Cover the Accas Review

Cover the Accas is a new to market sports betting tipster service which his operated by a tipster referred to simply as Andrew. He claims to be able to generate some substantial profit through his tips.

Introduction to Cover the Accas

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times. There just isn’t a whole lot of value to be had when it comes to betting on football. Honestly, I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen a decent shout, only to find out that the bookies are offering less than evens. Now that doesn’t mean that you can’t make money through football betting. But it definitely makes it harder. So, how do you help to get the best possible value out of your bets?

Well, according to Andrew of Cover the Accas, you hit up the accumulator market. Now this is a bit of an area of contention amongst bettors. Some people see it as a great way of boosting your profit potential by backing absolute sitters. Others will tell you that it’s a sure fire way to ruin your betting because it only takes one bad result to wipe you out. Personally, I see both sides of the argument. And I believe that accumulators definitely have their place.

The real question that I have here though is whether or not Cover the Accas is really worthwhile? I won’t lie. Andrew talks a very good game. He’s bloody brilliant at doing that thing where everything sort of makes sense on paper. It all just adds up. Unfortunately, I will say now that I’ve seen similar approaches to this before, and the results haven’t necessarily been in line with the claims here. So, let’s dive in and see if this can really break the mould.

What Does Cover the Accas Offer?

Straight up, it’s been a while since I’ve looked at a tipster service that is quite as convoluted as Cover the Accas. Whilst there are elements of what Andrew does that are simple, his explanation of things takes you right round the houses. And that is for a good reason that I will come to later on in this.

And with that said, it makes sense that I’m going to start by focusing on those simpler elements. Specifically, these are the more “logistical” side of things. Now the first thing to get out of the way is the fact that Andrew is seemingly quite selective. There are only bets advised for the weekend.

In many respects, this makes a lot of sense. The majority of football is played then and that simply allows for more opportunities to bet. It also means that if you are subscribed to Cover the Accas, you don’t exactly have a massive amount to deal with. When you also factor in that everything is based around the weekend, it also opens up the service to more people.

Now in terms of those emails, the content is… Well, it’s disappointingly basic, if I’m honest. Don’t get me wrong, you get the details of the bets that Andrew is advising, but that’s about it. Should that count too much against Cover the Accas? It’s hard to tell. Honestly, this kind of thing is pretty much industry standard, but there are also people out there doing so much more.

The fact of the matter is that a big part of Andrew’s approach involves simply moving your bets around from one bookmaker to another. Supposedly, this will help you avoid account closures. But it also means that you’re just left to place bets anywhere, with no idea of whether or not you’re getting the most out of them.

And this is actually quite important in my eyes. You see, a big part of Cover the Accas is the structure of the bets. I’ll talk about this in more detail, but Andrew provides a cover bet, and three accumulators. The cover bet can cover a massive range of markets, leagues, and bet types. It is also used to fund the accumulators which range from a treble, going up past seven folds on some bets.

This of course means that you really want to be maximising your returns rather than misguidedly placing those bets with whichever bookie is “on your rota”. What I will credit Andrew with is the fact that he does seem to try and find some value in these cover bets which means that if they land you should have some decent money to play with.

Which brings me rather nicely to the staking plan. And this is where things start to get convoluted. Andrew says that you should start by either establishing how much you want to bet on your accas, or how much you want to bet on your cover bets. Whichever place you start dictates all other stakes. So, I don’t know why this is made to be so confusing.

We are told that if you start by working out your acca stakes, there are three stakes that you will be placing. These can be seen as the biggest acca, the middling acca, and the smallest acca. You stakes should be in a ratio of 1:2:4. From here, you stake as much on your cover bet as you would need to ensure enough profit to cover those bets. With me still?

But alternatively, you can decide the stakes for your cover bet and calculate the stakes for the accas after the event. This sounds like a much simpler way of doing things, right? Well, Andrew also talks about how the way Cover the Accas is set up, you should still be making a profit when your cover bets land. Now you can round things down and make this work, but honestly, I feel like there should just be more guidance here.

And with all of that hot mess out of the way, I want to touch briefly on the claimed strike rate. You see, Andrew claims that 8/10 cover bets are winners. That means an 80% strike rate. That is one hell of a number, but before you get too excited, I should probably highlight that there is nothing really backing this claim up.

How Does Cover the Accas Work?

The core premise of Cover the Accas is one that has been repeated so many times before. Smaller bets are used to keep your betting bank afloat. The money you make from this is then reinvested into your bigger bets which in turn is where the profit is driven from. On paper, this makes perfect sense.

And the thing is, if you have a tipster service that has a decent selection process. That can actually deliver on those initial winning bets, well, you could do much worse. But I’m not entirely convinced that Andrew can do this. Because really, he doesn’t say or do anything that demonstrates a genuine understanding of football.

Quoting directly from the sales material here… “I’ve been a football fan all my life, I’ve tried various systems and tipsters in the past from laying the draw, backing the draw, looking at the goals markets, you name it I’ve probably tried it.”. In my eyes, that hardly qualifies you to start running a tipster service.

It isn’t even like there is substantial proofing provided that you can look. At least with this Andrew can somewhat demonstrate his ability to pick winners. But unfortunately, all that you’re really doing here is taking his word that like, honestly, he can deliver you a profit. To me, that simply isn’t good enough.  

What is the Initial Investment?

In terms of the costs, there is only one option available. And this is… Well, it’s rather interesting. On the sales page for Cover the Accas, Andrew is advertising “Join Today & Pay Just £37 For The Full Season Ticket”. He also says that he is only taking on members for the full season.

Meanwhile, when you go to the actual purchase page on Clickbank, it is priced at £20 (plus VAT) with access till the 31st of October. That is quite the difference to not be addressed. It is also pretty concerning.

As a final note, because Cover the Accas is sold through Clickbank, there is a money back guarantee in place. This runs for 30 days and whilst Andrew does mention it, it is more in passing at the end of the sales page rather than featuring prominently anywhere.  

What is the Rate of Return?

In terms of the income potential, there is one key thing number that I think Andrew really wants you to take away in terms of Cover the Accas. That is an acca of his that he claims came in and produced a return of £35,426.48. And that is off a £10 stake. This means that there is an effective return of about 3,542 points. Off a single bet.

Elsewhere, we are shown that there are 3 of those “cover bets” that each made a profit of between 1 and 2 points each. But realistically these shouldn’t really be counted. And… Well, that’s about it in terms of the income potential, which is interesting to me because you’d think Andrew would have more winners than just that one to share.

Conclusion for Cover the Accas

Sometimes when I write, I find myself making little notes to come back to in the conclusion. Just minor idiosyncratic things that show up that are usually somewhat concerning. And in the case of Cover the Accas, boy howdie are there are lot of notes. Now, you won’t be seeing these in their raw format, of course. They’re not really professional or polished. But I can say that the issues surrounding Cover the Accas are very real.

The first thing that really stood out about Cover the Accas when I started to look at it is the tone that Andrew takes in his marketing. Never have I seen somebody take a simple concept and make it sound so convoluted. Why would he do this? Honestly, I don’t know. For my money, clear and simple information and data says so much more than

Now another thing that caught my attention is the fact that Cover the Accas is weekend only. The thing is, I can see why this would carry extra appeal to some people. What I don’t see however, is why a tipster would potentially just entirely ignore weekday games. Sure, there’s less football, but I’d hope that any tipster I was following was looking everywhere for value. Especially when that is going to influence how much money I have for the core service.  

There are a few more important points that I noted, but I do believe that there is a very important one to discuss. And that is how Andrew recommends you avoid account closures. I’ve carried out a lot of research on this topic. There are some very shady practices involving back door software and very grey legal areas.

Simply moving your betting strategy from one bookie to another won’t do a thing. This leads me to quite reasonably assume that if there is one massive area where Andrew lacks knowledge… Well, what other elements of Cover the Accas are based on very questionable advice?

And now for the note that most stands out as being questionable elements of Cover the Accas. In carrying out my research into Cover the Accas, I came across on older review of mine. It was another acca service reviewed a year ago. It also had the exact same returns and Championship bets. As such, the one thing that Andrew could lean on as exceptional seems to be nothing more than a rehash.

In my eyes, all of this is more than enough that it would definitely put me off. But that is only the start of it. Let’s start by talking about evidence. Andrew doesn’t exactly provide a lot for Cover the Accas. But given that there are some very legit questions about that big winner, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to question the rest of the supposed wins.

Let’s not forget, Cover the Accas supposedly has a strike rate of 80% on those cover bets (which is a claim that is entirely unsubstantiated). That would be a high number for any tipster service to achieve. But backing value based football markets? Small accumulators? And still smashing that result. It’s just incredibly unlikely.

Here’s the bottom line in my eyes. Andrew has what he thinks is a very clever idea. Personally, I don’t think it is. I’ll be straight with you, those big accas just won’t land that often. In the meantime, if I were genuinely hitting an 80% strike rate at odds of about 3/1, that would be my tipster service. I definitely wouldn’t be taking that profit and putting it on high risk bets.

But that is what Andrew is doing. And in Cover the Accas, he claims that he has a system. If you want my genuine opinion, I think that the big accas are there so that there’s an excuse for losing money during that 30 day refund period. It’s much easier to convince people that the next big win is round the corner when your bets have that inherently low chance of landing.

And just whilst I’m wrapping up on the deluge of questionable things that apply to Cover the Accas, let’s not forget that there is also that huge discrepancy on the pricing and subscription length. On it’s own, it could be oversight. When you factor in everything else though, I really don’t believe that’s the case.

So, probably not surprisingly, I cannot recommend enough giving Cover the Accas a wide berth. Even without talking about the fact that Andrew doesn’t ever really talk about his selection process or provide… Well, any insight that might lead you believe that he’s a genuine tipster. There’s just way too much wrong here.

I can’t even bring myself to say that it’s only £20. Because everything I have seen when looking at Cover the Accas suggests that it would be £20 wasted. The fact is there isn’t a single redeeming feature that I can see and I can’t state enough that this should be avoided.  

 

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Comments (2)

I paid £44.40 inc Vat to join Cover the ACCAs on 3 Sep 2020. A starting bank of £500 has been reduced to £120 by the 26 Sep 2020, so system is obviously not making any money. I emailed him asking for proof that he places the bets himself, and he replied saying the slips would follow, but they never have. The email from Andrew containing this weekend’s bets had an error in it: one of the accas was the same as the previous week! So I emailed him saying I didn’t have much faith in him but had no reply. I have emailed again suggesting he gives me a refund. Avoid this system.

Correction on my comment:
the bank was down to £120 by the 26 Oct 2020 NOT Sep (sorry for the error).
It was further reduced to £35 after all bets lost on 31 Oct 2020. I gave up using it before this latest loss so I did not lose any more money. I have emailed asking for a refund.

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From: Simon Roberts