Now and again it is good to take a step back, take a break from focusing on betting directly and looking at the full picture when it comes to what you’re accomplishing and how you’re reaching your accomplishments in Sports Betting, a few reasons that are beneficial are:

  • It helps us understand how we make betting decisions.
  • We can reflect on what we’ve learnt and manifest it in our future bets.
  • We can reflect on what we did wrong and learn what not to do.
  • It allows us to take a break from our strategy or betting bubble and take in other ideas, strategies, thoughts and keeps us open-minded.


So with that being said, at N1T we’re always interested to hear from other punters, their betting strategies approaches to betting and what markets they’re betting in right now, it always helps us keep things fresh, consistent and keeps us and our subscribers at our best.

Over the years we have tried many different strategies and bet types, different bettors will prefer different bet types but in this article, we’ll be listing the best types of bets to place in Football and perhaps you can consider these in the future as you learn more about them and feel comfortable betting with them.

Like with the other points raised, there will be different people thinking different things, different bets will appeal to others and people will find some bet types recommend as not right for them at all, it’s all about discussing our views and we hope you find this interesting and useful, feel free to offer any comments you may have.



Heinz Bet

We’ve discussed Heinz Bets previously for Horses here.

A Heinz bet works in a very similar manner to a Lucky 15 and Lucky 31 bet, but there are six selections being made this time hence the 57.

There are 57 lines; 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, six five-folds and a six-fold accumulator.

The heinz bet is named as such because of the famous Heinz ’57 varieties’ advertising slogan.

Due to the fact that there are no single bets as part of the heinz, you need at least two winning selections in order to get any sort of a return.

That’s great because if one or two selections let you down, you’ll still make a profit. If 6 selections isn’t enough for you, you can also add a seventh selection, which would make your Heinz Bet a Super Heinz Bet taking the number of lines from 57 to 120.

Below we’ll show you an example of the outcomes for a 10p Heinz (£5.70) + £1 accumulator bet.

Heinz 6 Selections 57 Bets Returns
1 Winner 0
2 Winners 28p
3 Winners £1.30
4 Winners £4.29
5 Winners £12.55
6 Winners £56.29

Obviously, the return will depend on the odds, but these returns are on 4/6 to win.

Heinz Bets at these odds are not amazing but with 2 winning selections you’ll get something back and at 4 winners you’d be getting a large amount of your stake back which is better than nothing. But if you get 5 winning selections you’ve doubled your money, so if you have a good feeling the teams you’re backing are winning, it can be a very profitable bet type.

With Betting multiples, there is always a chance at least 1 selection fails, but with these sorts of odds, it is quite common to get 4 out of 6 winners, which would mean most of your money back.

Like with any bet you should be confident in your research and decision, so if you think you’d only get 2 winners, you shouldn’t be placing the bet at all, you should be striving for 5 winners and if you get a 6, even better.

Heinz Bets are not for everyone but we do like to do them sometimes in our groups and they do work great, especially on our Horses.



Double Bet

A double is one of the most popular football bets. The explanation is in the name, so instead of a Single Bet which would have one selection, you can choose two selections that you think will win, so for example you might think France will beat Germany & England will beat Croatia, if both outcomes happen you will win the double bet.

Doubles are particularly useful when you wish to back odds-on selections. So if you were to back France and England as single bets instead of double bets and they both won, you would not even double your stake. However, a double bet would return quite a bit more than double a stake.

To calculate a double bet, simply work out the total return for the first selection and then use it as the stake for the second selection. £10 on France to win would return £13.33 and then all of that on England would return £24.40.

A double bet returns a profit when both of the selections you make win, otherwise, the bet loses and you’d lose your stake.



Treble Bet

Moving on from double bets, a treble bet is self-explanatory, but for those left scratching their heads, a treble bet is three outcomes that makeup one bet.

So in addition to backing France and England as we did in a double bet example above, you may also want to back Ukraine to beat Romania, which would mean you have three selections.

As with doubles, you need all selections to win in order to return a profit. For example, if France and England won but Ukraine drew, then a treble would lose and you’d lose your stake.

In terms of calculating a treble bet, it’s pretty much the same as with a double. £10 on France to win would return £13.33, all of that on England would return £24.40, then all of that on Ukraine would come to £35.30 in total.

Compare the return with the return you’d get if you backed all three as singles, and it is typically double the profit. In that case, you would risk £30 in total (3 x £10 stakes) and your return would only be £16.11.

Obviously with any multiple bet there runs the risk of one selection ruining everything and that can blow away your initial stake easily, whilst with Singles you’d have less risk as they’re all treated as separate bets.

But as you can see already, multiple bets quickly compound potential profits as you add more selections. This is what makes them so attractive to punters, but as the risks increase it gets much harder to win consistently. It’s a risk/reward that you have to think about carefully.

We suggest starting off with single bets, then double bets and then try treble bets, because if you’re well experienced in betting, treble bets can be a lot of money and make you a lot of money too.



Asian Handicap Betting

Asian Handicap betting attempts to bring an unbalanced match up, such as a Premier League contender playing against a low relegated team to a 50-50 contest by handicapping a team based on its perceived performance in the game.

In a traditional 1X2 bet, it would most likely be an easy win for a Premier League team but with the Asian Handicap market, you’ll be able to back an underdog and still win even if they lost. The relegation team might still lose, but will they lose the match by 1 goal or 2?

What are the Pros of Asian Handicap?

  • For matchups where in some cases one team may be more favoured to win than the other team resulting in small betting odds the favoured team will be handicapped to level the playing field
  • Asian Handicap betting allows punters to find value in long odds underdogs while enjoying consistent returns

Asian Handicap handicaps the stronger team and removes the possibility of a draw. It handicaps by balancing the odds

With an Asian handicap, the underdog will be given an advantage that is intended to level the playing field for bets.

There are three main types of Asian Handicap lines: half goal, full goal and quarter goal.

Half goal Asian handicap

Asian Handicap will attempt to achieve a 50-50 contest with goals, let’s look at an example of what you may see:

  • Team A -1.5
  • Team B +1.5

Team A has been given a goals handicap of -1.5 whilst Team B has been given a handicap of +1.5 goals

If you decide to bet on Team A, the stronger team, they would have to win by 2 goals at a minimum. Whilst if you were to bet on Team B they can win the match outright or lose by under 1.5 goals which would mean they can lose by no more than 1 goal for you to win.

If the final score is Team A – 2, Team B – 1 and you have bet on Team A, you would deduct 1.5 goals, that would read the score to be Team A – 0.5, Team B – 1

So that would mean that you have lost the bet even though they won the game because of the handicap

Full goal Asian handicap

This Asian handicap line works in a similar way to the example above for half goal Asian handicap line, but there is an added chance of your stake being refunded. The line, as the name would suggest is a whole number. The line applied to the favourite can be 0.00, -1.00, -2.00 etc with the opposite number for the underdog. If you were to back a team with a -1.00 Asian handicap, you would need your team to win by 2 or more goals. However, full goal lines work similarly to how the “draw no bet” market works, in that should your team only win by 1 goal, your bet is refunded. Similarly, should you back a team with a +1.00 Asian handicap, and they lose by one, your stake would be refunded as well.

Quarter goal Asian handicap

This has been left until last as it’s the most advanced to explain. Once you understand this line, you’ll have a strong grasp on one of the best markets available for all sports bettors. Whilst it’s quite complex at first glance, it’s very logical.

The easiest way to look at a quarter goal Asian handicap is to understand that it effectively splits your bet into two. Whatever your line (for example, -0.25), your stake is split between the nearest half goal line (-0.50) and the nearest full goal line (-0.00).

Here’s one example: you back Team A -0.25 Asian handicap for £100. Effectively, this bet has become £50 on Team A -0.00 and £50 on team A -0.50. For both parts of the bet to win, Team A must win the game. However, should they draw, you’ll see the £50 on the -0.50 line lose, but the £50 on -0.00 refunded. Total = £50, which is often called a “half loss”.

Another example (a half win this time): You back Team B +0.25 Asian handicap, again for a £100 stake. This becomes £50 on +0.00 and £50 on +0.50. If Team B wins, both parts of the bet win. If Team B loses, both parts of the bet lose. If it ends in a draw, the +0.00 will be refunded to you (no profit), and the +0.50 part wins. This is known as a “half win”.

Asian handicap is a great alternative to 1X2 betting and is very popular amongst punters looking to build stable long-term profits because it minimises the risk with just having two market possibilities rather than three.

If you see an Asian handicap and believe it to be priced and handicapped fairly, you’re close to having a 50/50 shot at winning, if you have an edge, you can make long-term stable profits.

Even the inclusion of Asian handicap bets can be a way to make the most of the lower margins associated with this betting market.




The Over/Under bet involves predicting the total number of goals or points scored during the course of a sporting event.

As opposed to win/draw/win betting, over/under, is concerned with the number of times something will happen or the length of time it takes something to happen in a certain match rather than the end result.

For example, that could relate to the total number of points or goals scored in a match. The winning team is irrelevant.

As a bettor, you would need to decide if you think the total number of points scored will be over or under a pre-decided number from the bookmaker.

For example, you can place a bet on total goals being over 3, but if the match ended 1 – 1 in a full 90 minutes, you would lose because the total goals were 2 which is under 3. However, if you placed a bet for Under 3, in that scenario you would’ve won!

This bet is quite unique, as you can bet on anything with a score essentially, you can also bet on the total number of goals for a specific team or in a specific half.

It is also possible to back over or under a certain number of cards – either yellow, red or the total number – and corners.

So if you want to change it up, give Over/Unders a try, you can get some decent returns with this bet type and it can be very fun to bet with.



Goliath Bet

Goliath by far is one of the biggest multiple bet types on this list.

Like the name, this bet type is gigantic with 247 lines, it consists of 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-folds, 56 five-folds, 28 six-folds, 8 seven-folds and an eight-fold accumulator.

The Goliath bet has 8 selections and you’ll need to win at least 2 of those selections to receive a return, otherwise, you would lose your stake.

To be honest, the Goliath Bet is the least recommended out of all these bets, if you want to play it safe, trebles and doubles are good enough, but it’s something to be aware of at least, as we said at the beginning of the article, it’s great to be open-minded, reflect and know all the options you have in your arsenal, otherwise you’ll be limited on your strategy and profit margins.

We do not recommend the Goliath Bet unless you want to have some fun, it can be extremely difficult to win bets as it is, a Goliath Bet is even harder, now and then you’ll see people getting rich off their Goliath Bets and with a stroke of luck so could you, but at N1T we recommend consistent long-term profits, as this is the healthiest and tested way of becoming a successful punter.

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