If you are either new to football accumulators, or a regular Saturday punter, you need to know about all the offers, and extra value you can get from the bookmakers. When deciding where to bet your football accumulator, there are four things you should look out for:

  1. A bonus when you win – Depending on the amount of selections you can get extra winnings
  2. Insurance when you lose – You receive money back when you lose by one selection
  3. The ability to edit your acca – This is pretty new but a couple of bookmakers enable you to change your acca in-play
  4. Loyalty scheme freebies – Some bookmakers will give you a free bet every week when you bet a certain amount on football accumulators

The big decision for many punters is whether to pick insurance, or a bonus, so let’s tackle that first.

Acca Insurance vs Bonus – Which is better for me?

This simply depends on the number of selections, and the odds of your accumulator.

If your accumulator has over ten selections and you’re close to winning, chances are you will be much more interested in doubling your winnings rather than getting your £5 back if one selection doesn’t come in.

In contrast, if you’re only betting with four or five selections in your accumulator, and the collective odds are quite short, getting a 10% of bonus on your acca might not interest you

Therefore, when picking between the bonus and the insurance, we would recommend picking based on the size of the prize. If you don’t have many selections and the odds are short, then the bonus will not be significant. In this instance, it’s probably better to go with ‘acca’ insurance.

1) The Best for Accumulators Bonuses

Out of the four bookmakers featured offering a bonus on accumulators, Bet 365 is our winner.  They pay a larger bonus, pay it as cash and don’t have any requirements for minimum odds. Below you can read in depth about the bonus structure for each bookmaker.

 

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  • Bet365 Acca Bonus Details – Minimum 3 selections & up to a 100% bonus
  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up a £200 bonus

Bet 365 have the best in market football accumulator bonus. There are three reasons for this. Firstly, you only need three selections in your accumulator to start receiving a bonus. Secondly, the bonus you can be awarded is equally the largest, up to 100%. Lastly, there are no minimum odds requirements for each selection, or the overall accumulator. The maximum payout on this offer is £100k, which we consider to be plenty! The table below shows the full bonus structure:

Bet 365 Bonus
3 selections 5% bonus
4 selections 10% bonus
5 selections 10% bonus
6 selections 20% bonus
7 selections 30% bonus
8 selections 40% bonus
9 selections 50% bonus
10 selections 60% bonus
11 selections 70% bonus
12 selections 80% bonus
13 selections 90% bonus
14 selections 100% bonus

 

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  • Betway Acca Bonus Details – Minimum 5 selections up to 100% bonus
  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up to £100 in free bets

Next up is Betway with their Acca bonus. The scale matches Bet 365, with the exception that bonuses are only paid on accumulators with at least five selections. Otherwise, there are a few differences between the Betway and Bet 365 acca. Firstly, the Betway bonus is paid as a free bets rather than as cash. Secondly, each selection in the accumulator has to have odds of 1.25 (1/4), and finally the maximum that can be awarded is £2,000.

Betway Bonus
5 selections 10% bonus
6 selections 20% bonus
7 selections 30% bonus
8 selections 40% bonus
9 selections 50% bonus
10 selections 60% bonus
11 selections 70% bonus
12 selections 80% bonus
13 selections 90% bonus
14 selections 100% bonus

 

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  • 10Bet Acca Bonus Details – Minimum 5 selections up to 60% bonus
  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up to £200 in free bets

10Bet offer customers a bonus on their accumulators, with the bonus detailed in the table below. It’s worth pointing out that each selection must have odds of at least 1.2 to be eligible.

10 Bet Bonus
5 selections 10% bonus
6 selections 10% bonus
7 selections 15% bonus
8 selections 20% bonus
9 selections 25% bonus
10 selections 30% bonus
11 selections 35% bonus
12 selections 40% bonus
13 selections 45% bonus
14 selections 50% bonus
15 selections 55% bonus
16 selections 60% bonus

 

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  • NetBet Acca Bonus Details – Minimum 3 selections up to 50% bonus
  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up to £50 in free bets

NetBet will pay a bonus on winning accumulators, depending on the number of selections up to 14. All selections must be at odds of 1.20 (1/5) or greater. There needs to be a minimum of three selections in your accumulator to earn a bonus, full details below:

NetBet Bonus
3 selections 3% bonus
4 selections 5% bonus
5 selections 8% bonus
6 selections 14% bonus
7 selections 18% bonus
8 selections 23% bonus
9 selections 28% bonus
10 selections 35% bonus
11 selections 40% bonus
12 selections 45% bonus
13 selections 50% bonus
14 selections 50% bonus

 

2) The Best for Accumulator Insurance

When it comes to acca insurance, there are three clear leaders; William Hill, Paddy Power and Betfair. The two former bookmakers have an identical insurance service, so really they’re both as good as each other. However, Betfair with their ‘Acca Edge’ product pay refunds as cash, rather than free bets, which makes them a very good option too. We personally would be inclined to bet again, so would rather have the refund as a free bet, and slightly higher odds. All the details are below:

 

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  • William Hill Acca Insurance Details – Minimum 5 selections  & up to £50 refund
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get £30 in free bets

The requirements to be eligible for acca insurance with William Hill is to have at least five selections. Each selection in the accumulator must have odds of 1.2 (1/5) or greater. If you meet this requirements, and one selection lets you down, then you’ll receive a refund as a free bet, up to the value of £50.

 

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  • Paddy Power Acca Insurance – Minimum 5 selections & up to £50 refund
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get up to £60 in free bets

The Paddy Power accumulator insurance is identical to the William Hill offer. You need a minimum of five selections, and each selection needs to have  odds of 1.2 (1/5) or greater. A maximum of £50 can be awarded, and is issued as a free bet token.

 

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  • Betfair Acca Insurance – Minimum 3 selections & refund paid as cash
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 free bet

Betfair have a very different acca insurance product versus all the other bookmakers with. What makes it different is rather than refund you as a free bet, like everyone else does, Betfair will refund you with cash. All you need is a minimum of three selections, and on the betting slip, and option will appear for ‘Acca Edge’. Once you tick it, Betfair will give you a price for your accumulator with the enhancement of insurance. The one drawback is that the odds will reduce slightly. This depends on the number of selections and odds, but if you’d rather have your refund as cash then Betfair is the right option for you.

 

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  • Ladbrokes Acca Insurance Details – Minimum 5 selections & up to £25 refund
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 free bet

To be eligible for insurance on your Ladbrokes accumulator, it must have a minimum of five selections. There are no requirements about the minimum odds each selection or the overall accumulator has to have. The refund is issued as a free bet, up to the value of £25.

 

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  • Betfred Acca Insurance Details – Minimum 5 selections & up to £25 refund
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get up to £60 in free bets

The Betfred acca insurance is middle of the road, with a requirement to have five selections, and each selection priced at 1.2 (1/5) or greater. There is a maximum refund of £25 which is issued as a free bet. Much like the William Hill offer, but with a lower potential refund.

 

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  • Bet Victor Acca Insurance  Details – Minimum 5 selections & up to £10 refund
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £60 in free bets

Next up we have the Bet Victor acca insurance. It’s not so competitive on a couple of fronts. Firstly, the maximum refund you can earn is just £10, and this is issued as a free bet.  Secondly, there are cumulative odds of 5.00 required. To be air on this latter point, we rarely create an accumulator with odds as low as that.  The accumulator can feature both match betting, and both teams to score (BTTS) selections.

 

3) The Best for Editing your Accumulator In-Play

This is relatively new. Ladbrokes launched this ability in 2016, and Bet 365 followed up in 2017. What’s better than insurance? How about just removing all of your losing stakes in your football accumulator.  There are two bookmakers which offer this service, Ladbrokes and Bet 365.

 

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  • Ladbrokes ‘Edit My Acca’ – Available on all devices
  • New customers – Using this offer you can get a £30 free bet

Similar to insurance, if there is a losing selection in your accumulator, Ladbrokes allows you to simply remove it from the bet. Now, of course this is not as good as it sounds otherwise you would win every weekend and Ladbrokes would have to close down.  Essentially when you remove one of the selections, your old bet is replaced with a new bet and the new selections. The odds of your accumulator will therefore change.

 

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  • Bet365 ‘Edit Bet’ – Available on all devices
  • New Customers – Using this offer you can get up a £200 bonus

This was rolled out at the beginning of March 2017. Once you’ve placed your accumulator bet, ‘Edit bet’ is available when cash out is still available on you bet, and allows you to add or remove selections that have not yet been settled. It works the same as the Ladbrokes offer, in that the bet is replaced with new odds based on your new selection.

 

4) The Best Football Accumulator Loyalty Schemes

We actually have an entire article dedicated to the best loyalty bonuses for existing customers, but we will give you a summary here.

In terms of bang for your buck, Betway will reward you the most for

  • Betway – Bet £25 or more on football accumulators each week and get £10 in free bets
  • SkyBet – Bet £25 of qualifying bets each week, and Sky Bet will give you a free £5 each time.
  • William Hill – Bet £20 or more on football accumulators each week and get a £5 each time

One thing to bear in mind is that there are some great bonus and insurance offers listed in this article, but they do require cash to be used to activate them, rather than a free bet. So should you be awarded a free bet on one of these loyalty schemes, bear that in mind.

 

In Summary

We reckon Bet 365 is the best betting site for football accumulators at the present moment in time. When we place our football accumulator, we prefer to bet with longer odds and quite a few selections. Therefore, we’re less concerned about getting £2 or £5 back on a losing stake, and more interested in getting even bigger winnings. Because Bet 365 have the best bonus currently, that is who we would recommend.