Football Bets Explained – Multiples/Accumulators

Betting on Multiples and Accumulators

Football Bets Explained

Betting on accumulators (also known as multiples) is one of the favourite bets for football punters, and for good reason. While many of the odds for your selections might be low, when combined together they can improve your odds exponentially, with the more tiers you have on your bet.

Football Accumulators Explained

So What Is An Accumulator/Multiples Bet?

An accumulator bet is when at least 4 of your bets are linked together. This bet is then dependent on all selections winning to pay out on any money. If a bet has 2 or 3 selections then it is called a double or treble, but behaves in exactly the same way as  an accumulator bet does.

Multiples and accumulators are common bets for many football punters because the pay-outs are so much higher than placing single bets, but of course the your chances of all selections winning are much lower. Accumulator bet payouts can be massive for a very small outlay.

 

Below we have listed the main types of multiples bets

Double – A double is a bet consisting of two selections – both selections must win to pay out.

Treble – A treble is a bet consisting of three selections – all selections must win to pay out.

Accumulator –An accumulator is a bet consisting of four or more selections – all selections must win to pay out.

Number of selections Bet Name
2 Double
3 Treble
4 Four-Fold Accumulator
5 Five-Fold Accumulator
6 Six-Fold Accumulator
7 Seven-Fold Accumulator
8 Eight-Fold Accumulator

Full Cover Bets

Full Cover Bets

A full cover bet is when all possible bets are placed such as doubles, trebles and accumulators.

With many full cover bets you need a minimum of two selections to win to get a pay out.

Full Cover Bets With Singles

A full cover bet with a single is exactly that. Is when all possible bets are placed such as doubles, trebles and accumulators including singles on every selection.

With full cover bets with singles you only need 1 selection to win to get a return.

 

Here we will list the most common full cover bets offered by most bookmakers:

 

Trixie

A bet on three selections
Consisting of four separate bets: 3 doubles and a treble.

Yankee

A bet on four selections
Consisting of 11 separate bets: 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold accumulator.

Canadian or Super Yankee

A bet on five selections
Consisting of 26 separate bets: 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and a fivefold accumulator.

Heinz

A bet on six selections
Consisting of 57 separate bets: 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and a sixfold accumulator.
Named after the 57 different varieties of Heinz.

Super Heinz

A bet on seven selections
Consisting of 120 separate bets: 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 fourfolds, 21 fivefolds, 7 sixfolds and a sevenfold accumulator.

Goliath

A wager on eight selections and consisting of 247 separate bets: 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 fourfolds, 56 fivefolds, 28 sixfolds, 8 sevenfolds and an eightfold accumulator. A minimum two selections must win to gain a return.

 

Here we will list the most common full cover bets with singles offered by most bookmakers –

 

Patent

A bet on three selections
Consisting of 7 separate bets: 3 singles, 3 doubles and a treble.
Equivalent to a Trixie plus 3 singles.

Lucky 15

A bet on four selections
Consisting of 15 separate bets: 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold accumulator.
Equivalent to a Yankee plus 4 singles.

Lucky 31

A bet on five selections
Consisting of 31 separate bets: 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and a fivefold accumulator.
Equivalent to a Canadian plus 5 singles.

Lucky 63

A bet on six selections
Consisting of 63 separate bets: 6 singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and a sixfold accumulator.

 

Football Multiples/Accumulators Conclusion

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