One of the most popular betting strategies, and more so with betting beginners is the accumulator bet. Here you can find all the information you need about it.
WHAT IS AN ACCUMULATOR BET EXACTLY?
The accumulator bet is also known as Multibet. It consists of combining a number of different bets (also called ¨legs¨) of single events or whole games and combine them into one bet. The multiple bets have great advantage because the different odds of the numerous legs gets multiplied, so there is an extremely high chance for a good profit, which makes it really well received with beginners.
But there is a really high risk about it as well because you will need to guess every single event accurately. Because of this, with every added event the chances that one is excluded are really high. You can’t miss not even one because your whole stake will be lost. You can use accumulator betting with any type of bets like scorecast/wincast, halftime/fulltime, handicap or double chance bets.
SOME EXAMPLES FOR AN ACCUBET
In order to have profitable multiple bets, at first don’t combine more than 2 or 3 legs. It is better to choose only one leg that has a high chance of turning up (it is also popular with the term ¨bank¨) and you should combine it with a different bet who has a little less possibility to happen. Like this, you multiply the two odds and increase your chances for profit more than only betting on one event. But, in spite of that, the best is if you are assured about all your bets and more so, the risky ones.
A DOUBLE (2 LEGS) EXAMPLE
Let´s analyse this setting: For your first leg you choose the game Bayern Munich – Wolfsburg from German Bundesliga Odds. You place your bet on Bayern Munich almost as a sure bet with odds of 1.30. As a second leg you choose Dortmund – Hoffenheim on a Home-Team-Win at odds of 2.00. Your general odds when those two gets multiplied are 2.60, which is a lot higher than betting only on one leg. Additionally, you can add another leg to your Multibet, if you want to increase your overall odds. This has the term treble.
A TREBLE (3 LEGS) EXAMPLE
By combining three legs into one bet you can improve your overall odds. But, of course, the risk gets higher with every game you combine. Because of that, it is best if your third leg is another sure bet. It is true that like this you don’t have huge overall odds but the important thing is that you keep the chance for winning your bet. Bank 1: Barcelona- Osasuna, Tip 1 (Odd 1.35) plus Bank 2: Atalanta – Juventus, Tip 2 (Odd 2.00) plus Third Leg: Liverpool – Aston Villa, Tip 1 (Odd 1.45). It all sums up to 3.91 which gives you great odds and high probability to win the bet. Regardless of all the possibilities of high overall odds when combining good bets and not many banks, it is still best to play only two banks with one good third leg because like this you can keep your risk very low.
IN WHICH SPORTS CAN YOU USE ACCUMULATOR BETS?
The most common way to use accubets is with bets with just two opponents where the game can finish in two or three ways. For example, they draw or one opponent wins or loses. Football is a great sport to bet on using the accumulator bets because you can place your bet in few different leagues and expand your bet. Often, the favourites have the advantage and go away with the win, so the games become easier to bet on. But there are also other sports that are very popular with this kind of betting. Some of them are tennis, basketball and ice-hockey.
IS IT PROFITABLE?
The accumulator bet is not very popular with professional betters mostly because it is not easy to calculate the risk of two, three or even more games. Furthermore, experts believe that luck has a great part in these bets. Not only this, but you are bound to one bookmaker when placing an accumulator bet, thus you might not secure the best odds for one leg in particular. The best is not to get overwhelmed with the high possible odds, instead use banks to enhance your overall odds.