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21-12-2018, 11:18   #16
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If you place a five-team acca in football for example, which people do weekly on say City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Celtic you end up with something around a 5/2 shot (assuming all at home)
The actual odds of all 5 winning are 242/1
That’s why you should be betting singles – the bookie has 242 outcomes that are a win for him , and you have one, and you are lucky if you ever get bigger than 5/1 on the fancied teams (assuming one or more playing away)

Note: The five teams to win at odds of 2/5 is usually where they are Betting In Running on live football games around the world, and all 5 teams are leading with games in the second half.
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21-12-2018, 14:54   #17
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I see people doing football accumulators,doubles etc or large single bets etc but why don’t people just try make small gains
Just going by Paddy Powers last night if I gambled 2 euro on 5 games so 10 euro my return was 14.43
For just a few clicks a 4.43 is good if I had done that bet

you are right and the reason is people think they can get rich quick or have one good win and then think they can do it again.
Bookies love mug punters doing luckys and accums, difficult enough to get one winner let alone 5

I do mainly horses and do small stakes on big price horses. You can get just a good return on a low stake on a big price as you can throwing large sum on a low price fave. Sometimes you make it back in just placing.
I normally do a quid e/w on 16-1 or over, and the few occasions I do luckys or accums, i put 10 cent on them. sometimes you get a win, but it stops you over gambling. Ive seen so many mugs throwing 50 or 100 more on a evens fave and lost it all as faves only win 45-50% of the time. The punters set the price of the horse, not the horse itself, sometimes it just dont fancy running about in the cold with a man on its back, they human
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