A Wise Head Will Produce Some Big Wins with Accumulator Betting

SHARE

A Wise Head Will Produce Some Big Wins with Accumulator Betting

Accumulators are hugely popular in football betting markets as they offer speculative punters the chance to place a wager on as many teams as possible, providing the small but potentially pocket-lining opportunity to win considerable sums of money from relatively small bets.

Football Accumulators

For the most part, football accumulators are popular with casual punters who have a deep interest and knowledge of football, but who might not want to rest their mortgage on a single outcome. Having said that, the accumulator is not just about introducing a bit of added excitement to a normal Saturday afternoon; indeed, with a couple of hints and tips, it’s possible to turn what is usually seen as a fun but largely inconsequential ‘cheeky’ punt into a mechanism whereby Saturday evenings are defined by more than one form of celebration.

Discipline

As with most forms of betting, discipline is the most important characteristic of football accumulator betting. Teams should never be considered for inclusion in an accumulator bet that would otherwise be ignored if you were placing the same overall wager on one outcome. In other words, if you were just betting on Manchester United vs. Stoke and would be more inclined to back a Man United win, don’t suddenly include Stoke in your accumulator. This may sound obvious, but the temptation to run up the odds so that potential returns become quickly exorbitant has unravelled the strategy of many an accumulator punter.

Avoid Allegiance

For the same reason, it is normally a good idea to avoid any sides to which you have a prior allegiance. Even if you believe your team to be an absolute certainty, there will be an inherent conflict of interests; this lack of impartiality, however small, will inevitably lead you to be wrong more times than if complete objectivity was used. There are some cases – like in the event of supporting Manchester City, United, Chelsea etc. – where there is an argument that these sides do win more often than not. However, if there’s any danger of getting it wrong on the back of prejudice – even one in 100 times – it’s not worth the risk.

Look for Underdogs

The trick is to find a number of relatively close battles where you think you have a line on the bookmakers. In other words, you want to pick the underdogs if possible, but only if you feel they have a better chance of winning than the bookies are letting on. It’s important to strike a balance; nothing with too long or too short odds, but teams from within a slim bracket where you think there may be value. This may sound somehow ‘boring’, but you’ll quickly see that the potential returns will rise impressively by the time you’ve handed over your slip.

Football accumulator betting, by its very nature, is unlikely to yield favourable results. As such, its potential for profit is enormous. The trick, then, is to keep your head firmly screwed on and approach what is essentially a hugely uncertain betting format with as sensible an attitude as possible. Look at close matches where you think there’s value in picking a winner, eradicate any impartialities and don’t get tempted by either long or short odds. If you follow these tactics, you might just be in for a few more Saturday afternoon windfalls than you’d bargained for.

Recommended Betting Sites

*T&C's apply to each offer, click Bet Now for more details

Betting Strategy Articles


Ultimate Guide to the Best Bets of Cheltenham Festival 2017
Ultimate Guide to the Best Bets of Cheltenham Festival 2017

The Cheltenham Festival is once again upon us, bringing together the best British and Irish horses and jockeys just in time to celebrate St. Paddy’s D ... Read More

Bookmakers Predicting Upsets in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals?
Bookmakers Predicting Upsets in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals?

The FA Cup quarter-final stage is always an exciting time. The traditional mixture of established teams and determined underdogs makes for some sporti ... Read More

Who Will Dominate the 2nd Leg of Champions League Final 16?
Who Will Dominate the 2nd Leg of Champions League Final 16?

The second legs of the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final will decide which eight teams progress into the quarter-finals. Arsenal host current German ch ... Read More

Can an Outsider Win the Snooker Players Championship?
Can an Outsider Win the Snooker Players Championship?

The latest edition of the Ladbrokes Players Championships is currently underway and, this year, the top 16 players in the world will be shooting for t ... Read More

Look to Profit Off a Previous Winner at the Daytona 500
Look to Profit Off a Previous Winner at the Daytona 500

Not only is the Daytona 500 the biggest race in the NASCAR calendar, it is often referred to as 'The Great American Race' or the 'Super Bowl of NASCAR ... Read More

La La Land Should Dominate but Who Should You Back?
La La Land Should Dominate but Who Should You Back?

It's almost that time of year again when the cream of Hollywood rises to the top in their finest outfits for an evening of tears, poker-faced smiles a ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

Betting Guides

Country Guide