Updated for the new 2018/19 Premier League season!

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 number 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% 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 Accumulator Bonuses

Out of the three bookmakers featured offering a bonus on accumulators, bet365 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 – 3+ selections & up to a 100% bonus
  • New Customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

bet365 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:

bet365Bonus
3 selections5% bonus
4 selections10% bonus
5 selections10% bonus
6 selections20% bonus
7 selections30% bonus
8 selections40% bonus
9 selections50% bonus
10 selections60% bonus
11 selections70% bonus
12 selections80% bonus
13 selections90% bonus
14 selections100% bonus

 

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  • 10Bet Acca Bonus – 5+ selections up to 60% bonus
  • New Customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

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 BetBonus
5 selections10% bonus
6 selections10% bonus
7 selections15% bonus
8 selections20% bonus
9 selections25% bonus
10 selections30% bonus
11 selections35% bonus
12 selections40% bonus
13 selections45% bonus
14 selections50% bonus
15 selections55% bonus
16 selections60% bonus

MansionBet

  • MansionBet Acca Bonus – 5+ selections up to 60% bonus
  • New Customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

MansionBet has a strong accumulator bonus that is quite similar to 10bet above.  Each selection must have odds of 1.20 and the overall accumulator must have minimum odds of 4.00. One really nice perk of the MansionBet bonus is that the extra winnings are paid as ‘real money’, with a high payout limit.

MansionBetBonus
5 selections10% bonus
6 selections10% bonus
7 selections15% bonus
8 selections20% bonus
9 selections25% bonus
10 selections30% bonus
11 selections35% bonus
12 selections40% bonus
13 selections45% bonus
14 selections50% bonus
15+ selections60% bonus

 

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  • Coral Acca Bonus – 10% bonus on 4+ selections
  • New Customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

Coral have a relatively straightforward bonus on their accumulators. You can get a 10% bonus on your winnings, as a free bet, up to £100.

There is a minimum stake of £2, with each selection having odds of at least 1.10 and cumulative odds of 2.50  for the accumulator. You will receive your free bet before 12 pm the following day.

 

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  • Betfair Acca Bonus – 3+ selections up to 50% bonus
  • New Customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

Betfair has a promotion on football accumulators that runs up until the 30th Nov.

You can earn a bonus on your accumulator, starting from just three selections. The scale of the bonus is the closest to bet365, hitting a 50% bonus on just ten selections. It’s a strong bonus offer, but it’s only temporary and only applies to your first accumulator placed in the week.

BetfairBonus
3 Selections5% bonus
4 Selections10% bonus
5 Selections15% bonus
6 Selections20% bonus
7 Selections30% bonus
8 Selections40%
9 Selections45%
10+ Selections50%

2) The Best for Accumulator Insurance

The amount of bookmakers offering insurance for this season is fewer than last year. Bookmakers such as William Hill have withdrawn their acca insurance offers.

This leaves Paddy Power and Ladbrokes with the best acca insurance offers.

Betfair provides an alternative though. Their ‘Acca Edge’ product pay refunds as cash, rather than free bets, which makes them a very good option. It’s favourable to receive money back as a cash, as you have the choice to bet or withdraw.

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  • Paddy Power Acca Insurance – 4+ selections & up to £10 refund
  • New customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

Paddy Power has relaunched their acca insurance. Only four selections are required (versus 5 last year) but the amount that can be refunded is £10 (versus £50 last year). Each selection needs to be priced at 5/1 or greater. This is available once per day, per customer.

 

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  • Ladbrokes Acca Insurance – 5+ selections & up to £25 refund
  • New customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

To be eligible for insurance on your Ladbrokes accumulator, it must have 5+ selections. Each selection must be priced at 1/10 or greater (this is generous) and the overall odds for the accumulator needs to be 3/1 or greater.  The refund is issued as a free bet, and is valid for four days.

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  • Betfair Acca Insurance – 3+ selections & refund paid as cash
  • New customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

Betfair have a very different acca insurance product versus all the other bookmakers with.

Betfair will refund you with cash. All you need is 3+ selections, and on the betting slip, an 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 a great option.

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  • Betfred Acca Insurance – 5+ selections & up to £10 refund
  • New customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

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 £10 which is issued as a free bet.  It does cover almost all leagues and competitions.

 

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  • Bet Victor Acca Insurance  – 5+ selections & up to £10 refund
  • New customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

Next up we have the Bet Victor acca insurance. While it also needs a minimum of five selection, the requirement for odds is a little different. Rather than each individual selection needing to have certain odds, with Bet Victor, it’s just the total accumulator needs to have cumulative odds of 5.00. The maximum refund you can earn is £10.

3) The Best for Editing Your Accumulator In-Play

What’s better than insurance? How about just removing all of your losing stakes in your football accumulator.

This is relatively new. Last season Ladbrokes and bet365 introduced the ability to edit your accumulators. This season both bookmakers are continuing with this ability, but no others are yet to do so.

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  • Ladbrokes ‘Edit My Acca’ – Available on all devices
  • New customers – This offer is currently the best you can get when signing up

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

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 your 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, Coral and Betway are worth considering.

  • Coral – Bet £25 during the week and get £10 in free bets
  • MansionBet – Bet £20 on a football accumulator and get a £10 free bet
  • Betway – Bet £25 or more on football accumulators each week and get £10 in free bets
  • Paddy Power – A free £10 bet each week when you bet £10 five times
  • Boylesports – Bet five x £5 accumulators and get a free £5 accumulator bet

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 bet365 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 bet365 have the best bonus currently, that is who we recommend for football accumulators.