Confederations Cup Betting

The FIFA Confederations Cup gets under way in Brazil on Saturday, and thankfully gives us starved football gamblers something to bet on over the next two weeks.

The Confederations Cup is a two week tournament played every four years, in the year prior to the World Cup. It is hosted by the nation staging the World Cup, and is basically a dress rehearsal for the main event.

This year the eight competing nations are made up of Brazil, Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Mexico, Nigeria, Japan and Tahiti. Brazil qualify as hosts, Spain as world cup winners, and the other six are made up of the winners of their own Confederation tournaments (except for Italy, who qualify as European Championship runners-up, as Spain qualify through winning the world cup).

The opening fixture sees Brazil take on Japan. Brazil are 1.28, the draw is 5.25 and Japan are 11. The favourites to win the tournament are also Brazil, they are 2.40, with Spain their nearest rivals at 2.62.

A couple of the Bet365 promotions are applicable for Confederations Cup betting. The usual 0-0 bore draw refunds apply to all pre-match Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets. Basically, if you have a pre match bet on any of those markets, you will get your money back if it finishes 0-0.

The 100% bonus on your first mobile or tablet bet can also be used on the Confederations Cup. This is where Bet365 will match the first mobile or tablet bet, of both new or existing customers, up to a maximum of £50.00.

To claim your bonus, simply place a qualifying bet on your mobile or tablet of between £1.00 and £50.00, and you will then be entitled to a 100% bonus, up to a maximum of £50.00.

Once you have placed your qualifying bet, you will receive an email with your Offer Code to your registered email address. Alternatively, you can contact Bet365 and speak too one of their Customer Service advisers.

You then need to enter your Offer Code by entering the Members area on the site or through bet365 On The Move.

The Confederations Cup is live on the BBC.