What Are Accumulators?
From time to time, it’s possible to open all the different betting markets and see quite a few interesting favourites that could be worth backing. Their odds aren’t particularly juicy, however, and one doesn’t really have enough money to back them all in singles – or well, doing that just might not seem like a particularly interesting option for one reason or another.
Well, it’s that very situation in which accumulators (or accas) can come in handy, allowing you to bet on more matches at once for a single stake. It’s typically very easy to do that at an online bookmaker, as the only thing that you have to do is select more betting selections and choose the stake that you’d like to go with. Calculating the resulting odds of any given accumulator is then quite straightforward as well – all one needs to do is multiply the odds of the individual selections.
Obviously, you don’t have to use accumulators only in the situation we’ve outlined above. You might, for example, want to use them to back a couple of underdogs at once. Chances are that you aren’t going to win many such bets, of course, but the resulting odds will usually be so good that even one winning underdog accumulator from time to time could be enough for you to reach a nice profit. All in all, accumulators can give you a chance of winning nice sums without a lot of risk, but you have to keep in mind that it’s also much harder to get a winning accumulator bet than it is to get a winning single bet.