Punters are always on the lookout for a big win. We spend a great deal of time and effort pouring through the stats and trends to pick out the bet that might just be the one to change our lives. For many, that quest for the big win is a continual draw but what happens when you actually win an amount of money that can really change your life? That was the question posed to Andrew Black in the late 1990s.
Black had a fair amount of success as a punter to the point where he made it his main job for a while. Rather than sticking to life as a professional gambler, Black decided that he would use the knowledge he amassed during his time punting to try and do something different. Enter Edward Wray.
Just before the turn of the century, Wray was a well-educated, successful businessman working as a Vice-President at the American banking giant, J. P. Morgan. Like Black though, he had a hankering to branch out and do something of his own so it was perhaps no surprise that he jumped at the chance to work on what would become Betfair when Black told him about his idea of a betting exchange modelled on the way the financial markets work.
After initially struggling to raise money from industry, Black and Wray cobbled together around £2 million in funding from friends and family (clearly they had richer friends than we do!), including £60,000 of their own money. They used that money to get to work and launched the Sporting Exchange in 1999. The pair were not actually first to market with the idea of a betting exchange but they were the best equipped to develop and expand such a business and ended up acquiring some of their early competitors.
Despite regulatory challenges from the established bookmakers, Betfair quickly established itself as the number one betting exchange in the world. The company would go on to branch out into all sorts of different avenues, eventually becoming part of one of the biggest betting companies in the world. This is the story of how Betfair went from an idea to a gambling behemoth.
Andrew Black’s idea was all about taking the power away from the bookmakers and giving it to individual punters. His and Edward Wray’s experience of working in finance gave them a solid understanding of the way the markets bought and sold positions which is basically just another way of betting on an outcome in the way a punter might ‘buy a position’ in a horse winning the race.
They used their initial funding to work on the proprietary software that would bring their idea to life. The idea was brilliant in its simplicity – allow punters to set their own odds by betting against each other rather than a bookmaker. Bringing it to life was a different matter entirely as the exchange required some serious techie work and a rock solid set of rules to ensure its smooth operation.
After all the hard work behind the scenes came the 6th of June 2000 and time for Betfair to launch. The Epsom Oaks became the first ever event traded on Betfair with Love Divine winning. Only 22 people took the plunge and had a bet on Betfair’s opening offer with most of them people who already worked for the company in their Hammersmith headquarters.
It may have been the softest of soft launches for the company but that race started the ball rolling for a business that would have an incredibly large role in the betting industry. By allowing punters to set their own odds, the prices available on Betfair quickly became the go-to place for those on the lookout for good value.
Betfair may not have been first to market with the betting exchange – their early competitors include Betdaq, who still operate (and are now owned by Ladbrokes), and Flutter, who would go on to be acquired by Betfair in 2002 – but they had a hard earned-reputation as innovators in the world of online gambling.
The betting exchange was, in itself, revolutionary. The amount of education that was required to win over punters more used to traditional bookmaking was an early stumbling block and the response from the industry was far from universally positive (more on that later) but Betfair revelled in their billing as industry disruptors.
2001 saw Betfair introduce one of their most impactful innovations to the marketplace – in-play betting. Starting with a select number of high profile events, the market operators at Betfair allowed users to keep trading their positions after they began. Thus was born the in-play revolution, with a 2018 survey suggesting live betting (in-play) is utilised by over one quarter of online punters.
Betfair were not shy about telling punters what a good deal they could get on the new betting exchanges. They spent a lot of money on advertising to attract new customers and on infrastructure to ensure the robustness of their website. Initial growth on Betfair was impressive with the amount of money match on the exchange increasing by an average of 5% each week.
That early growth inevitably saw the first £1 million market. In fact, almost £2 million was matched on the 2002 Masters with over £1 million traded on the eventual tournament winner, Tiger Woods. That and other milestones were celebrated inside the Hammersmith HQ but trouble was on the horizon.
A number of traditional bookmakers raised legal challenges to the right of betting exchanges to operate. Initially, they argued that layers on the exchange were effectively operating as bookmakers without passing the necessary regulatory checks.
When that was thrown out, the challenge became that Betfair should pay more to the Levy Board. The bookmakers (who paid 10% of their gross profit as a levy at the time) argued that Betfair should not just pay 10% of their gross commission to the Levy Board but that layers should also pay 10% of their gross profits.
Ultimately, the courts came down in favour of Betfair and the traditional bookmakers had to accept that betting exchanges were here to stay. Moreover, the bookies had to start offering better value to their punters, reducing the overround they built into their markets, to maintain their competitiveness in comparison with the exchanges.
Given the links between the betting exchanges and the stock exchange it was perhaps fitting that Betfair was floated on the London Stock Exchange on 22 October 2010. Getting to the point where the flotation was possible took a huge amount of work on behalf of the Betfair staff and many of them were rewarded with shares in the company.
The biggest winners, however, were Ed Wray and Andrew Black. They took a gamble on the company and poured in everything they had to make Betfair a success. The flotation of the stock exchange was the reward for their hard work and they both earned millions of pounds as the company was given an initial valuation of £1.4 billion.
Betfair’s reputation and growth all stemmed around the exchange but the company had been offering a sort of sportsbook in the background for a while. As well as offering a fairly comprehensive multiples product, Betfair also used their own funds to seed certain exchange markets (ie, Betfair acted as the layer).
With ambitions to grow further than ever, the Betfair hierarchy decided that they had to expand into new areas. Namely, it was time to open up a fully functioning sportsbook. The initial justification for users and staff who were unhappy with the new direction was that a sportsbook would be able to provide cover for areas in which Betfair was lacking.
An example would be horse racing betting early on the day of a race. Betfair quickly went way beyond this initial aim though to open up a sportsbook which looked, felt and worked much like many of the traditional bookmakers they had long been competing against.
Despite initial reservations, the Betfair Sportsbook has proven to be a success. The website works in such a way that users can quickly switch between the sportsbook and the exchange to support whatever style of betting best suits their needs at the time.
Those who were worried that Betfair had lost their innovative edge with the launch of their sportsbook were happy to see the company bring a new product to market in 2012. Betfair’s Cash Out brought the sort of control that traders had on the exchange to the sportsbook, allowing punters to confirm a profit before an event ends or to limit their losses when things went against them.
Betfair started offering Cash Out on in-play sportsbook markets but quickly expanded to offering it on ante post positions and multiples as well. They even introduced a slider which gave maximum control to punters by allowing them to leave a part of their stake live whilst taking some of it out. It wasn’t long before this new innovation became very popular with punters and was being copied by other bookmakers, proving that Betfair still had a knack for changing the sports betting landscape.
Betfair’s move into sports betting, online gaming and casinos, bingo, and even poker saw the company move away from its routes to become a more well-rounded company. At the same time, the business was reorganised behind the scenes with some of the workforce in Malta and Hammersmith relocated and a new office opening up in Dublin. Much of the sportsbook operation was based in the Irish capital which is also home to Paddy Power and the strategic move became all the clearer in 2015 when discussions between Betfair and Paddy Power began.
The merger of the two companies to form a new company called Paddy Power Betfair was finalised on 2 February 2016. Although the two continued to operate as separate brands, they pooled resources and the merger was actually structured as a takeover of Betfair by Paddy Power. The new company was headquartered in Dublin.
Paddy Power and Betfair operated as competitors for most of their history but they both had reputations for doing things a little bit differently and for being forward thinking betting companies. They proved those credentials again first with their merger and then with further move to expand the company into the rapidly growing and increasingly regulated (legalised) American market.
Their first step Stateside came with the acquisition of DRAFT, an American fantasy gaming company who operated a huge number of fantasy and draft games, in 2016. They then went even further in 2018 following the US Supreme Court’s decision to allow states to decide the legality of online sports betting. Paddy Power Betfair merged once more, this time tying up its US operations with the huge FanDuel to become FanDuel Group in the States.
The parent company pulled on the expertise of the workforce from all of the companies who formed the organisation, including Betfair’s by setting up physical sports betting locations as well as new and improved websites. Further international growth followed with the purchase of one of Georgia’s (in the former Soviet Union) biggest betting companies, Adjarabet.
With so many different assets to manage, it was time for another reorganisation. Thus came the decision to rebrand the group as Flutter Entertainment. This genuine betting behemoth is a very long way from where Betfair started as an idea had by two friends but there is no doubt it retains many of the principles and ideals of those early days.
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France and Croatia meet on Sunday to fight for the biggest prize in world football. The pair secured a place in the World Cup final in midweek, and now they clash in Moscow to bring the curtain down on a fantastic tournament in Russia. Will it be the 1998 world champions who carry away the trophy, or is this going to be a first major title for Croatia? With a finely posed game,
France head to Moscow this weekend knowing that they came up short two years ago. They lost the Euro 2016 final in Paris to Portugal, when they came through the tough side of the draw and faced a side who were considered lucky to be there. The Portuguese flipped the script that day, and now Croatia are out to do the same on the biggest stage of all.
It’s easy to see why Croatia will fancy their chances here, with France throwing their own final in extra time two years ago. Extra time here would suit the Croatians, who have been through it in their last three matches, succeeding in all of them. They also know they’re facing a French side who have the same style and approach as Euro 2016, so they’re certainly vulnerable.
These two are close to full fitness ahead of Sunday’s clash. There’s still many who consider Croatia to be tiring after their long run here, but they’re showing no sign of that. They’ve got no injury concerns, and no suspensions. However, the French are likely to miss Djibril Sidibe yet again, while Blaise Matuidi is another injury concern for the World Cup favourites.
France are seen as 10/11 favourites with William Hill, while Croatia sit at 15/4 with Bet365. The draw seems tempting at 21/10 with Ladbrokes, following the Croatians’ form so far. However, we think the value lies with both teams to score at 10/7 with 888Sport. It’s landed in Croatia’s last four games at this tournament, and they should have enough going forward to worry their defence. The French have individual moments of magic in games, and that’s likely to catch out a Croatian defence which has had weak points. We think BTTS is the way to go, as this could end the recent streak of low scoring finals.
Croatia can be found at 7/4 with Betfair to lift the trophy, and we think this game is going their way. By some means, we expect them to take advantage of France’s tactical and mental limitations and win this game. Given their price, the more experienced side seem like fantastic value to win this World Cup final.
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The World Cup is nearing its climax with the semi finals being played in the next couple of days. First is this enticing clash between France and Belgium in St Petersburg.
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Belgium have never reached the final of the World Cup before but they stand just one game away from making history. Roberto Martinez has been silencing his critics so far in Russia as his hard to beat side continues to impress. They saw off Brazil in the last round and have been rewarded with a test against France who are making their sixth World Cup semi-final appearance.
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France won no plaudits following a series of unimpressive group stage displays but they've since proven to be genuine World Cup contenders. After showing little in the way of attacking potency against the likes of Australia and Peru, Les Bleus finally clicked during the thrilling win over Argentina. They needed to be far grittier against a physical Uruguay side but once again the 1998 world champions got the job done. It wasn't the prettiest showing but it was a test France never looked like losing.
Belgium were far quicker out of the blocks this World Cup. A strong second half showing a saw them beat Panama and another emphatic victory over Tunisia followed. They were finally made to sweat during the round of 16 as they found themselves two goals down to Japan. A superb comeback spared their blushes however, Martinez deserving plenty of credit as substitutes Fellaini and Chadli changed the game. The former Wigan boss largely got his tactics spot on against Brazil too. Thibault Courtois was busier than he would've liked but take nothing away from an excellent Red Devils performance.
France were given quite the bruising against Uruguay on Friday but no serious injuries were collected. Blaise Matuidi is back after serving his one match suspension and will likely be in Didier Deschamps’ plans. The France manager has insisted he will keep faith in Olivier Giroud despite not scoring this tournament. The Chelsea man will remain alongside Mbappe and Griezmann who both have netted three times.
Belgium also aren’t missing any men for this game, giving Roberto Martinez plenty of options. The imposing Marouane Fellaini may keep his starting place after giving Belgium plenty of steel against Brazil. As usual, Romelu Lukaku who has seven goals in his last six international appearances, will be given the nod upfront while the sensational Hazard and De Bruyne will look to supply him.
History between these two suggests this will be very close. Two of their last three meetings have ended up all square while the other saw Belgium win by one goal after surge from the French late on. They’ve not met in a competitive game since the 1986 World Cup, a match which Les Bleus needed extra time to win.
Beating favourites Brazil and will give Belgium belief they can overcome absolutely anyone. When the Red Devils play without fear they can be a devastating side. Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were absolutely superb against Brazil and lone striker Lukaku offers so much with his strength and movement. This trio should be able to guide Belgium into their first World Cup final (10/11, Bet365) but France won't go down without a fight. The Red Devil's defence has been far from water tight this tournament, letting in five goals, and France will have chances on the break. Les Bleus have found life tough against defensive sides in this tournament but this game should be more reminiscent of their test with Argentina. As a result, both teams to score makes for a very tempting option at 20/21 with Betfair.
Arguably the pick of the Russia World Cup quarter finals takes place on Friday evening as Brazil take on Belgium in the Kazan Arena. With so much attacking talent available to both managers, it could be an absolute classic. But which side will win?
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Tite’s Brazil and Roberto Martinez’s Belgium meet at the Kazan Arena on Friday night for an intriguing-looking 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final. Despite a stunning comeback to beat Japan in the Round of 16, the Belgians head to Kazan as underdogs. Brazil, meanwhile, are starting to find some serious momentum in Russia.
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Brazil have found their feet in Russia, winning their last three games each by a 2-0 scoreline. After beating Serbia in their final Group E game to finish top, goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino were enough to secure a 2-0 victory over Mexico in Samara in the Round of 16 on Monday. Selecao have a remarkable record under Tite, and they will fancy their chances of booking their place in the semi-finals with a win over Belgium at the Kazan Arena on Friday.
Belgium beat England to top spot in Group G, picking up nine points from a possible nine along the way. The Belgians then locked horns with Japan in the last 16, finding themselves 2-0 down with just 20 minutes to go. However, goals from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli turned the game on its head to give the Belgians a memorable 3-2 win in Rostov-on-Don.
Douglas Costa remains a doubt with a thigh injury while Marcelo missed Brazil’s win over Mexico with a back problem. With Vincent Kompany back in the side, Belgium have no fresh injury concerns. These two nations have not met since the last 16 of the 2002 World Cup, when Brazil ran out 2-0 winners through goals by Rivaldo and Ronaldo.
Having kicked off their World Cup with a disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland, Brazil have since cruised to three successive 2-0 wins to book their place in the last eight. Despite their dominant victories, the Brazilians have hardly broke a sweat. Belgium have also impressed with four straight wins, but they were made to work extremely hard for their success against the Japanese last time out.
We can see Brazil continuing their momentum and coming out on top at the Kazan Arena on Friday. The Brazilians’ last five wins have all come by more than one goal, with four of those ending in 2-0 triumphs. With that in mind, have a punt on Brazil to win -1, which you can get at the top price of 31/10 with BetVictor.
Barcelona ace Philippe Coutinho has been in red-hot form for club and country in recent months, netting 10 times in 11 games. Coutinho, who has scored twice in Russia already, is available at 11/4 with 888sport to score anytime in Kazan on Friday.
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Can France and Argentina turn around poor displays in Russia this weekend? The pair kick off the last 16 with a heavyweight clash, but the two sides seem to be struggling under the burden of expectation. With massive reputations and star names, neither France nor Argentina have really impressed us so far this summer. However, which one of them will be booking their place in the last eight?
France are coming off a dull 0-0 with Denmark, but they’re still priced up as 5/4 favourites with BetVictor. The draw can be found at 21/10 with Bet365, while Argentina are outsiders at odds of 12/5 with William Hill. However, the South Americans will likely get a boost from their late turnaround in the group stage, after Marcos Rojo’s strike put them through at the expense of Nigeria. With France failing to hit any kind of heights in the first round, they may struggle up against a side who have had a euphoric turnaround.
The kind of effect that could have on a side who have made three tournament finals in the last four years can’t be underestimated. Argentina have a bounce now, while they continue to rely on arguably the greatest footballer of all time. They’re certainly not to be written off this weekend, especially against a France side who struggled through clashes with Peru and Australia.
Both sides are set to have full strength sides to pick from this weekend. The issue for both has been finding an 11 that suits them, and neither manager seems to have their best 11 in mind. While both sides have an array of talent to choose from, this game could be defined by whichever boss is prepared to be bold with their choices, rather than stick with what got them this far.
France are favourites after topping their group, but it would have been interesting to see them meet Nigeria or Croatia. Those are two sides who look much more united than Les Bleus, with the French side getting pelted with criticism after their dour 0-0 with Denmark. We can see Argentina playing a safety conscious game here, waiting for Messi to unlock the door for them. As a result, we’re backing the Barcelona man to score any time, after his strike on Tuesday. He looks like good value for a goal at 9/4 with 888Sport.
We’re also backing these two underperformers to draw, given that they’ve each lacked edge at times in this tournament. France’s poor tactical set up should play in to the hands of Jorge Sampaoli, but Argentina lack the defence to grind out a 1-0 win. That has us backing a draw at 21/10 with Bet365, along with 1-1 at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.
The final round of games in Group C pits together the two pre-tournament favourites to book a place in the next round. A lacklustre French side have already delivered on that, after they beat Peru 1-0 in their last game. While Les Bleus are through already, Denmark face a battle to qualify in this final clash, but can they get a result to join the French in the last 16?
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Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia leaves them fighting for second spot, as they need to avoid defeat in this clash to move into the last 16. This group always looked like it favoured the Danes, and with Christian Eriksen on board they have little excuse if they fail to make it out of Group C. They do have a difficult final day clash on paper, but this is a France side who have failed to click in their opening matches. A 2-1 victory over Australia and a 1-0 win against Peru put Les Bleus in the last 16, but it doesn’t make them seem like tournament contenders.
Denmark have looked like a tough side to beat in their first two games, and with their future in the competition on the line we expect them to double down on that. Can they do enough to set up a potential clash with Croatia in the next round?
Denmark come into this clash without the suspended Yussef Poulsen, after he was booked in the opening two matches. He’s going to be a big loss for the Danes, but luckily they’re going up against a much-changed France side. With their spot in the last 16 booked, the French can utilise their impressively deep squad, as they give their big names a rest before a potential meeting with Argentina, Nigeria or Iceland.
France come in to Tuesday’s final Group C game as 5/4 favourites with BetVictor. The draw has been priced at 6/4 with Coral, while you can get 17/5 with 888Sport on a Denmark victory. Of course, that would take them top of the group, but will the French really allow that to happen?
France might not get a say, with rested players and a side which can’t get up to full speed. However, we think a tight Denmark will let them off the hook. We can see these two playing out a draw, so we’re backing the Danes to avoid defeat at 4/6 with Bet365 ahead of this final clash. We’re also tipping the pair to draw 1-1 on Tuesday, as they both prepare for second round games at the weekend.
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The best clash of Group D may well be Argentina v Croatia. We’ve got all the best enhanced odds and offers for this match. That includes Betfair’s generous 40/1 on Argentina to win!
Our main World Cup betting offers post is packed with promos and all the best football free bets are also on offer. However, read on for more info on the 40/1 deal and other great promos for Argentina v Croatia.
The best promotion for this game right now boosts Argentina from evens to a massive 40/1! The best non-enhanced odds on Messi and co are 11/10 so 40/1 offers massive value on a team that could yet win the World Cup.
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Argentina face their second game at the 2018 World Cup on Thursday, as they meet group leaders Croatia. The South American giants slipped up to Iceland in their opening game in Russia, which has left the pressure on Lionel Messi and co. Can they secure a place as Group D winners, or will this group end up being as difficult as their qualifying campaign?
The Argentines drew 1-1 with Iceland on Saturday, and that result gained the smallest nation at the tournament their first point in it. However, it did little for Argentina’s hopes of winning the World Cup. Lionel Messi faltered hours after Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick, and the pair are now being relentlessly compared, after the Portuguese captain’s strong start in Russia.
Things will get even tougher for the Argentines, as they take on an experienced Croatian side. They have a midfield who know exactly what they’re doing, as they’ve had plenty of big games. They’ve got the technical ability to control the midfield, while you’d imagine Ivan Rakitic knows a thing or two about keeping Messi quiet. That could leave the fifth favourites for the trophy in trouble, as they’re in danger of an early exit, unless they can claim a win over Croatia.
Croatia are without striker Nikola Kalinic, who has been sent home from the squad. The AC Milan man refused to come off the bench in that clash with Nigeria, and that saw him booking an early trip out of Russia. Argentina have no such worries and no injuries but they are expected to set up with a widely different side after their struggles against Iceland in the opener. Can they shake up their squad and get an improved result?
Argentina are favourites here at 20/21 with BetVictor – or 40/1 if you join Betfair! Alternatively, you can find Croatia at 3/1 with Ladbrokes ahead of this clash. We think this game is set to be much more difficult for the South Americans than those prices suggest.
Croatia made a solid start against Nigeria, and they have the cutting edge to get through this top heavy Argentina side. We’re backing goals from both teams here, given the amount of talent they each have up front. Given the quality on show, and the chance Croatia have to knock Argentina out of the running for first place, over 2.5 goals looks good at 5/4 with Betfair.
However, we see an Argentine being the player to watch for this one, and it’s not Messi. Aguero had three shots against Iceland – two were blocked and the other hit the back of the net. The Man City man impressed us, and we think he’s great value to score again at 2/1 with 888Sport.
England’s normal odds to win the World Cup range from 14/1 to 20/1. Join Betfair and claim this enhanced odds offer and you can back them at 200/1!
This is the biggest England offer we’ve ever seen and 200/1 really is a crazy price. England looked good against Nigeria and Costa Rica and there is a sense that this young, fearless side could upset the odds.
You don’t have much to lose with this amazing promo. Bet a quid on England and you could land a 200/1 winner and £200 of free bets. However, what really sweetens the deal is that whether the Three Lions win the World Cup or not, you can still also claim an extra £100 of free bets with this offer!
Legal Bits! - New customers can get England to win the World Cup at an enhanced 200/1. Maximum stake £1. Winnings paid in (stake not returned) free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards or PayPal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. Terms and conditions apply. 18+. Gamble Aware. See terms below for £100 free bet bundle.
Betfair’s standard welcome offer is £100 in free bets. However, this amazing 200/1 World Cup offer gives you the HUGE enhanced odds AND the £100 free bet package. Either of these promos by themselves are cracking value but put them together and this offer is hard to beat.
Once you have claimed the 200/1 on England you just need to make five bets to earn a £20 free bet. Each of the five bets must be on a separate selection, so you can’t just back the same thing five times. These wagers must be made with cash, in the Betfair Sportsbook and be for £10 or more. Minimum odds of 1.5 (1/2) apply.
Once you have claimed your first £20 free bet, just repeat the process to earn a second and so on until you have earned the full £100 bundle. You have 30 days to claim all five £20 free bets which gives you plenty of time.
So, if you fancy 200/1 on England and the chance to claim £100 free bets as well, you know what to do! We don’t think there will be a better offer this World Cup so don’t miss out!
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Outsiders win at huge odds every single day of the week in football, horse racing and other sports. Anyone who says England have no chance doesn’t understand football, sport, betting or life and you can quote us on that! Leicester had no chance of winning the Premier League and they won it. Donald Trump had no chance of being President and, God help us, he is!
Every season tournaments are won by golfers at triple figure odds and every year horse races are won by three-legged donkeys at similar prices. Indeed, if England were a golfer in a major tournament or a horse in the Grand National, their odds would mark them down as serious contenders.
Of course, this is the World Cup, not golf or the National or anything else. Yes, Germany, Brazil, Spain and a few other sides are better than Southgate’s men. But the simple fact is that at non-enhanced odds of around 16/1, England have a real chance.
They have a top class goalscorer in Harry Kane, one of the best young goalkeepers in the world and they are coming into the tournament with a quiet confidence. Players such as Marcus Rashford could really light up the World Cup. This is a young, bold, brave England who have seen their age group friends and colleagues win.
They ARE outsiders, that’s a fact. But at enhanced odds of 200/1 with this Betfair offer, PLUS £100 of free bets as well, they have to be worth a quid!
Betfair’s enhanced odds offers are brilliant and this 80/1 acca offer is no exception.
United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all HUGE favourites. In fact, Man City are the “underdogs” of the four but even they are priced at odds of just 9/20. The standard odds on this acca are less than 4/1, so 80/1 is unbeatable value.
If you don’t already have an account at Betfair, hit the button below to claim this brilliant 80/1 offer now!
Key Terms - New customers (UK/ROI only) can get Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City & Chelsea at an enhanced 80/1 all to win. Max stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/PayPal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&Cs Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claiming this promotion is very easy. Betfair are one of the biggest and best football betting sites around. Once you’ve claimed this promotion you’ll be able to access all their great offers for existing customers too. On top of that they are 100% trustworthy and the mobile site is really quick and easy to use!
Man United travel to West Ham on Thursday and a point will guarantee them second spot in the Premier League! If you fancy them to win, however, then join Betfair and claim this brilliant 25/1 enhanced odds offer!
The 25/1 price boost is available to new customers only. As well as the amazing enhanced odds, you can also claim an extra £100 of free bets. 25/1 on United AND £100 of freebies sounds like a cracking promotion to us so join Betfair now and claim this deal.
Key Terms - New Customers can get Man Utd at an enhanced 25/1 to beat West Ham. Max stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/PayPal count. Free bets stake not returned. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claiming this huge 25/1 offer is easy:
25/1 on an odds-on shot is clearly amazing value. However, throw in an extra £100 of freebies as well and it really is a great promotion.
The standard welcome bonus at Betfair is worth the same £100 of free bets. But why bother with that when you can claim the free bets AND the enhanced odds?
As said, this 25/1 United offer also includes access to the £100 Betfair bundle. This part of the promo comes as five £20 free bets, released as you continue betting in the Betfair Sportsbook.
To earn your first £20 freebie, make five separate bets (different selections) of £10 or more at odds of at least 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds). Your £20 free bet will be added and once you’ve used that you can earn your second £20.
To do that, just repeat the process, making five £10 bets at odds of 1/2 or higher. Keep going until you’ve claimed all five free bets and the full £100 Betfair package.
Key Terms - New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus.
Minimum odds 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds). Exchange bets excluded. Terms and conditions apply, 18+.
Betfair’s standard odds on this Champions League acca are less than 12/1. So this 100/1 offer is HUGE value and could land you a massive win!
Barca are huge odds-on favourites at just 1/6, with Bayern also odds-on at just 4/6. With Real Madrid 13/8 and Pep's City 13/10, all four are very clear favourites. This Champions League fourfold is a great option for this week's games and could land you £100 in free bets from just a £1 stake!
If you don't have a Betfair account and have a quid to risk, this 100/1 offer is the perfect way to liven up the midweek football. The Champions League is back - can you turn £1 into £100 of free bets at Betfair?
The following is a summary of the Ts and Cs of this promo. Visit Betfair for full terms and conditions. Please note that this promotion is open to those aged 18+ only. It's also a limited time promotion.
The Legal Bit
We're obliged to tell you the following. It's basically what we've already said above and what you'll find at Betfair. Hey, the law's an ass, what can we do?
“New Customers can get Barcelona, Bayern, Real & Man City at an enhanced 100/1 all to win. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/Paypal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&C’s Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.”
If we knew that, we’d be sticking more than a quid on it! However, clearly this 100/1 Betfair acca offer provides amazing value.
Bayern and Real are up first on Tuesday night and Bayern certainly should be one of the safest bets of this acca. They are odds-on favourites to get the job done against Sevilla and having thrashed Beskitas we think they can put one foot in the semis here. The Germans are in great form so it's very hard to see them slipping up.
Real face a much tougher test away at Juventus but they are starting to hit top form. There may still be some scras from the final last year when Real won 4-1. Moreover, when it comes to this competition, nobody feels more at home than the Madrid side and at chunky odds we are certainly sure they will feature in many an acca this week.
On Wednesday Roma travel to Spain to face Champions Leagues favourites Barcelona. The Catalan giants have virtually got La Liga wrapped up and with their home form so strong it's virtually impossible to see Roma denying them. The bookies agree: Barca are as short as 1/7 in places. In theory this is the safest leg of this acca.
Last but certainly not least we have Man City, who face possibly the hardest test of this 100/1 Betfair acca offer. The Premier League champions-elect are priced at normal odds of 13/10 with Betfair to win at Anfield. They are favourites but they remain the second longest odds in the acca. They travel to Liverpool some 18 points clear of the Reds. They lost the league fixture at Anfield but they will be out for revenge here and their class should make Liverpool's poor defence pay. It certainly did when they thrashed Klopp's boys 5-0 at the Etihad!
The real odds of this fourfold are around 12/1 so, as said, it's no banker. However, at the massive enhanced odds of 100/1 we reckon this has to be worth a quid. Don’t you?
England’s 2018 World Cup preparations take them to Holland for a friendly tonight! If you fancy the Three Lions, Betfair offer enhanced odds of 33/1 PLUS £100 in free bets.
Key Terms - New Customers can get England at an enhanced 33/1 to beat Netherlands. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/Paypal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&C’s Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
The legally-required key terms are above and full terms and conditions are shown at Betfair. See below for the simple steps you should take to claim this 33/1 England offer.
Key Terms - New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&cs apply.
The standard welcome offer is worth £100, credited as five £20 free bets. However, forget about that! With this 33/1 deal you get the enhanced odds of 33/1 on England AND the £100 of freebies.
Once your bet on England has settled, you can start earning your first £20 free bet. Just place a cash bet of £10 or more at odds of 1/2 (1.5 in decimal) or higher in the Sportsbook. Every five bets you make (on different selections) will earn you a £20 free bet.
Make five to claim your first, use your £20 freebie and then make another five cash bets to earn your second. Keep going until you’ve claimed the full £100 of free bets. If things go well you could turn your initial £1 into a LOT of cash.
Worst case scenario you’ll be a quid down but have access to the £100 of free bets anyway. We reckon that’s a great deal so join Betfair and back England at 33/1 now!
Tonight’s EFL Cup clash could be a cracker as Arsenal host Chelsea. Whoever you fancy to win, Betfair’s enhanced odds offer has you covered. Choose from massive odds of 40/1 on the Gunners or 30/1 on the Blues.
This semi final is well poised after the first game ended 0-0 at Chelsea. Arsenal are at home but the Blues are the favourites at 17/10 (Betfred). Arsene Wenger’s men can be backed at best odds of 9/5 with Betfair and the draw is 12/5 at Coral.
However, assuming you don’t have a Betfair account, you can make a mockery of those standard odds. Claim this offer and you can opt for 40/1 on Arsenal or 30/1 on Chelsea! What’s more, if you claim this price boost, you’ll also be eligible for an extra £100 of free bets!
This EFL semi final second leg is a massive game, with both Arsenal and Chelsea struggling a little of late. That said, both warmed up for this with big wins, which bodes well for an exciting clash on Wednesday night.
Just visit Betfair from this page and you’ll be taken to the offer. Then all you have to do is choose between the 40/1 on the home win or the 30/1 for Conte and co. Whichever offer you plump for, the Ts and Cs are the same.
This really is a sensational offer. As well as being able to choose from the quoted enhanced odds, you also get access to a further £100 of free bets.
The £100 Betfair free bet bundle gives you five £20 freebies. Just place five cash bets in the Betfair Sportsbook (minimum odds 1/2, minimum stake £10) and you’ll get a £20 free bet. Repeat the process four more times to claim the full £100 and hopefully land one or two big wins along the way!
Changing the subject somewhat, did you know it’s only 141 days until the 2018 World Cup? You do now! We know which teams will be competing and the draw has been made so start thinking about your bets now.
Getting an early ante post bet could be the way to some massive value, whilst we’ll be highlighting all the best World Cup freebies, offers and promotions. Hit the button below to head to our World Cup offers and tips hub now.
Betfair’s normal welcome offer is £100 in free bets. However, join via an enhanced odds offer and you’ll get the same £100 free bet bundle AND crazy boosted prices.
The £100 of free bets offered to new customers by Betfair is very tempting. If you fancy that, just hit the button below to visit Betfair and claim your freebies. However, we strongly advise you to join visa one of their regular enhanced odds deals instead.
That way you get the best of both worlds. Enhanced odds AND the £100 free bet bundle.
New customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.
Just to re-emphasise the point, whether you opt for the straight £100 in free bets, or an enhanced odds offer, you get the same £100 free bet bundle. To us, this makes the enhanced odds option a no-brainer.
As with all the promotions we advertise, the full Ts and Cs are shown at the site when you visit. Here are the key facts with regards the £100 free bet bundle.
To claim the enhanced odds AND the £100 bundle, check out all of our enhanced odds offers. Whenever Betfair has a promotion that is open, we’ll list it there. You can also click the button below but note that this may redirect to the standard £100 in free bets if there isn’t an applicable price boost at that time.
The enhanced odds element of this package really is the icing on the £100 free bet cake. You’ll be betting just £1 at the massive boosted odds, so you have almost nothing to lose. An example enhancement might see a side at 10/11 boosted to 25/1.
If you win, you’ll get your quid back in cash PLUS £25 in free bets. Not bad for an odds-on shot eh? If you lose, ok, you’re a quid down but with such a crazy price boost it’s worth the risk.
And, win or lose with that initial welcome offer, you’ll still get the same £100 in free bets as the main Betfair offer. Sounds like a deal and a steal to us!
Who doesn’t love an acca? Well, if you like winning big from a small stake, check out this amazing 70/1 Betfair acca offer on the EPL this weekend.
The normal odds Betfair offer on this Premier League fourfold are just over 5/1. That makes 70/1 top value for this Saturday afternoon acca.
The maximum stake is £1, which is great, because it means you have very little to lose. For just a quid you get plenty of excitement on a Saturday afternoon and the chance to land £70 in free bets!
The most important thing to note is that this is only for new Betfair customers. Also, you must be resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland and be aged at least 18. If that’s you, you’re probably eligible and this is how you claim the offer.
Betfair are a top notch betting site and brilliant for betting on football. If you decide to opt for this 70/1 acca you cannot also claim the normal £10 Betfair offer. Please note that the full Ts and Cs of this ofer are shown at Betfair.
All four sides are odds-on so there is clearly a very good chance it will indeed be a winner. Man City are the shortest priced of the four sides, with Pep’s champs-in-waiting just 1/8 to beat Newcastle at home.
United are 4/7 to win at our of form Burnley, whilst Leicester look amazing value to beat Watford in the East Midlands at 20/23. Chelsea are the first leg of this fourfold accumulator and they are 8/13 to win at Brighton. The Seagulls are in poor form at the moment so again, that looks a reasonably solid bet.
As said, the combined odds for this acca are a little more than 5/1. At the 70/1 enhanced promo price you’re getting more than 13 times those non-boosted odds. There is always a degree of risk in an acca but a fourfold isn’t down to pot luck and we think this has a very real chance of coming in.
No matter what, at 70/1 it certainly gives you a massive chunk of value and will make for exciting viewing! Good luck!
Whoever you fancy in Sunday’s Manchester derby, Betfair have enhanced odds to suit. Choose from 40/1 on Man United or 30/1 on Man City!
Whether you fancy Jose or Pep, the Reds or the Blues, 30/1 on the Citizens or 40/1 the Red Devils is top value.
What’s more, whatever the outcome, Betfair also have an extra £100 in free bets up for grabs when you claim this offer!
Whether you opt for United at the bigger odds of 40/1 or favourites City at 30/1, the main Ts and Cs are the same. Full terms and conditions of this promo are shown at Betfair.
Please note this is only available to new Betfair customers. The offer is valid for the Betfair Sportsbook and you must live in Ireland or the United Kingdom to be eligible. Also, and we would hope this was obvious, you must be aged 18 or over.
So, on Sunday afternoon, who will you opt for? The best normal odds on United are 12/5 (at Betfred), so 40/1 is a massive price boost. But then the best standard odds on City are 5/4 at William Hill, so 30/1 arguably an even bigger odds enhancement.
The choice is yours but with the extra £100 of free bets AS WELL, this really is a generous promotion for a massive match.
This is a huge game in the context of the Premier League title race. City are favourites and a win would move them 11 points clear at the top. On the other hand, a home win would really breathe life back into the battle.
We think City are a shade short here given Mourinho’s tactical ability and United’s home record. The Red Devils have been superb at Old Trafford this term. There is no doubt their players and fans will really be up for this so we think they have a great chance.
Whatever the result, goals seem certain. We can’t see Mourinho parking the bus at home. So, whoever you fancy, how about upping your odds by throwing in BTTS too?
United and both teams to score is 5/1 at Betfair, whilst City and BTTS is 10/3, also with Betfair. If you have a Betfair account already those are worth considering. Of course, if you don’t have a Betfair account, just go for the 30/1 or 40/1 instead!
England host Brazil at Wembley and Betfair’s 60/1 England offer is unbeatable if you fancy the Three Lions.
Neymar and co will take some beating but England’s youngsters showed against Germany they aren’t afraid of anyone. They are the underdogs tonight but don’t bother with the standard odds of 4/1 at Coral. Why would you, when you can join Betfair and get 60/1?!
NB – full Ts and Cs available at Betfair, 18+, limited time offer, new customers only, maximum bet £1, winnings paid in free bets
As well as those massive odds of 60/1 on the home team, you can also claim an extra £100 of free bets at Betfair. That makes this a really generous offer.
Just join Betfair Sportsbook using code ZFBDGZ. Place your first bet on the special 60/1 England match odds market. This is available only to Betfair newcomers who live in Ireland or the UK.
If England win you’ll get £60 of stake not returned free bets. Win or lose, you can then claim an extra five £20 free bets.
To claim each £20 freebie you must make five cash bets of £10 or more at odds of 1/2 or more.
As with the 60/1 deal, the Ts and Cs for this are shown at Betfair but all in all, it really is a great welcome package.
If you already have an account at Betfair, check out our England offers post, whilst our free bets page has all the best football free bets around. Lastly, if you’re already thinking about Russia, why not have a read of our World Cup preview?
60/1 on Spurs to beat Real is amazing value. Betfair’s enhanced odds offer for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash is huge. If you fancy Tottenham have a chance, check this promo out!
Spurs are big underdogs playing Real in Madrid but 60/1? The best standard odds are 13/2 (with Betfair). At 60/1 you are getting almost 10 times those odds. What’s more, with this enhanced odds offer, you can also earn an extra £100 of free bets as well!
The full terms and conditions are shown at Betfair when you claim the deal. However, before you head there and get too excited, here are the most important bits of info. Note you can also claim 20/1 on Real Madrid if you prefer but Spurs at 60/1 is better value to our eyes.
As with most huge enhanced prices, this is only available to new Betfair customers. You must also be resident in the UK or Ireland. First off, join Betfair using a promo link on this page.
That will automatically enter the 60/1 promo code on your registration form. That offer code is ZFBDFS. The maximum bet at 60/1 is £1 and you need to make your bet in the Betfair Sportsbook using the enhanced price in the Match Odds market.
What if Spurs Win?
If Spurs do indeed upset Real Madrid, you’ll win £60 of free bets. You get your £1 stake back as cash but the winnings are all paid in free bets. That £60 of free bets are stake not returned. They will be valid for 7 days once issued and are valid for use in the Betfair Sportsbook only.
Any profit you make from that massive £60 of freebies is all yours!
£100 of Free Bets
Whether Tottenham beat Los Blancos or not, you’ll still be eligible for the £100 free bet bundle. This means you can then claim £100 of free bets on top of the £60 or, if Spurs don’t win, as a consolation.
To earn the £100 you need to claim 5 x £20 free bets. Place five cash bets at odds of 1/2 (that’s 1.5 in decimal odds) for at least £10 and you’ll earn a £20 freebie. As with the potential £60 of free bets on Spurs, this £20 will be stake not returned.
Repeat those steps to claim another £20 free bet and then repeat a further three times to claim the full £100. You have 30 days from registering to claim your full £100.
So, if you think Harry Kane and co have got a chance and you like the sound of £160 in free bets, join Betfair now and claim this offer!
The big game in the Premier League this weekend is Liverpool v Man United. Betfair have a brilliant enhanced odds offer if you fancy a bet on the game. You can back Liverpool at 33/1 or Man United at 40/1!
We’re focussing on United at 40/1 here but the terms and conditions and the link to join are the same if you prefer Liverpool’s enhanced odds.
The key things to be aware of are that this is for new customers only. It’s also for UK/Irish customers only and winnings are paid in free bets. There is a £1 maximum stake at 40/1 but you can then also claim the £100 free bet bundle as well.
This a brilliant promo to start your football betting weekend with a bang. Hit the button below to claim 33/1 on Liverpool or 40/1 on United. For more info on this promo, just read on!
Aside from the key terms and conditions noted above, you should also be aware of the following:
This is a limited time offer and full Ts and Cs are shown at Betfair.
The standard welcome offer at Betfair is worth £100, released as five free bets worth £20 each. However, claim an enhanced odds promotion and you get the massive price AND that same £100 bundle.
Just place your bet on Liverpool or United as per the terms above. Then, once you’ve done that and, hopefully, won and used your £40 of free bets, you can start claiming the freebie package.
Check out all of our footy free bets if you already have an account at Betfair. Alternatively, if you’re a United fan, check out all of our Man United offers and free bets.
If you’re thinking further afield, be sure to check out our World Cup betting offers post. It has all the best World Cup freebies, as well as some great facts, stats and trivia.
England have booked their place at the Russia World Cup with three points against Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday evening. And though their final qualifying match has no real consequences, Gareth Southgate will want a big display from his men. There are plenty of England betting offers flying around from the main bookies for Sunday's match.
Not least this excellent one from Betfair: Enhanced Odds of 20/1 on England to beat Lithuania.
The offer is open to new customers only, aged 18+, and the maximum bet is £1.00. The winnings are paid out in free bets, but there is also the chance to claim up to £100 in additional free bets using the Betfair Bet Bundle, so this really is an offer worth grabbing.
Check out the full terms and conditions on the Betfair site and then get your bet on England to do the business at Wembley.
Betfair are one of the best bookie around when it comes to enhanced odds offers – i.e. offering a particular bet at odds that are a lot bigger than the standard price.
In order to claim a Betfair enhanced odds offer you cannot already have a betting account with them. You must also reside in the UK or Ireland and be aged at least 18 years.
Simply visit the Betfair betting site using a link on this page and register your details. Be sure to enter the relevant Promo Code when you register (which can be found on the first page when you visit the Betfair site.
Then place a bet of at least £1.00 on the specific market to which the offer applies. Then if it wins you’ll be paid out at the enhanced odds in free bets (which are valid for 7 days and must be used on the sportsbook).
You will then qualify for an additional bonus of up to £100 in free bets, with a £20 free bet awarded for every five £10 real money bets you place at odds of 1/2 (1.5 in decimal) or greater. You can find out more about this aspect of the welcome offer in our Betfair £100 Bet Budle article.
There have been some truly magnificent Betfair enhanced offers over the last couple of years, though all of them have offered tremendous betting value. Really any of them are worth grabbing, but some are better than others, so really it’s up to you when you feel one of their offers is just too good to turn down.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Free Bets and Welcome Bonuses to see what else is on offer!
The International Champions Cup continues and you can get odds of 30/1 on City beating Spurs.
This generous offer is for new customers only. If you fancy City to beat Spurs then 30/1 is clearly amazing value. The normal odds are just 23/20 (Coral) so 30/1 is a huge price boost.
City thrashed Real Madrid the other day and there are signs they are clicking. With Spurs beaten by Roma last time out, it’s easy to see why City are big favourites for this clash.
The game kicks off at 11pm Saturday night UK time. You can claim this 30/1 offer until then so don’t delay if you want to land a big winner at massive odds!
Below are the key facts for this offer. You can read the full terms at Betfair but as long as you are a new customer and based in the UK or Ireland, you should be able to claim this 30/1 price boost.
With just £1 of your own cash on the line, you have virtually nothing to lose. The International Champions Cup has thrown up some great games filled with goals. We think this one will be more of the same and we also think City will prove too good.
Hit the button below to claim your 30/1 City offer and then sit back and enjoy the game!
The 2017 International Champions Cup is the fifth such event and sees some of the world’s biggest clubs battle it out. City, Spurs, United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Roma, Juventus and PSG are playing in USA. Chelsea are in Singapore and Bayern Munich and Inter Milan feature both there and China. They are joined by Lyon, Arsenal, AC Mila and Dortmund who will play matches only in China.
Whilst this is, of course, essentially just an elaborate series of pre-season friendlies, there can be no doubting the class of the clubs involved. There have been some brilliant games, packed with goals and it certainly beats watching your side play the local League 1 outfit!
Betting on pre-season games is always a little risky but these games are certainly a little more competitive than most.
Thus far City have lost to rivals United 2-0 but then beat Real Madrid 4-1. Spurs have beaten PSG 4-2 and lost 3-2 to Roma.
Juventus v Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final and it should be a thriller! Make it more thrilling by putting your money where your mouth is. Back Juventus at 40/1 or Real Madrid at 40/1 with brilliant Betfair odds.
These enhanced odds are for new customers only. So, if you don’t have an account at Betfair, click the button below to claim your 40/1 deal.
With both sides priced at around 2/1, 40/1 is clearly a huge price boost. Juventus or Madrid, the choice is yours. But the odds are Betfair’s and they are 40/1 either way so don’t miss out!
Here are the key facts for this unbeatable offer. Note that the 40/1 odds on either side relate to the match odds, not to win the Champions League outright.
Those are the most important bits of the small print. With just a quid on the line, you don’t have much to lose here and you could easily land £40 in free bets.
This game is free to watch on BT Sport. It’s sure to be a thriller but make it even more interesting with this 40/1 promo.
Win or lose you can then claim an extra £100 of free bets at Betfair. Every five bets of £10 or more (cash bets only, minimum odds 1/2) will earn you a £20 freebie. Rinse and repeat to max out the £100 offer.
If you choose correctly on Saturday night this offer could gain you a total of £140 in free bets. Why not risk £1 and see if you can land a 40/1 winner?
This really is a tough one to call, with very little in the odds. The bookies make Real narrow favourites to lift the trophy at 5/6 (Ladbrokes £50 free bet). Juventus are evens with Coral and others.
Take a look at our main Juventus v Real Madrid betting tips and offers post for the full lowdown. That includes Betfair's 12/1 or 10/1 offer with lower odds but a bigger stake.
Ultimately though we think Juve are very solid value at evens. Bet £5 on the Italians at Coral and you will double your money if they lift this year’s CL.
Win or lose though, you’ll also get £20 in free bets at Coral. Hopefully that will make this a profitable Champions League final no matter what!
It’s Germany v Cameroon in the Confederations Cup and you can back the Germans at 20/1 with Betfair!
Germany may have young squad in Russia but even so, they’re going great guns. They should prove far too good for Cameroon so 20/1 is a great price. Considering the best non-enhanced odds on Low’s men are 2/5, we reckon 20/1 is top value.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…and then a few more things. Nonetheless, it’s easy!
The £100 free bet bundle at Betfair is a brilliant promotion. Not too many football betting sites offer £100 in free bets. So, to get that AND big enhanced odds is a top class welcome package.
The £100 bundle is activated in £20 free bets, one for every five bets you place.
Where the hell have you been? Betfair are one of the best football betting sites around. Both the Sportsbook (which is like a standard bookmaker) and the betting exchange are first class.
The odds and range of leagues are great, with loads of markets on the biggest games too. There are lots of ongoing promotions for existing customers too. That means you get 20/1 on Germany, the £100 freebie package AND more promotions all the time too!
The in-play options at Betfair are just about the best there are anywhere too. Ditto live streaming, meaning you can watch the game and have a bet too. Even when there’s no live football on any of the “normal” channels!
All in all Betfair are very much a heavyweight when it comes to betting on the beautiful game. Get involved with this 20/1 Germany offer and see for yourself! With only a quid on the line, what have you got to lose (I’ll tell you: a quid).
The big enhanced odds offers are flying around at the moment as the season draws to a close. If you fancy Man United to beat Southampton on Wednesday night, be sure to claim these crazy odds.
United have been very strong on the road and they are a tempting bet at the standard odds of 9/5. However, if you don’t have an account with Betfair Sportsbook, you can get 40/1! And that’s clearly one cracking bet!
The full terms and conditions of this promo are shown at Betfair. Just head there now from this page to check them out. The key information to note is right here though:
Betfair’s standard free bet is bet £10, get £30. They have also introduced a 100% free bet worth up to £100. However, if you want only the smallest risk, this is the promo to go for.
For just a quid of your own cash you could land £40 in free bets! In addition, you can then also claim a further £100 of freebies. The key terms for the £100 bundle are:
If you don’t fancy United, don’t fancy that offer or already have an account at Betfair, there are plenty of other ways to try and make some money on this one.
First of all you could take a look at our list of the best football free bets.
Or, if you want enhanced odds, how about triple odds at 888sport? Join 888 and you can pick your own market and get three times the standard odds. With a maximum bet of a tenner, you could land a massive win if you go for a correct score or similar!
Alternatively, if you are very confident United will beat the Saints, Betfair have an alternative enhanced deal. You can get 8/1 on the Red Devils but the maximum bet here is £10. That means you could land £80 in free bets!
Ladbrokes are also in on the action and their 40/1 United offer is even better. Ladbrokes offer 40/1 on United to score! That takes some beating in the value stakes!
Lastly, the banker of all bankers, you can get 28/1 at Coral that there is a throw in in this game! That’s effectively a risk free £28 in free bets – very nice indeed.
Ronaldo is the best player at the Euros, scores for fun and Portugal are in a weak group, which means Betfair’s 24/1 offer looks a blinder! Throw in money back and £100 in free bets and if you don’t have a Betfair account today MUST be your lucky day.
As with all the enhanced odds offers that Betfair have, you can see the full terms and conditions for this great top scorer promotion before you commit to joining the Betfair Sportsbook.
It’s a simple enough promotion though and all you really need to know is explained in simple English right here.
This offer is essentially risk free because if you bet on Ronaldo to be the top scorer at the Euros and someone else beats the Real Madrid superstar to the glory, Betfair will give you your money back. Ok, the refund is a free bet, not cash, but if you intend to bet on the new Premier League season or anything else the £10 free bet will be easy enough to use – and hopefully profit from. That said, as we’ll explain below, we fully expect Ronaldo to land the Golden Boot!
£100 Free Bet Betfair Bundle
Whether you land this 24/1 shot or not, when you join Betfair via one of their odds enhancements you then also become entitled to a further £100 in freebies. Just place five cash bets of £10 or more in the sportsbook at odds of 1/2 or more and you’ll earn a £20 free bet. You can repeat this process another four times to claim the full £100 in free bets.
With five £20 free bets you’re almost certain to land some big winners and with a brilliant summer of sport to qualify for and use these free bets, you’re equally certain to have great fun using them.
The Portuguese supremo is the bookies’ favourite to land the Golden Boot, which gives you a pretty good indication of his chances. Ronaldo is 9/1 at 888sport, although new customers there can actually claim triple odds of 27/1, which beats this offer, although 888sport don’t give you your money back or the extra free bets.
Regardless, 9/1 is a great price, with some football betting sites as short as 6/1 on Ronaldo. The man from Madeira has netted 56 goals for Portugal as well as 51 for Real Madrid this season alone! That total includes 16 in the Champions League so scoring against the top sides is no problem for him.
Perhaps the main reason we like the look of Ronaldo to be top scorer – especially at odds of 24/1! – is that Portugal have a great draw. Iceland, Austria and Hungary are three of the weakest teams in the competition and Ronaldo could easily notch five in Group F alone.
This offer is a great reason to join a great betting site so why not head to Betfair now before they withdraw this sensational 24/1 promotion?!
Loads of betting sites offer money back deals but Money Back Extra in the Betfair Sportsbook is unique in that you get to choose what event will trigger the cashback, meaning more excitement, more skill and, hopefully, a better chance of winning some free bets as insurance if your main bet doesn’t win.
Money Back Extra is an ongoing football promotion that features on several games per week and allows you to choose what event in the game will trigger a refund of select losing bets. It usually features on the biggest televised Premier League and Champions League games – the latest matches can be seen on the Betfair Sportsbook Promotions tab.
You will be given a choice of five refund triggers, for example a named player to score, a sending off in the game, a penalty, over a certain number of goals or perhaps a certain score to occur at any point during the match.
Goalscorer bets (first, last, anytime), correct score bets and anytime correct score bets are all eligible for the cashback and if your bet on any of those markets (in the Betfair Sportsbook, not Exchange) loses BUT you Money Back Extra trigger happens, Betfair will refund your losing bet up to £25 as a free bet to give you a second bite of the footballing cherry.
The offer applies to Sportsbook bets placed pre-match and not cashed out. Only your first bet on a Money Back Extra game will be eligible for the free bet refund and free bets (which are stake not returned) are valid for seven days once issued (usually within three hours of the game ending).
There are lots of ways to use the Money Back Extra to hopefully profit but, of course, as you only get the free bet if you lose, the most important thing is to try and win your bet in the first place. Our betting tips can help with that but otherwise sticking to the anytime scorer market is probably the best option if you intend to stake the full £25, although that depends on your betting budget of course.
Having decided what to bet on, choosing your refund trigger is the next step and there are two main choices here. Either choose the option that you think is most likely to happen or pick an option that works well with your original bet.
You can either decide for yourself which trigger has the best chance of landing or you can check the latest odds and simply opt for the trigger that has the shortest odds.
If you go for the second tactic then choosing a trigger that opposes your bet can be a good way of increasing your odds of either winning the bet OR getting a refund. For example, if you bet on Wayne Rooney to score first you might choose Sergio Aguero to score first as your Money Back Extra trigger.
Ultimately, whatever you do this cash back offer is a nice insurance that increases your overall chance of making a profit. If you bet on the Money Back Extra markets regularly, for example correct score or first goalscorer, then over the course of the season you might rack up quite a few free bets and from those you’ll have a great chance of recovering some money as you can use the free bets however you see fit.
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