What exactly is a lucky 15 bet in football?

2019/12/29    

TIPS ON HOW TO WIN WITH YOUR LUCKY 15

The Lucky 15 bet is a great way to make an extra profit from your multiple bets. And the good news is – you can do it without the related risk! What it is about is that you will need to choose four complete selections that you believe are going to win. That’s it, it’s pretty simple. If you are wondering what is the difference between a Lucky 15 and a regular four-fold accumulator, well in this case your selections will be grouped and you can place a combination of 15 bets.

If this sounded complicated to you, let’s simplify it a little with this example:

  • Four Singles
  • Six Doubles
  • Four Trebles
  • One Four-Fold.

We hope that now you understand it better. So basically, you bet on each possible combination and you have a maximum of 15 combinations for four selections. Because of this, you will need to budget for 15 bets. So you will place €15 Lucky 15 (outcomes €1 multiplied by 15) instead of €1 four-fold accumulator. You can use this rule as a general guide, even though in this particular example you will be betting less than €1 per outcome.

This betting strategy can be used in almost any sport, but it’s still most popular in football and horse racing.

WHAT ADVANTAGE DOES A LUCKY 15 HAVE IF WE COMPARE IT TO A STANDARD BETTING ACCUMULATOR

It’s first advantage is that in order to assure a return, you only need one of the four selections to come back, which makes it different than a standard accumulator because there you will need all four to come in. You are guaranteed three payouts (two singles and a double), in case only two of the four selections come in. Now you understand that even if all four don’t come in, you can still get some return while minimising the risk. 

What a lot of punters find attractive in the Lucky 15 betting system is the increased potential for making a profit. Let’s remember that to make a profit with a four-fold all four selections have to be successful. On the other hand, with a Lucky 15 only two of them need to succeed so you can make a profit on your original bet.

We know that it’s very disappointing when your accumulator lets you down by one team or one horse and even more in hopeless situations, like when your team grants a late counterbalance or your horse falls just before the finish line. But with the Lucky 15 you can be at ease because you will still make a profit on your bet with the other three picks that came in.

AN EXAMPLE OF A LUCKY 15 FOOTBALL BET

Let’s start with the following example:

  1. Juventus to beat Inter at Evens.
  2. Chelsea to beat Wolves at 2.15.
  3. Manchester City to beat Southampton at 1.25.
  4. Barcelona to beat Sevilla at 2.05.

Now we are going to bet €1 on every outcome so our total outlay is €15. Like this, the potential return is €65.

Now let’s see the set-up:

Part of Bet Selections  Number of Bets
Singles  Juventus; Barcelona; Man City; Chelsea; 4
Doubles Juventus & Barcelona; Juventus & Man City; Juventus & Chelsea;

Barcelona & Man City; Barcelona & Chelsea; Man City & Chelsea;

6
Trebles Juventus, Barcelona & Chelsea; Juventus, Barcelona & Man City;

Barcelona, Chelsea & Man City; Juventus, Chelsea & Man City;

4
Four-Fold  Juventus, Barcelona, Man City & Chelsea; 1

 

We have made a table of potential outcomes, so let’s see what happens:

If only Juventus wins we will win €2 for their single (with €1 bet at Evens), but we will lose €13 in the end. 

If both Juventus and Barcelona win we will need to return two singles (Juventus at €2 and Barcelona at €2.05). The same would happen with the double (Juventus and Barcelona at €4.10) so that means that our return in total would be €8.15, which means that our net profit would be €6.85. 

If Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester City win then we are in a really good luck because like this we will have three single wins (Juventus €2, Barcelona €2.05 and Man City €1.25), which gives us €5.30. 

Not only this, but we would also have three doubles: Juventus & Barcelona €4.10, Juventus & Man City €2.50 and Barcelona & Man City €2.56. The return from the doubles would sum up to €9.16, but let’s not forget that we have also won the singles so our win in total would be €14.46.

On top of this, let’s remember the treble as well, for all three selections. In this example the return would be €5.13 and if we put it together with all the other wins the total increases to €19.59.

After everything said, we can conclude that our net profit from the Lucky 15 is +€4.59.

Not bad at all for just one day!

LUCKY 15 BETTING – CONCLUSION

What makes the Lucky 15 bet an interesting and popular bet is the fact that we only need one selection to come in to at least get some return on our bet and not only this, but even if three of the selections succeed we will still make a profit.

Like in any betting strategy, there is some minimal risk here as well and the reason why it makes it interesting for the bettors to place their bets is because both football and horse racing are pretty unpredictable. But still, we can weigh the risk if we ensure that at least one of our picks will be successful.

The most important thing here is to do a bit of studying and research about the selections and wisely choose four that actually have potential of coming home. Also, one essential part is that you don’t except to win huge prizes. Next we will give you some handy tactics that you can make use of:

  1. Four Bankers.
  2. Two Bankers, Two Wildcards.
  3. Four Wildcards.

The Four Bankers strategy should give you some return, the Two Bankers, Two Wildcards approach can help you to increase your profit, all you need is at least one selection to come in and the Four Wildcards is more for those who like a bit of danger and risk.

But if you were looking to find a betting strategy with minimal risk while still taking the prize, the Lucky 15 is one of the best out there.


2019/12/29