Trixie Bet Calculator

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Trixie Bet Calculator Explained

Need help with calculating the returns on your Trixie combination bet? Look no further! Betting Fellow offers the best, most user-friendly bet calculators online. You can find Trixie bet calculator right on this page, along with a simple guide to using it, helpful examples, and an FAQ section.

Do note, however, that we won’t be going into detail about other types of combination bets, such as Yankee or Heinz. Instead, we recommend that you check out our Bet Calculators page to find out more.

What is a Trixie bet?

Before you go any further, you need to be sure that you completely understand what a Trixie bet is and how Trixie bets work.

A Trixie bet takes three individual selections and combines them all into four accumulators. These are three two-leg accumulators, also known as doubles, and one three-leg accumulator commonly referred to as a treble.

The selections are for different events and different results. The Trixie system is often associated with horse racing bets, but they can theoretically be used for any sport. Just take any three single bets you wanted to make, and split the stake four ways – one part for each component of a Trixie.

The doubles are combinations of any two selections. So one double combines selections 1 and 2, one combines 1 and 3, and the third double combines selections 2 and 3. Lastly, the treble is an Acca of all three selections.

Trixie bet explained

Why Use Trixie Bets?

So why should you use the Trixie betting system, you might be asking? What’s the point of complicating things like this?

As a rule, these combination bets are used by experienced punters to maximize returns. Think of it this way - you only need to consider the results of three matches, races, or whatever else you're betting on. This means less research, and more time devoted to every single selection. And it can potentially bring in amazing profits.

Furthermore, Trixie bets split your stake for added safety. This is more noticeable with more complex combination bets, but look of it this way - you only need two selections to succeed to make a profit. A simple accumulator, on the other hand, fails if any of your selections lose.

The biggest downside to Trixie bets is that you need more cash for your stake. Each bet needs the same stake for the system to work as intended. This means that you have to either multiply your stake by 4 or else divide your budget by 4.

Another major issue is that the biggest advantage of Trixie bets, the fact that you can easily get your stake back, only works if odds are all above 2.0. This can be a big problem, depending on the selections in question. Our advice is to keep it on the safe side and bet on favourites, but still keep the odds at or above 2.0.

How To Use the Trixie Bet Calculator

The first thing you should do is fill out some basic parameters of your bet – whether it is each way, and which odds format you would like displayed (fractional, decimal, or US Moneyline). The format in which odds are displayed has no actual effect on the results, so you can use whichever one you prefer.

You can also select whether your stake is typed in as a total sum of all your stakes, or the amount you put up for each bet. Be careful here: since a Trixie is made up of four bets, this can be quite a large difference. Essentially, here you chose whether you want to divide your stake by four yourself or have the calculator do it for you.

Then, you need to consider the selections themselves. For starters, type in the odds for each of those bets in the corresponding field. Some calculators also have the option of applying Rule 4. This rule applies strictly to horse racing. It's an odds adjustment for when a horse is withdrawn from the race.

The last step would be to mark the outcomes for these individual bets. In most cases for Trixie system purposes, this is either a loss or a win. Do note that this refers to the bet itself, not the match the bet was made on. For example, if your Trixie contains a football bet to Draw, and the match ends up being a draw – you’ll mark this as a winning bet.

The only thing left to do is hit calculate and see what your returns will amount to.

Trixie Bet Example

To help illustrate how to make a Trixie bet, we’ll use a simple example. Since football betting is by far the most popular form of sports betting, we’ll stick to it for our examples. Even though the Trixie system is arguably used mostly for horse racing. It’s generally simpler to showcase the benefits of a Trixie bet using simple 1X2 football results.

We will also be using decimal odds to make the math easier to understand.

For this example, we’ll be using Bet365’s football betting offers. At the time of the writing of this review, the season is a bit slow so the match selections might seem strange. Still, they’ll do for our purposes. Also, again for the sake of making the math simpler, we’re picking the matches based on odds, and keeping them all as close to 2.50 as we can.

The first bet we’ll take is an English Premier League match of Wolverhampton vs. Leicester. We’ll be going for a home win on Wolverhampton at the odds of 2.50.

The second bet is from the Dutch Eredivisie match: VVV Venlo vs. Heracles Almelo. We’ll be going for an away win at odds of 2.50.

Our third selection is from the Spanish Primera Liga: Valencia vs. Atletico Madrid. Again, we’ll bet on an away win at odds of 2.30.

Our stake in this example is £5 per bet, for a total budget of £20.

The ideal scenario we’re hoping for is that all three individual selections win. As we can see from the calculator, the total return would amount to £160.63, for a profit of £140.63. That’s pretty good for relatively short odds on favourites, right?

However, cases other than the ideal scenario are where Trixie’s real advantage over common accumulators starts to show. Because the system is still based on accumulators, the only scenarios in which we don’t win anything is if none or only one of our selections win. Seeing how we picked clear favourites, statistically speaking, that is very unlikely to happen.

If, say, selection No.3 ends up losing, we would still win a total return of £31.25. That’s a profit of only £11.25 – but you at least got your stake back. This means that only one of your doubles won. Still pretty good considering only 1 of 4 bets were successful. Besides, if you used the same matches for a straight accumulator, you would have lost everything.

There are two more possible results. However, considering the odds for selections 1 and 2 are the same, both of these would have the same returns.

Let’s imagine, then, that either selection No.1 or selection No.2 fail. Because they had longer odds than selection No.3, our profits are also smaller than if No.3 were to fail. Ultimately, such a scenario would bring in a total return of £28.75. Again, the main benefit of this is that you get your stake back – and some pocket money as an extra incentive.

Trixie Bet FAQs:

Trixie Questions
Are Trixie Bets Good?
What does Trixie mean?
How to place a Trixie bet?
How much does a Trixie bet cost?
How to win a Trixie bet?

Are Trixie Bets Good?

This is a rather subjective question, so the answer cannot claim to be objective – but yes, we would say Trixie bets are a good option for experienced punters. The odds restrictions and the substantial stake required, however, mean that Trixie bets should by no means be your go-to betting type. There are a time and an occasion for every bet in a punter's toolbelt, and Trixie is no different.

Another good thing about this betting type is that they can serve as an introduction to the much bigger world of combination bets like the Yankee, Heinz, or Goliath. The Trixie is the simplest form of these and can serve as a good starting point to a whole world of betting systems and full cover bets.

What does Trixie mean?

If you’re referring to the name itself, there is sadly very little information available about the origins of this bet type. The word itself simply points to the fact that it consists of three individual selections. If you’re instead wondering about what are Trixie bets and how a Trixie bet works, scroll up to the rest of this betting guide.

How to place a Trixie bet?

Depending on the bookmaker and sport in question, a lot of the best online bookmakers have full coverage combination bets such as Trixie as an option when making betting slips. For horse racing Trixie bets, this is pretty much guaranteed for any respectable betting site. For football and other sports, you may have to make them manually.

Thankfully, this shouldn’t involve too much work. Simply make four accumulators yourself, as discussed in our Trixie bet explanation: make three doubles with all possible combinations of the individual selections, and top it off with a treble with all of them.

How much does a Trixie bet cost?

One of the main disadvantages of Trixie bets is that they require a bigger stake than usual. Of course, the specific numbers depend on how much you’re willing to spend. Generally speaking, a Trixie would cost four times more than an accumulator with the same selections. Of course, the potential profits are also bigger (although not four times).

How to win a Trixie bet?

The important thing to understand about full coverage combination bets such as a Trixie is that they are won incrementally. What do we mean by this?

Imagine it like this: the winning Trixie bets can be portrayed as a scale. On one end, you have a complete loss, in cases where only one or fewer of your selections win. On the other, you have a complete win, in an ideal scenario where all of the selections win. In between, you have all of the other possible outcomes, in which you win varying amounts.

For more details, check out our example of a Trixie bet further up on this page.

Otherwise, winning a Trixie bet is a matter of winning its constituent selections. Those, however, are simple bets like any other. Winning them depends on a lot of different variables, such as the sport, league, and market in question. Betting Fellow offers a variety of betting guides on all of these topics and more, and we recommend taking the time to find out as much as possible.