Badminton is not one of the most popular sports among betting enthusiasts in Russia and the former Soviet Union. But since 1992, the sport has been included in the Olympic program, and badminton is growing in popularity. In 2012, at the London Olympics in women’s doubles, the Russians even managed to win bronze. This is a great success, as badminton is dominated by Asian athletes. Among the Europeans, athletes from Denmark most often competed against badminton players from Indonesia and China. Badminton has been appearing more and more frequently in bookmakers ‘ lines lately, and in this article we will tell you about the main things that a player should know if he decides to bet on badminton.


The rules in badminton are clearly regulated. The game is played up to two wins in games, i.e. the final score in badminton for games can be 2: 0 or 2: 1. To win a game, the player must be the first to score 21 points. A point is awarded for each winning draw. If the score is 20: 20, the game will last until one of the opponents breaks away by two points. This scoring system is similar to volleyball. As in volleyball, the player who won the previous draw serves. Similar to tennis, badminton is played in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Based on the rules for scoring points and the match format, when choosing a strategy for betting on badminton, you can draw analogies with volleyball, beach volleyball, and table tennis. All these sports are characterized by high dynamics and lightning-fast changes in the odds in the betting line during the game. This is why badminton is attractive for live betting.

It is interesting that badminton among other sports is the absolute record holder for the speed of flight of a game projectile. The recorded shuttlecock speed record was 493 km / h, and the record for the duration of the draw of one point is 108 strokes for two in two minutes. This factor often makes the outcome of a single draw or series of draws unpredictable. In general, as in other sports, more cool players with a rich technical arsenal win.

Types of bets on badminton

In line for badminton, bookmakers offer a standard set of bets for sports of a similar format and regulations.

Bet on the outcome or victory

There are no draws in badminton, and bookmakers offer to bet P1 or P2 on the outcome of a match or game. This market is present in most bookmakers. In live games, some offices accept a point to win a particular draw.


As well as betting on the outcome, bookmakers offer a bet on winning with a handicap for both the match and the game. The handicap for a game is usually placed in the live line of individual bookmakers. Not all offices give a wide list of badminton players.


Total bets can be offered in the following variants: match total, game total, match total by games (in fact, the choice between 2:0 and 2:1 in the final score, regardless of the winner), individual total in a game or match, even or odd total in a game or match.

Match score

You need to choose from four options: 2:0, 2:1, 1:2, 0:2. As a rule, it makes sense to bet on the score when there is confidence in the victory of the favorite. In this case, the 2: 0 ratio will be higher.

Winning the first game and match

Not all bookmakers offer such a bet. However, this market is often well-known, usually at popular tournaments and the final stages.

At such major tournaments as the Olympics, the World Cup, Super Series tournaments, painting on badminton, and most of the listed markets are present. For less high-profile tournaments, bookmakers have a narrower line.

How to place bets on badminton correctly

In badminton, as in lawn tennis, there is a clear hierarchy of tournaments by status, size of prize and rating points: world Super Series tournaments, Gold Series tournaments, World Cup stages, challenges, futures. When choosing bets on badminton before a match, you should take into account the player’s motivation for a particular tournament, his rating and current form, which is the main factor, as in most sports.

As in lawn tennis, in badminton athletes have “favorite” tournaments, where they perform successfully, with increased motivation. For example, one of the most decorated active badminton players, Lee Chong Wei, has won the Malaysia Open 12 times out of 15 tournaments since 2004. Lee Chong Wei took the title at the tournament in Malaysia and in 2018. But at a similar Super Series tournament in Indonesia in the same period, Lee Chong Wei won only 4 times. Last year, Lee was eliminated in Indonesia in the second round, when the odds on his victory were 1.06. Conclusions about priorities suggest themselves.

It is difficult for a non-expert in badminton to estimate the odds before the match better than the bookmaker. Therefore, it makes sense to compare the odds of different bookmakers, use statistical tools and pay attention to the movement of the line before the match. With these introductions, it is quite possible to try to play as the game progresses. In live bets on badminton, in most cases, the principle of betting on the opposite outcome at the moment of maximum deviation from the pre-match assessment of the bookmaker works. We bet on the victory of the favorite or “total more” when the underdog leads in the score. At the same time, it is advisable to watch the match to make sure that there is no injury or other extraneous factors.

Odds for winning, totals, and head starts in badminton change quickly in live, and “forks” and “corridors”appear more than once during the match. To avoid making emotional decisions during the course of the game, it is advisable for a betting player to have a pre-thought-out plan of action for live bets, where all the moves are thought out. Should I close as a plus if there is a “fork”, or should I wait until I win? Accept a loss if the game didn’t go according to the scenario, or minimize losses by betting on a different outcome? It is better to have the answers to these questions in advance, since there is no universal winning model.

Which bookmakers can bet on badminton

The most extensive line for badminton with a painting is offered by the bookmakers “1xStavka”, “Olymp”, “BETCITY”,”Marathon”, “Fonbet”. These offices also have a good selection of live bets on badminton. Note the Marathon betting company, which very often offers the widest range of odds and totals per game and match during the game. Bookmakers are increasingly expanding their line in the face of competition, adding sports and new markets.

For more detailed information about each bookmaker that has the right to accept bets via the Internet in Russia, see the Legalbet bookmaker rating.