Full Cover Bets | What’s A Full Cover Bet? What Types Are There?

Full Cover Bets | What's A Full Cover Bet? What Types Are There?

Full cover bets cover all possible combinations of a given number of selections for increased chances of winning

What Is A Full Cover Bet?

A full cover bet is a type of sports betting that covers all possible combinations of multiple selections in a single bet. It is also known as a full cover accumulator or a full cover multiple.

For example, let’s say you are betting on three separate football outcomes: team A to win “Fixture 1”, team B to win “Fixture 2”, and a draw in “Fixture 3”. In a full cover bet, you would effectively be placing doubles, and a treble that covers all possible combinations of these outcomes. This would include the following:

  • Team A to win & team B to win (double)
  • Team A to win & draw (double)
  • Team B to win & draw (double)
  • Team A to win, team B to win, and draw (treble)

If any of these combinations win, you will receive a payout, although the amount of the payout will depend on the odds of each individual bet.

A full cover bet reduces the risk of losing your entire stake, unlike a standard double, treble or accumulator bet where just one losing selection results in the entire bet being lost.

It’s important to note the different types of full cover bets, and the number of bets required for each of them.

Where to Place Full Cover Bets

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Types Of Full Cover Bets

Full cover bets allow players to increase their chances of winning by covering multiple outcomes within a single wager. However, the stake required increases with each additional outcome, resulting in a lower potential payouts.

Here are the different types of full cover bets:

Trixie

The Trixie bet is a popular full cover bet that involves three selections.

To cover all combinations of the three selections it consists of 4 bets: 3x doubles, and 1x treble.

This means that the bettor needs at least two of their selections to win to make a profit. While the Trixie bet offers good coverage, the payouts can be relatively small, especially if all three selections win.

Yankee

The Yankee bet is similar to the Trixie, but it includes four selections instead of three.

This means that the bettor will place 11 bets in total, covering all possible combinations: 6x doubles, 4x trebles and 1x four-fold.

Like the Trixie, the Yankee bet requires at least two of the selections to win to make a profit. The Yankee bet offers more chance of winning than the Trixie, it also requires a higher stake.

Canadian / Super Yankee

The Canadian bet is also known as a Super Yankee and includes five selections.

The bettor will place a total of 26 bets, covering all possible combinations: 10x doubles, 10x trebles, 5x four-folds, 1x five-fold.

As with the previous bets, the Super Yankee requires at least two selections to win for the bettor to make a profit. The Super Yankee bet offers more chance of winning than the Yankee, but again, the stake required is higher.

Heinz

The Heinz bet is a full cover bet that includes six selections.

This bet consists of 57 bets in total, covering all possible combinations: 15 doubles, 20x trebles, 15x four-folds, 6x five-folds, 1x six-fold.

Like the previous bets, the Heinz requires at least two selections to win for the bettor to make a profit. The Heinz offers more chance of winning than the Super Yankee, but again, the stake required is higher.

Super Heinz

The Super Heinz bet is similar to the Heinz bet, but it includes seven selections instead of six.

This means that the bettor will place a total of 120 bets, covering all possible combinations: 25x doubles, 35x trebles, 35x four-folds, 21x five-folds, 7x six-folds, 1x seven-fold.

The Super Heinz offers more chance of winning than the Heinz but requires a significantly higher stake.

Goliath

The Goliath bet is the largest full cover bet available and includes eight selections.

This bet consists of a staggering 247 bets, covering all possible combinations: 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-folds, 56 five-folds, 28 size-folds, 8x seven-folds, 1x eight-fold.

As with the previous bets, the Goliath requires at least two selections to win for the bettor to make a profit. The Goliath has the highest chance of winning of all full cover bets, but also requires the largest stake.

Full Cover Bets With Singles

In addition to the six full cover bets mentioned in the previous article, there are also five other full cover bet types: Patent, Lucky 15, Lucky 31, Lucky 63, and Alphabet.

Each of these bet types has its own set of rules and payout structures. Let’s take a closer look at each of these bets.

Patent

The Patent bet is a full cover bet that includes three selections. The bettor will place seven bets in total, covering all possible combinations of singles, doubles, and a treble.

The Patent requires at least one selection to win for the bettor to make a profit. This bet is similar to a Trixie, but it includes a single bet on each selection, meaning that the bettor can still make a profit even if only one selection wins.

Lucky 15

The Lucky 15 bet is a full cover bet that includes four selections. The bettor will place 15 bets in total, covering all possible combinations of singles, doubles, trebles, and a four-fold accumulator.

Lucky 15 requires at least one selection to win for the bettor to make a profit. The Lucky 15 is a popular bet and often comes with bonuses, such as double odds if all selections win or a bonus percentage on top of the winnings.

Lucky 31

The Lucky 31 bet is a full cover bet that includes five selections. The bettor will place 31 bets in total, covering all possible combinations of singles, doubles, trebles, four-folds, and a five-fold accumulator.

Lucky 31 requires at least one selection to win for the bettor to make a profit. This bet often comes with bonuses, such as an increase in payout for all winning selections.

Lucky 63

The Lucky 63 bet is a full cover bet that includes six selections. The bettor will place 63 bets in total, covering all possible combinations of singles, doubles, trebles, four-folds, five-folds, and a six-fold accumulator.

Lucky 63 requires at least one selection to win for the bettor to make a profit. Like the Lucky 31, the Lucky 63 often comes with bonuses, such as an increase in payout for all winning selections.

Alphabet

The Alphabet bet is a full cover bet that includes six selections. The bettor will place a total of 26 bets, covering all possible combinations of singles, doubles, trebles, four-folds, five-folds, and six-folds, as well as two or three selections.

The Alphabet requires at least two selections to win for the bettor to make a profit. This bet offers more coverage than other full cover bets, but the stake required is also higher.

Example Payout From Full Cover Bet

To work out the return and profit from a full cover bet, take the following example of a Yankee bet (4 selections) at the following odds:

  1. Selection A @ 5.0
  2. Selection B @ 4.0
  3. Selection C @ 3.0
  4. Selection D @ 2.0

If the bettor places a £1 stake for this Yankee bet, then the total stake is £11 (11 bets at £1 each). This consists of 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold.

Suppose the selections at 5.0 and 3.0 were the only winners. This would result in the following payout:

Winning Bet (1)

  • A & C (double): £15 return (£14 profit)


Losing Bets (10)

  • A & B (double): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • A & D (double): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • B & C (double): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • B & D (double): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • C & D (double): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • A, B, C (treble): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • A, B, D (treble): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • A, C, D (treble): £0 return (-£1 profit)
  • B, C, D (treble): £0 return (-£1 profit)

Total return = £15
Total profit = £14 – £10 = £4

In this example, only 1 of the 11 bets resulted in a win. This guaranteed a return from the Yankee bet, and produced a £4 profit.

Full Cover Bets vs Accumulators

You might be wondering whether you should choose a full cover bet, such as Lucky 15, over a regular accumulator. What’s the advantages and disvantages?

Consider the significant disadvantage of a regular accumulator: if just one of the selections loses, the entire bet is lost. A full cover bet is much more forgiving and generates a return from a minimum of two winning selections for standard types (e.g. Trixie), or one winning selection for types involving singles (e.g. Patent).

The downside of full cover bets, however, comes from the fact that there are many more bets involved. This means that the returns can often be small unless several winning selections are made. In some cases, the returns will not cover the cost of placing the various components of the bet.

Accumulators on the other hand, can produce higher wins relative to the total stake. They’re just a lot risker.

What To Look For In Full Cover Bets

Here are some things to look for when considering full cover bets:

Number of Selections

Each type of full cover bet covers a different number of selections and offers varying levels of risk and reward. Consider the type of bet that is best suited to your preference and betting strategy.

Remember that while full cover bets increase the chance of making a return from multiple selections, ultimately a large payout hinges on selecting multiple winning outcomes. This means that you should carefully consider how many selections you want to include in your full cover bet.

Value Odds

When considering full cover bets, it’s important to keep in mind that predicting multiple outcomes correctly is key to generating significant payouts. However, the value of the odds you choose can have a huge impact on your profits, especially in multiple bets within the full cover. This is why it’s crucial to look for selections that offer a high potential payout relative to their true probability of occurring, rather than solely relying on what you think will win.

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