ONE of those most popular bets these days is both teams to score and win. Every day we have debates about the types of markets to do, what's best for making profit, etc – and all the best advice about concentrating in singles goes against taking btts and match result.
Average odds for a treble are about 50-1 but this is because it's not a treble. You need three outcomes in every match – a team to score, the other team to score at least two and the WDW part. In reality a treble is 27 bets which is why the odds look so good on paper.
As long as punters understand this and realise it's difficult to land a treble there's no problem tackling this market for low stakes – I'd suggest 0.1pts per line.
I'm often asked for tips and now and again put them up with varying degrees of success.
Starting this weekend I'm going to put up a fourfold (with trebles advised) and it will be a team effort. I asked for nominations and got plenty and I also put up a shortlist on Thursday.
So from my shortlist and suggestions I've put together a line that hopefully gives us a chance.
I'll place the line for £1 unit stakes and someone who has contributed to the thread with a tip will collect half the winnings. In fact to make it easier to share I'm planning to place 2 x £2.50 bets in a shop and if there is a return I'll simply post one of the slips out to the lucky punter.
William Hill online pay 238-1 for the fourfold. I've placed it in one of their shops and half the return on the fourfold is £247.17 – if we get one treble I'll need to work it out.
Mr Fixit's btts & win team effort
WEST HAM v Norwich (10-3)
BIRMINGHAM v Rotherham (16-5)
IPSWICH v Bristol City (11-4)
AYR v Peterhead (13-5)
Perm any 3 and all 4 (5 bets)
Pays £496.34 to £1 unit stakes at William Hill