Outright Bet Definition

Outright bet is a bet placed on the outcome of an entire league or competition rather than on an individual game. Outright bets are usually placed before the season starts but are also available even during the course of the competition.

These kinds of bets are characterized by much higher returns when compared to regular match bets and as such are very appealing to a huge number of sports punters.

Besides betting on a winner of the competition, you can predict team’s finishing position, bet on a number of season points or back a player to score most goals. The number of outright bets is increasing every season and these are becoming extremely popular among the players.

Example

A player stakes £200 on Atletico Madrid to finish La Liga campaign in top 4 at odds of 3.50 before the season starts. If los Colchoneros manage to fulfill the expectations and indeed achieve a top 4 finish, the player will earn £700.

Outright Bet Pros and Cons
Pros
  • Higher odds than those on match bets
  • Easier to win than regular bets
  • You can cash in by predicting how your favourite team will fare
Cons
  • Not available at all online bookmakers
  • Not enough outright bets on minor leagues
  • You may have to wait for an entire year before the bet is settled