There has been a lot of chatter about this betting system in the past, and I thought I would share it here for you guys to read and maybe profit from in the future. This football betting system involves in betting on four games, covering each one for three possible outcomes. At least one winning treble is guaranteed if the outcomes of all four games are among your three forecasts.

The Nine Line System can be used either for result betting (home/draw/away) or correct scores. The former guarantees some return, if not always an overall profit, every time you place the bet. And the latter has the potential to generate substantial payout from a modest investment if your luck is really in.

You can use your judgement when picking matches for this system or that of your favourite pundit, specialist papers and websites are packed with analysis offering match predictions as well.

## Result Betting

This version of the system guarantees some return every time you place the bet as all football matches must of course result in either a home win, away win, or a draw.

Your aim should be to pick four matches where the outcomes are hard to predict or where you think a shock result may be on the cards. The idea is that the actual outcomes will have a good prices attached to them. The bet then as follows:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
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Match A | H | H | H | A | A | A | D | D | D |

Match B | H | A | D | H | A | D | H | A | D |

Match C | H | A | D | A | D | H | D | H | A |

Match D | H | A | D | D | H | A | A | D | H |

This type of bet is not well-suited to the fixed odds coupon, so you will do best to write it out exactly as shown above on a standard betting slip. Obviously in place of match A, Match B and so on put the names of the teams concerned.

Under this write instructions “Perm 3 from 4 for any treble in each of 9 lines = 36 bets at £1 each = £36.” You could also, if you wish to add nine four-folds, in which case the bet would comprise of 45 lines in total.

Because you are covering every possible result in this plan, you are guaranteed some return. Whether you will make a net profit depends on the prices of the actual outcomes of the matches concerned and how they are distributed.

In the worst case scenario, if all four matches result is as predictable home wins at prices of 1/2, you will have four winning trebles at combined odds of 7/2, giving you a return of just £18 on your £36 investment. If you had gone for the four-folds as well, you would have an additional winning line increasing your returns to £24; but as your total investment, in this case, would have been 45 your net losses would actually be greater.

On a brighter note, suppose that only Match A is a home win at 1/2 and the other results are draws at 3/1. In that case, you will have four winning trebles in line 3, three at combined odds of 23/1 and 63/1. This would give you a total return of £136, for £100 net profit. And if, in this case, you had paid the extra £9 for four-folds, your returns would be boosted by a further £96, giving a net profit on the bet of nearly £200.

Note that when using the nine line system with result betting, however, the four matches result you are guaranteed at least one winning treble, though whether you get more will depend on how the results are distributed. Also as stated above, your returns and net profit or loss will depend on the prices of the outcomes which actually occur.

## Correct Score Betting

The nine line system can also be used incorrect score betting. Instead of home, win or away, you perm what you think of the three most likely correct scores for four matches. As you are not covering every possible outcome in this variation, a return is no longer guaranteed. However, as we will see, the profit potential from the bet is very much greater, and one successful week will more than compensate for a number of near misses.

When you are using the nine line system in this way, the best approach is to pick four matches which look likely to result as narrow wins for the home side. As far as possible, avoid games involving high-scoring and/or inconsistent teams. You can also learn a lot by just looking at the price about each outcome on the fixed odds coupon. A home-win price of around evens generally signifies a match where the home team is favourite but not expected to win by a hatful.

The table below shows how the bet is made out. Our recommended scores this bet are 1-0, 1-1 and 2-1, but if you prefer you could use 1-0, 2-0 and 2-1. In the latter case, simply substitute 2-0 wherever 1-1 appears in the table below.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |
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Match A | 1-0 | 1-0 | 1-0 | 2-1 | 2-1 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 1-1 | 1-1 |

Match B | 1-0 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 1-0 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 1-0 | 2-1 | 1-1 |

Match C | -0 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 1-0 | 1-1 | 1-0 | 2-1 |

Match D | 1-0 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 1-1 | 1-0 | 2-1 | 2-1 | 1-1 | 1-0 |

Again, you will need to write this out on a standard betting slip and the instruction is ‘Perm 3 from 4 for any treble in each of the 9 lines = 36 correct score bets at £1 each = £36.’ As before, you can use a larger or smaller unit stake if you wish, and you can also add nine four-folds, bringing the bet up to 45 lines in total.

If the result from each game is one of your three predictions, you are guaranteed at least one winning treble and perhaps as many as four. You may also have a winning treble with three out of four correct predictions.

With typical odds of 8/1 for a winning correct score bet, a winning treble would return £729, and four such trebles in £2916 – not bad return for £36 stake, and if you had a winning four-fold as well at average odds of 8/1 you would have another £6561 to add to your returns. Obviously you only need one or two winning weeks in a season to enjoy substantial net profits using this bet and with little luck and skill in making your selection she could do even better.

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