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Football accumulator bet - meaning, tips & calculator

What is a football accumulator bet?

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A 'football accumulator' is a type of bet where a punter can pluck the courage to not only back one side to win but as many as they like. For a bet to be classed as an 'accumulator' though it needs to have at least four teams on the betting slip although you can have as many as you like, just so long as it has the minimum of four. However, please bear in mind the likelihood of too many selections coming in and bookmakers do have a limit on how much they can pay out in any one bet.

Football accumulator tips are very popular with all walks of life's in the world of betting. In the UK, they are often used on the weekends. This is when most working-class adults get their free time and often regard a football accumulator as a 'Fun Bet' where they can cheer on half-a-dozen sides with minimal stakes. There will of course be some who use an accumulator in attempt to make a lot of money although the odds of actually winning are very slim. This is why the bookies love punters who regularly use accumulators. Although the payouts will be high, a punter will be lucky to get a handful of successful accumulator attempts in their lifetime, leaving the bookies very happy indeed.

How does an accumulator bet work?

The rules on accumulators are pretty simple.

For a bet to be classed as an accumulator it needs to have at least four teams selected to win.

For any accumulator betting tips to win, you will need all your selections to win. However, in the case that your selected team does not play, that team will be classed as a non-runner and deemed void. The accumulator bet will still be open, you will not receive anything for the non-runner though and this will of course reduce your odds.

Football accumulator betting tips & advice

Many will view an 'Accumulator' bet as entertainment with little stake. However, even with this said, you should still take caution when choosing your selection(s). Here are just a few factors you need to take into consideration before placing your accumulator bet.

Discipline - Never add a team into your accumulator that you had previously decided to ignore on the betting coupon. The lure of adding another side just to bulk up your potentially huge return should be avoided at all times. The more sides you add, the less chance you have of winning.

Keep the faith - Never add your own club to the bet. Even if you think your side will win, don't be enticed into adding them. This will simply get you too involved in the situation and make you doubly disappointed when your side loses. We don't want that now do we.

Say no to shorty's - Resist the temptation to add a heavily backed favourite into your accumulator just for the simple fact that it will bump your potential odds up by a few pounds. This is a quick-fire way to end up in the poor house. Time and time again a team of serious quality will flop at odds of around 1/7 or worse. This will lead to too much heartache and in all honesty, backing these types of sides are no value and no fun. WINNER! - There's not a lot that can beat the feeling of successfully pulling off a winning accumulator bet. That's mainly because it's rare that you win and the odds of winning should result in a handsome payout.

If you can't wait for the surprise of the payout then you could always work it out yourselves. The following link will allow you to work out the odds of your accumulator without the hassle of having to work it out on paper. This is a gem for you part-time, accumulator fanatics - sorry, link not working at the moment ...

Multiple Bets explained

Multiple Bet is the exact same as an accumulator. However, you will often find a Multiple Bet on the exchanges. Betfair refer to an accumulator as a Multiple Bet and it works in the exact same method as an accumulator so there's no need to start panicking when you see this. If anything get excited as the prices on the exchange tend to be a lot better then those offered by the bookmakers.

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