Single Bet Definition

Single bet is a bet placed on just one selection or market, allowing you to earn some profit by guessing just one match correctly.

When placing single bets, your return will not depend on the outcome of several matches, so you can cash in as soon as you have guessed one selection correctly.

Because they feature higher winning percentages than accumulator bets, single bets are recommended by all betting experts as the safest way towards long-term profit.

Seeing that potential returns are somewhat lower than those resulting from accumulator bets, single bets are usually placed at odds close to evens.


A player places a £200 bet on Barcelona to score at least three goals in a game at odds of 1.90 (9/10). If the Catalans do score three goals or more, he is set to earn £380.

Single Bet Pros and Cons
  • Potential returns depend on one selection
  • High winning percentage
  • Recommended by betting experts
  • Very low returns when backing favourites
  • Need to be placed at high odds for good returns