For Part 1 of my "Recommended Bookies" blog post, I will be giving my thoughts on which bookies I recommend for certain types of Accumulators
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There are many factors to consider when selecting the right bookie for your accumulator; some offer bonuses, although they often only really benefit larger acca's, which are less likely to win. So my deciding factor is based around which bookie has the best "Acca insurance" for my accumulator. For those of you who aren't familiar with "Acca insurance", it is an offer many bookies promote, which enables you to have your stake refunded (often as a free bet, sometimes as cash) if your accumulator only misses out by a certain number of selections.
Now I have only chosen one bookie as pretty much every other bookies acca offer was dampened by the fact they often have a load of stipulations. Like the minimum number of selections being usually 5 or 6, or minimum odds of each selection having to be greater than around 1.30, or minimum total odds of the accumulator has to exceed figures like 4/1. Also, some other bookies limit you on which leagues you can pick from, which markets you can use, and what the maximum refund amount is etc, and it's these stipulations which have made me conclude that Betfair is my recommendation for accumulators.Betfair
Here are my reasons why i recommend Betfair and in particular their acca insurance is suited to those of you who like to keep the number of selections small, but still like to go for relatively high odds acca's. Betfair have what's known as an "Acca Edge" option, this allows you the option to have your money back in cash if one leg of your acca (3fold or higher) loses, however in return for a slight reduction in odds. Now this slight reduction in odds makes quite a big impact on lower odds acca's, but for high odds acca's it only reduces the odds by a much smaller percentage. Now to be able to get your stake back in cash, and on as few as just 3 selections, is great for your high odds acca. The rest of my reasons why this is great for high odds acca's are as follows:
- "Acca Edge" is available for pre-match or in-play bets for any sport & markets. Many other bookies have restrictions on sports and markets.
- It can be used on any day of the week. Some bookies only do "acca insurance" at weekends.
- "Acca Edge" is available on 3folds or higher, most other bookies wont offer any kind of "acca insurance" on anything less than a 5fold.
- Money back as cash, most only offer refund as free bets.
- They don't have any restrictions for minimum odds per selection.
- There are no staking restrictions and the refund is paid immediately.
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Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any bookie willing to offer acca insurance on 4folds or 5folds, which are available to use on any market, unless the odds are reduced in the process, for example Betfair's "Acca Edge". All the other offers i've seen, which don't have a reduction in odds, have been restricted to the win/draw/lose or both teams to score markets. So for those of you wanting to mix things up a bit with maybe an asian handicap selection or a goal line selection, and want to keep the odds more modest to increase your chances of winning, there just doesn't seem to be any offers out there which would be of much benefit.
I hope you have all found this post useful, and hopefully by picking the right bookie for your accumulators, you will be able to increase your chances of making money from your betting.
I've had numerous people message me recently asking which bookie I think is the best, and it's a very difficult question to answer because it all depends on your style of betting. So to best try and answer that question, I thought I'd write a blog post with my recommendations of bookies i believe are best suited to the various types of tips often posted here on Top Football Tipster.