May football betting systems make use of wager combinations first found in horse racing. These are complex, multi-bet systems whose goal is to combine the safety of singles with the sheer profit potential of accumulators. THey’re also a great way to squeeze as much value as possible from a valuable selection.
Patent bets are one of the simplest combination bets, using 3 selections to make 7 total bets. However, they can be pushed further with what are called Permed Patent Bets. If you’re confused with all the terminology, not to worry. This Patent Bet strategy guide will explain what these terms mean and how you can use them in online sportsbooks.
What is a Patent Bet?
Horse racing spawned a number of bet combinations that all follow a simple principle. The idea is to make several selections and then combine them in every way you possibly can. Such wager combinations include single bets, doubles, triples, and even accumulators if you have enough selections. These types of wagers are sometimes called full-coverage combination bets. Depending on the number of initial selections, they can be called a Trixie, Yankee, Patent, Canadian, Heinz, Goliath, and more.
The Patent bet is a full-coverage combination bet that features three selections. You take these selections and place them as single bets, all possible permutations of double bets, and a single treble wager.
Let’s explain how a Patent bet works through an example. Say you’re making three simple 1×2 bets on three independent matches. We’ll call them bets A, B, and C. A Patent bet takes all of these and places them as:
- 3 Singles: A, B, and C
- 3 Doubles: A+B, A+C, B+C
- 1 Treble: A+B+C
This adds up to a total of 7 bets. The interesting part about Patent bets is that all the wagers that they contain can win or lose independently. Compare that to the more popular accumulators. In an Acca bet, if one selection loses, the whole bet loses. Patent bets allow for degrees of success. One winning selection will give you at least some money back. Two selections translate into 3 winning bets, which should at least cover your stake and turn a small profit. If all 3 selections win, it means you’ve struck gold.
It’s also worth noting that the Trixie football bet is very similar to the Patent. A Trixie bet is essentially a Patent bet that doesn’t make use of Single bets. Trixie wagers only contain 3 doubles and a treble.
How to Place a Patent Bet in Football?
Full-coverage combination bets were initially devised for horse racing. However, you can still use them as a soccer betting strategy. The process would have been annoying in brick-and-mortar betting shops. Thankfully, online sportsbooks make placing Patent bets on football matches quick and easy.
To place a Patent bet on football matches, go to your online bookmaker of choice and find three single bets you want to make. We recommend keeping it simple – stick to Full Time Result bets or something easy like Both Teams to Score. If you need some suggestions, check out our football betting tips.
Add all three selections to your betting slip as usual. At the bottom of the slip, you should see some options for how you want to place your wager. These should include options such as a Treble, three Singles, and so on. Check the box next to ‘Patent Bet’, select your stake, and place the bet as usual.
However, note that this will require 7 times the selected stake. This option to place a Patent bet in one go is there to make your life easier. For all intents and purposes, these are still 7 completely separate wagers. Keep this in mind when it comes to minimum wagers. For example, if your bookie’s minimum stake is £1, you’ll need at least £7 to place a Patent bet.
If you can’t find the option for a Patent bet on your slip, it means your bookie hasn’t implemented the feature. You can still place the Patent bet manually, though. Just make all the required wagers and use the same stake for each of them. It can be an annoying amount of work, which is why most top online bookmakers should be able to do this automatically.
What is a Permed Patent Bet?
A Permed Patent Bet complicates things further by combining four Patent bets. It takes four selections and turns them into four different Patent bets. Things get a bit complicated here, which is why the best way to have Permed Patent bets explained is through a table.
Let’s look at how a Permed Patent bet works for selections A, B, C, and D.
|Patent 1: A, B, C||A, B, C||AB, AC, BC||ABC|
|Patent 2: A, B, D||A, B, D||AB, AD, BD||ABD|
|Patent 3: A, C, D||A, C, D||AC, AD, CD||ACD|
|Patent 4: B, C, D||B, C, D||BC, BD, CD||BCD|
To place a Permed Patent Bet, just make four Patent Bets as described above. Make sure to use the same stake for every wager.
Both Patent and Permed Patent bets are a great way to chase the big wins of Accumulators without risking so much. The fact that not all selections have to win drastically reduces the volatility and riskiness of Patent wagers.
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