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1X2 betting is the action of betting on the outcome of a match with the home win designated as 1, the draw as X and the away win as 2. It is particularly popular in football betting.
1X2 betting is also known as three-way betting, match betting and full-time result betting and relates to betting on the outcome of any sporting contest that can end in a home win, away win or draw.
Football is the main 1X2 betting market but it is also used in sports such as rugby, cricket and hockey.
A number of 1X2 bets can be combined in double chance bets, which mean a punter can back both a home win and the draw, or an away win and the draw, at reduced odds to improve the chances of a successful bet.
1X2 betting is used in sports betting in, for example, a Premier League fixture between Liverpool and West Ham. The odds for a home win, away win or draw would be fixed, and the bettor would select their chosen outcome after taking into consideration the fixed odds.
If the bettor wanted to back Liverpool to win at home, they would be backing 1 in the 1X2 bet, as 1 relates to the home team.
For a draw, the bettor would be backing X, and for West Ham to win away for home, the bettor would back 2, as 2 relates to the away team.
1X2 considered to be among the most popular forms of single betting on football matches around the world. Along with accumulators, millions of pounds of action is laid this way each weekend in the United Kingdom alone.