How to Get the Most Out of Accumulator Football Betting

If you are interested in turning your knowledge about football into a decent gambling return, but don’t know where to begin, then accumulator betting is definitely going to be something you’ll want to understand. An accumulator is essentially a bet where a number of outcomes are chosen, and as they come in, the calculated winnings roll onto a bet on the next outcome in the set. In football, you generally do accumulators based on match winner, rather than rolling in more complicated predictions like scoreline, first goal scorer and so on, so on a given weekend you might place a five match accumulator that says you think Chelsea, Manchester United, Everton, Swansea and Tottenham will win, and if they all do, your bet will pay out.

Why Accumulator Betting?

Accumulator betting is the only way to get a really good return out of simple match winner predictions. On their own, bets on a given match winner don’t tend to return very good odds, so while you may be sure Arsenal will win on Saturday, if this is going to give you back evens or less, it is hardly worth betting on, unless you want to risk a huge stake. If you want to get a better return, you either have to complicate your prediction beyond just an Arsenal win, and go for things like scorelines, goal scorers, number of corners and so on, or you have to roll up that bet on Arsenal with some other match winner predictions. Accumulators can give really great returns, and all you have to do is decide outcomes, you don’t have to get into riskier predictions.

What Happens if All But One of My Predictions is Correct?

The downside to accumulators is that they are essentially all or nothing bets – and it can be pretty heartbreaking if you miss out on a huge payout by just one result. Imagine your five bet accumulator has been correct so far, and you are watching that fifth game. If the team you picked wins, you’re going to make a profit of hundreds, and they are up 2-1. Then, in the 90th minute, the other team equalises. You’re not going to be happy! Most accumulator gamblers will have a few stories about the player or the referee who cost them a small fortune like this, and while it is really just par for the course when it comes to sport betting, there are some options you have when you put the bet on that can ease the pain.

Multiple Bets

If you have an accumulator in mind, and want to cover yourself against the scenario there where one result can ruin everything, then consider a multiple bet. This means you not only bet on the accumulator, but on the various combinations of correct outcomes you could have. If you want to bet on four matches, this means you put a bet on the fourfold – i.e. all four being correct – but you also bet on the four possible trebles and the six possible doubles. This particular style of multiple bet, where four predictions are made in a combination of 11 bets, is called a Yankee. You can also include singles in this bet if you want to, turning the Yankee into what UK bookmakers call a Lucky 15 – a multiple bet consisting of 15 bets.

How to Get the Most Out of Accumulator Football Betting
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