What is a football accumulator and are there tips for today

Unfortunately, there’s no exact science to betting on football, or any sport for that matter. Ultimately it’s all down to luck and chance.

However there are a number of things you can do before placing your bets to enhance your chances of winning your football accumulator bet. Remember, the more selections you put in your bet the more difficult it will be to get a winner. We’ve outlined a few pointers below which will hopefully set you in good stead.

What is a football accumulator tip?

Before placing any football bet always look at the league table and form of the teams you’re backing or betting against. It goes without saying that teams higher in the league are more likely to win than those struggling at the wrong end of the table.

However it’s not always the case. In football you never know what might happen, a team at the bottom of the league might have finally turned a corner and go on an unbeaten run. Or a team towards the top of the table could be on a poor run of form for one reason or another.

Types of Football Accumulator

The different types of accumulator bet are listed in the table below – these can form only two bets, which is known as a double to a full blown 16 team acca.

Football Accumulator TypeWhat is it?   
Football AccumulatorA bet with 3 or more selections to form one bet.
BTTS AccumulatorBoth Teams To Score Accumulator involving both teams scoring in the same match.
DoubleTwo Selections in only one bet
TrebleThree selections to form one bet

It’s essential you always check out the form of a team before backing them.

League position doesn’t always represent the true picture and the actual recent form of a side is a good indicator.

Check a team’s last six results – do they perform better away from home? Are they solid at home or do they crumble in front of their home fans? Has there been a recent upturn in results due to a new transfer starting to make a difference – is he available for the next game?

Check for suspensions and injuries. Make sure you know who’s available to play and who isn’t.

This is absolutely crucial so don’t forget to check those team sheets. Twitter is a great tool to keep up to date.

Some teams perform better when certain players are playing.

For example Crystal Palace went through a spell were they struggled to win without Wilfried Zaha. Checking suspensions and injuries could determine whether you back a team or bet against them.

Head to head is also something you should look at before placing your bets.

Some sides always have that one bogie team or a side they always raise their game against. That’s why local derby games are normally a betting no no. Sometimes teams will simply look not to lose. Keep an eye out for winning or losing streaks against a side in recent years.

Research can be done for all types of football bets.

For example if you’re backing a both teams to score acca then you’ll be able to find out which teams are most successful for btts landing in their games.

Check out defensive and attacking statistics for over and under goals.

If you’re betting on goals then its best to check their recent scoring record. How many goals has the oppenent’s defence conceded recently? Is their star defender playing or is he out injured? Highlight leaky defences or free scoring teams and use this to your advantage.

If you’re placing a goal scorer acca then look at how many goals certain players have scored in their last ten or so league games.

Some players might have a better goal scoring record against certain teams compared to others.

Sometimes it’s good to combine all the stats you’ve researched and put them together to create a request a bet or Pick Your Punt depending on which bookmaker you’re using. Here you can combine a number of markets in the same game to create one bet. For example match result, number of goals, number of cards and first goal scorer can all be combined to make one big bet.

While doing research before placing your bets isn’t guaranteed to make you money, an educated bet is, typically, more likely to win.

However if it was that easy we wouldn’t all be doing a Monday to Friday 9-5 job.

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