Each Way bets tend to be more common in horse racing, and events with a larger number of competitors, such as golf. However, you can bet Each Way on football games and competitions.
It’s true to say that Each Way betting comes into play less often in football, with only two possible winners in a match. Nevertheless, you can get Each Way odds on league, cup and various tournaments like the World Cup, Euros, Champions League and Golden Boot awards.
It’s worth noting that an Each Way bet will automatically double your stake. £5 Each Way on Liverpool to win the Premier League will cost you £10. It works like this, £5 is placed on Liverpool finishing in the first place and £5 on them finishing 2nd. Check the terms with your bookmaker before betting. What constitutes a place will depend on the competition and terms defined by the bookies.
Benefits Of Betting Each Way On Football?
This type of bet can be the right choice if you fancy a big priced outsider to do well in a cup competition or tournament. As an example, the likes of Watford, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa have all reached the FA Cup Final in recent seasons. An each-way bet on any of those clubs would have given you a healthy return.
What Competitions Should You Bet On?
Next summer’s European Championships could be a place to start. If you stake a £5 Each Way bet on the Netherlands, you could get returns of £100+. Despite many experts not backing them to win the competition, this represents excellent value, and they have the players to get final stages of the tournament.
Another competition to look at could be the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Again, looking at the Netherlands, a £5 Each Way bet could bring in £115. Despite this tournament not taking place for years, this could still be worth taking a punt on.
The Premier League Top Goalscorer 2020/2021 also provides decent Each Way betting opportunities. This market defines ‘places’ as being in the top 4 for goal scorers. Marcus Rashford is currently a 40/1 outsider to finish the season as the top scorer; you could win up to £260 if he finishes top or £55 if he places in the top four.
Sticking with the Premier League. If you think Leicester City will repeat their historic 2016 title success, a £5 Each Way bet has potential returns of over £6676 if they win the league or £171 if they finish second.
Each Way Accumulator Betting?
Sky Bet offers some useful advice on Each Way betting. “The important distinction to make with Each Way accumulators or multiples is that an Each Way bet is still only 2 bets – 1 for ALL selections to win and 1 for ALL selections to place. This means that if one of your selections does not go on to win or place – the whole bet is lost”
For example, if you were to place a 4 team Each Way accumulator and 3 teams won their respective tournaments whilst one team placed you would receive a place part accumulator at reduced odds. You would not receive more winnings because 3 of the teams won.
This Each Way treble with Paddy Power could result in huge potential returns. The teams involved are the Netherlands to win Euro 2020, PSG to win the 2020/2021 Champions League and Chelsea to win the Premier League. If all those things were to happen, you could win over £6,000 with a £10 stake.
Keep Up With The Latest News
It is worth keeping up with all the latest news from various clubs and leagues before you place a bet. For example, odds on Everton having a successful season have changed in recent weeks following their excellent start to the season. Those with a keen eye would have perhaps taken a gamble on this over the summer as they signed internationals such as James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and Allan from Napoli. You can follow the latest football developments on our blog.