The Betfair “Acca Edge” explained


If you like betting on football, and in particular football accumulators, then you should really familiarise yourself with Betfair’s “Acca Edge” feature.

It is a way to completely take control of your betting, and give yourself the consolation you are looking for.

The acca edge works differently to other consolation offers because you get to decide whether you want it or not, and the odds on your bet will change if you choose to take it. The acca edge will give you your money back if your bet loses by one selection, and with this being on trebles and upwards, this means if you back three and get two right and one loser, with the edge you will get your full stake back as cash. 

It is the small number of selections and the money back as cash that makes the acca edge stand out compared to other betting offers, as most other bookmakers money back offers only apply to bets with at least five selections, and will only refund your stake as a free bet.

Here is an example of how the Betfair acca edge works in real life to show you what happens with your odds, and the money back opportunities you have. 

Weekend Football Acca

Manchester United vs BurneyManchester United1/3ü
Leicester vs WatfordLeicester6/5ü
Tottenham vs EvertonTottenham4/6ü
Newcastle vs LiverpoolLiverpool8/11û
West Ham vs BournemouthBournemouth11/8ü
Southampton vs ArsenalArsenal11/10ü

£10 accumulator

Potential standard bet return – £421.17

Potential acca edge return – £354.26

Actual standard bet return – £0

Actual acca edge return – £10

As you can see in the example above, by taking acca edge you lower the odds on your accumulator bet. However, because just one selection let the bet down, acca edge kicks in and you receive your stake money back in full, in cash. 

The acca edge is a great way to cover your bet when you are placing a multiple with three or more selections in it. The sport in question doesn’t matter, and you are able to sit back and relax knowing that a full cash refund will be coming your way if you lose out by just one selection.