Accumulator betting is as good as it gets for punters up and down the country.
With the sheer excitement of placing an acca knowing you’re only a few results away from a big win like this lucky punter, you can’t beat it!
But how do winning punters pick teams for an accumulator? Are there certain methods and strategies you should consider?
Read on to find out more.
Picking teams for an accumulator
I’ve written about it before, but in this article, I want to delve deeper into picking teams for an accumulator.
Accumulators are a popular betting format with thousands of punters placing accas each week in the UK.
Whether you’re betting on football, horse racing or tennis you can use accas to increase your chances of winning big.
But that’s not possible if you don’t pick the right teams or selections in the first place!
So what do winning punters do when picking teams for an accumulator?
Research, research and more research
You get the point, a lot of time is spent on research!
Arguably the most important part of picking successful teams for an accumulator is doing your research.
This will help you make more informed decisions when selecting your accas.
So what should you research?
Know your sport inside out
It’s great to know as much to do with your sport as possible. Which are the in-form teams? Who’s missing for certain fixtures etc?
If you already follow your sport, you’ve got a distinct advantage. It will certainly be easier for you to pick successful teams in your accumulator.
By watching highlights and other match or race previews you’ll get a great overview of your sport and which teams are performing well.
Know your teams
You can take this one step further and analyse individual teams you may want to add to your accumulators.
With so many matches each week, it can be hard to select just a few teams. But this is where research and analysis comes in.
For example, is a key player like Harry Kane missing from a team? If so, you may need to rethink your selections for your accumulator.
Rather than searching for yourself, I suggest you use platforms that do this for you. It will save you a lot of time and effort.
A good example is BetBallers who provide a huge range of football statistics. You can read our BetBallers review here.
Thanks to the internet, there’s an endless amount of information available meaning you have no excuse when it comes to researching your accumulators.
Obviously, you don’t want to spend all day analysing your selections, hopefully, you’ve got better things to do!
Therefore I recommend you stick to teams that are playing weaker opponents. As we’ll look at later, odds are less relevant when it comes to accumulators.
Overall, research is vital when it comes to picking teams for an accumulator. The more information you can find out, the better your selections will be.
Maximise your value
Another factor you need to consider before picking teams to add to your accumulator is the value you’re getting.
As with any betting strategy, it’s important to maximise your value in terms of free bets, price boosts etc.
Modern punters are so used to receiving these promotions I probably don’t need to mention this but it’s vital you look out for acca boosts etc.
Most bookmakers are always offering some kind of price boost on accumulators making it more worthwhile and allowing you to squeeze a little extra profit.
Stick to smaller odds
Another strategy to use when it comes to picking accumulators is to avoid teams with high odds.
We’ve all done it… You keep adding teams with long odds to the bet slip and the potential returns skyrocket!
£3,400, £9,300, £24,000…
Unfortunately, the likelihood of landing accumulators this big is very slim. Instead, you should aim for lower-priced markets that offer more value.
With accumulators, it doesn’t matter so much if the odds are on the lower end. You’re multiplying all of your selections together meaning the total will still be high.
The same goes for picking a large number of teams to add in your acca. There’s very little point and it just makes your accumulator harder to win.
Keep your accas simple and you’ll be far more successful in the long run.
Don’t pick teams you support
I’m a big believer in not betting on teams that you personally support. I understand you want to bet on your favourite team, but you bring emotion into the mix which is never good.
You can’t make rational decisions! Instead, stick to teams that your research points you to.
What methods do you use to pick teams in your accumulators? Let me know by leaving a comment below right now.