Double chance bets are a type of bet that combines two out of three possible outcomes of a three-way bet (1X2) under one bet. Instead of picking the usual Home win (1), Draw (X), or Away Win (2), you are allowed to wager two out of these three possible outcomes as one bet. The combinations are: Home or Draw (1X), Away or Draw (X2), and Home or Away (12).
As long as either of the two outcomes you have combined occurs, your bet wins. With double chance, you increase your chances of winning the bet and it is also a great way to reduce risk.
DC predictions today & tomorrow
Inter Milan would look to continue their fine league form when they take on Juventus in their first game on the road since being crowned champions. The 3-1 win against Roma made it four victories in a row for Conte’s men who look unstoppable at the moment. Meanwhile, Andre Pirlo’s nascent managerial career has faced ... More
West Ham United vs Everton is scheduled for kick-off on 09 May, at 17:30. Everton won 15 of their last 24 meetings, while West Ham United won 5, and 4 matches ended in a draw. The last game between West Ham United and Everton in the English Premier League Season 2020/2021 took place on January ... More
Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to overhaul Frankfurt and move to the fourth and final Champions League spot when they welcome second-placed RB Leipzig to the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund are currently fifth, only a point behind Eintracht Frankfurt in fourth. Dortmund have mustered a good run lately, winning four of their last five games ... More
Following their 6-2 first-leg win, Manchester United took a giant step towards earning a ticket to their first final under Ole. The Red Devils will be looking to protect that first-leg advantage when they face Roma on Thursday. United have had an impressive run in the Europa League so far. In fact, they remain unbeaten ... More
Chelsea put themselves in good stead to progress to the final of this season’s Champions League with a 1-1 draw at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in the Semi-final first leg in Madrid. Christian Pulisic put the visitors in front before a sublime effort by Karim Benzema restored parity before the end of the first ... More
A first-half hat-trick from Chris Wood helped Burnley end a three-game losing streak at the weekend as they turned on the heat on Wolverhampton Wanderers with a 4-0 thrashing in their own backyard. This win eased fears of getting sucked into the relegation quagmire as they claimed the 16th position from Newcastle who lost to ... More
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Double Chance bets explained
Double Chance allows you to use one bet to cover two of the three possible win-draw outcomes in a match. The options are as follows:
- Home or Draw (1X) – Your bet wins if the home team wins or the game ends in a draw
- Away or Draw (X2) – Your bet wins if the away team wins or the game ends in a draw
- Home or Away (12) – Your bet wins if either the home or away team wins
Bear in mind that the odds for Double Chance bets are lower than those for three-way bets. For example:
Liverpool vs Everton, Odds: Liverpool Win (1) 1.90, Draw (X) 3.20, Everton Win (2) 4.00
Double Chance Odds: Liverpool or Draw (1X) 1.35, Everton or Draw (X2) 2.05, Liverpool or Everton (12) 1.50
As you can see, the odds are significantly lower for double chance bets but the possibility of winning is higher.
Double Chance bets are settled based on the match results at full-time. Extra time and post-match penalties do not count.
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Double Chance betting strategies
Here, we explain the best strategies to use with double bets to increase your chances of winning.
Home team advantage
In general, teams have a better chance of winning at home or at least avoiding a loss. Similarly, teams are more likely to lose away compared to home. However, due to relative strengths, a home win may not be so obvious in some cases. Instead of a home win, the game may also end in a draw. In such a situation, a double chance bet presents a better way of covering your risk. A bet on Home or Draw (1X) will ensure you stand to win in case of either outcome.
Nearly matched teams
Betting on nearly matched teams can be tough since there is no obvious difference to help you pick the winner. There are games that show no clear favourite from the three-way odds. The usual considerations like team form, league position, and the number of points could also be just about the same. In such a situation, picking one outright outcome is hard and a double chance bet would be a better option. You can pick either team to win with a Home or Away (12) pick.
There are teams that may outrightly dominate their league or competition for a season or more. Such teams rarely lose a game so in most cases they will win or draw. A good example is Bayern Munich in Bundesliga which they have completely dominated over the past 8 seasons winning all the league titles in the process. Picking a dominant team to win is a good bet in most cases. However, there will be those few games that look tough even for them and a win may not be obvious. A double chance bet will ensure you are well covered. For example, if the dominant team is playing away to a strong rival, an Away or Draw (X2) bet is recommended.
Teams sometimes hit a rich vein of form and go on a long unbeaten run of games. They are able to get good results against any opponent that comes their way. If you are unsure about a team winning a particular match but they have been enjoying good form, a double chance bet can be used to give them a win or draw. Betting against a team enjoying a good run of form to lose is risky. Generally, teams tend to fight hard to protect their unbeaten run, especially when they are targeting a certain record. They are likely to earn draws in games that they were about to lose. Therefore, a double chance bet of win or draw can be used in such cases to increase your chances of winning the bet. Remember, team form can also be negative, such that a team goes for a long run of games without winning. In such a case, the double chance bet is in favour of the opponents.