How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet

Written By: Richard Smith
Last Updated: July 5, 2023

One of the more fun and potentially profitable bets in both horse racing and greyhound racing betting is the reverse forecast bet. There are many types of forecast bets including the straight forecast, reverse forecast, combination forecast, forecast doubles and forecast trebles.

On this page, we want to give you a simple run-through on “How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet”

How Much Does a REVERSE Forecast BET Cost?

Depending on your betting style and how much you budget will decide how much a Reverse Forecast bet will cost. You can do these bets for smaller or larger stakes depending on your budget. Don’t forget that you should only bet amounts you can comfortably afford to lose.

Check out the table below, which shows you how much it costs for a Reverse Forecast bet.

£0.10 Reverse Forecast£0.20
£0.25 Reverse Forecast£0.50
£0.50 Reverse Forecast£1.00
£1.00 Reverse Forecast£2.00
£2.00 Reverse Forecast£4.00
£2.50 Reverse Forecast£5.00
£5.00 Reverse Forecast£10.00
£10.00 Reverse Forecast£20.00
£20.00 Reverse Forecast£40.00
£25.00 Reverse Forecast£50.00
£50.00 Reverse Forecast£100.00

The Reverse Forecast is a very simple bet as it contains two selections, and you have to pick two dogs (or horses in horse racing) to finish first and second in any order.


The first step in placing a reverse forecast bet on greyhound racing is to make sure you are all ready to go with your favourite online bookmaker. Make sure you have signed up with a reputable company like BoyleSports, Bwin, Betfred or maybe two of the biggest UK bookmakers William Hill or Bet365.

Once you have your account set up and ready to go, then you are ready to start placing reverse forecast bets and other wagers.

In the example below, we are using the BoyleSports website to show how to place a reverse forecast bet on dog racing.

Step 1. Go to the website at BoyleSports and select Dogs from the list of sports.

How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet - How-To-Place-A-Reverse-Forecast-Bet-On-BoyleSports

Step 2. So once you select Dogs (highlighted in the green box above) you will land on the main Greyhound racing page below.

How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet - BoyleSports-Main-Greyhoud-Page

Step 3. Make sure you are on the right page. You can do this by making sure you have Greyhounds showing which is highlighted in green. Then click on “All Race Cards” in the grey box that we have highlighted in green and you’ll then be directed to the screen below.

How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet - BoyleSports-Greyhound-Racing-Cards

When you reach the screen above, you’ll see all of the dog racing meetings for that day and can scroll down to see all of them. For our example of a reverse forecast bet, we are going to use the 11.46 race from Harlow dog track.

How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet - BoyleSports-Dog-Racing-Card

So the racecard above shows you the six dogs competing in the race and you can select a dog by clicking on the price, but here we want to place a reverse forecast bet, so let’s click on the arrow shown next to “Forecast Betting” highlighted in green and go to the next screen to see “How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet”

How To Place A Reverse Forecast Bet - BoyleSport-Reverse-Forecast-Bet

So we now reach the screen where we select our dogs. As you can see, you have three choices next to each dog (1st, 2nd and Any)

We have selected Trap 2 Crystal Gem and Trap 4 Sandford Home and we have highlighted “Any” next to each one. Choosing “Any” means the two dogs can finish in any order which gives you your reverse forecast bet.

You can check this is correct by making sure your unit stake (We selected £1 above) gives you a total stake of £2.00 as you see above.

You can now go ahead and click the green “PLACE BET” button.


So as you can see, it is really is straightforward to make a reverse forecast bet on dog racing. We only used BoyleSports as an example, but many bookmakers will have similar greyhound racing betting slip screens. Of course, greyhound racing is a key sport that uses forecasts as a main type of bet, and we have also produced a couple of other guides on how to place a Combination Forecast, Forecast Doubles and Forecast Trebles.

Hopefully, the screenshots have provided you with an easy walkthrough on how to place a reverse forecast bet, and also make sure to check out another of our helpful guides “Bet Types Explained” for a basic introduction to all of the common bet types.


The information on this page and across the Ontheballbets website is meant for entertainment purposes and should be viewed as such.

If you are betting on horse racing or any other sport then please make sure to bet responsibly. Only bet an amount that you can comfortably afford to lose.

If you feel you have a friend or relative who has an issue with gambling, then there are groups and organisations that can offer support, such as BeGambleAware, GamStop and The National Gambling Helpline.

Richard Smith
Richard Smith

I am a total sports fan, in particular horse racing, football and golf, and have been writing about these and other sports for a number of years. I have had the chance to attend many of the biggest horse racing events in my time and my sporting claim to fame has to be winning the inaugural RacingTV Tipstar contest back in 2014. When not watching or writing about sports and sports betting I like to take an interest in cryptocurrency, and last but not least spending time and playing with my two young grandchildren.

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