Accumulators can be a tense, exciting, thrilling, nail-biting way to land some big profit from your sports betting. The bigger the accumulator, naturally the harder it is to actually win.
So imagine being in the position of having played an 11-fold and being sat with ten of the selections having come in. That is what a Sky Bet punter was faced with on the weekend forcing them to make a decision about letting everything ride on Lyon beating Marseille in the final selection of the bet, or cashing out.
The punter went with the latter to walk off with £1,337.75 from their £5 11-fold acca. They were probably cursing their decision when Lyon actually took the lead at the Stade Velodrome from the penalty spot in the first half and with more than two thirds of the match gone, were still holding their 1-0 lead.
But then Marseille struck back in the 68th minute with an equaliser and the game rounded out to a 1-1 draw. Had the punter let everything ride, they would have lost the £5 stake and would have been ruing a decision not to pull out.
So it just goes to show the value of the Sky Bet Cash Out feature which is available on accumulators. The Cash Out feature allows punters to settle a bet (at reduced odds) before an event is complete. It really pays sometimes to walk away with something, as tempting as it is to let everything ride.
At Sky Bet all new customers can claim a £20 free bet when they bet £5…!