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1. Ive never betted on a football match, im so confused about the following:
whats the difference between 4/1 and 9/2.

These odds are off the ladbrokes website for the man utd v reading match.
2. 9/2 means 4.5/1
3. (Original post by gas_panic!)
9/2 means 4.5/1

Slight elaboration:

For every pound you bet, 4/1 gives you £4 back (plus your initial stake), while 9/2 gives you £4.50 back (plus your initial stake). For instance, if you bet £10 on something at 4/1 and win, you'll get your £10 back, plus £40 winnings
4. Thanks for all that.

Another question ive also seen odds being one small number then a bigger number, for example 1/4. Can someone plz tell me what this means.
5. (Original post by Biclet)
Thanks for all that.

Another question ive also seen odds being one small number then a bigger number, for example 1/4. Can someone plz tell me what this means.
For every £4 you bet, you get £1 back in winnings.

Again, if you bet £10 and win with odds of 1/4, you get your £10 stake back plus winnings of £2.50

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