A grim Saturday for bookmakers was tempered by an unexpected Sunday fillip according to data from the AccaTracker app, developed by Team FA to help people keep track of their multiple bets.
On Saturday all but one of the top seven most popular accumulator matches went the way of the favourite, with Leicester’s victory over Watford and Manchester United’s defeat of WBA being particularly popular bankers. Only West Ham United’s home draw against Everton bucked the trend in the top seven.
However a series of big games and unexpected results on the Sunday tipped the advantage back towards bookmakers, with Manchester City widely backed by over 20% of users to be a banker victory. The subsequent goalless draw at Villa Park, as well as the draw in the North London Derby, Crystal Palace’s win at Anfield and Real Madrid’s capitulation against Sevilla would have seen very few successful accumulators.
Team FA’s Tim Pindar commented: “It was threatening to be a wipeout weekend for bookmakers, especially with the betting public largely staying away from an off-colour Chelsea side. However results on Sunday couldn’t have gone much better for the bookmakers, which means the weekend evened out.”
Matches selected by individual AccaTracker users and the percentage of accumulators that incorporate those matches
|Leicester City vs Watford||11%||10%||2-1|
|Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion||11%||10%||2-0|
|Sunderland vs Southampton||8%||8%||0-1|
|Brighton & Hove Albion vs Milton Keynes Dons||8%||8%||2-1|
|West Ham United vs Everton||6%||6%||1-1|
|Bayern Munchen vs Stuttgart||6%||6%||4-0|
|PSG vs Toulouse||5%||5%||5-0|
|Stoke City vs Chelsea||5%||5%||1-0|
|Norwich City vs Swansea City||4%||4%||1-0|
|Charlton Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday||4%||4%||3-1|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Burnley||4%||4%||0-0|
|Queens Park Rangers vs Preston North End||3%||3%||0-0|
|Rotherham United vs Ipswich Town||3%||3%||2-5|
|Borussia M’gladbach vs Ingolstadt||3%||3%||0-0|
|AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United||3%||3%||0-1|