No Bale, Any Chance?

Despite the – wrong, in my opinion – views that Wales are apparently just a one man team, Chris Coleman’s men are still favourites to finish in the top 2 in Group D, even without the injured Gareth Bale.

News broke today that Bale will be missing for his nation’s final two qualifiers later this week, away in Georgia on Friday (kick-off 5pm), and at home to Republic or Ireland on Monday night (kick-off 7.45pm). With Bale missing, the Welsh have opted to call up Tom Bradshaw, of Barnsley.

Despite this, bookmakers William Hill still have the Welsh as 2/5 favourites to finish in the top 2, with Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side at 7/4 to achieve the same feat (prices correct at time of writing).

Wales are still massively in the driving seat of Group D, and they know that 4 points from their last 2 matches will see them finish in 2nd place. There is also the slight possibility that 2 wins could still see them top the group, but they would be relying on a highly unlikely slip up from the Serbs, who currently top the group with 18 points (4 ahead of Wales).

There is plenty of international football available to bet on this week, and that means acca insurance is back on the agenda.

Don’t forget that under the terms of their Acca Five offer, all William Hill customers, new and existing, can get money back as a free bet on all 5-folds if only one team lets you down. The maximum refund is £20.00 a day.

Frank de Boer odds on to be first manager to leave position after latest defeat

Today’s 1-0 defeat for Crystal Palace at the hands of Burnley has left the Eagles with no points from their first 4 matches, without even 1 goal, and make Dutchman, de Boer the odds on favourite to be the first Premier League manager out the door in the sack race.

Somewhat remarkably, Palace aren’t even bottom of the Premier League table, despite not managing a goal or point so far this season, that dubious distinction goes to West Ham who sit bottom by virtue of goal difference, but with a game in hand.

It might sound fairly cruel after just 4 matches, but unfortunately it is the world that the modern day manager has to live in, and with the financial implications of relegation from the Premier League, it is easy to see why it is such a dangerous environment for job security.

In Premier League Betting, Palace are now 6/5 to be relegated, and de Boer is now as short as 1/4 to be the first man out of the door.

This week sees the return of the Champions League group stages, which means Acca Insurance chances with a full round of matches taking place across Tuesday and Wednesday. In Champions League Betting, holders Real Madrid are the bookies favourites to win the cup again at 4/1.

Premier League to return after International break

The international break is now over, and this weekend sees a return to domestic action with big matches in the Premier League and all around Europe, meaning we can get back to using acca insurance offers.

England are all but in Russia after victories over Malta and Slovakia, and Scotland have given themselves a lifeline with back-to-back wins, putting a play-off a place back in their own destiny.

Wales also have got themselves back on track for World Cup qualifying with 6 points from 6, and the remarkable story that is Northern Ireland, keeps on churning out results as they assured themselves of 2nd place in Group C with a brilliant win over Czech Republic on Monday night.

The big losers over the break were Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side who only took 1 point from 6, and lost their grip on second place in Group D. Despite that, the Irish – who currently sit 1 point behind Wales – still have a chance to overhaul Chris Coleman’s team in the final two matches, with the two teams meeting in Cardiff in the group’s final round of fixtures.

Liverpool to beat Hoffenheim – New Customer Enhanced Odds Offers

Liverpool take on German side Hoffenheim in the 1st leg of their Champions League qualifier on Tuesday, and both Betfair and Ladbrokes are giving new customers the chance to grab themselves some free bets with some great enhanced odds offers.

Liverpool are starting the match as 7/5 favourites, with Hoffenheim at 9/4, and draw at 13/5. Liverpool were in good form pre season, but came down to earth with a bump with their defensive frailties again exposed – this time – by Watford last weekend.

Anyway the two offers on Liverpool to beat Hoffenheim are………..

The Spanish La Liga kicks off this weekend, which is another major European league that qualifies for acca insurance, so make sure you get yourself the best acca insurance offer for your acca bet this Saturday afternoon.

Round-up of ACCA Insurance Offers

With the new Premier League season due to begin, it’s a good time to look at the best ACCA Insurance deals and promotions being offered by the leading UK online sports betting sites.

The quality and specific details of the deals vary, but most operate largely along the same lines: if you have a 4- or 5-fold (or more) acca bet and one leg lets you down, you get your stake returned in the form of bonus bets. To find out more, Playright’s football picks features UK bookmakers which offer a range of Acca Insurance deals on the Premier League and other major football competitions.

Some of the best value Acca Insurance promotions for the start of the new Premier League season include:


On a 5-leg+ accumulator on selected football matches with BetFred (minimum odds of 1/3 per leg), you get your stake back in bonus bets (up to £10) if one leg lets you down.


At Bet Victor, you get Acca Insurance on any 5-leg+ accumulator football bet (Match Betting or Both Teams to Score) with combined odds of 4/1 or more, and so if one leg fails to come in, you get your stake back to use for another acca bet (up to the value of £10).


At Ladbrokes, if one leg of a 5-fold+ accumulator on selected football matches lets you down, you can claim your stake back up to the value of £25 in bonus bets. This applies to acca bets on match results only.


On a 5-leg+ straight Win-Draw-Win accumulator at Sportingbet, if one leg fails to come in you get your stake back up to the value of £25 to use as a free bonus bet. There are no minimum odds and no restrictions as to the leagues you can bet on, and this offer applies both to pre-match and in-play bets.

All of these sites ACCA insurance promos offer similar minimum odds 3/1 or 4/1 with a maximum stake back up to £25, so it’s a case of choosing a bookmaker you have an account at or like the look of.

Acca Strategies

Acca Insurance (also known as Money Back) does allow the punter to be a bit more adventurous when it comes to combination bets, and the introduction of this feature has actually changed many punters’ approach to accas.

Although the lure of bigger odds can make it tempting to include an outsider or two in any multiple bet, the cautious punter has previously been wary of doing this because if your roughie doesn’t come in, then your whole bet is gone. Acca Insurance does, however, mean that you have a little more flexibility in this regard, and so it becomes viable in a 5-fold acca to include 4 ‘anchors’ (bets you’re pretty confident about), with one outsider, knowing that if the long shot lets you down, you can still salvage something. A popular alternative approach is to take out a 4-fold acca that includes all your anchors, plus another 5-leg bet using the same anchors but with an outsider also included. In this way, Acca Insurance enables punters to be a little more adventurous in how they approach accumulator betting.

For the more dedicated punter who has time to study a variety of football leagues from around the world, the acca bet across competitions can offer some excellent value. If you look at the fixtures on any given weekend across the whole range of leagues available, there are always going to be a couple of matches in each where there is a stand-out favourite. Therefore, looking beyond the Premier League or Championship can be a fruitful approach to accumulator betting because, as there are a greater number of matches with viable favourites to bet on, you can avoid the common dilemma of the last leg in your acca just being a bet for the sake of it.

Likewise, remember that accumulator bets don’t necessarily have to be made up entirely of outright results; you can generally combine different bets in your acca, such as both Match Result and Both Teams To Score (BTTS).

However, although the greater odds make it tempting, as a general rule try to avoid accumulator bets consisting of more than 4 or 5 legs. Occasionally, it can be worth a flutter to go for a greater number of folds, such as in some of these famous sports bets, but keeping the number of legs to a manageable level naturally increases your chances of success.

Similarly, because the odds against are so great, readjust your wagers when it comes to multi-leg bets, even with Acca Insurance. It doesn’t make sense to wager the same amount on an acca as you would on a single bet — the odds just don’t stack up.

ACCA Insurance Trends

As with any online betting offer, there are rules, exceptions and fine print, so it always pays to read the T&Cs with regard to any Acca Insurance offer so you know precisely what is and what isn’t included, plus any other restrictions.

Below is a list of some of the conditions typically applied to Acca Insurance bets (although the list is not exhaustive):

• With some Acca Insurance bets, you are free to bet on any match in any league, while with other offers the deal will only apply to certain leagues, and in some cases only to selected matches.

• Although there are exceptions, with most Acca Insurance bets there will either be minimum odds applied to each leg in order for the bet to qualify, or cumulative odds over all the legs.

• If you’ve already taken advantage of a Cash Out feature, then your bet will no longer qualify for Acca Insurance.

• In almost all cases, with an Acca Insurance bet you get Money Back which must be used for free bets and so is non-cashable.

• With some Acca Insurance offers, you can bet pre-event or in-play, while with others, only bets made before a match kicks off will qualify.

• With every Acca Insurance offer, there will be a maximum amount of Cash Back you can receive. This varies, but will be generally be between £10 – £25.

• There will be a time limit on the availability of any free bonus bets you’re awarded, and this will almost always be 7 days.

• If you use your free bets to place another acca, this new bet won’t qualify for Acca Insurance.

• In some cases, your free bets can only be used to make another acca bet; however, with some Acca Insurance offers, you can use your Money Back bonus for any type of bet.

• Some sports books require that any bonus bet amount awarded be used as a single bet, while others will allow you to use it to make multiple bets.

UEFA Super Cup 2017 betting, what time is the match being played, and where

2017 UEFA Super Cup Betting, what time does the Super Cup kick off, where is the match being played, and how can I watch it. All the info you need is here.

If like me, you don’t really count the Community Shield as a competition, then the first Cup competition of the season takes place tonight, as Manchester United and Real Madrid clash for UEFA Super Cup.

UEFA Super Cup Betting

At the time of writing, Real Madrid are 21/20 favourites to win in 90 minutes. The draw is 23/10, and Manchester United are 11/4, all odds are with William Hill who are offering new customers opening an account here £30.00 in free bets.

To win the UEFA Super Cup outright (by any method, penalties, after extra time, 90 mins), Real Madrid are 2/5, and Manchester United are 7/4.

Where Is The UEFA Super Cup Being Played?

The match is being played at the Philip II Arena, in Skopje, Macedonia. Temperatures here are expected to be in the high 30’s, maybe even up to 40 (Celsius), and for players welfare, there will be two cooling breaks (drinks breaks to us), one in the 1st half, and one in the 2nd half.

What Time Is Kick-Off And Which Channel Is UEFA Super Cup On?

The match is live on BT Sport 2, and there will also be a live stream on the BT Sport Player.

Football Is Back

Don’t forget the Premier League is back this weekend, with Arsenal opening proceedings on Friday night, when they host Leicester, meaning acca insurance offers will be back in full swing. We have a page listing all the bookmakers offering acca insurance for you to check out.