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
Defending champions Mexico have been tearing through this competition like a wildfire as they seek to move a step closer to defending their title. will be looking to get one step closer to defending their Gold Cup championship. They drew their opener 0-0 with minnows Trinidad and Tobago but have since won all their three ... More
As we approach the knockout phase in this year’s Olympic football event, Spain and Argentina will do battle in their final group game on Wednesday. Given the current form of both teams and their poor goal scoring record in this competition, we expect a tight encounter here. We are predicting that less than two goals ... More
Ivory Coast will be looking to consolidate on their current position in Group D when they take on Germany in their final group game. The West Africans have been impressive taking four points from a possible 6. They will draw confidence from their 0-0 draw against Brazil. Germany, on the other hand, have not been ... More
Fortaleza is now third, with Red Bull Bragantino in fourth place. RB Bragantino have not lost in their previous ten Serie A matches and have scored in six of the past six. In Serie A, they have managed to score an average of 2.00 goals per game. Fortaleza is on a three-game winning streak at ... More
Qatar came into this competition as a favourite to proceed from Group D. They were however brought down to earth in their opener as they shared the spoils with Panama in a thrilling 3-3 draw. They did bounce back in the second group game, easily dispatching Grenada with a convincing 4-0 win. Honduras have had ... More
Glasgow Celtic will begin their hunt for Champions League football when they take on Midtjylland on Tuesday. Having failed to earn a place last season, crashing out in the qualifying phase, Celtic will be hoping to clinch all three points in this fixture. For Midtjylland, they will have their eyes set on securing back-to-back Champions ... 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.