Nobody likes a nervy last few minutes. The proverbial “squeaky bum time” as Sir Alex Ferguson liked to call it.
Those final few minutes can last a lifetime, even more so when there’s money on it. The final whistle can’t come quick enough, except now it can with 2 Up and Collect.
One of football’s newest and most exciting offers, 2 Up and Collect bets are an extra level of insurance and well worth looking out for across popular betting apps.
But what are they and how can you bet with this offer?
What Is 2 Up & Collect?
2 Up and Collect is a fantastic offer provided by a couple of bookmakers and essentially will give you a pay out on Match Result market should the team you back go two goals up within a game.
It’s almost like an added level of insurance and is well worth playing when the market is being offered on your betting app.
How Does 2 Up & Collect Work?
2 Up and Collect is a very simple betting offer to understand and essentially sees the bookie pay out once a team has gone two goals up.
This won’t apply to every game and will only be offered within specific games or leagues and only on Match Result markets.
If you place a Match Result Bet on an applicable game, then you’re in with a chance of an early pay out.
All your team would have to do is go two goals up at any point in the match for you to win before the final whistle.
There are a number of things to note about the offer which makes it worthwhile winning, most notably the fact your selection doesn’t necessarily have to win for you to receive a payout.
Your selection, for example, could go 2-0, triggering the payout, but then go on to lose the match 3-2.
Additionally, your selection wouldn’t have to go 2-0 up, they could go 3-1 or 4-2 up for instance.
Let’s say you wanted to play the Paddy Power mobile app’s 2 Up You Win market. In this case, you may wish to place a bet on Everton versus Leicester.
You place a bet on Everton to win using the 2 Up offer. You would receive a payout in the following circumstances:
- Everton win the game by any score
- Everton go two goals up but lose the game
- Everton go 2-0 up in the game
- Everton are winning by a scoreline of 3-1, 4-2, 5-3 etc.
Why Do Bookmakers Offer 2 Up and Collect?
The reason Bookmakers offer this wager is due to the small percentage of an opposing team coming back from a 2-0 deficit and getting a result.
Therefore it makes very little difference to the amount they have to pay out, despite it giving punters an extra edge.
It’s estimated around 90% of games that see a team go two up go on to win a fixture, making it fairly clear as to why they offer this. However, for that 10% of games, it’s well worth having as part of your wager.
Which Bookmakers Offer 2 Up & Collect
Only a limited number of bookmakers are currently offering this type of mobile betting offer, with Paddy Power and bet365 the two leading names.
Paddy Power’s version of the wager is called 2 Up You Win and is one of their most popular promotions. You can play across Premier League, Champions League, and La Liga fixtures and will credit your account within 15 minutes of the two-goal difference happening.
Bet365’s offer is equally as appealing and offers an early pay out on their Full-Time Result market should a team go two up.
It’s an offer that covers Premier League, Championship, FA Cup and League Cup Games in the UK, as well as La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A in Europe. Also included are the Champions League and Europa League.
Does 2 Up & Collect Only Apply To Football Betting?
2 Up offers are relatively new to betting, so there are only a couple of sports you can place a variation of it when betting on your iPhone or Android.
A number of bookies offer a similar market in horse racing, where if a horse wins by two or more lengths a bookmaker will give you an added bonus on your winnings. William Hill is currently the market leader with this offer.
Paddy Power also offers a variation across tennis, working in a similar way to their football 2 Up market. If a player goes two sets up, Paddy Power will offer an early pay out. Paddy Power also offers the promotion across the NFL and Six Nations rugby.