|Hello! This column will concentrate on that most wonderful of betting possibilities, the accumulator! An accumulator is a combination of several single bets in one large bet, increasing the odds considerably. Which means more fun and profit! Average odds are taken from betbrain.
|The return of the accumulator
With high price fluctuations around intertoto games, it will be hard to put together a decent 3 teammer, but let's give it a try anyway.
The Swiss league gives us the first mighty vs weak contest, so Basel at any price will be a must on the ticket. -400 (1.25). That will have to do.
Intertoto action pits the Grands of Europe against their weak sisters from the eastern block. What's better than a couple of quick bucks backing Bundesliga mainstays Schalke 04 against Vardar (who) Skopje. 1.30? Sweet odds!
Finally we have a team that reached all the way to the UEFA cup semifinals last year. Tough luck in Spanish league action forces them to enter Europe through the back door this season, but SURELY, Villarreal with their striking power of Sunny Anderson will get the job done against Spartak Moskow currently sitting 13th in the russian league. 1.33 is just the price we were looking for.
To sum it up, Basel/Schalke/Villarreal returns +116.1 (2.161). A nice day's work if you can find this kind of work!
|Asinine Accumulator Jan 03 2004
An all English treble for today, as we will see the mighty Premiership sides deal out some damage to the country's weaklings.
First off are Charlton, in brilliant form and 1st division no-hopers Gillingham are so obviously easy pickings. 1,79 is a gift!
Moving another division down we find lousy Blackpool, who are sure to lose out away to Portsmouth. 1,31 for Pompey who are used to tangle with the likes of Man U and Arsenal.
But there is more, an even more uneven matchup is Kidderminster-Wolverhampton. OK Wolves have been slightly short of stellar away, but facing a 3rd division side their win is a given. A howl at 1,49 cannot be denied!
Total odds are 3,55, it's cash-in time!
|Asinine Accumulator Dec 16 2003
We start off with a treble from across Europe.
First off, there is WBA-Arsenal. One whole division separates these teams! Easy win for England's best team at the moment! Odds for the Gunners are a tasty 2,03.
For our second match we head over to the Bundesliga. Werder Bremen are marching on at the top of the table and just defeated third-placed Bayer Leverkusen. Then much weaker Hansa Rostock is an easy opponent any day of the week! Odds 1,44 for a certain home win.
We finish today's serving with a touch of Spanish glory in the Copa del Rey. Galactic Real Madrid face a team we have never even heard of, Leganes! Beckham, Ronaldo, Zidane and the rest only need to tie their shoes to clinch another win at odds 1,31.
Total odds 3,86 and we even have money left for some beers and popcorn too!
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