In recent years, my favourite online bookmakers have rolled out a new kind of bet which allows customers to put together a personalised bet on the same football match. It works in a similar way to an accumulator, although the bet is focused on outcomes happening within the same match rather than selections from different games being merged together in an acca.
In this article, I explain the concept of a Bet Builder or Same Game Multi, revealing the best approach when it comes to this popular wager. You will notice that the bookies call this type of bet different names, although the concept is pretty much the same whichever operator site you visit, with the bet being easy to place and it’s great fun to have a Bet Builder on a match that you intend to watch.
What is a Bet Builder Accumulator?
A Bet Builder allows you to choose selections from some of the most popular football markets relating to the same match. Before this was invented, you couldn’t bet on Manchester United to win the game, the score to be 3-1 and Marcus Rashford to score the first goal as part of a football accumulator as they are all related contingency wagers. However, this same game multi functionality now offers you the opportunity to do this.
Which Bookies Offer Bet Builder and Same Game Multi?
There are many bookmakers who have now jumped on the bandwagon to offer this type of bet, with the operators recognising that customers love to place a personalised bet. If there’s a football match that I intend to watch from start to finish, then a Same Game Multi accumulator is an excellent option as I know I’ll get a run from my money and I can cheer on different outcomes.
In terms of choosing the best Bet Builder bookies, we would recommend bet365, Paddy Power, William Hill and Betfred. All of these operators have a first-class Build Your Odds betting service, where you can pick your punt on the latest football match before settling down to enjoy the action.
Bet365 Bet Builder
Regular WhatAcca.com readers will know I am a huge fan of bet365 and it’s no surprise that they have a cracking Bet Builder service where customers can put together a football acca on the same match. Indeed, you can include as many as six selections on your bet slip and then betting on the combined odds provided by this bookie.
How to Place a bet365 Bet Builder
- Head to bet365 and choose the “Soccer” section
- Find the football match that you want to bet on
- Click on “Bet Builder” from the categories in the menu
- Add a selection to start building your bet
- Continue to make the selections you think will win
- Add all of your selections to the bet slip
- Nominate your chosen stake and place bet
It’s possible to play around with the bet365 Bet Builder until you’re completely happy with your selections. I often find myself starting out with a few different betting options for a Premier League football match to see the combined accumulator odds and then deciding to amend the acca according to the sort of odds I am looking for.
Paddy Power Same Game Multi
When it comes to sports betting innovations, Paddy Power are often first to market with a new release and their Same Game Multi is definitely worth checking out. Although it has a different name to bet365’s Bet Builder, it essentially works in exactly the same way. You can place a Same Game Multi accumulator through desktop or mobile and the great news is that you can include as many as 25 selections as part of your bet.
How to Place a Paddy Power Same Game Multi
- Select ‘Football’ from the list of sports when you visit Paddy Power
- Choose from the popular football fixtures on the coupon
- When you’re on the match betting page, click on “Same Game Multi”
- Every time you add a selection, it will automatically populate the bet slip
- Once happy with your bet, add in the stake and place your bet
Please note that it’s also possible to place your Same Game Multi selections as singles should you wish to back them individually. You can view the accumulator odds you add or remove the different selections and I sometimes look for a juicy 10/1 acca when it comes to a football match which I can cheer on and hopefully land a profit some of the time.
Build Your Odds at William Hill
Over at William Hill, you can Build #YourOdds with the hashtag being used for social media and it follows on from Hills originally offering customers the chance to tweet them on Twitter and request a particular betting market when it came to a game. Now the process has been automated so any customer can create a personalised bet without having to go through the social media channels and we highly recommend this service.
A Build Your Odds accumulator can include as many as six selections at William Hill, with customers able to choose from markets such as Result, Total Goals, Total Corners, Total Cards, Player Shots on Target, Player to be Carded and Player to Score. You can do a bet featuring as few as two selections, although you will get bigger odds by adding more picks.
How to Build Your Odds at William Hill
- Sign up for a William Hill account or log in
- Find the football match where you want to build your odds
- Select #BuildYourOdds from the menu
- Click on a selection to start building your odds
- Add your selections to your William Hill bet slip
- Choose your stake and place your bet
In addition to #BuildYourOdds, William Hill also have similar betting markets available like Trending #YourOdds where they take some of the customer accumulator bets that are being placed. If you like the look of these bets, it saves the hassle of building your own tailored bet, especially if you’re short of time and want to get a bet away on the match. You can even find Trending #YourOdds Player & Team Stats markets such as Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane Shots Combined.
PickYourPunt at Betfred
Popular bookmaker Betfred have just released their PickYourPunt builder and this is a fantastic addition from a bookmaker who were the first to market with betting coupons such as Goals Galore where customers can enjoy a Both Teams to Score accumulator with extra bonus amounts available.
PickYourPunt allows betting customers to put together a tasty football accumulator and it covers the main football leagues from all over the world. If you’re struggling to find the right match or markets, then you have the alternative to tweet Betfred with #PickYourPunt although they do offer this service for all the popular football matches that take place each week.
How to PickYourPunt at Betfred
- Visit the Betfred website and register a new account
- Click on “Football” to visit that sports section
- Click on “More” and then choose “PickYourPunt Builder”
- Scroll through the “PickYourPunt Builder” coupon and choose your match
- Add the different bets to your bet slip
- Choose your nominated stake and place bet
Can I Place More than One Bet Builder Acca?
There is no limit when it comes to placing multiple Bet Builders or a Same Game Multi bets. When you build a betting accumulator at bet365, you can reuse the same selections for a different Bet Builder should you want to tweak your acca and that means you don’t have to risk everything with just one bet. It might also be the case that you want to place a multiple bet like this on several different football matches.
For every Bet Builder accumulator, you can nominate a selected stake. For example, you might put together a Bet Builder acca with five selections and bet this for £10 before doing another bet that has three selections and more confidently punting £20 on this. You can vary the stake and see what sort of potential payout you would receive when placing this wager.
Bet Builder and Same Game Multi Betting Tips
As with every type of football accumulator bet, the aim is to make a profit when it comes to Bet Builder and I’ve put together a few golden rules which can make sure you stand the best possible chance of landing a return with this type of wager. These betting tips come from years of experience and sometimes learning the hard way!
Don’t add selections just to boost the odds: you might have a Bet Builder accumulator at odds of 5/1 and want to enjoy a 10/1 payout although it doesn’t mean you should pick any old selection in order to get a bigger return. It’s better to get paid out at a lower price than punt a riskier bet and miss out on the money.
Look at the latest stats: Many Build Your Bet accumulator markets relate to a number of goals being scored or a number of bookings being awarded. Therefore, it pays to look at the latest football statistics and see whether we’re dealing with a high-scoring or low-scoring team. The same applies to the disciplinary record of each side.
Don’t be put off by a big price: while I’m always against making lazy selections in order to pimp your price, I also tell readers to go with the courage of convictions. If you think Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne are both going to score as part of a Manchester City win which will see Kyle Walker booked, then you should do it!
Compare the bookies I recommend: different bookmakers work for different customers. Try out the bet365, William Hill, Paddy Power and Betfred bet builder accumulators and work out which ones suits you best. They are slightly different in what they offer and sometimes you will find the odds are different about the same combinations.
How to Cash Out a Same Game Multi Bet
Some bookies like bet365 and Paddy Power will allow you to Cash Out when it comes to your Same Game Multi and that means you can potentially make a profit without waiting for your bet to be settled. The Cash Out facility is a great option to have should several of your Bet Builder selections be going well and you have worked yourself into a strong betting position.
For example, you might have the following Bet Builder for the Tottenham v Manchester United match:
- Marcus Rashford to score anytime
- Serge Aurier to be booked
- Match result to be a draw
- Over 10 corners in the match
These four selections could yield odds of 100/1 considering that the chance of all the above happening is relatively slim. Let’s say I put £5 on this Bet Builder accumulator and stand to land a £500 profit should they all come in.
Now let’s imagine that we’re into the second half. Aurier has already gone into the book, there have been seven corners already and the game is 1-1. Our Bet Builder is going really well although Rashford hasn’t yet found the net and there’s a danger that the Manchester United striker could be substituted before the final whistle.
Therefore, if bet365 are offering me a Cash Out of £100, should I take it? It would represent an enormous return on investment considering I only staked £5 on this Same Game Multi accumulator, although there’s still the possibility of scoring a £505 return if I stay in the bet and Rashford bags a goal, the game ends up being a draw and there are over ten corners in the end.
Whether you Cash Out your Bet Builder is completely down to personal preference, although if you’ve built a bet like the above at massive odds and it’s going really well, I would always suggest closing out for a profit. After all, if Rashford scores in the above example, it could mean that the game is no longer level and so the draw probability is reduced along the way.