Multiple bets, which are often referred to as accumulators, are a popular choice among football betting enthusiasts as they have the potential to give a large return for a relatively small outlay. Broadly speaking, any football bet you place which contains more than one selection is a multiple football bet.
The reason they can be lucrative is that the odds for each selection are multiplied. For example, if I back Manchester City to beat Manchester United at 2/1 and Samir Nasri to score first for Arsenal against Tottenham at 6/1 in one football bet, the combined odds are an attractive 20/1. That means a new customer to bwin could potentially pocket £525 by using their £25 free bet on this particular punt. See ‘How do I claim bwin’s free £25 bet?’ for more information on this.
It is important to note that for the type of bet specified here, all your selections must win for the bet to be successful.
However, there are also ways of making multiple football betting selections with bwin and still seeing a return despite one or more of them not being successful.
Let’s say you have six selections on your betslip. Click the ‘System’ tag and you will see a number of different types of bet for your choices. For example, you may decide to go for a ‘System 2/6’, which involves placing 15 individual football bets on different combinations of your selections winning. In other words, you make some sort of return if at least two of your six selections win.
This can prove useful as it gives you a margin for error for your football bet. So if five of your six choices are successful, you should still make a profit, rather than be left to rue one bad choice. However, it is important to note that you may get less money back than your original stake. For example, if you bet on two very short-priced selections in your System 2/6 and four longer-priced ones, and only the former are successful, you may well make a loss.
As a final point on this topic, it is worth acknowledging that there are number of ‘special’ bets which are used by all bookmakers and vary with the number of selections on the betslip. Examples include the Yankee (15 bets), the Lucky 15 (15 bets), the Canadian (26 bets), the Lucky 31 (31 bets), the Heinz (57 bets) and the Lucky 61 (61 bets). These basically spread the risk of football bets with a high number of selections in a different way to just doing a straightforward ‘System’ bet.
You will also see these options on the ‘System’ section of the betslip when you are preparing to place your football bet. And if you are unsure about what they mean, click the ‘i’ button alongside each one to get a full explanation before placing your bet.