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- How to Place an Accumulator: Best Acca Offers In January 2021
- What Are Accumulator Bets?
- How to Place an Accumulator Bet
- Calculating Your Accumulator Bet Winnings
- What Are System Bets?
- Acca Promotions
What Are Accumulator Bets?Also known as ‘accas’ or ‘multiples’, accumulator bets combine several betting selections into a single wager. This could be as little as 2 or 3 selections and there is no upper limit; you can bet on 10, 20 or even 30 selections if you wish. However, bear in mind that an accumulator bet only wins when all individual selections win. Because of this, the potential payouts can be considerably higher than with a regular bet. The more selections you add, the higher the odds will be, and as such, small bets of a few pounds can lead to significant sums of money being won! There have even been astonishing examples of people winning six or seven-figure sums from a bet of £1 or less. That’s right; your loose change could make you a millionaire with an accumulator bet!
Different Varieties of Accumulator BetsHere’s a guide to help you understand the correct betting terminology for different types of accumulator bets, based on the number of selections.
|Number of selections||Bet type|
How to Place an Accumulator BetCreating an accumulator is simple; you simply need to add selections to your betting slip one by one. It’s common to place a football accumulator made up of matches taking place over a weekend or midweek round of games. To do that, locate the football section of your betting site and find the relevant league or competition. If betting in a retail shop, there are usually dedicated coupons available for accumulator betting.
Football Match Result AccasMost people fill their football accumulators with selections from the match result betting market, although that is not the only type of bet that can be used. There are three possible outcomes in the football match result market:
- Home win
- Away win
Other Types of AccaFootball match result markets are not the only kind of bet you can make into an acca. You could use other football markets such as Over/under 2.5 goals or Both Teams to Score. Just be aware that some bets can’t be combined into accas as the outcomes are dependent to some extent on each other. For example Both Teams to Score and Over 1.5 goals could not be combined into a double as, if both teams score, there will automatically have been over 1.5 goals in the match. If football’s not your favourite sport to bet on, you can alternatively place an acca on just about any sport. The most popular other sports for accas include tennis, rugby and American sports. Here are a couple of betslips with alternative accas. The steps to follow are exactly the same: find your betting coupon, pick your selections, add your stake to the betslip and confirm the bet.
Calculating Your Accumulator Bet WinningsThe odds for accumulator bets are calculated by converting the fractional odds of each selection into decimals and then multiplying them together. This is not easy to do manually, especially with odds like 1/7 or 4/9 from our example above, which are not round numbers.
|Selection #||Match||Selection||Fractional odds||Decimal odds||Cumulative decimal odds|
|1||Chelsea vs Sunderland||Chelsea||1/7||1.14||1.14|
|2||Liverpool vs Middlesbrough||Liverpool||1/7||1.14||1.31|
|3||Leicester vs Bournemouth||Leicester||4/5||1.8||2.35|
|4||Hull vs Tottenham||Tottenham||6/10||1.6||3.76|
|5||Burnley vs West Ham||Draw||12/5||3.4||12.79|
|6||Arsenal vs Everton||Arsenal||4/9||1.44||18.47|
What Are System Bets?A system bet is made up of many different smaller bets, combining all the different kinds of multiple that can be made using the same betting selections. Let’s go back to our example above, where we had six betting selections in our accumulator. Those selections can actually be combined into different kinds of multiple, in addition to the acca itself. For example, a double that could be created from our selections is Chelsea + Liverpool, while another double is Chelsea + Leicester. All in all, those 6 selections can be combined into 15 different doubles:
- Chelsea/Draw (Burnley v West Ham)
- Liverpool/Draw (Burnley v West Ham)
- Leicester/Draw (Burnley v West Ham)
- Tottenham/Draw (Burnley v West Ham)
- Draw (Burnley v West Ham)/Arsenal
|N° of selections||Bet name & n° of bets||Bet name & n° of bets (including singles)|
|3||Trixie – 4||Patent – 7|
|4||Yankee – 11||Lucky 15 – 15|
|5||Canadian – 26||Lucky 31 – 31|
|6||Heinz – 57||Lucky 63 – 63|
|7||Super Heinz – 120||N/A|
|8||Goliath – 247||N/A|