money on the line. If you do bet on a team in a double result matchup, it’s usually a safe bet to assume that they will want to win and will be willing to put in the work to get the job done.
Using Information In An Advantageous Manner
In some cases, you may have heard of people using information from multiple games to their advantage. This is called ‘folding’ and is generally done with accumulators (groups of wagers that add up to a winning payout) in tournament betting. For example, let’s say you’ve got a 3D bolter (three dice) accumulator with the French team. You’ve watched several games and noticed that they usually win in a two-legged tiebreak, scoring the most goals in the process. You can bet on the teams in the first round, but if you have a specific team in mind for the third leg, you can place a wager on that game only. By doing this, you are securing yourself a winning payout while also using information from a previous game to your advantage. In the example above, you are looking for a specific outcome and know that the French team is usually able to produce these results. However, you don’t want to rely on just one game and want to make sure that this form continues into future games as well. This is why you need to keep an eye on their results in previous tournaments, as it will give you a good idea of how they will perform in the future.
Taking Advantage Of Special Offers
If you’re a regular sports bettor, you’ll no doubt be aware of the many offers that sportsbooks make to new and existing customers. You may even have a few of them on your phone right now, offering free bets for wagering on certain outcome or offers for bigger wagers. When there’s a double result and you’re looking to place a wager on one of these games, make sure you take advantage of the offer as soon as possible. You never know when these offers will be withdrawn; sometimes they’re for specific teams or sporting events, so it’s worth checking.
How Do Bookmakers Calculate The Odds?
The odds are generally calculated by adding up all the odds of each individual game. You can take this a step further and look at the total odds for the entire double result. This will give you an idea of how likely it is to get a particular outcome or total, based on all the probabilities involved. You might come across a few instances where the overall odds for a double result are not published, leaving you with a nagging doubt as to the validity of the numbers. In these cases, do some digging and find out what the total comes to. If it’s not readily available, do your best to calculate it yourself using the information given on the betting website. In some instances, this might mean simply adding up all the individual odds and comparing this total to the odds for the outcome or total you’re interested in.
More Than Meets The Eye
It’s always great when a bet turns out as planned, but in cases like these, where there are two results that come as a surprise, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t always mean your money is safe. Even though you might be looking at a clear-cut case of good fortune, this doesn’t necessarily mean everything is perfect. If a team you backed unexpectedly loses, it’s not always because they were poorly performing throughout the entire game. Sometimes, there’s more to it than this and you could end up losing more than you’d originally put on the line. As a general rule, if you are surprised by the outcome of a game or tournament, it’s a good idea to take a step back and do some research into why things turned out the way they did. In some instances, this could be because the results were predetermined and someone was able to take advantage of you, or because the team you backed was sabotaged by outsiders trying to affect the outcome. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to stay away from sports betting if you are approached by people offering free bets or any other form of compensation for placing a wager; it’s usually a clear sign that something fishy is going on and you should walk away. When you do lose, it’s important to report the matter to the authorities as soon as possible so that they can investigate. This way, you’ll be able to get your money back and ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.