Accumulator bets (or “accas”, as they’re fondly referred to by punters and matched bettors) are a bet placed with one price on multiple outcomes and must all come in to win. Sometimes there are stipulations with both trigger and free bets that they must be placed on multiples, and as there are a few different types of accas, there are also different ways of laying them too.
Example 1: Acca Lay Markets
By far the easiest acca to lay, all the major exchanges have lay markets for the acca price boosts offered by the major bookmakers.
Sky offers you an enhanced price for Arsenal, Everton and Wolves all to win their Saturday 3pm games at odds of 6.0, so you place a back bet of £20 on this outcome. Smarkets are offering a lay price of 5.2, so you calculate you need to lay £23.08 for a profit of approximately £3 guaranteed.
All you need to do here is back and lay normally because the back odds are longer than the lay odds, so you make an instant profit!
You can also treat it as advantage play to take a risk-free shot at a bigger win by underlaying, as below:
In this example you would break even if one of the acca legs lost, but you would win £16 if the bet wins. Make sure you see Chris's acca boosts for more details. Awooga!
Example 2: Team Profit Lay Sequential Spreadsheet
In cases where you there is no lay market for your acca, but the events happen in sequence (ie not at the same time), you can use the Team Profit lay sequential spreadsheet.
BetVictor gives you a £10 free bet that must be used on a 3fold (treble) as part of the signup offer.
You build an acca on BetVictor with three legs for the following games:
- Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, 12:30pm—Huddersfield to win at odds 3.2
- Tottenham v Brighton, 3pm—the draw at odds 4.6
- Manchester Utd v Watford, 5:30pm—Watford to win at odds 3.9
Enter the events and odds into the left-hand side of the spreadsheet. It will then calculate the lay stakes you need to place.
Make sure you only lay one leg at a time as per the lay stake column. If that leg wins, move onto the next lay bet. As soon as one of your legs loses, you must stop. This is because the back bet now can no longer win, and you should have received your profit into the exchange. As you can see from below, in this example you will come out with £8.08 profit, no matter what the outcome!
PLEASE NOTE—THIS CANNOT BE USED FOR EVENTS WHICH OCCUR AT THE SAME TIME.
Example 3: OddsMonkey Acca Finder
For most popular signup offers or bet clubs where accas are required, the OddsMonkey Acca Finder can save a lot of time and effort.
BetWay’s bet club requires you to spend £25 on trebles (3fold) or higher at minimum odds of 3.0 during the week. You select “BetWay (Weekly Free Bet)” from the dropdown list and choose the selection with the lowest QL that does not include any obscure teams or leagues.
As these matches all start at different times, you use the Lay Sequential mode. You build the acca on BetWay’s site and place a back bet of £25. As you can see, the OddsMonkey acca finder populates the lay stake you need to place for your first game, which is £24.19.
As in the previous example, if the first leg wins continue to the next leg and lay it, but if it loses then you are finished! You will then receive a £5 free bet on the following Saturday and a £5 free bet the Monday after.
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