How to bet on Football Accumulators

June 10, 2019
How to bet on Football Accumulators

In this article we're going to talk about football accumulator bets and how to bet on them and also how to increase their value.

So to get started, what is an accumulator bet?

Well, any bet where you rely on more than one event to occur in order if your bet to win can be considered an accumulator.

The easiest example of this is probably the straight win accumulator. Let's say we pick out four teams from the Premier League and all four of these need to win in order for our accumulator to return eight profits. Now we're going to talk about how we actually calculate the odds and the return of this accumulator.

It is quite simple, you simply need to multiply all of these single event odds together, in order to get the odds of your accumulator.

So, in this example looking at the odds of 3.10, 1.57, 1.66, multiply them together you'll get odds of 12.927.

So here for every ten pound that you bet on this accumulator, you'll get a hundred and nineteen back. This is what makes accumulator betting so appealing:

It's a relatively low stake or potentially big return, so that sounds like something that's pretty good, but how do you actually go about placing an accumulator?

How To Place a Football Accumulator Bet?

Well, once you're ready and you picked out your selections it's fairly simple.

Just go to your bookmaker, click on the selections, take them over to the bet slip and from there you'll be able to should have an option to pick multiple bet options or similar and then enter a stake in that accumulator field.

And there you just need to then confirm your bet and your accumulator is placed. Of course if all the events win then your bet is a winner as well.

So that covers the basics of actually how an accumulator works and how to actually go ahead and place it, so what we're also interested in here is to get the maximum value out of your accumulators, so how do you go about doing that?.

Well basically try to pick the best value bets you can find. Now, it might be a completely different topic in a completely different article there's not enough time to go into how you pick value bets in this article but we're gonna do another piece on that for sure.

Now another piece of advice as well if you've got the best value bets you can find it's also worth shopping around for the best odds from the different bookmakers. And that's where an odds comparison site like smartbets comes in.

Now speaking of bookmakers and their best offers, it's also well worth checking out those bookmakers that offer accumulator insurance. Now there's nothing worse than having gone through that process of picking your teams and then suddenly one team loses and you're left there with a losing bet when it could have been a winner. So let's say if you have five teams win out of the six picks that's not going to feel good.


But there are some bookmakers that in that instance will actually give you a refund on your bet. So check out the free bets page for the latest on which bookmakers are offering insurance. And it's also worth looking out for those bookmakers that actually have offers and promotions on accumulators specifically. So from time to time there are price boosts on accumulators and also if you look at companies like betfred, they offer a euro soccer bonus, which actually gives you a bonus based on the amount of winning teams in your accumulator.

So for instance a treble, if that wins, if the three teams win you'll get 5% bonus – all the way up to 100% if you managed to pick 14 teams and they all win. That's a great way of actually maximizing the returns on your accumulators, so it's well worth checking out that offer from betfred. Now all the details of that offer along with some more in-depth guides as well as some free tools to help you out are all on our website. But we want to hear from you, what are your experiences of football accumulators? Have you had any of those near misses? There are horror stories out there, I've seen plenty myself, but if you've also had a big win let us know as well and what else would you like us to cover in these tutorial articles please let us know. Be sure to stay in touch with us, thanks a lot for watching and as always please gamble responsibly.

Author Andy

I have been placing bets online for over 25 years and specialise in horse racing bets and the different types available. If there's anything you need to know about betting I can advise using my expertise gained over this time.

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