What is a Double Bet?

The Double Bet is the most basic type of accumulator. It's a good place for beginners to start as they get a feel for accumulator betting. With a double you make 2 selections. If they both win you're in the money but if either loses, you win nothing. So why not just place two singles? Well, with an accumulator your odds are lengthened and your potential payout increases. Two winning Singles at 2 / 1 with a stake of £1 each would win you £4 profit overall. A successful double with a stake of £2 at the same odds would win you £16 overall. Quite a difference.

So is doing a double worth it? Yes, as long as you can identify odds that are more likely to come home than the bookie thinks they are. We have our own system for doing this, and the results are listed in the recommendations below for Double bets. I suggest you add a few of them into the calculator and have a play to get a feel for how things work.

The Double Calculator

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Tue 12th Dec 8:28AM CATEGORIES: Accumulators

Pure value is the way to bring in the big bucks

So, what are my tips for the Double? Firstly, remember that all of my bet suggestions are based on the current value of a bet, as determined by our unique formula. Because of this the price we find will frequently have been updated once you get to the bookies. You will need to be quick, but also able to think on your feet if the prices change.

The picks below are updated every 30 mins (every 1 min for members). OK, so, what do I think right now, as of Tue 12th Dec 8:28AM?

Well my top recommendation would be Gold Club and Billyoakes in the 12:00 and 12:30 at Lingfield and Lingfield respectively with Totesport. You ought to place the bet at odds of around 6.00 and 4.00 for each one to maintain the value. Click here put the bet into the calculator and take a look.

Our full listing of latest tips for a range of bookies is listed below. Simply click the 'Add to Calculator' button to add them in and see the sort of profits you might be making.


Full Double Recommendations list


PaddyPower
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Malaysian Boleh at 10.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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StanJames
Merdon Castle at 3.50 in the 12:30 at Lingfield
Very Honest at 4.50 in the 13:00 at Lingfield

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Sportpesa
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Coral
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Intrepidly at 6.00 in the 13:35 at Lingfield

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BetBright
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Malaysian Boleh at 10.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Sun Bets
Merdon Castle at 3.75 in the 12:30 at Lingfield
Very Honest at 4.50 in the 13:00 at Lingfield

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Boylesports
Very Honest at 4.50 in the 13:00 at Lingfield
Shamshon at 5.50 in the 14:10 at Lingfield

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BetVictor
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Ladbrokes
Gold Club at 6.50 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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BetStars
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Very Honest at 4.50 in the 13:00 at Lingfield

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Totesport
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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SkyBet
Strictly Carter at 8.50 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Merdon Castle at 3.75 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Betfair Sportsbook
Gold Club at 6.50 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Merdon Castle at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Bet365
Strictly Carter at 9.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Merdon Castle at 3.50 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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10Bet
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Marathon Bet
Strictly Carter at 8.50 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Betfred
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Billyoakes at 4.00 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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188Bet
Gold Club at 6.00 in the 12:00 at Lingfield
Merdon Castle at 4.33 in the 12:30 at Lingfield

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Further resources

Bookmakers

A quick list of some boomakers to get started with. We have a full list, along with an explanation of each one's terms and conditions, inside the members' area.

  • BetStars BetStars will match a £0 deposit at 0%
  • Spreadex Spreadex will match a £20 deposit at 500%
  • Black Type Black Type will match a £0 deposit at 0%
  • Ladbrokes Ladbrokes will match a £50 deposit at 100%

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