A football accumulator, often referred to as an "acca", is a type of bet comprising of four or more individual bets. The advantage of this kind of bet is that the potential returns are much higher than if all bets were to be placed individually. The disadvantage of a football accumulator bet is that if only one of the selections fails to win, the entire bet loses.
As eluded to above, in an acca you can actually get much higher returns for all legs if the accumulator bet succeeds because the odds of each individual bet are multiplied together.
If you have 4 separate football bets with the following decimal odds:
Bet a) 2.2
Bet b) 2.3
Bet c) 1.5
Bet d) 1.25
If you were to combine these bets into an accumulator, the potential return from a £10 bet would be 2.2 x 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.25 = £94.88. This is far higher than if you were to bet £2.50 on each individual bet which would return £18.13 in total.
There is always a catch, however. If one of the bets in the example above fails, the entire amount staked for the accumulator is lost, whereas if three of the four bets placed individually won, you would still end up with a profit.
Not a lot! The term for a multiple bet containing three individual bets is known as a Treble. Four selections and above are known as an accumulator. The smallest of these types of multiple bets is known as a Double.
A win accumulator is one of the more popular bet types and simplicity is the key to its appeal. This is a selection of teams that we predict will win their matches. We tend to stick with a maximum of five highly fancied team selections to keep the likelihood of a win strong, rather than taking a huge risk. You will also find that some bookmakers offer accumulator insurance, which is a refund of your stake if one of the teams in your win accumulator doesn't come in.
When you place a win accumulator, all of the odds from each individual bet are multiplied so that even a relatively small stake can give massive potential returns. Some punters reserve a small amount for accumulators and go for huge potential winnings while others prefer to stay for safer bets on the heavy favourites. Either way, this depends on your own individual risk appetite.
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