The Football Accumulator
With hundreds of football matches taking place around the world every week, the sport is one of the most popular with punters. One of the most common ways to wager on football is to place an ‘accumulator’ bet.
An ‘accumulator’ is a single bet that links together two or more individual wagers and is dependent on all of those wagers winning together. The benefit of an ‘accumulator’ bet is that there are much higher payoffs than placing each individual bet separately because the likelihood of all the selections winning is much lower.
You choose the outcomes (home win, away win or draw) for a selection of different football matches. These can be from one league or from a series of different leagues. You then choose your stake, for example £10.
This £10 is placed on your total selections and each of these selections must be winners for your bet to payout.
You can include a large number of selections in your accumulator bet if you wish.
Popular ‘accumulator’ bets are:
• Double – A double is a single bet placed on 2 different selections to win. Both selections must be correct for the bet to be successful.
• Treble – A treble is a single bet placed on 3 different selections. All 3 selections must be correct for the bet to be successful.
In all the examples above, if just one of your selections is not correct, your payout will be zero.
Sunderland v Aston Villa – Sunderland 8/5, draw 9/4, Aston Villa 17/10
Dundee Utd v Rangers – Dundee Utd 11/4, draw 12/5, Rangers 19/20
Everton v BATE Borisov – Everton 1/2, draw 14/5, BATE Borisov 5/1
You place £10 on Sunderland, Rangers and Everton to win. If those three teams win, you receive a payout of £66.05 plus a return of your £10 stake. If one of these teams fails to win, your payout would be zero.
It couldn’t be easier to place an accumulator bet with Paddy Power. Simply make your football selections and then choose ‘double’, ‘treble’ or ‘accumulator’ on your betslip, depending on the number of selections you have made.