 # What is the Yield in sports betting?

Although this data must be accompanied by many others, the yield is one of the most important points when choosing a Tipster for our investment. In this article we will explain what it is and how to calculate it.

## What is the yield?

The yield is the profitability of a tipster's bets, that is, the percentage of profit on the amount wagered. The higher the yield, the higher profitability a long-term service will offer if this ratio is maintained.

It could also be defined as “the net profit that is obtained by betting a certain amount of money”. A Tipster that gives you a profit of 1000€, after adding up to all the bets of 100,000€, is not the same as a Tipster that gives you the same amount of profit with 15,000€ bet. Although the example may seem very different from reality, it is relatively easy to bet over 100,000€ in a year.

The best Tipster, in general terms, is the one that offers you the biggest profits with the least risk, that is, the one with the best Yield.

## How is the yield calculated?

To calculate the yield of a Tipster, the following formula is used:

Yield = [(Net profit) / (staked)] x 100

The net profit indicates the net profit that we have obtained. For example, if we bet 20€ on a 2 odd, we get 40€ but the net profit is 20€.

The staked is the sum of the amounts of all bets placed. For example, if we bet 20€, then 30€ and later 50€, we will have bet a total of 100€.

To give a practical example, suppose we make the following bets:

• 20€ to Real Madrid @2

• 30€ to Norway Women @1.7

• 50€ to Spain U20 @1.8

Case 1: We hit all 3 bets.

We won 20€ with the Real Madrid bet, 21€ with Norway Women and 40€ with Spain U20. The net profit is 81€.

The total staked is the sum of all the amounts (20 + 30 + 50) = 100€

[(Net profit) / (stake)] x 100 = [(81) / (100)] * 100 = 81% of Yield

Or what is the same, we have bet a total of 100€ for a profit of 81€.

Case 2: We fail all 3 bets.

We lose all 3 bets, therefore our profit is -100€.

The total staked is the sum of all the amounts (20 + 30 + 50) = 100€

[(Net profit) / (stake)] x 100 = [(-100) / (100)] * 100 = -100% of Yield

In other words, we have bet a total of 100€ and have lost it.

A Tipster with -100% yield assumes that they have not won any bets on their service.

Case 3: We fail the first bet and we hit the next two.

We lose 20€ with the Real Madrid bet, we win 21€ with Norway Women and we win 40€ with Spain U20. The net profit is 41€.

The total staked is the sum of all the amounts (20 + 30 + 50) = 100

[(Net profit) / (stake)] x 100 = [(41) / (100)] * 100 = 41% of Yield

In other words, we have bet a total of 100€ for a profit of 41€.

## Data to take into account:

Although the yield is very important when choosing a service, many other factors must be taken into account, such as, for example, whether the yield has been achieved with a small number of bets. If I make a single bet at odds 2 and I hit it, my yield will be 100%, but nothing is further from the truth, this is a misleading result, since we would be looking at the short term.