Beleive it or not but odds of 4/11 are actually more popular than you would think. You find them in the more obscure leagues or cup games when one team is far superior to its opposition. So early rounds of tournaments when two completely mismatched teams get drawn against each other.

To balance out the maths, when one team has odds of 4/11, the opposing team is generally around 6/1. These odds are low. Really low. You won’t get as much back if you bet with odds like 7/2 or 6/4. And unless you’re betting a small fortune, they will never really give you a good return. Then again, barring some mishap, it could also be considered a shrewd bet to go after the favourites. The returns are low but enough of them could build up a nice pot. You just can’t get carried away as favourites don’t always win.

The only real advantage to odds this low is that they indicate a very clear favourite. In the real world, odds of 4/11 means they have a 73% chance of winning.

So now you a little bit more, let’s get to the maths! This is actually a very simple formula.

The first number (4) is the amount you’ll win from wagering the second number (11). So for every £10 that you bet, you will get back £3.64 if your bet wins. You basically get back a lot less than you bet, plus your stake back.

For instance, a £30 winning bet at 4/11 will payout £10.91 (plus your £30 stake is returned). If you increase the stake to £50 you’ll get £18.18 back (plus £50 stake). The maths formula for a win only bet is:

(amount staked x 4) / 11 = win returns + stake back = total amount of returns.

For example: (£40 x 4) = £160 divided by 11 = £14.55 win + £40 stake back = £54.55 returned in total.

There is an option to bet each-way on most markets. However, it is generally advised not to do this unless the odds are over 6/1. The reason is that you can’t win any money if your bet loses the win but takes a place instead.

Most bookmakers payout 1/4 on each-way places, basically a quarter of the odds. However, there has been a move to reduce this and only offer 1/5 of the odds. And when you are already betting on such short numbers, it is almost impossible to get any money back on an each-way bet. For example, if you placed £10 each-way (£20 in total) on odds of 4/11 you would get back £11.81 in TOTAL if you won the place part of the bet.

You would lose the win part of your stake, leaving you with the each-way winnings of just 1.81p plus that part of the stake back. That is a loss of £8.19 on your original total stake. It really isn’t worth it.

So there you have it, 4/11 explained in simple terms. There’s a payout guide below for some common bets placed at those odds. However, you can also use our online bet calculator to work out other odds and stake combinations.

4/11 PROFIT ON WIN BET

£1 = 36p
£2 = 73p
£5 = £1.82
£10 = £3.64
£25 = £9.09
£50 = £18.18
£100 = £36.36

The amounts quoted above are based on Win bets only. The returns do not include the original amount staked. If you place an each-way bet and it wins, you get back the win and the place winnings, plus your original stake.

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