BetFred are another bookmaker to make it into my top 6 and in terms of accumulator innovation, these guys are at the top of the pile. I talk about the range of acca markets throughout the article, but what I will say is that whilst they aren’t always my first port of call, they are great if you fancy mixing up some of the markets you bet on.
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Betfred are pioneers when it comes to their double delight and hat-trick heaven offers. If your first goal scorer bags a brace you get the double the odds and if he gets a hat-trick you get treble the odds – perfect when Yaya Toure is in unstoppable form!
Following the lead from Sky Bet, BetFred has an Enhanced Accas section that gives you food for thought when evaluating your multiple options. I have noticed that Betfred tend to have more realistic accumulators, rather than that 20/1 long shot on Sky Bet you could find that confidence 3/1 banker four-fold on Betfred.
So I would always check the Enhanced Accas before placing your weekend accumulator, just to squeeze out that extra bit of value that could be lurking.
The 1-a-piece offer also caught my eye. Your scorecast will be refunded on selected matches if the game ends 1-1, a nice offer for punters who look towards those kind of bets.
However, we shouldn’t let this detract from the fact we have plenty of markets to choose from and the fact Fred will dip into his pocket to refund you at any chance possible. There is a whole page dedicated to the refunds and early payouts, ranging from stakes back on punters who backed Man Utd to win the league this year, to doubling the odds on the winner of the Queen Mother Champion chase.
I also like the coupons explained section of the site, it gives the novice (and the punter unfamiliar with one of Fred’s crazy novelty bets) clear advice on the mechanics of the bet and the expected returns.
Betfred maybe pioneers with their double delight, hat-trick heaven and 1-a-piece offers, but the website itself leaves a lot to be desired. I often find the bet slip will overlap the coupon if I haven’t maximised the window fully; so it doesn’t give off a very professional image – it’s almost as if Fred has developed and coded the website himself.
In fairness, there is little setting Betfred apart from the rest of the crowd when it comes to accumulators. It lacks the bonus and incentives on offer from Bet365 and the interactive ‘Tip Advisor’ you get with William Hill.
But I do like the realistic Enhanced Accas that Fred offers. I would rather back a winning acca than throw my money on a long shot with a fairytale price.
I am not a prolific user of my Betfred account, I must admit, but it’s still a very useful account for me to have open. If the ‘Enhanced Accas’ or ‘TV specials’ don’t attract you then maybe you’ll make a few quid on the hat-trick heaven offer. You can sign up to Betfred by clicking this tracked link.