In our series about betting strategies we take a good look into the most interesting and most successful possibilities of sports bets. This article is about system or yankee bets which have been added to almost every betting provider’s portfolio and have become a steady component of the sports betting scene. Have fun with reading a short introduction to system betting in the lines below. If you are interested in this topic, you can use our Livetipsportal systembet calculator too.
What is a system bet?
System bets have become more and more popular throughout the last years. The main reason for this is that, different to accubets, you can also win when you don’t get every game/event/leg correct. Needless to say, the risk is a little lower than at multibets but on the downside the same is for your potential profit. Bettors prefer to use system bets with (very) risky games. You can get some games wrong but still make profit because of the high odds.
Examples for system bet types
In the following paragraph we want to give you some examples and show you how the betting concept of system bets works and how you can calculate your winnings. Since there are almost endless possibilities for system bets like 2 out of 3, 4 out of 5, 7 out of 10, we focused on only 2 of the best-established systems.
2 out of 3 System Bet
German Bundesliga: If you place your bets on wins of Eintracht Frankfurt (Odd 2.0), Hertha BSC (Odd 2.1) and 1899 Hoffenheim (Odd 1.9) the following pairs come up:
Bet 1: Win Frankfurt (2.0) and Win Hertha BSC (2.1)
Bet 2: Win Frankfurt (2.0) and Win 1899 Hoffenheim (1.9)
Bet 3: Win Hertha BSC (2.1) and Win 1899 Hoffenheim (1.9)
Let’s say that Frankfurt and Hertha BSC win but 1899 Hoffenheim draws. That brings us to the following outcome:
Bet 1: Win Frankfurt (2.0) and Win Hertha BSC (2.1) -> won
Bet 2: Win Frankfurt (2.0) and Win 1899 Hoffenheim (1.9) -> lost
Bet 3: Win Hertha BSC (2.1) and Win 1899 Hoffenheim (1.9) -> lost
If we had 10 Euro stake at each bet, so all in all 30 Euro, our winnings would be 42 Euro (10 x 2.1 x 2.0) and our clear profit would be 10 Euro (42 Euro minus 30 Euro).
2 out of 4 system bet
This is another example of a common system betting strategy. In this case it is most profitable to bet on high risk games. You can bet on total underdogs and still, with a little bit of luck, make good money. You bet on Wins of Freiburg (Odd 3.6), Werder Bremen (Odd 3.3), FC Schalke (Odd 2.25) und Hamburger SV (Odd 3.15). These are your System Bets:
Bet 1: Win Freiburg (3.6) and Win Bremen (3.3)
Bet 2: Win Freiburg (3.6) and Win Schalke (2.25)
Bet 3: Win Freiburg (3.6) and Win Hamburg (3.15)
Bet 4: Win Bremen (3.3) and Win Schalke (2.25)
Bet 5: Win Bremen (3.3) and Win Hamburg (3.15)
Bet 6: Win Hamburg (3.15) and Win Schalke (2.25)
A stake of 10 Euro on each bet would mean a 60 Euro overall stake. If it happens to Win Freiburg and Bremen you win Bet 1, which would yield 108.90 Euro (10 x 3.6 x 3.3). If Schalke takes home the 3 points as well you would win Bet 1, Bet 2 and Bet 4 and your winnings would be 274.05 Euro (10 x 3.6 x 3.3 + 10 x 3.6 x 2.25 + 10 x 3.3 x 2.25).
2 out of 3 system bets really pay off when you bet on underdogs at high odds and get a little lucky with those games.
Can you make money with system bets?
On the one hand, since you minimize your risk, your chances of winning rise by a lot. On the other hand this strategy is only lucrative if the quotas are high and the stake is good enough. But with a little bit of fortune and a good guess of underdog wins you can rake in some good cash.
Another possibility is to add another “bank” to your system bet. You would include a leg that you are very sure to happen. But this “bank” shortens your system bet and makes out of a “2 out of 4”-bet a “2 out of 3”-bet. The advantage is that you can enhance your overall odd at your system bet. The disadvantage is, that if you lose your “bank” the whole system bet is lost.
Which sports are best for system bets?
System-bets are well-established at every sport – there is no real restriction. Nevertheless, system bets are especially interesting with football bets where the underdog often takes the win. If you take a look at the German Bundesliga there are many teams on the same level and sometimes the supposed underdogs are up for a pleasant surprise.