Odds And Stats
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Backing and Laying
The distinction between backing and laying is in whether you believe a selection will win an event or not.
If you are backing Real Madrid to win with €100 at odds of 2.50 you stand to gain a return of €250, less commission. This is made up of your stake of €100 plus winnings of €150. If you do not think Real will win you might be happy to lay them at the same odds of 2.50. To win €100 laying at those odds you would have to put up €150 of a potential loss.
In this case a "backer" and a "layer" are evenly matched: both have a bet struck at odds they believe are value. Who gets the money depends on whether Real win or not...