Over the years I’ve used many betting tools to help me formulate a higher number of winning accumulator bets. These range from paid tipster sites, bookmaker tools, betting websites, comparison sites, newspapers, magazines, social media and so many more.
One thing that was missing from all this over the years was somewhere to track my bets. To be honest, it wasn’t even that big an issue for me, that is, until I came across an app called Acca Tracker.
I’d been following a Twitter handle called @FootyAccums for a fair few while and really enjoyed the light hearted banter that’s on offer with some good insight into accumulator bets. It’s obvious that the team are passionate about betting and their knowledge really shines through in their Tweets. Having said that, they love a good Vine as much as the rest of us!
I digress. They found a nice little niche in the accumulator market in that there were very few apps where you could track your bets, so they decided to make one themselves! Since the integration of Acca Tracker, it’s now a vital addition to my betting armoury and something I use for pretty much every accumulator I make.
How does it work?
The concept of the app is actually very simple. The app will allow you to choose from a number of leagues and competitions around the world. From this you can select games that you want to bet on before being taken through to a comprehensive list of markets.
The next step is to include the market that you have bet on and it will be automatically added to your acca betting slip. Once you’ve gone through and compiled your acca you will be shown the best prices in the industry before then being able to save your accumulator in one slip.
If you want to download the Acca Tracker app then you can do on Android and iOS devices by clicking this link.
The first thing I want to mention is just how in-depth this app is. It covers an unbelievable number of games from a range of leagues around the world. It’s been very seldom – in fact, I don’t think it’s ever happened- that you can’t find a league or competition that you have bet on. There have actually been times where so many games have been taking place that I’ve been unable to trawl through and find my match. Luckily, they have included an excellent search feature allowing you to simply type in the team that you are looking to bet on and you are away.
Over the few years that Acca Tracker has been running, the team have clearly worked hard on increasing the betting markets that you can add to your slip. Originally the range of markets were fairly limited and if you were betting outside of home win, away win or draw, then it wasn’t always possible to include your selection.
These days there is much more choice and markets include match results, total goals, correct scores, both teams to score and others. From a purely personal point of view I’d like to see markets such as handicaps and scorecast, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see these come in as they continue to update and grow the app.
The next section that caught my eye is the apps ability to show you exactly how games were progressing with some real-time data. You’d be able to see how a team you had backed was fairing in terms of possession, shots on/off target, bookings, free kicks, throw ins, corners and fouls. It’s a handy little addition, especially for those games in lower or lesser leagues where coverage is limited at best.
The app also includes a pricing comparison section. This area can be found once you have compiled your acca and before you save it. The list includes the likes of bet365, BetVictor, William Hill, Ladbrokes and other top European facing bookmakers, before showing you what each bookmakers price is for the same bet. Some of the results can be staggering and can genuinely be the difference between hundreds of pounds worth of profit, just from choosing the right bookmaker.
The inclusion of push notifications is probably one of the main reasons I use the app. I can be out and about anywhere in the country and the app will tell me when there has been either a goal or sending off in a match that is included on my accumulator. It’s just so handy to have and it totally eliminates the need to keep checking live scores apps every couple of minutes for updates. It’s also handy for people like me who have gold fish memories from spending 10 minutes trying to remember which teams you’ve got on your acca this week!
Just as a final point I want to talk about the design of the app. Acca Tracker underwent a bit of a makeover not so long since (start of the 2014/15 season if I remember rightly) and I must admit, the guys have done a great job! It looks modern, slick and possibly more importantly, functions really well. It’s easy to navigate between leagues, competitions and markets and you can get straight into your bets to see how they are progressing from just a single tap of your screen.
As you are probably more than aware of right now, I am a big fan of Acca Tracker. It brings a certain amount of order and calm to what can be a chaotic few hours between placing bets and checking results.
As I’ve been writing this review I’ve been trying to add things about the app that I don’t care for, but it’s proving to be a tough task. The only downside that I can really find is the range of betting markets that are on offer. As someone who includes a lot of handicap bets in my acca’s, the lack of option to add these on Acca Tracker is something that I dearly miss.
Having said that, the Acca Tracker app is one of the biggest constants in my betting tools. The app is a pretty basic concept, but the guys at ‘Team FA’ have done a great job in making it such a feature rich, fun and exciting betting tool.