How to Improve Your Chances of Landing an Accumulator
Every football punter dreams of landing an ambitious 12-fold on a Saturday afternoon
and securing a life-changing amount of money. Betting on accumulators is a complete rollercoaster and is likely to evoke every emotion ranging from joy to despair, although, typically, it tends to be the latter. We take a look at some of the tactics you can use to improve your chances of success when it comes to wagering on multiples.
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Don`t Limit Your Leagues
Some punters stick rigidly to the Premier League and Championship when it comes to accumulator betting but it is always best to shop around for bankers. In every fixture list, there are likely to be a large number of tricky-looking games which have the potential to go either way and these should be overlooked. Do your research and don`t be afraid to study the form tables of Scottish League One or the National League North. Most divisions are covered by reputable online bookmakers and although more work is required, it could potentially be the best half an hour you`ve ever spent!
Take Note of Other People`s Tips
It`s always preferable to conduct your own research but life can often get in the way. There are a number of online resources including OLBG which provide a platform for users to share daily betting tips
from a range of top leagues and cup competitions. As well as betting suggestions, they also offer reviews of top online sportsbooks and casinos including details of generous welcome bonuses - such as Mr Green`s bet £20 get £10 offer - which are a great way to secure a risk-free accumulator bet each weekend. If you`re delving into unfamiliar divisions, there are a number of knowledgeable punters online who can help steer you in the right direction.
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Never Include Sides Who Don`t Need to Win
Occasionally, teams have sewn up the title with a number of games left on the fixture list and as a result, they tend to take their foot off the gas. In two-legged ties, teams may sometimes chalk up an unassailable lead, allowing them to make multiple changes for the return match. These sides should be avoided at all costs. At the beginning of March 2018, Liverpool and Manchester City both failed to win their second legs at odds-on prices with Pep Guardiola`s side losing 2-1 to Basel
and subsequently ruining multiple accumulators in the process.
Don`t Be Over-Ambitious
Some bettors enjoy ambitious 13 or 14-folds but these can be incredibly difficult to land. Sometimes it is better to be sensible and include just five or six selections and increase the stake accordingly. A £10 wager on a well-researched 5-fold will still pay handsomely enough and stands a much better chance of being successful than a £1 14-fold. This is far from a guarantee and is certainly not a get-rich-quick scheme but it eliminates the chances of so-called bankers letting you down in the last minute.
Every football fan will have their own techniques and system for selecting teams to feature in their weekend accumulator. There is no concrete method for landing a multiple bet and sport is hugely unpredictable, but these methods will hopefully increase your chances of making a profit and help alleviate accumulator heartache.