Football Accumulator Tips
The football accumulator is one of the most exciting bets to make. Not only can it land you a big payout, but it can slowly climax over the course of a football weekend. The increasing excitement of your team results coming in has no real comparison. The whistle on match one blows, you predicted right; match two, the same; match three, nearly there, match four… not quite right – but the adrenalin rush as you wait for that fourth match is insane. None of those anti-climatic emotions of a win-lose from a single bet – all the rush of bet on bet coming through in your favour.
Of course, this feeling would be so much better if you win. However, predicting outcomes over many fixtures is not easy. It takes knowledge and skill and a fair bit of luck. Here we take you through the steps for making sure you have the best chance of winning big on an ACCA.
Step one: do your research
There is no point in making guesses and using your gut feeling. You will be wasting your money if you think that luck alone will allow all your picks to fall into line. Fortunately, there is a lot of data out there that you can study before making your bets. You should at least look at the tables, the spread of fixtures, the news on injuries, the head-to-head records of teams, and more. Your best combination bet is hidden in plain sight in the stats tables. Learn to read them, learn to love them – they could make you a mint.
You won’t be able to use statistics to eliminate the stunning surprise, the unexpected, or the downright unlucky. Therefore, use just the key data, get a sense of the bigger picture, but don’t get lost in the minutiae.
Step two: find value
There is no point in hammering the favourites in every game and hoping to come out with a profit. You are looking for those places where there is value to be had. It would be best if you searched for those games where the underdog could easily cause an upset. Look for a top team who looks like the favourite but is going through some patchy form and suffering a lot of injuries – could they suffer a surprise defeat to a lower team?
Ultimately, you are looking for a list of matches for your ACCA where there could be a higher than standard expectation for the lesser fancied team to win out.
Step three: fill up your ACCA with common sense selections
It is unlikely that you will be lucky enough to find enough value picks to complete a full ACCA bet. Therefore, you need to find those bets where it is highly unlikely that the home team will be turned over. You might not get the best odds, but this is a secure option that gives you a chance for your value bets to pay out. If you are lucky, there will be some reliable home team options that offer odds at about 2.0, which in an ACCA with six selections, could really help boost your returns. Shortlist possible secure home wins and select those with the best odds available to supplement your value bets.
Step four: work with the odds and the offers on your slip
Sportsbooks offer better returns if you increase the number of selections. They may also offer you higher odds on the overall bet if you increase your original stake. Look carefully at the offers open on each site to make sure you are getting the maximum return on your bet. It is surprisingly easy to miss out on a boost to odds or a deal that would have increased your winnings. Check before clicking confirm.
There are also ways to insure against the surprising – to a small degree. You can now take out ACCA insurance. This insurance will give you the chance of winning even if one of your selections lets you down. The losing match will just drop off your bet slip, and you will get a return on the rest. There is also the chance to cash-out on some sites. So, if you are watching the results come in, and your ACCA is looking vulnerable to a defeat, then you can cash out before the final whistle goes. This really does make 4.45pm on a Saturday afternoon a little more special!