GibLad just wants to go over some of the school boy errors on footy acca’s, some of the mistakes we can all make but may not realise.
Sometimes your acca can come in, like this lad’s cheeky £1.00 Both Score No Draw 5 Fold for returns of £143.30, not bad accumulative odds!
— Andyroo (@Andyroo241G) September 24, 2016
Though more often than not it’ll be me cago en el Man Utd letting my acca down, or words to that effect.
— Orbry 🔵⚪️ (@orbry79) November 12, 2016
So read on and get savvy on how to get some better value for your juicy acca. #FootyAcca #BetSavvy
#1 Don’t back heavy odds on away from home. While some may disagree, ensure you get value for a strong side playing away from home, anything less than @1/2 (1.5) is not really value. The home advantage can have an affect due to the crowd, travelling for away side etc. Remember what you want is good value, you can often find English League One/Two strong sides playing away against mid table teams for prices like @19/20 (1.95) if you shop around.
#2 Avoid Cup games. Again, some may wonder why, but it’s quite simple really. If you’re looking at Premier League sides playing in League Cup games, it’s not necessarily the priority of many for the season. You’ve got teams fighting for top 5 or teams fighting to avoid relegation. You’ll often find they’ll use cup games to field a weaker side but this won’t be reflected in the odds you’re taking.
#3 Don’t back massive odds on, there’s no value to it. For every Barca, Bayern, Man City or Real Madrid you back @ 1/10 (1.1), one of them will fuck it up and at least draw more than once every 10 times you back it. Which means you’re losing out in the long rung. More importantly, adding it to an acca to get an extra tenth returns, is greedy bordering stupid.
#4 Stick to what you know. DO NOT back a fav JUST because they’re a fav, by the same measure don’t assume that because AC Milan were a dominant side when Maldini was playing for them, that this is still the case now. They’ve been battling to better mid table for the last three years, finishing 8th, 10th and 7th in the Serie A since the 2013/14 season.
Do your homework, check the stats and follow what you’re betting on. If can’t justify why you’ve backed them to someone, then you probably shouldn’t be backing them.
#5 Less is more This is where you find 4 or 5 good value and well researched selections instead of banging 17 selections in there because the returns are better. If you’re having a 10 team acca you may as well be buying lottery tickets.
#6 Shop around – For best accumulative odds you should shop around, you can end up getting as much as your stake back and more in returns just by getting better accumulative odds.
You should also shop around for offers such as moneyback specifically for accumulator bets. Ladbrokes offer a great 5 Team ACCA Insurance, where if one team lets your accumulator down you’ll get your stake back as a free bet up to £25.00. Please always check out the Terms & Conditions of any offer you take part in, exempli gratia this one only applies to bets on Match Result (WDW).
#7 Don’t add the team you support. Your passion for your side can cloud your judgement and as well as that it’s a double dose of disappointment if they lose and let your acca down. By the same measure avoid teams you despise or your clubs rivals. Bet with your head not with your heart.
#8 Avoid the local derby. Unless you find a great price on a card market, avoid them altogether. A good example is the Liverpool v Everton derby from September 1999 where Everton go ahead in the 5 minute of the game, Liverpool keeper Westerveld and Everton player Jeffers both get sent off for fighting. Later on Gerrard gets sent off and you’d have been kicking yourself for backing the home side. Check out the highlights below.
#9 Avoid the early kick off. Nothing worse than your early kick off letting the acca down before you’ve had the excitement of watching the rest of the games. Not only that, if you’ve paid heed or are footy acca savvy you’ll have meticulously put that acca together, only for that lunch time kick off to make the rest of the acca impotent. That’ll really piss up your day.
#10 Do not rely on CASHOUT! – Yes, cashout seems like a good tool, and it’s easy to boast when you’ve won 5 times your stake when your final selection concedes a last minute equaliser which would have ruined your entire weekend. But at the same time you don’t want to have your weekend ruined when you’ve have 4 of your five selections winning, with the final selection drawing 1-1 and coming perilously close to the end, and cashing out for a 10th of your potential winnings, only for them to earn a penalty in the 93rd minute to seal a classic league win which would have had you buying rounds for the bar. Instead you’re sat £2 down on your original stake wishing you’d just spent the day with the missus. Look at this unlucky lad’s bet:
|No.||Selections||Event||Event Date||E/W Terms||Odds||Result|
|1||Croatia 3-0||Northern Ireland v Croatia
|2||Draw||Italy v Germany
(Full Time Result)
|3||Draw||England v Spain
(Full Time Result)
|4||Croatia 2-0||Northern Ireland v Croatia
|Bet Type||No of Bets||Unit Stake||Total Stake||To Return||Returns|
Total Stake: 4.00 Total Returns: 15.00
£15.00 was cash out value in injury time, Spain equalised in the 93rd minute, if they’d have let it ride for the remaining 30 – 40 seconds of the game, returns would have been:
21.00 (20/1) * 3.2 (11/5) * 3.3 (23/10) * £2.00 stake = £443.52. #LetItRide
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