Draw no bet (DNB) is a type of bet that allows you to bet on a team to win with the knowledge that you will be refunded your stake back if the match ends in a draw. If your team wins, you win the bet. If the match ends in a draw, you neither win nor lose, and your stake remains untouched. You only lose the bet and your stake if the team you picked loses the match.
DNB bets provide a great way to reduce risk when betting. You are able to get your stake back when your team does not win but manages to avoid a loss. This is better than losing the bet and the stake altogether.
DNB predictions today & tomorrow
The USA have won all their matches in the tournament so far (P5, W5). All these have been narrow 1-0 wins except for the 6-1 thumping of little-known Martinique in the group stages. To win against Mexico, they may need more than 1 goal in the match. After an opening 0-0 draw against Trinidad in ... More
This fixture is a battle between the basement Boys of the MLS Western Conference. The hosts FC Dallas are 11th on the log, while the visitors Vancouver Whitecaps are firmly perched at the bottom of the table, with two points and two places separating them. Going into this game, both are on an abysmal run ... More
San Antonio-based outfit Austin FC will be looking to jumpstart their season when they host Portland Timbers this Friday. They have had a rather sluggish start to the season as they find themselves sitting just one place off the foot of the Western Conference. Portland have had a very solid start to this season with ... More
After 2 draws and 1 loss in their opening 3 matches of the tournament, Venezuela are rooted at the bottom of Group B. This final group game against Peru is a must-win for the Venezuelans if they want to have hopes of making it to the second round. Peru have managed a win and a ... More
Portugal were badly exposed in their 4-2 loss to Germany, which saw them drop to 3rd in the group standings. Now they need a positive result here to be assured of qualification for the next round. France had to come back from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against group minnows Hungary. They lead the ... More
Uruguay play their opening game of the tournament against Argentina who are on their second group game. Matches involving these two teams are usually closely fought due to the strong local rivalry that exists between them. Going into this match, Argentina look the stronger side based on recent form and are more likely to get ... More
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Draw No Bet (DNB) Explained
When using the Draw No Bet (DNB), you are picking a particular team to win for your bet to be successful. If they lose the match, you lose the bet. However, you recognize that the match may end in a draw. In this case, you get a chance to recover your stake if the match ends in a draw.
DNB eliminates the option of ‘Draw’ as a possible match outcome as is the case with three-way bets. You are only left to pick either home win (1) or away win (2). The bookmaker loses some advantage in this case since they do not earn money in case the match ends in a draw. The bet is settled on just one outcome for both you and the bookmaker.
Draw-no-bet odds are lower than outright home-win (1), draw (X), and away-win (2) odds. This is because the risk is also reduced in dnb bets. As a sports fan, you understand that even a sure result can sometimes turn completely before the match ends. For example, a red card or injury in football can change what looked like a sure win into a draw or loss.
Here is an example when using draw-no-bet bets:
Sevilla vs Getafe odds: Sevilla win 1.80, Draw 3.20, Getafe win 4.10
Draw no bet odds: Sevilla Win (DNB) 1.42, Getafe Win (DNB) 2.50
The odds are considerably reduced but you will still get good returns at a lower risk. DNB bets apply to the results at full-time only. In some cases, the draw no bet may be offered for in-play betting if the match goes into extra time.
When you use dnb bets as part of a double or multibet and the match ends in a draw, this dnb bet will not count towards settling the double or multibet. Only the other matches in the double or multibet will be considered. This way, you are protected from losing the entire multibet.
DNB bets are only available for sports that can end in a tie/draw. The popular ones include:
- Ice hockey
Some sports are designed not to end in a tie/draw. There are ways of making the match produce a winner during regulation time, including tie-break and sudden death. Examples include Tennis, Basketball, and Sumo wrestling.
DNB betting strategies
Here are some of the tips to consider when using draw-no-bet bets:
When placing live in-play bets, DNB offers a very good betting option. When a team is already leading in the match, their chances of winning are higher. They can hold on and even add goals to help them win the match. In case the opponents fight back and manage to equalize, the match will still end in a draw. By looking at the time remaining and other important match stats, you can be quite confident of a leading team winning the game. The DNB bet helps you to go for the win and provides cover in case of a draw.
There are matches in which the stronger team which you thought would be the outright winner falls behind. Such a team is still capable of fighting back in the game and earning a draw or win. However, the odds of the weaker team winning will be very attractive after they take the lead. You can place a DNB bet on the weaker team and hope they can at least avoid losing. Similarly, a DNB bet on the stronger team gives you a chance of recovering your stake if they manage a draw or winning in the end.
Nearly matched odds
For matches in which the teams are well-matched and the odds do not show a clear favorite, picking the match-winner can be quite hard. These are games that are likely to end in a draw but calling a draw outright is even riskier. You can reduce the risk by picking a DNB bet on the home team or the in-form team.