What is Draw No Bet?
Draw No Bet is a betting market offered by many online bookmakers. In this market, the draw result returns the full stake to the players. In general, a safer bet for punters.
Here’s an example. Chelsea – Liverpool play, and you go with DNB – 2, i.e. Liverpool to win. The options are:
Victory for Liverpool – You win
Draw – Your bet is returned / Odds 1.00
Victory for Chelsea – You lose
Of course, the point to play on this here is, when the teams are more equal, since you need the odds, though. If there is a favorite in the match with a winning (odds) of 1.60, then probably DNB with a win for that favorite will give you around 1.20 odds. In order to have value in the tip, the odds for the home and away win must be much more equal.
For example, if Ajax and PSV play and Ajax’s odds of winning are 2.20, then in the DNB – 1 option, you will probably get odds between 1.50 and 1.80. This is a good option if you are convinced that Ajax will not lose. If the teams make X, you lose nothing.
How Does Draw No Bet Work?
Well, basically a Draw No Bet market provides the chance to bet on a team to win a football match knowing you will get your stake money back if it ends in a draw.
Although the odds for this type of bet will be lower than just betting on a team to win in a normal win market, you have less chance of losing your money.
If you back the home team in a normal win market, and they win, you win. However, if the game ends in a draw, you lose your money. Whereas, if you back the home team in the Draw No Bet market and the game ends in a draw, you get your stake money back.
This means you have insurance against last minute equalizers, poor refereeing decisions, and all the other things that frustrate you most Saturday afternoons.
Obviously, you will still lose if the team you didn’t back wins the match.
When to use DNB
The best way to use this option is when you are convinced that a team will not lose to another and at the same time the odds are almost even. There are many teams that rarely lose but draw a lot. In this case, you cannot decide whether this team will finally win or make another X, so you play DNB as you make sure that at least you won’t lose.
DNB IS ASIAN HANDICAP 0
Draw No Bet and Asian Handicap 0.0 is the same prediction. If you read our article on Asian Handicap, you will be aware of all the options of this type of bet. The equality between the two bets comes from the fact that the Asian handicap gives the team an advantage or a liability. When 0.0 is given, it is neither an advantage nor a liability.
Accordingly, if you play Liverpool AH 0.0 in the Chelsea – Liverpool match you will need Liverpool to win. If there is a draw in the match, there will be no advantage for anyone and your bet will be returned with odds of 1.00. If Chelsea win, you lose. The same with the Draw No Bet option, which we gave as an example with the same teams a few rows above.
“Draw No Bet” is the right way for the players to protect themselves. Especially for those who have patience and want a safer kind of bet or use it as a betting strategy. Many matches ending in a draw, aren’t they?
This is a way of protecting against potential draws, because often teams that you think are a must-win, no matter how difficult their opponent is, they play better and deserve to win, but ultimately make 0-0 or 1-1 with an equalizing goal from the opponent at the end.
The bitterness is great if you play on a clean sign, because you will lose, but if you have a bet on DNB the only damage will be that your bet is returned, but not lost.