Enhanced multiples are another great way of adding to your matched betting profits.
They vary in terms of profitability, but some boosts are so good that you can make some very tidy profits without risking a penny.
In this guide, I’ll explain what enhanced multiples are and show you how to lay them off at the betting exchanges for some easy profits.
What are enhanced multiples?
Enhanced multiples are simply doubles, trebles and accumulators that have had their odds boosted.
They’re pretty much the same as regular price boosts, just with more events or markets included. If you’ve not done either yet, you should probably start with regular price boosts before moving on to enhanced multiples.
You’ll see enhanced multiples covering a number of different sports, but the most popular ones tend to be those featuring different football teams. For example, William Hill run a ‘Super Odds Treble’ most Saturdays.
How do enhanced multiples work?
Enhanced multiples work exactly the same as regular price boosts. If the boosted odds are greater than the lay odds at the betting exchanges, you can bag yourself a profit.
Due to the fact that enhanced multiples cover a greater number of events or markets, the odds can be a fair bit higher. This means you may need more funds to cover your liability at the exchange. You should therefore always check that your bankroll is big enough before placing any bets.
If your exposure at the exchange is greater though, your potential profit probably will be too!
How to lay enhanced multiples
You may not be aware, but you can actually lay some accumulators at the betting exchanges.
Both Betfair and Smarkets have accumulator markets where they list a selection of pre-built multiples for you to back and lay. The multiples offered usually match the enhanced multiples being offered by the bookies.
Let’s take a look at some Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boosts for a Saturday in July 2020…
At the time of writing, Sky Bet run these type of price boost pretty much every Saturday. They’ll often run one during the week too if there’s a busy schedule of fixtures.
To work out whether or not these price boosts are worth doing, you need to find the accumulator markets at the exchanges.
Betfair Exchange accumulators
You can find the Betfair Exchange acca markets by typing ‘acca‘ into the search field at the top of the page.
Alternatively, you can find them via the main navigation. Just head to Football, select the league/cup competition you’re wanting to bet on and you should see the available acca markets.
Here are the available accumulator markets at Betfair…
You can find the Smarkets acca markets by typing ‘acca‘ into the search field at the top of the page.
Alternatively, you can find them via the main navigation. Just head to Football and then Accumulators.
Here is the Smarkets accumulator market for Leicester, Leeds and Man Utd all to win…
So, looking at the lay odds above, there’s certainly merit in betting on Man Utd, Leicester and Leeds all to win at Sky Bet at odds of 4.50 (7/2).
Betfair have the better lay odds of 3.60 compared to 3.75 at Smarkets, so you should lay your bet at Betfair.
Place £10.00 on Man Utd, Leicester & Leeds all to win @ 4.50 = Potential profit of £35.00
People often ask if it’s okay to do more than one of Sky Bet’s three selected price boosts. My advice is to only do one each time as placing more than one may attract unwanted attention to your account.
As with regular price boosts, enhanced multiples will almost always have a maximum stake. The maximum stake for these Sky Bet price boosts isn’t specified, but it’s usually £10.00.
You now just need to enter these figures into my Matched Betting Calculator to get your lay stake.
Standard lay method
When using the calculator for enhanced multiples, you need to use the ‘Qualifying Bet‘ setting. Once you’ve entered your stake and odds, your calculator should look something like this…
As you can see, the calculator tells you that you should lay £12.68 against Man Utd/Leicester/Leeds.
Lay £12.68 against Man Utd/Leicester/Leeds @ 3.60 = Potential liability of £32.96
The outcomes at the bottom of the calculator above confirm that you’ll make a guaranteed profit of £2.04, no matter what happens.
The profit may seem small, but that’s a return of 20.4% on your £10.00 stake, which is pretty good!
If you feel the guaranteed profit is a little on the small side, an alternative method is to underlay. This means you’ll make a larger profit if your enhanced multiple wins, or break even if it doesn’t. It’s essentially a risk-free shot at landing a bigger profit.
To calculate your underlay stake, you just need to select the ‘Advanced’ toggle at the top of the calculator and click the ‘UNDERLAY’ tab…
As you can see, the calculator tells you that you should lay £10.53 against Man Utd/Leicester/Leeds.
Lay £10.53 against Man Utd/Leicester/Leeds @ 3.60 = Potential liability of £27.37
The outcomes at the bottom of the calculator above confirm that if Man Utd, Leicester and Leeds all win, you’ll make a profit of £7.63. If any team lets you down, you’ll break even and there’s no harm done.
I tend to favour the underlay method unless there’s a decent guaranteed profit to be had via the standard method. That’s just my personal preference though and it’s entirely up to you.
TIP: The accumulator markets at Betfair and Smarkets are worth bearing in mind if you do any offers where you need to place a multiple as your qualifying bet. You can simply find a suitable accumulator at one of the exchanges and pick the same selections at the bookmaker. As always, be sure to place your bookmaker bet first, before laying.
Do all enhanced multiples have value?
Not all enhanced multiples are profitable in the long-term.
If the boosted odds aren’t any higher than the lay odds at the exchange, there’s no merit in taking the boost. It can be the case that the odds were too poor to start with or the boost was only small.
If there’s no suitable accumulator available at the exchanges, you should check to see when the events are taking place. If the events start at different times and don’t overlap, you may be able to use sequential laying to match your bet.
There are plenty of enhanced multiples that you cannot lay at the exchanges though.
Let’s say you’ve seen the following enhanced multiple at one of the bookmakers…
‘4/1 on Liverpool, Man City & Chelsea all to win’
If there’s no accumulator option at the exchanges and you cannot lay each leg sequentially, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no profit to be made.
TIP: You can always request an accumulator at the exchanges via live chat. If the exchange feel it’s worth offering, they’ll add it to the market for you.
In the absence of a suitable accumulator market, you could use the lay odds for each part of the boost to work out its’ expected value.
Let’s say the individual lay odds for each team are as follows…
Liverpool to win – 1.40
Man City to win – 1.75
Chelsea to win – 1.85
Multiplying the lay odds of each selection will give you the combined lay odds…
1.40 × 1.75 × 1.85 = 4.53
You can divide the boosted odds of 5.00 (4/1) by the combined lay odds of 4.53, to work out the expected value…
5.00 ÷ 4.53 = 1.104
So, the price boost has a positive expected value (EV) of 10.4%. In general, any opportunity around 7% and upwards is worth considering.
So, placing this price boost would be profitable long-term. It’s important to stress though that in the absence of a matched bet, this is purely advantage play and bankroll management is key.
Enhanced multiples are definitely worth keeping an eye out for. Any big ones that pop up, I’ll be sure to post on the blog, so you shouldn’t miss out.
As I mentioned earlier, you may need more funds to lay these than regular price boosts. If you find your bankroll is stretched though, there’s nothing wrong with staking less than the maximum allowed.
These will probably become one of your favourite types of offer to do. Simply lay them off and enjoy the risk-free profits!