Free Football Accumulator Betting Tips, Offers and Promotions including Acca Insurance, Acca Bonuses, Enhanced Odds and Free Bets
Football accumulator betting is one of the most popular ways to bet on football, with the chance to win hundreds, or even thousands of pounds from a small stake of a quid or less. That opportunity to win big from a small bet by putting your football knowledge to the test is not only great fun, but also a much more skilful – and better value – alternative to the lottery.
Check out our latest football acca tips below, as well as some great accumulator betting offers from the best football betting sites around. For those new to placing accas, or if you don’t even know what an acca is, you can check out our FAAQ below – that’s Frequently Asked Acca Questions by the way!
Football Acca Betting Offers
BetVictor – Acca Insurance up to £25
- Place a 90 minute win/draw/win or BTTS acca with at least five selections
- If just one leg lets you down, BetVictor will refund your stake as a free bet of up to £25
- New Customers to BetVictor can earn a £25 100% matched free bet!
FAAQ – Frequently Asked Accumulator Questions
What is an acca?
An acca, short for accumulator, is a type of bet that involves multiple unrelated selections and as well as being known as an acca may also be called a multiple. The simplest acca is a double, involving two selections, for example Everton to beat Liverpool and Man United to beat Man City.
How do accas work?
With an acca you make your selections and need all of them to win in order to get any return (subject to acca insurance offers and other promotions). So, in the example of our double above, both Everton and Man United have to win or you lose your stake.
A £10 accumulator with two selections at evens (2.0 in decimal odds) pays £40, with the stake and winnings from one bet rolling over onto the next. £10 at evens on one bets means you effectively have £20 at evens on the second, yielding a £40 return and a £30 profit.
How do I place an accumulator?
Select each bet you want to include and add them in turn to your betting slip. At most bookmakers you will then be given options for all the available bets, for example backing each option as a single, or including them all in an accumulator. Just enter your stake next to the accumulator box and most sites will now clearly show you your return if all selections win.
How many selections can I include?
Accas start from two selections upwards, a double, and go up from there. Three selections, for example adding Arsenal to beat Spurs to our example above, is a treble. If Arsenal were priced at 6/4 your £40 from the other two legs would mean you would get a payout on a winning treble of £100. Not bad from a £10 stake on three favourites!
At most online and mobile betting sites there is no upper limit on how many selections you can include in an acca, although obviously the more you have, the harder it is to hit them all. If you back more than five or six bets you’ll often find at least one upset will happen to foil your bet – this is why acca insurance offers like those detailed above are so very handy.
What can I bet on with an accumulator?
Here we focus on football accas but accumulators are popular across a range of sports, particularly horse racing (you can check out our racing betting tips if you prefer the horses!).
Also, whilst we generally look at match odds accas, you can also place BTTS accumulators or over/under accas, or you might even combine lots of different markets. For example, you might bet on an acca as follows:
- Everton to beat Liverpool 1-0 at 8/1
- BTTS in Arsenal v Spurs at 4/5
- Rooney to score first in Utd v City at 6/1
This would be a treble and a £5 bet would return a very cool £567, which shows just how the big wins can accumulate very easily.
Is Aguero to score first and City to win 2-1 an acca?
Bets such as this, or bets that include one team to win and both teams to score aren’t accumulators because the two parts of the bet are related, such that if one part happens it impacts the likelihood of the other part happening.
So Aguero to score first might be 4/1 and City to win might be evens but if the City striker DOES score first, the odds of City winning are automatically much shorter. Bookmakers call these “related contingencies”, so rather than being an acca, with two sets of odds that are rolled over, bets such as these are priced up independently and are one single bet.
What happens to my acca if one leg is void?
Postponements and void bets can impact any type of accumulator, from racing (if a horse is withdrawn) to football (if a match is affected by weather) and indeed most sports. In almost all instances if one leg of an accumulator is void that selection is just disregarded and the other legs remain as a valid acca. For example, if you try a first goalscorer acca with three teams and three players but one of your players is injured in the warm-up and doesn’t play, your treble simply becomes a double.
The only times this may not be the case is if you are using a bonus acca coupon or some other form of accumulator offer or promotion that requires a minimum number of selections to be valid. Usually in this instance your bet will remain valid but as a normal acca, rather than at any enhanced odds price or bonus you were expecting.