Bet365 are offering all customers a free £50 in-play bet on tonight’s football match between Barcelona and Manchester City. This is a great oppurtunity to lock in a £30 to £35 profit. We’ve been going through the process and will help you to make the most of this great offer.
It’s fairly straightforward and to qualify for the in-play bet you need to place a bet before kick off.
Place a £50 bet on Barcelona with Bet365 at odds of 1.57. Should they win we will make a profit of £28.50 plus your stake returned.
We now need to head over to Betfair and place a stake of £50 on the lay side at odds of 1.62 (these may fluctuate a bit but the stake will be fine).
This will give us a liabililty of £31.
So if Barcelona win we get £28.50 profit with Bet365 and lose £31 with Betfair meaning we’re at a £2.50 loss.
If Barcelona lose then we lose the £50 with Bet365 but make a profit of £47.50p with Betfair. Again a loss of £2.50. This is fine though because we will be trading out the free bet that we’ll get for the in-play market.
We suggest that you wait until half time which is when the odds will be more settled and you won’t be subject to sudden goal or injury effecting the odds.
Below is a small calculator that will allow us to work out what our stakes should be but basically we want to find something that is 4/1 or more.
Please note that on the calculator all you need to do is fill in the green boxes and the calculator will do the rest.
Here is a list of qualifying markets that you can place your free £50 in play bet on –
- Full-Time Result
- Correct Score
- Total Goals Over/Under
- Both Teams To Score
- Asian Handicap
- Winning Margin
- Total Goals/Both Teams To Score
- Result/Total Goals
So here’s an example of what will happen.
Let’s say that we bet on the Total Goals Over/Under market.
Over 3.5 goals at 4/1 (5 in decimals). We use the calculator to determine our lay stake but let’s assume it’s a stake of £36.70 at 5.5.
Should the game end in 4 goals or more then we would make a profit of £200 with Bet365 but lose £165.15p in Betfair. This would give us a profit of £34.85 minus the £2.50 from the pre-match bet so we’d be just over £30 in profit.
Should the game end in 3 goals or less then you would get your £50 bet back with Bet365 which can be withdrawn but in Betfair you would win £34.87p (after commission) from the lay bet. Minus the £2.50 from the pre-match bet and again we’re just over £30 up.
All of this will take a total of around 15 minutes to do and makes the game more enjoyable because you know that you’ve just secured yourself a free £30.