5 to 4

What does 5/4 odds mean?

5/4 odds mean that for every £4 you bet, you win £5 if your selection is successful. This type of odds, often expressed as “five to four,” indicates a greater likelihood of winning than even odds, but it’s still considered a relatively balanced bet.

5/4 Odds Payout Table

Bet AmountProfit5/4 payout Return
£1£1.25£2.25
£5£6.25£11.25
£10£12.50£22.50
£25£31.25£56.25
£50£62.50£112.50
£100£125£225

What does 5/4 odds payout?

  • Bet £1: Profit = (5/4) * £1 = £1.25. Total return (profit + stake) = £1.25 + £1 = £2.25.
  • Bet £5: Profit = (5/4) * £5 = £6.25. Total return = £6.25 + £5 = £11.25.
  • Bet £10: Profit = (5/4) * £10 = £12.50. Total return = £12.50 + £10 = £22.50.
  • Bet £25: Profit = (5/4) * £25 = £31.25. Total return = £31.25 + £25 = £56.25.
  • Bet £50: Profit = (5/4) * £50 = £62.50. Total return = £62.50 + £50 = £112.50.
  • Bet £100: Profit = (5/4) * £100 = £125. Total return = £125 + £100 = £225.

5/4 Odds Each Way

5/4 odds each way betting is a combination of two bets: one for the selection to win and one for it to place (i.e., finish in one of the top positions, usually the top three).

The place part of the bet often pays out at a fraction of the winning odds.

  • Bet £1 (50p each way): If the place bet wins at 1/4 the odds, profit = (1/4 * 5/4) * £0.50 = £0.31. Total place return = £0.31 + £0.50 = £0.81. If the win bet also succeeds, add £1.25 + £0.50 = £1.75, totaling £2.56.
  • Bets £5, £10, £25, £50, £100: Similarly calculated, scaling the bet amount and the winnings accordingly.

What is 5/4 as a decimal?

5/4 odds in decimal format are 2.25. Decimal odds include the return of the stake, meaning they show the total amount returned for a £1 stake.

  • £10 bet at 2.25 odds: The total return is £10 * 2.25 = £22.50, which includes your £10 stake and £12.50 in winnings.

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