What is the 2-up offer?
Bet365 and Paddy Power both run the popular 2-up offer, and it is a great way to earn extra money. To put it simply, Paddy Power and Bet365 will both pay out the bet as a winning bet when the selected team is winning by 2 clear goals.
How do we profit from this offer
First, we bet on a team to win the match as usual we look for close odds. I usually go for about a pound qualifying loss (QL) per bet.
If the team you bet on goes 2 goals up, the Paddy Power and Bet365 will pay out the bet as a winning bet straight away. You then have 3 options:
- Ride it out and hope for a comeback!
If the opposition team stage a comeback, and the team you be on doesn’t win the match, then it’s a potential big money payout! This is because your bet will win at the bookie and at the exchange.
- Cash out
Using the ‘Early Payout Calculator’ at Profit Accumulator, you will be able to make an instant profit by ‘Cashing out’ the bet. The payout isn’t as big as option (1), but you are at least guaranteed a return.
- A Combination of (1) and (2)
The Profit Accumulator calculator also allows you to cash out a percentage of your bet, so you could let, say, 50% ride and cash out the rest!
Whichever option you choose, the 2-UP offer is a Matched Betting favourite!
For more information on Matched Betting, see the Matched Betting FAQ