How to place an accumulator bet on Betfred

Betfred were one of the very first bookmakers I signed up with and have been an integral part of my betting portfolio ever since.

What really drew me to the bookmaker is their coverage of new markets, especially in the football sector. Football is easily the sport in which I place the majority of my wagers and choosing companies that cover the sport as deep as Betfred do, totally makes sense.

Quick step-by-step guide:

1) You have yo have s funded Betfred account to make your acca bet. If you follow this special tracking link you can register an account AND pick up a £30 free bet when you make your first bet of just £10.

2) The second step is funding your Betfred account. This can be done by clicking the account/cashier button at the top of the screen.

3) You can choose your markets from the left hand sidebar and add them to your bet slip by clicking the odds that for your selection.

4) By entering your bet amount into the ‘Accumulator’ tab at the bottom of your bet slip, you will be able to see your potential returns. Simply click ‘place bet’ to confirm your bet.

Remember… If you haven’t got a Betfred account then you can get a £10 free bet when you place your first bet of just £10 by clicking this link.

One of the most innovative bookmakers

Betfred have continued to impress me year in, year out, but if you speak with other bettors or even other affiliates, it appears that many don’t seem to ‘push’ them as hard as other bookmakers. In all honesty, I can’t understand why?

They keep accumulator betting fresh for me and it’s always interesting to see which markets they will start really pushing next. Now, most of the markets aren’t exactly new to the industry, but they have a canny knack of being able to market them way as if they have never been seen before.

At the time of writing they are pushing markets such as Goals Galore, 30 minute limit, 1-A-Piece and Double Delight/ Hat-trick Heaven. You can read more about these markets and more on why I recommend Betfred in my review.


Where to start

First thing’s first; you need a Betfred account to get your accumulator up and running. This is a really simply process and takes literally just a couple of minutes to get going. To find out more on how to do this and see how to earn up to £30 in free bets, click here.

Assembling your acca

What I like about BetFred, especially when I’m placing my football bets, is that they are almost based around the assumption you are going to be placing an acca of some sorts. The menu on the left hand side includes a bunch of ‘quick’ markets and it’s easy to navigate between the ones you want to get stuck into.

Having said that, sometimes I bypass all of these before scrolling down a little further and clicking the Football tab in the Sports Betting section. This again brings up a large number of markets and competitions to choose from and as most of my games are based in the UK, the UK Football tab works best for me. On top of that keep an eye for the Fixed Odds Coupons, Today’s Matches and the Weekend Enhanced Acca’s, which are all handy little shortcuts.

Once you’re into your market you will be able to choose from a number of bets in what’s often going to be a list of games. I have to be honest and say that I don’t think the design of the markets are the best and it’s not always the easiest to view, in my opinion. You can read my Betfred review for more information on this part of the site.

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Assembling your accumulator

A great feature that Betfred incorporates is the ability to simply select the games that are on today. It’s likely that your accumulator will be based around a couple of the bigger leagues from a number of countries. By selecting the Today’s matches tab means you choose between English leagues, European leagues and then the Rest of the World leagues.

The markets will be shown within a long list of games taking place. Each will include the time of Kick Off (this will be based on the server time which can be found in the upper right hand corner of the page), Match versus, Home odds, Draw odds, Away odds and then a ‘more bets’ section which includes all your additional markets for that game.

Adding your selections to the bet slip is ultra-simple. Just click the box next to the odds you want for either the home win, draw or away win, and then your selections will appear in the bet slip to the right hand side of that.

The bet slip stays with you at all times during your visit on the site but can be collapsed by hitting the arrow in the green bet slip box.

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Managing the bet slip

The Betfred bet slip is super easy to use and allows you to add and remove selections instantly. I’ve already mentioned how to add to your slip, but if you want to remove them you have two options.

The first option is by de-selecting the pick from the betting market. Basically, where the box is ticked on the homepage, just click this again and it will be removed. If you have already navigated away from that markets page, then just click the red cross within your bet slip and your selection will be removed.

Placing your accumulator is again, very simple! The Multiple Bets section is what we are interested in within the bet slip and there will likely be a long list of possible bets you place, depending on how many selections you have made. The line we want is the Accumulator box.

You will notice that the odds for the accumulator aren’t automatically shown and to see the odds you will need to type your stake in for the Potential Returns box to then signify how much you will receive. If you want to know the true odds for your bet then just type the number ‘1’ into the stake box and whatever is in the Potential Returns box will effectively be your odds.

Finally you can review your bet at the bottom of the slip by seeing total amount staked (Cost) and then Total Estimated returns. Alternatively, click the Check Bets button and you will see a more detailed overview of your bet before it gets placed. Personally, this is a feature I use EVERYTIME before making my bets.

Once you are happy, click the Place Bets button and your bet will be placed!

About Jon

I've made What Acca to try and help people starting out with accumulator betting. The possibilities of these types of bets are pretty much endless, with the major attraction coming from the fact that a lot of money can be won for very little outlay. What Acca will hopefully teach you how to make more profitable accumulator bets whilst also eradicating some of the mistakes that I have made over the years.


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