How to Win Big on Football Accumulators
Landing a big accumulator is what it’s all about and in this article we’re going to do our best to help you win big with football accumulators more often.
When it comes to football accas no strategies can guarantee success every time, but you can certainly give yourself a much better chance of winning big by following the steps below.
First we need to clarify what ‘winning big’ on an accumulator means. For the purpose of this article any acca bet that returns at odds of 30/1 or greater is considered a big win.
How To Win Football Accumulators: Strategy Guide
Step One: Open the key data
The first step in any acca bet is the research and for that you need the key data. As a bare minimum, look at league tables, the odds on each game and the fixtures.
That is the bare minimum of information you need to help formulate your acca, you can use plenty of other data to help formulate your bets. The stats at Cheeky Punter are outstanding for all the top European leagues and other sites like Statto, SoccerStats or Who Scored can also provide detailed information which can help formulate your bets.
However there is always a danger of over-analysing games. Which is why I tend to stick with the key data and only then consult the more detailed stats when there is something I am not 100% sure about.
Step Two: Look for the value picks
Once you have the key data open and accessible, the next stage is to look through fixtures and odds to look for key games that are priced around the even money mark. What you need to look for are games where a top side is taking on a bottom side (especially away from home), or a fixture where current form suggests one team is bang in form, and the other team is on a sketchy run.
You would be surprised at how many of these games take place over any given weekend. Draw a preliminary list together of these games and then you can consult the more detailed stats to whittle down your choices to those you want to add to your coupon.
Step 3: Supplement your value picks with solid selections
There is always a big advantage for teams that play at home and it is foolish to overlook these teams when compiling your acca bet.
However, we are also looking at value, so when it comes to selecting home win options, try to avoid any team that is priced at below 1.5. Simply because they add so little value to the bet that including them isn’t really worthwhile, especially on smaller acca bets of up to 5 or 6 selections.
Try to look for home team picks that are around 1.5 to 2.0 in price where the stats and form suggest the home team has a really solid chance of taking all 3 points. Again, make a shortlist and then compile some added research from the more detailed stats to finalise which selections to include in the final bet.
Step 4: Make sure you win the MAXIMUM possible from your bet
One of the easiest way to increase your returns without making an additional selection, or selecting a higher odds and therefore much riskier overall bet, is to place your bet with a bookmaker that offers an additional bonus payable upon the punter meeting specific criteria.
There’s an excellent choice available for this for UK punters:
William Hill Acca Insurance
Get a refund as a free bet if just one leg of your football accumulator lets you down at William Hill. The max refund is £50 and although refunds are paid as free bets, and not real cash, it means you can go again as opposed to just straight up losing your money.
The offer applies to all sports on the William Hill website but only to match bet, match result and both teams to score markets. If you cash out your bet at any point then acca insurance is void.
By using these offers you can easily earn a much greater return with your acca bet than you would with any other bookmaker thanks to these offers.
Author: Dave Jackson
Dave is an absolute resourse of information when it comes to tennis and football betting. He’s currently writing his first book ‘Smash & Grab – Punters Guide To Accumulator Betting’ which is out later this year.
5-Fold Acca Insurance
Get a refund of up to £50 if one leg of your 5-fold or bigger accumulator lets you down. T&C’s apply.
3x Odds For One Lucky 15 Winner
Place a Lucky 15 bet and if only one of your four selections wins you can get a 3x the odds payout on that selection. T&C’s apply.