When you’re looking to place successful football accumulator bets, it makes sense to know the leagues which are going to offer you the best possible chance of winning. Any self-respecting bookmaker will cover an enormous range of football competitions all over the world although they don’t all offer the same opportunities to land a profit.
In this article, I will reveal the six football leagues which have provided me with the most joy when it comes to betting accumulators. It should be noted that I approach accumulator betting with a view to hunting out the best possible betting options for the following markets:
Full-Time Result – which team will win the game
Both Teams to Score – I generally look for games that tick the “Yes” box
Over/Under 2.5 Goals – whether a game will feature two goals or less / three goals or more
While many of us like punting on Premier League football and including selections from that popular division in our acca, there’s something to be said for looking away from that division and focusing on some of the so-called lesser football leagues where the bookies might not have such a strong knowledge to help power their odds.
1. German Bundesliga – Match Result + BTTS
I’ve been following the German Bundesliga for several seasons and have found it to be a reliable football division when it comes to accumulator bets. At the time of writing, the 2020/21 football season has games yielding an average of over three goals per game and that is excellent for both an Over 2.5 Goals bet or a BTTS Yes wager, with both of the above regularly copping in a top-flight match.
I’ve also found that there’s a predictability about the Bundesliga which is fairly reassuring. There tends to be a gulf in class between leading teams such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach compared to the rest of the teams.
I would also suggest looking at Match Result + BTTS when some of the leading teams are in action. That provides the opportunity to bet on a team to win a high-scoring contest and you cover a myriad of correct score options such as 2-1, 3-1 and 3-2 among others.
2. Netherlands Eredivisie – BTTS
While the top domestic leagues in England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France tend to hog the limelight, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Dutch Eredivisie considering that it has regularly been a high-scoring division where there doesn’t appear to be a great deal of emphasis when it comes to defending.
While that might sound like a sweeping generalisation, the plain facts are that there are over three goals on average per game on a season by season basis, with the stats telling us everything we need to know when it comes to loading up a BTTS Yes acca and regularly going close.
Teams such as Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord regularly have a high win ratio which makes them close to an accumulator banker when it comes to looking through the weekend football and there’s often a big gulf between teams such as these and the clubs residing in the bottom half of the division.
3. English League Two – BTTS
The lower you go down the English football pyramid, the better the betting opportunities that are available, with the bookies effectively turning a blind eye to the fourth tier of professional football considering that such a lot less is taken on the matches here compared to the leading three divisions.
What I especially like about League Two is that teams tend to have streaky form in a division where anyone can beat anyone. It’s worth latching on to a team who have found a winning formula despite the fact that they occupy a lowly place in the table and a few wins will have them challenging for promotion.
I also like the fact that four teams get promoted to League One from this division and that means that there is more to play for when it comes to virtually every team in the top half of the table going into the final few games of the season.
4. English National League – Over 2.5 Goals
Betting on non-league football used to be unavailable with the majority of bookies, although the fact that they are in such direct competition with each other means that you can now bet on National League games across the board and this is definitely a league which I will follow from August through to May.
The teams are a real mixture of fallen giants, up-and-coming modern progressive clubs and perennial challengers. There are often clubs who are struggling to patch together a team for their next game and it’s definitely worth keeping tabs on this league when it comes to placing your next accumulator bets.
5. UEFA Europa League – Over 2.5 & BTTS
Never mind the Champions League with those eight groups of four elite teams, meaning that the bookies can follow every club as far as team news is concerned. How are you supposed to get an edge over your favourite betting site when we’re dealing with high-profile clubs that largely compete in England, Spain, Italy and Germany?
Instead, why not wait for Thursday nights considering that you can feast on the fact that twelve groups of four teams are competing and the Europa League not only gives us better accumulator betting options, but there is also the chance to bet on teams that aren’t that well known.
The Europa League opens its doors way more to teams from lesser countries such as Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Greece, meaning that we can check out domestic form in those countries and work out the best acca options for the Europa League.
6. Austrian Bundesliga – Over 2.5
Move over Germany, you’re not the only great country with a Bundesliga! Austria have an exciting top-flight and the great news for those that like to bet on teams to score and goals to be netted is that the twelve teams in the division serve up relative goalfests on a season by season basis.
At the time of writing in the 2020/21 season, we have witnessed an average of 3.38 goals per game, with defending a thing of the past when it comes to this division and Salzburg are especially goal friendly considering that they managed to net thirty-nine times in twelve encounters.
This is also a league where you tend to get a home win or away win, with only around 20% games ending in a draw and that means both sides tend to go for the jugular and it certainly pays to get a decisive outcome.