The biggest sport on the planet is undeniably soccer and one of the easiest ways to make money is to wager on it.
So today we are going to show you how to bet on soccer accumulators.
We will also present you with some of the best online bookmakers so that you know where you can get more bang for your buck!
Soccer Accumulator And The Different Types
Traditionally, what would be able to be referred to as an accumulator is a bet consisted of at least 4 selections made up into one bet that would pay out only if all selections won.
“Accumulators” are available for fewer selections as well.
However, they are not named the same way.
For example, an accumulator consisting of two or three selections would be referred to as “Double” and “Treble” accordingly.
That being said, the smallest accumulator (with 4 selections) is called Four-Fold Accumulator and as the selections go up so does the name’s number. For example, a 9 selection one would be called Nine-Fold Accumulator.
Technically, there isn’t a cap on the number of selections that can be applied to a single accumulator.
However, most people tend to stop around 10-15 selections because the chances of winning anything more than that are extremely low, almost completely impossible.
Calculating Your Winnings
These were the different types of accumulators you can wager. Now here is how the return in case of winning works.
Let’s say, for example, that you place a Four-Fold Accumulator.
For the sake of this example, we are going to provide four simple imaginary matchups that would take place in the Premier League.
Here is the presentation of this accumulator.
Match Result Selection Odds Outcome
Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal; Manchester City to Win 1.75; Successful
Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham; Tottenham to Win 1.40; Successful
Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool; Draw 3.00; Successful
Everton 1-0 Swansea; Everton to Win 1.60; Successful
So in this first example, the player would win the accumulator and get back his wager as well as any winnings.
Let’s say that he has bet 10$.
Now, how do you calculate the money you get back. It isn’t difficult at all.
In fact, it’s fairly easy. You just multiply all the odds and the wager.
In this example you would do that:
10 (Wager) * 1.75 * 1.40 * 3.00 * 1.60 = 117.60$
So he would have a profit of 116.60$ (winnings – wager).
What would happen if one of those selections have lost? He wouldn’t get a dime.
This is how accumulators work. More selections mean more money but they also mean higher risk.
Thus the percentage of winning starts getting smaller.
Before we move on to the actual tips you can use to be more successful when placing a soccer accumulator we would like to tackle some terminology so that you will be able to understand any terms you may encounter in the future.
First of all, you should know that a selection on an accumulator is called either “Fold” or “Leg”.
This is why you may have heard about a six-leg accumulator instead of a six-fold one.
Sometimes an accumulator will not be even referred to using such a name. You may encounter an online bookmaker using the term “Acca Bet”, “Footy Acca”, “Footy Accums”, “Combo”, “Multi bet”, and various other of that sort. Although, one of the most famous terms is “Parlay”.
How To Place A Soccer Accumulator
The first thing you need to know is that you aren’t limited to this bet option.
By that, we mean that each of your selections doesn’t have to be the result of a match like who won, lose, or whether the game ended in a draw.
You can apply every other possible betting option you want to. For example, you could select a game and wager on it using an O/U (Over and Under) betting option.
The possible theoretical combinations are limitless. You can use pretty much everything there is, may that be a handicap, number of goals-corners-fouls, first player to score, the first team to score etc.
Now, let’s move onto how to bet on soccer accumulators.
For the sake of this article, we are going to take a look at one of the most popular and best online sports bookmaking platform.
We are of course referring to William Hill.
First, you have to choose the games on which you want to bet.
Let’s say that you want to bet on two Premier League games, one La Liga (BBVA) game, and two Serie A games.
If you are a newcomer to the sports betting world we would strongly recommend that you stick to the simple options such as who is going to win, lose, or whether the game will end in a draw.
Most major online bookmakers have a feature implemented on their interface where a selection will be automatically added to your accumulator as soon as you click on the preferred betting option of a game.
The final odd (all the odds multiplied together) will be presented below the accumulator.
You only have to fill in the desired amount you want to wager and authorize the accumulator so that your bet can be confirmed.
If you aren’t sure about a selection you can also choose to change the type of your accumulator so that you will be able to win some money even if one leg loses.
Some Useful Tips For Beginners
Here are some useful tips for all the beginners reading this article wanting to learn how to bet on soccer accumulators.
1. Don’t overdo it
We can’t stress this enough but you should start slow until you get the hang of how things like soccer accumulators betting works.
Go for 4 or fewer selections with relatively high chances of winning. Try not to go above 1.70 odds on your first ever accas.
If you were to wager 5$ on a four-fold accumulator where all the legs consist of a 1.50 odd you would get a profit of 20$.
This is a great start so you can build up your budget before trying going for higher stakes.
2. See behind the odds
When you look at a derby you will notice that the two rival teams have very similar odds.
Usually, something like 1.90 for both or 1.90 for one and 1.95 for the other.
Don’t choose a draw.
Look at the odds, even though the two teams are of the relatively same strength the smaller odd indicates which one is more likely to win so bet on it.
The reason the odds are so close is that the bookmakers are scared of losing money so they want to lure you into betting on a draw. Answer us this.
How many times has a derby ended in a draw? Not so many, right? Exactly! So don’t be scared and go on, bet on the team more likely to win.
3. Don’t fall for low-level leagues
Those so-called “opportunities” is another word for “scam”.
By that, we don’t mean that you can’t win but the odds are that high for a reason.
Remember that the bookmaker’s goal is to make money, not lose it.
Teams playing in lower level leagues don’t tend to get as much exposure as those playing in the major divisions.
This means that the available insights and information on the teams and their matchup will most likely be very little and possibly inaccurate.
So stay away from these, at least until you get the hang of how betting on soccer accumulators works the best.
4. Avoid Rookie Mistakes
New players tend to select a big number of legs all with low odds because they believe it is “almost certain” that they will win. Guess what, a four-fold accumulator consisting of 1.80-2.00 odds is far more likely to win than a 10-fold one consisting of 1.20 odds.
Think of it, how many times have you seen all 10 favourites win. The answer is “only a few times” leaning towards “none”.
So don’t be a sheep and don’t fall for this “easy money” scam. Study the games you want to bet on carefully and when you are ready, place 4-5 selections to your accumulator.
Also, another common mistake is to bet big amounts of money on difficult to win ACCAS.
If, theoretically, you would be betting on 4 games all with a 50% chance of winning your final win chance would be 6.25%.
Would you really place much money on such a low chance of winning? If you answered “Yes” then reading this article must be a really good decision for you, probably one of the best decisions you’ve made in your whole life.
5. Cash Out
Now, this is a very interesting tip both for beginners and professional bettors. Most major online bookmakers will offer you the ability to cash out, meaning to take your winnings before a game is completely over.
This may come with the safety of having a profit in case something goes wrong but it also means that you will earn less.
Keep in mind that this option will not be available to you all the time.
If you had a 6-fold accumulator and you’ve won 5 games the bookmaker would most likely not let you stop the accumulator before the 6th game ends as you would win a lot of money either way.
This option will be available only when the money you would win is relatively little like less than 50$ or so.
You came here eager to learn how to bet on soccer accumulators and through our article we strongly believe that we managed to cover every little detail possible.
If you want to take up soccer betting now it would be the best time to do so as we are only 5 months away from the biggest soccer event on the planet, the World Cup 2018.