Top Tips for Football Accumulator Betting
One of the most popular bets anywhere in the world is an accumulator, and although this can be placed on any sport, football bettors are the ones who use this the most. There are millions of football accumulators placed each week around the world, and if you manage to land one then your returns from the bet could be huge. It is very difficult to land an accumulator, because of the number of selections involved and they all need to win, but if you do win one then the rewards from the bookmakers are certainly worth the risk.
Use Level Stakes
Backing accumulators is not something that will bring you profit in a short period of time, it is a long-term betting strategy where just one winner over a long period will bring you a profit. Due to this, it is important that you plan out a long-term strategy and the first part of that is your stakes. By planning to back the same stakes throughout the season you know how much your accumulator bets are going to cost and you know how many you need to win for you to see a profit in that season.
For example, if you are going to back 40 bets throughout the season and one point per bet, your total season stake is 40pts. If you roughly work out that an accumulator of seven selections would win you back over 40pts, then you know that by using level stakes each week you need just one winner and you will make a small profit.
An error some people make is that they change their stakes each week, depending on what other bets they are placing, or if they have had recent winners and this will ruin your long-term plan. By changing your stakes you may end up spending 60 points, which means that when the winner does come along you may not end up in profit for the season, despite having a nice win and that is not the aim.
Keep a Similar Amount of Selections
This isn’t something you have to keep the same each week, but it is something you should try and keep similar each week because then the returns will be roughly the same depending on the prices. One trap a lot of people fall into when backing accumulators is to drastically change the number of selections each week. Dropping down from seven to six is fine, but if you drop down to four selections then if your bet wins it will not be enough to cover your bets for the season and put you in profit.
Another important reason for keeping your selections the same is that it will stop you from placing a bet on too many selections and making your chances of winning very slim. Often people will put together over ten selections in an accumulator, in the hope of winning a huge amount of money. While the odd one or two of these bets will land, it is almost impossible to get one right and is not a realistic betting proposition.
By choosing a number that is both realistic and something that provides a good profit you will be adding discipline to a bet that some people don’t really think about. A lot of people often just quickly place an accumulator without putting much thought into it, but by treating the bet as a proper bet you are taking it seriously and putting yourself ahead of the crowd.
Be Disciplined and Be Patient
While a lot of people will be disciplined when it comes to their normal betting, they will happily bet without caution when it comes to the accumulator bets they place. A lot of people do not see accumulator betting as a serious method, and use it for ‘throw away’ bets that may win big money. This is completely the wrong approach to take, and when you are placing a better no matter what the stake or the chances of winning you should always be disciplined.
You also need to be prepared for long losing runs, just one accumulator per season will potentially put you in profit, which means you are highly likely to have a long losing run at some point. This is when your patience will kick in, you need to remain patient and ride the losing runs because one win and things will change dramatically. It may not be until the last games of the season when you win, and this will test your patience but it is vital you stick to your guns and go with your long-term betting plan.
Alongside being disciplined and patient with your stakes it is also important to take the same approach with the number of selections you choose. Big accumulators with over ten selections are very hard to land, and there is no real strategy you can place with them because just one over a number of seasons will likely put you in profit.
Instead of doing that, keep your selections lower and your aims realistic so that you can set your sights on bagging one winner per season, and making a profit from that. A realistic starting point would be around six to eight selections, depending on the prices you back football teams at, this should give you a good platform to start from and you can fine tune to suit your betting if needed.
A lot of people don’t really take their accumulator betting seriously and that is a big mistake. There is money to be made from accumulators, but you have to treat them like any other bet, be patient and be a disciplined bettor. Adding those two important factors to your accumulator betting will make you a better bettor, and the best bettors are the ones who make the most profit against the bookmakers.
Make a plan for your accumulators and stick to it, this will help you out in the long run.