Forecast Bet

Forecast Bet  Forecasts consist of picking two selections in the same event. A straight forecast involved picking, for instance, two horses in a race to place first and second, in that order.  A reverse forecast offers a little more wiggle room in that the two horses can finish in either order (AB or BA) and you still win. Lastly, and less popular,  a combination forecast  involves picking three selections, two of which have to place first and second in any order.

If you see a race as being out of two horses, a forecast can be the ideal type of bet, especially if one of them or both are big odds selections.

1,666,666/1 Football Acca

1,666,666/1 Football Acca  An anonymous Manchester United fan from Lichfield, Staffordshire was, no doubt, disappointed when his team were beaten 3-1 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2000/01. However, the same fan had cause for rapturous celebration when ‘Die Bayern’ edged out Valencia 5-4 in a tense penalty shootout at the San Siro in Milan, Italy the following month to become European champions.

In so doing, Bayern Munich completed a 15-fold ante-post accumulator, placed the previous August, which also included the winners of the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and National League among various other football, cricket and rugby selections. The accumulator paid an eye-watering 1,666,666/1 – believed to be a world record, in terms of a football-related payout by a British bookmaker – so, for his modest £0.30 stake, the self-employed businessman collected £500,000. Previously, the most profitable football bet in British history was the £400,000 won by Solihull florist Adrian Fitzpatrick, albeit for a much larger stake, at the 1994 World Cup.

It was not the first time that the same punter had won a six-figure sum from the same William Hill betting shop, having previously netted £157,000 for a £2.50 stake when Manchester United won the UEFA Champions League two years previously. At that time, he boldly told betting shop staff, ‘I’m going to do you again’, and so he did. Manageress Janet Dykes, who paid out on both bets, likened his most recent success to ‘winning the Lottery twice’.

Super Heinz Bet

Super Heinz Bet  In you thought a Heinz bet contained a lot of bets, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Based on 7 initial selections, a Super Heinz bet consists of a staggering 120 bets. We have 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 four-folds, 21 five-folds, 7 six-folds and 1 seven-fold. A minimum of 2 of your selections must be successful to gain a return. The bet is clearly more all encompassing when compared to a seven-fold acca, but then a seven-fold is quite an unlikely bet to come up, and so this is a compromise that some opt for.

Lucky 63 Bet

Lucky 63 Bet  A lucky 63 bet consists of a total of 63 bets based on six initial selections. There are 6 single bets, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and 1 six-fold bet. With so many variations it’s certainly an ambitious punt and offers plenty of scope for good returns if you find that several of your selections win. Of course, if there are one or two loses, unlike with an outright 6 fold bet, it doesn’t mean that the entire bet is a loser.