After a dramatic week of international football which has seen a number of teams earn qualification for the World Cup Finals next summer, with some other teams still awaiting to see who they will draw in playoff games for a place in Russia, the main sporting action this weekend will be focused back on domestic football action for most UK punters.
Then following this weekend of domestic action across Europe, there is a busy week ahead of Champions League action to enjoy across Tuesday and Wednesday night, with the Europa League taking place on Thursday (which we will bring you more about in next week’s article).
So we are going all football focused this coming weekend and we are going to give you the lowdown on Bet365 Sport’s best three football themed promotions, starting with the one that is perhaps used least of all but which still offers punters some great value. The Each Way First Goalscorer offer.
Each Way First Goalscorer
With Each Way First Goalscorer betting from Bet365, you get a chance to bet on one of the most popular, yet volatile, betting markets in football, the First Goalscorer in a game. Usually, this is a single line bet on a player to score the opening goal in a match. If he does, you win, if not then you lose.
Of course, even backing players that score many goals is not always beneficial here. Anybody can score the opening goal in a game, it may even be credited as an own goal, or there may not even be a goal in the game if the match finishes scoreless. In short, even what looks like a solid bet on the First Goalscorer market can prove to be anything but.
With Bet365’s Each Way First Goalscorer offer, you can place what is effectively an each way bet on a player to be the first goalscorer in a game. It works like this:
You back a player to score the first goal in a game with Bet365 as an Each Way First Goalscorer bet. This bet costs two unit stakes as you are covering two lines with the bet. For your player to score the first goal and also for your player to score at any time during the game.
If your player scores the first goal then both parts of your bet are paid out. You get paid out at the stated odds for your player to score the first goal for one unit stake and you get paid out at 1/3 of the stated odds for your player scoring at any time in the game on the other unit stake.
If your player doesn’t score the first goal but does score a goal later in the game, then you lose the first goalscorer part of your bet, but you will be paid out on the anytime goalscorer each way option at 1/3 of the stated odds.
If your player doesn’t score in the game at all, then both parts of your bet lose.
This bet is particularly profitable if you can back a longer odds player to score the opening goal in a game, such as a defender coming up for a set piece and the player then duly obliges.
Top Each Way First Goalscorer Betting Tip
If you are looking for a decent Each Way First Goalscorer tip this weekend then my choice would be the 8/1 you can get on Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in their game with Manchester United. Coutinho has been a key man for Liverpool for the past few years and usually delivers the goods in the big games.
A £10 each way First Goalscorer bet would cost £20 but could potentially return £113.66 profit if Coutinho does indeed score the first goal, however if he doesn’t get the opener but scores at any time, you would still earn back £26.60, plus £10 of your stake money back.
Bore Draw Money Back
The Bore Draw Money back offer is available on any football match in any league that Bet365 carry where you can bet on the Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast markets. The offer is very simple, place a bet on these markets and if your bet loses and the game finishes in a 0-0 draw, then you will receive your cash back.
Statistics show that between 7% and 13% of matches depending on the league, will finish in a 0-0 draw, so this is an offer which can have great long term value especially if you regularly bet on these markets.
Top Bore Draw Money Back Tips
Here’s a selection of matches that we have tipped which could well see the Bore Draw Money Back guarantee come to our rescue if things don’t go to plan:
- Burnley v West Ham – Burnley to win at 6/4
- Swansea v Huddersfield – Huddersfield to win at 11/4
- Brighton v Everton – Brighton to in at 21/10
- Southampton v Newcastle – Newcastle to win at 16/5
- Leicester v West Brom – Leicester to win at 19/20
Euro Soccer Bonus
Perhaps the most popular football bonus on Bet365 is the sites Euro Soccer Bonus which is available for accumulator bets of three or more selections that include matches only taken from the following competitions:
- English Premier League
- Spanish La Liga I
- Germany’s Bundesliga I
- Italy’s Serie A
- The Champions League (from the Group Stages onwards)
And also based on selections taken from the following three markets:
- Full Time Result
- Result/Both Teams to Score
If your accumulator bet meets these criteria and then subsequently wins, then Bet365 Sport will pay you a bonus based on the size of your winnings and the number of selections in your successful accumulator. The bonus is calculated as a percentage of the winnings portion of your return and these percentages are outlined below:
|14-fold or more||100%|
The maximum amount you can earn as your bonus is £100,000.
Top Euro Soccer Bonus Tip – Domestic Football
Outlined below is a selection of six matches from this weekend which I feel have an excellent chance of landing in an accumulator bet.
- Liverpool v Manchester United – Draw
- Crystal Palace v Chelsea – Away Win
- Watford v Arsenal – Away Win
- Juventus v Lazio – Home Win
- Inter v AC Milan – Draw
- Borussia Dortmund v Red Bull Leipzig – Home Win
Currently, you can back this accumulator at odds of 55.37/1 with Bet365 Sport. That means a £10 stake would return £553.70 in winnings, plus a 20% bonus for a successful sixfold bet. That is an additional £110.74 on top of your winnings giving you a total return of £664.44.
Top Euro Soccer Bonus Tip – Champion’s League
I’ve also put together a nice sevenfold accumulator for next week’s Champions League clashes and this is outlined below:
- Apoel v Borussia Dortmund – Away Win
- Feyenoord v Shakhtar Donetsk – Away Win
- Monaco v Besiktas – Draw
- Red Bull Leipzig v FC Porto – Home Win
- Benfica v Man Utd – Away Win
- Chelsea v AS Roma – Home Win
- Juventus v Sporting Lisbon – Home Win
With a sevenfold you would receive a 30% bonus if you win. With this bet paying out at odds of 80.61/1, a £10 stake would return £806.10 plus you’d get £241.83 on top of that thanks to the Euro Soccer Bonus from Bet365, giving you a huge return of £1047.93.