Often credited as being the most popular method of backing more than one selection at a time, accumulator betting offers the opportunity to include more outcomes whilst boosting your overall odds. Your bet will receive a larger price based on the number of selections involved and the size of the odds in each selection, with most bookmakers usually allowing as many as sixteen selections per accumulator.
An accumulator is made from any bet with four or more selections. One selection makes up a single, two make up a double, and three make up a treble, leaving anything more substantial to fall into the category of being an accumulator bet. Including more selections typically leads to a larger overall price and more in terms of potential winnings but less chance of the bet actually landing, and fewer selections usually lead to a smaller overall price and less in terms of potential winnings but a stronger chance of landing successfully.
Although it’s possible to build a bet accumulator from any sport with a market that allows the option to form multiples, the football betting accumulator is the most common. Popularity around football accumulator bets is partly down to the number of football fixtures played every day, how simple it is to attempt to land a multiple bet in football, and the number of markets in football betting which allow you to include more than just one selection at a time.