Here at football gambler whenever there is a huge sporting event which commands a lot of interest, we are more than happy to stray away from writing about football betting, and with Floyd Mayweather taking on Manny Pacquiao in the early hours, we are have one such huge sporting event. If you are looking for the latest football offers, they are on our football betting offers for new customers page.
Personally, I can’t get too excited about this fight. It should have happened years ago, and in my belief it is only happening now because Mayweather has recently put more precedence on the size of his pay day, than preserving his unbeaten record, which I believe used to be his motivation for avoiding this fight.
That’s not to say I think Mayweather will this bout, or would have done a few years back when the fight should have taken place. It’s just that I think he deliberately avoided the fight because he knew Pacquiao was a serious threat to his unbeaten record, and instead hand picked – albeit tough – opponents he knew he would beat.
Enough of my moaning and onto the fight, and the Pac-Man has steadily got backed in over recent weeks and is now 7/4 with bet365 (£200.00 Welcome Bonus here for new customers). Floyd Mayweather is around the 1/2 mark, having been 2/7 a few weeks back.
Not sure if this is punters betting with their hearts rather than their heads, as the average punter seems to want Pacquiao to win, but is expecting the arrogant, brash Mayweather to be victorious.
As to be expected, there are a few offers for new and existing customers on the big fight. The first is a new accounts offer from Coral. Anybody opening a new Coral account through this link can get enhanced odds of either 5/1 on Mayweather to win, or 10/1 on Pacquiao to win, with a £20.00 free bet if your original bet loses.
With Winner, if you bet £10.00 on Mayweather V Pacquiao, you will get a £5.00 free bet to use on Tottenham V Man City. This is a mobile only offer.
All Paddy Power customers can have £10.00 free to bet in play on the fight, if you have £20.00 pre fight bet.
If you’re a Betvictor customer, you can get a refund up to a maximum of £10.00 on losing bets if the fight ends with a knock-out.
There is the World Snooker Championship final starting on Sunday between Stuart Bingham and Shaun Murphy, and the small issue of a General Election later in the week, so be prepared for more articles straying away from football over the next few days.