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What is Acca Special

There are very few things in life that are more frustrating than narrowly missing out on your accumulator, although it does give you another anecdote to tell.

Paddy Power’s Acca Special will give punters a free bet when their five or more leg accumulators or bet builders are let down by just a single selection. If seven of your eight picks are successful, you will receive a free bet within 24 hours. This enables you to have another go if you so wish. Free bet value varies from £/€1-£/€50 per customer and the amount can vary per month. There is also a special Acca page which features a comprehensive list of all of the eligible matches. This can be found after you have selected the sport, in the tab menu at the top of the following page:

This makes it easy to browse your favourite leagues and competitions and add them to your weekend or midweek coupon.

Just make sure you have met all the criteria before placing your bet, by reading the terms and conditions (see things to check below).

How does Acca Special work?

It couldn’t be easier to take advantage of Paddy Power’s Acca Special. Simply head to the football section of the website or use the app to browse this weekend’s key fixtures from Europe’s top leagues. 


The dedicated coupon page will have a full list of games and by scrolling down to Acca Special, you’ll be able to see which matches will help you net that all-important free bet. Rest assured, all leagues are included, including the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and all of the Scottish leagues. Furthermore, European football-boffins will also be delighted that the offer extends to the Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1. If you’re having a midweek wager, Champions League and Europa League bets are also covered by Acca Special. 

Simply assemble your acca by adding each of the selections to the betting slip. Once you’re happy with your picks, it’s time to place your bet. If you have opted for four or more selections and you’ve stuck to the eligible competitions – you’re ready to go! 

Once you’ve placed your bet, it’s simply a case of sitting back and waiting to see if Simon Thomas has news of a goal in any of your chosen games. If you only manage five out of six winners on Saturday afternoon or perhaps you’re on the wrong end of a heartbreaking last-gasp equaliser in midweek, your will get a free bet. The free bet amount varies from £/€1-£/€50 per customer and will be credited to your Paddy Power account within 24 hours. 


1) You’ve picked out five matches from the Premier League

2) Your Acca is placed with Liverpool, Manchester United, Leicester, Chelsea and Arsenal all predicted to win

3) The first four teams each pick up three points from their respective games 

4) Arsenal go 1-0 up before surrendering the lead and can only draw 1-1

5) Paddy Power will give you a free bet which will be added to your account. The free bet amount varies from £1/€ - £/50 per customer.

It’ll probably mean that you’ll have to go through the whole process again the following week… but at least you’ll have a free bet sat waiting for you. This will be valid for up to seven days. 

If you’re lucky enough to land a full house, there will be absolutely no need to rely upon our Acca Special offer!


Things to check!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the promotion by missing the terms and conditions. These can vary by each promotion, so take a couple of minutes and read the terms and conditions on the promotions page to ensure your bet qualifies for the offer! You can see all your promotions by navigating to the promotions page here and click the ‘More’ button on the promotion you are interested in, to see the terms and conditions.


ACCA Special Key T&Cs:

Applies to pre-match ACCA/Bet Builder with 5+ legs only. Min total odds 3/1 (4.0). Max Free bet varies from £/€1 - £/€50. Max free bet value can vary per month. Free bet valid for 7 days. Excludes enhanced match odds. Online only. Applies to bet settled by 30th Sept. T&Cs apply.

Some common mistakes are:

· Placing a bet below the minimum odds of the promotion terms.

· Placing your bet by using a free bet stake when this is not included in the terms.

· Placing a bet on a market that is not eligible under the terms (e.g. an in-play market instead of pre-match)


Is there Acca Special for Bet Builder?

Luckily Paddy Power’s Acca Special is now also available on Bet Builder bets. If just one of your selections fails to land, you’ll still be eligible for a free bet. You must choose five or more match events in order to qualify for this offer. 

What is Bet Builder?

Bet Builder allows punters to place multiple selections on a single game. If you’re in an ambitious mood, it is possible to combine up to 20 selections in the same contest with markets such as first goalscorer, player shown a card, total match corners and both teams to score all proving very popular with Bet Builder backers.


The Bet Builder tab can be found at the top of a match page and it is extremely easy to locate. Once you’ve clicked this, you’ll be able to see all of the available markets. You can add each of these to your betting slip until you are wholly satisfied with your selections. 

Choose your stake and click ‘Place Bet’, then simply sit back and watch the events unfold. 



1) You’re placing a bet on the Swansea vs Cardiff match in the Championship

2) You select Bet Builder

3) You opt for – Swansea Win, Under 3.5 Goals, Joel Piroe to Score Anytime, Over 10 Corners and Under 60 Booking Points

4) It ends 1-0 to the Swans with 12 corners and just a single yellow card. Unfortunately, the Dutch striker isn’t able to find the back of the net and your Bet Builder falls short by just a single selection

5) As a result, you will receive a free bet from Paddy Power.


How does Acca Special work on Bet Builder?

In much the same way as a standard acca, if just one of your chosen match events fails to materialise, you’ll receive a free bet within 24 hours. It is always incredibly frustrating to come so tantalisingly close to profit, however, you’ll still be compensated by Paddy Power for hitting the woodwork on this occasion.

This makes it easy to browse your favourite leagues and competitions and add them to your weekend or midweek coupon.


Just make sure you have met all the criteria before placing your bet, by reading the terms and conditions (see more things to check above).

If you’re settling down to watch the match on TV or you’re sat in the stands shouting mild expletives in the direction of the match officials, you’ll be able to follow the progress of your Bet Builder bet and can tick them off as you go along.


The Bet Builder Acca Special applies to all leagues and top competitions, including the Premier League, Championship, Champions League and Europa League


If every single one of your chosen match events is successful, you won’t need to rely on Acca Special and you can concentrate on packing your bags for that all-inclusive two-week getaway.

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