There is no doubt: football is our favourite sport. Millions of people all over the planet play and watch the beautiful game, and every day there are dozens of matches taking place all over the globe. For the clued-up football fan this means that there are plenty of opportunities to turn your knowledge into profit, and a modern bookmaker like Mr Green will offer a dazzling array of football betting markets, including the chance to profit from football multiples.
The starting point for most football bettors is the simple match result market based around the three possible outcomes of a single match: home win, away win or draw. The odds available on these three options are not likely to be that large, and if you regularly bet on the favorite at short odds, you either need a lot of patience or a large bankroll to make a significant profit. That’s where the football multiple can help.
So what exactly is a football multiple? The word multiple refers to the fact that this kind of betting involves more than one bet. In a typical football multiple, a number of single bets are combined, with the winnings from the first bet rolling over to the second and so on. If the multiple is successful, the profit will accumulate with each bet, which is why football multiples are sometimes also known as football accumulators.
The downside of a football multiple is that it only provides a return if all of the bets involved are successful. Get one wrong and the multiple fails. The advantage of a football multiple is that it makes it possible to generate significant profits from a small stake. Unlike betting in singles, which requires a large betting bank to make quick profits, one successful football multiple can produce a big return, which is why football multiples are popular with small-stakes bettors.
You may sometime see a football multiple described as a double, treble or fourfold, which simply refers to the number of bets involved. So a football multiple with two bets is also known as a double and a four-bet football multiple is a fourfold. In theory there is no upper limit to the number of bets that you can include in your football multiple, and you can combine bets from many of the different football markets available at Mr Green.
Football Multiples betting at MrGreen
The basic principle of calculating football multiple winnings is to multiply your initial stake by the odds for each bet in turn. For example, let’s say you placed £5 on a fourfold multiple on the following Premier League matches with Mr Green:
Leicester City to beat Hull at 1.5
Arsenal to beat Swansea at 1.4
Stoke City to draw with West Bromwich Albion at 3.0
Chelsea to draw with Southampton at 5.0
If all of the bets were successful, you would calculate your winnings with the following equation: £5 x 1.5 x 1.4 x 3 x 5 = £145. If you are unsure about how to calculate your potential profit from a football multiple, there are many free online multiple calculators which allow you to input the odds of each selection along with the stake to show your potential win.
One way to spread the risk of a football multiple is to consider an each-way multiple, which is usually available if you are online betting on long-term footballmarkets, such as the Premier League or Champions League winner. An each way football multiple is effectively two multiples. One stake is placed on a standard multiple, and an identical stake is placed on a second multiple, in which all selections are backed to be placed. If one or more of your selections doesn’t win, you can still profit if all of your selections are placed.
Another risk-offsetting strategy is to place more than one football multiple on the same range of selections. For example, your original bet may be a six-fold multiple, but you could opt to place a fourfold or a fivefold multiple covering some of the same selections so that if one or two selections fail to win, you can still profit. This is just one of the ways to benefit from the profit-making potential of a football multiple with Mr Green.