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
Real Madrid host Sevilla this weekend, after they lost their spot to play in the final of the UEFA champions league. They were beaten 2-0 and now all their eyes are on the La Liga title. Real Madrid trail league leaders Atletico Madrid by two points, and a victory over Sevilla could see Zinedine Zidane’s ... More
In what has all the makings of a title decider, Barcelona hosts league leaders Atletico Madrid in the La Liga this Saturday, with a chance to leapfrog them into first place with a win. They threw away a golden opportunity to do that a couple of weeks ago when they lost at home to Granada ... More
Leeds United would be proud to finish in the top half of the table in their first season back to the top flight. They currently lie 11th on the table and have to win their remaining games in order to achieve this. A victory in their next game may not come easy against Tottenham who ... More
Stuttgart’s hopes of getting a piece of European football action next season vanished in the thin air following their 2-0 loss at Leipzig at the weekend – their fourth straight loss in the top flight. They have since dropped to 10th on the log, 11 points off 6th placed Leverkusen with just 3 matches left ... More
Newcastle have managed to unshackle themselves from the relegation dungeon in recent weeks. A run of four undefeated league games (2W, 2D) on what on paper looked like a daunting schedule pitting the likes of champions Liverpool and European football chasing teams like Spurs and West Ham has the Toon nation brimming with confidence ahead ... More
Marseille are making a late push to secure a place in the Europa League next season. They are currently locked in a do-or-die battle with Lens for that final slot on the table. They are 6th at the moment on 55 points, a point behind Lens who are currently sitting on that 5th and final ... 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.