MACCLESFIELD Town travel to Kidderminster on Saturday looking to revive their promotion push and they start the game at Aggborough as bet365’s 11/10 favourites to win; Kidderminster are 5/2 according to BetVictor.com).
The correct score markets offer punters an opportunity to back several outcomes at decent prices and still win, even if the majority of bets lose – as they have an unfortunate tendency to do.
For instance, assume you’ve backed the draw (13/5, Skybet) as a form of insurance, supplementing this bet with a selection of correct scores could pay dividends.
A goalless outcome appears unlikely, but a backing a 2-2 draw, priced at 14/1 by Winner.com, is not the action of a desperate gambler chasing outrageous odds.
Supporting results ‘either side’ of this effectively hedges the bet, with the most obvious being a 1-1 outcome, offered at 11/2 by Paddy Power.
Similarly, a 2-1 home win (8/1, Ladbrokes) is not out of the question, although nor is a 2-1 away victory (19/2, William Hill).
Instead of placing say, £20 on a 2-2 result, putting £5 on all four results ensures that, even if the shortest-priced outcome (11/2) comes up, the punter still enjoys a 37% profit, clearing £7.50 on top of his £20 stake. Sponsored by Sportsbook ofthemonth.com.
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