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Accumulator bet

One of the best known betting strategies is the accumulator bet. This strategy is especially popular with betting beginners. In the article below, you find everything you need to know about it.

What is an accumulator bet?

In an accumulator bet, also called Multibet, you combine a number of different bets (often called “legs”) of whole games or single events and consolidate them into one bet. The biggest advantage of multiple bets is, that the different odds of the different legs are multiplied and thus the combined odd is drastically high and you can yield a good profit. That is why this betting form is so popular with beginners.

But on the other hand, the risk is also very high. Since you have to guess every single event correctly the chances that you miss one gets higher with every added event. If you miss one, your whole stake is lost. Accumulator betting can be played with all different types of bets like halftime/fulltime, scorecast/wincast, handicap or double chance bets.

Examples for an Accubet

If you want to place your multiple bets profitably you should, at first, not combine more than 2 or 3 legs. We suggest that you choose one leg that will almost certainly turn up (also known as a “bank”) and combine it with another bet that is a little more unlikely to happen. By doing so the two odds are multiplied and you can get out (a lot) more than if you just bet on one event.

Nevertheless you should still be confident about your bets even about the more risky one.

Example for a double (2 legs)

multibet example of a double betLet’s take a look at this scenario: As your first leg you take the game Bayer Leverkusen – Werder Bremen from German Bundesliga Odds. You bet on Leverkusen as a (kind of) sure bet at an odd of 1.29. Your second leg is Eintracht Frankfurt  – FC Augsburg at an odd of 2.15 on a Home-Team-Win. When you multiply those two odds you get your overall odd of 2.78. This is a way higher odd than if you just bet on one leg.

The good thing with accumulator betting is, that you can combine games from many different leagues (or even sports). We advise you to do so as much as you can and adopt some different leagues as long as you have good knowledge about the league. So as an example try to combine bets from the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League.

If you want to further enhance your overall odd you can add another leg to your Multibet. This is called a treble.

Example for a treble (3 legs)

treble accumulator bet screenshot tipicoYou can boost your overall odd by combining three legs to one bet. But don’t forget that the more games you combine the higher is your risk. So we suggest that you should add another sure bet as your third leg. This may not give you a tremendous overall odd but at least you still have a good chance to win your bet.
Bank 1: Bayer Leverkusen – Werder Bremen, Tip 1 (Odd 1.32) plus
Bank 2: Arsenal FC – Manchester City, Tip 2 (Odd 2.40) plus
Third leg: Liverpool FC – Aston Villa, Tip 1 (Odd 1.25)

Your overall odd sums up to 3.96 which is all at once a very good odd and still highly likely that you win the bet.

With all the prospects of high overall odds when you combine more good bets and fewer banks, we still advise you to keep your risk as low as possible and just play two banks with one good third leg.

Which sports are good for accumulator bets?

Accubets are most common for bets with only two opponents where the game can only conclude in two or three ways – either one opponent wins, loses or they draw.

Especially football is an excellent sport to bet with this strategy. On the one hand you can bet in several different leagues to diverse your bet. On the other hand the games are easier to bet on because the favorites often hold the upper hand and go away with the win. But also other sports like basketball, ice-hockey and tennis are very popular. If you need help to calculate your odds you can check out our odds and surebet calculator here.

Can you make money with it?

This kind of betting system is not so popular with professional betters. This is because it is really hard to estimate the risk of two, three or more games. Also, to experts’ believes, luck plays a major role in these bets. Further, when you place an accumulator bet you are restricted to one bookmaker and maybe get not the best odd for one specific leg.

It is important that you don’t lose your head in the clouds of the high possible odds but use banks to slightly improve your overall odd. You can also read our strategy for surebets.

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