The Dos And The Don’ts Of Placing An Accumulator Bet

Accumulator bets build on multiple winning selections. The idea behind this type of betting market is that each winning selection increases the stake for the next, where at the end of your stake, you will have a hefty payout. While accumulator winnings promise a much bigger winning, one loss translates to losing the entire bet.

To help you make the most of accumulator betting, here are the Dos and Don’ts you should learn about this betting strategy.

The Dos

Proper analysis 

Unlike single bets, the risk involved in accumulator bets is much higher. Say you place five games bet and then win four and lose one game; your stake will be lost. It is, therefore, important that you do a proper analysis for every game selected. Consider what the bookmarkers are saying, previous meetings, current forms, among other factors.

Choose Fewer games

You can choose to go for fewer but bigger odds or longer bet with fewer odds. Less risky games have odds of less than 1.5; you can select any of such games at your chance. On the other hand, Risky games have odds of between 1.5 and 2.5; you can choose to go with less of such games. 

Choose a game played almost the same time

The risk of choosing games played on different days is that you will be forced to wait for a game for a day or two only to end up losing your bet. We have seen many bettors lose early kick-off games. Therefore, it is important that you go for games played at almost the same time. 

The Don’ts

Including too small odds in your accumulator bet 

In an ordinary circumstance, the smaller the odd, the stronger the team. However, this is not always the norm since even strong teams lose to weaker teams. Barcelona, for instance, has lost close to five games this season to the perceived small teams. Placing an odd that is less than 1.3 on your bet could end up destroying your accumulator bet. 

Avoid Huge stakes

As mentioned earlier, accumulator bets come with a bigger risk compared to single bets. Although there is a chance that you could win your bet, your stake must be reasonable. Placing the whole of your stake on an accumulator bet is not a good thing to do, as losing a single game will make you lose your entire stake. 

Including the same game in several accumulator bets

Including the same game on several accumulator bets is one mistake bettors make daily. If by chance, that particular team loses, you will have lost all your accumulator bets. Furthermore, it is expected that one big team will lose or draw a game per weekend in Europe. As you make your bet, choose different games for different accumulator games; otherwise, you will end up losing your stake. 

Wrap up

Accumulator betting is one of the most used betting strategies by bettors across the world. Although this strategy promises huge winnings, it comes with bigger risks, and so you should be careful as one mistake could be vital, and you could end up losing your stake. Carefully analyze the Dos and Don’ts mentioned above before placing an accumulator bet. 
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Article Added: 07 Apr 2021, 10:30 pm GMT

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