Correct scores are hard to predict, hence you'll get around 7/1 or above for getting it right on each game. If you take all 10 Premiership games one week and try to call the scores you'll probably find that you'll get 2, maybe 3 correct at most. Some weeks you'll get none at all! Two out of ten is good though, you'll be getting at least 7/1 twice out of 10 unit stakes, which is profit.
You've got to remember this when betting on correct scores. It's alright to get 8 wrong, as long as you get your two correct you'll be able to make money. No one, no web site, no tipster, can predict all the scores. We can't, so don't believe any one who tells you they can call all the scores!
The most frequent scores are 1-1 or 2-1 (to either team). You'll therefore find that bookies only give you 6/1 or 7/1 on these. What you need to do is look for value in scores that could potentially be out of the ordinary. For example if you bet on all 10 games to finish with 3-1 scorelines, you might find that in some cases you get an unsuspected winner, for example, Southampton have an off-day and get beaten 3-1 at Bolton, losing 2-1 until the last minute until Bolton get another goal 'that doesn't reflect Southampton's performance' as the pundits would say. These scorelines could return you 16/1. At these odds you can bet £1 on each of the 10 games, and if you get only 1 winner you've profited.
1. Singles - bet £1 on all 10 Premiership games, if you get 1 or more correct results you'll either break even or make profit depending on the scores you choose and odds you get.
2. Doubles - place a small amount on a double. For example choose two likely scores (not outsiders), ManU to beat Arsenal 2-1 at 7/1 and Leeds to beat Charlton 2-1 at 7/1. Put 50p on the double and multiplied together you'll get £32.00 from a 50p bet! It's not really worth doing trebles and above on correct scores...when are you ever going to be lucky enough to get 3 correct out of 3 predictions? It would be 343/1! So, a 10p bet would return £34.40!
3. Lucky 15 - Correct scores are great for Lucky 15 permutations. Choose 4 correct scores at around 16/1, for example 3-1 scorelines, and cover all singles, doubles, trebles, and one quadruple out of the four games. See the Long Shot for examples and more information. Get one right you'll get your stake back, two or more you'll be in the money for a relatively small stake.
4. Correct Score / First goal scorer double - Most bookies promote this type of bet in their windows or on their sites. You predict the score and the first goalscorer and effectively get a double bet. For example, predict ManU to win 2-1 at 7/1 and Ruud Van Nistelrooy to score first at 4/1 and you'll get a double worth 28/1. Sounds appealing, but in our opinion we feel it's probably better value to go for two correct scores in a double. After all, there are 19 other outfield players that could score first goal! Judge for yourself, in some cases teams have a prolific goal scorer / penalty taker / free kick taker, which might warrant a flutter on this type of bet. You can get some real value out of a free kick taker and correct score. For example, Leeds to win 3-1 at 16/1 and Harte to score first at 14/1 would give you a double worth 224/1! Anectdotely though, a colleague of ours worked in a high street bookies for 2 years and had never saw anyone win a correct score / first goalscorer bet!
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