What is an Accumulator Bet?
The first thing to do is explain what an accumulator is. An accumulator, strictly speaking is a bet with more than one selection, known as legs. To win an accumulator you must predict every leg correctly.Take a look at our detailed guide to find out what is an accumulator bet in more depth.
You Don’t Need to Pick a Winner
If you’re scanning the matches and can’t see obvious winners, an acca isn’t out of the question. There are plenty of other acca predictions that you can use. Other than placing bets to win, you can choose a variety of other bets such as BTTS, Overs, win to nil plus many more. This gives you lots more choices for your accumulator and means you aren’t forced into making a pick that you’re not sure about. When looking at our accumulator tips, make sure that you feel comfortable with the prediction and understand the market (what needs to happen for the leg to win).
We’ve got great accumulator tips for all types of bet so you can get expert advice on your football acca, no matter how you want to play.
Don’t Back Your Own Team
It’s always a help to have an in-depth knowledge about the sport and teams you want to bet on. Therefore, it must be a good idea to bet on your own team, right?
Although it may sound logical, it’s seldom a good idea to pick your own team in an acca, or even as a single bet. Ask yourself: can you truly say you’re being completely impartial and basing your decision only on fact? It’s incredibly hard to detach your emotions and assess your team’s likely performance, particularly if the stats suggest you should bet against them.
If you want to see this bias in action, take a look at Mark Lawrenson’s weekend predictions on the BBC Sport website. He frequently has guests on that support a particular Premier League team and they nearly always put their team down for the win. Ok there’s no betting involved and it’s a bit of fun, but it does help to demonstrate the natural bias that we have for our own beloved clubs. As a general rule, only follow an accumulator tip for your own team if the stats back up the prediction.
Look for Good Value but Not Long Odds
When you’re setting up an acca, you’re combining several bets together. If one fails, you’ll lose the lot so it’s essential to pick bets that you think have a very good chance of winning. On a single bet it’s OK to take an occasional punt on a long shot, but with an acca you’ll simply be wasting the rest of the bets.
There’s little point backing a completely safe bet as the returns will be minimal. Look for odds which offer some value but don’t look like a long shot. As a general rule, a bet at odds of 3-1 or more is a bet that’s more likely to lose than win in an ideal world. Remember: a long shot is given long odds for a very good reason!
There are a couple of caveats to this with the first being, if you have been given a free accumulator bet, when it’s not your money on the line, why not throw in a couple of long shot legs into your accumulator in the hope of a big payout?
The second is if you are placing your accumulator bet with a bookmaker that offers Acca insurance. Acca insurance normally offers your money back as a free bet if one leg lets you down, ie one bet loses. Bookmakers that offer Acca insurance include Boylesports that offer money back as a free bet if one leg lets you down on a 5+ acca up to £20. Both pre-match and in-play bets will count towards the offer. If you aren’t already a customer you can also take advantage of the Boylesports sign up offer, giving you £25 in free bets.
Max out Your Winning Acca by Picking up Free Football Bets
An accumulator is all about getting the maximum returns by combining several bets together. It therefore makes sense to take advantage of any other ways to pump up your win.
Not having to pay for it in the first place is a great way to minimise your risk and you’ll find plenty of free bets on offer from bookmakers. Some will offer other deals such as a free bet if your acca doesn’t come in, or a bonus if your bet hits certain criteria.
Don’t stick to one bookie, take advantage of the numerous bookmaker sign up offers so you can take advantage of any acca promotions that are available from time to time. Use these in combination with our football accumulator tips to and you’ll be well on your way to getting that extra edge with your acca predictions.
Don´t Take Short-Cuts
You want to get on and place your bet, we get it. But don’t let your eagerness prevent you from doing the legwork in advance. Building a winning acca means taking the time to research the teams and the latest news. There’s no shortage of data available on form, goals scored and head-to-head results so there’s no excuse to just take a guess.
As well as checking out the data, don’t forget to look for any updates. The weather can play a big part as well as injuries, particularly for some teams. For example, if Man City lose a player to a hamstring injury temporarily they’ll be able to rely on their other superstars to still get the result but for a smaller team, an injury to their star striker could be disastrous.
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