Bet365 Free Bet For Existing Customers – Man City V Barcelona

Manchester City are taking on Barcelona in the Champions League at the Etihad tonight, and Bet365 are again running their very generous £50.00 in-running free bet (you can open a Bet365 account here).

The beauty of this free bet, is that it’s open to both new and existing customers… which is rare from online bookmakers these days.

To claim the maximum free bet amount of £50.00, you simply need to place a £50.00 bet on the Manchester City V Barcelona match, pre kick off.

Once you have done that, Bet365 will give you a free bet, in-play, to the same value.

For anybody not familiar with this, there is nothing in your Bet365 account telling you that you have a free bet, you simply get your money back if your first in-play bet loses. I have done this offer loads of times, and I have always had my refund within an hour or so of the match ending.

This free bet also represents an opportunity to make an easy £30.00-£35.00, using the matched betting method.

Simply place your qualifying bet (pre kick off) of £50.00 on Barcelona at 2.4, then lay Barcelona at 2.44-2.46 for £50.00 on Betfair, you will lose approximately £1.50 to £2.00 doing this (you can obviously use other bets if you wish, the choice is yours).

Then you will have a £50.00 free bet to use though.

Find a bet (preferably at half time, so a goal can’t be scored) with odds of around 4.5. Back it on Bet365 for £50.00, and then lay it on Betfair for around £38.00 at 4.6 or 4.7.This should give you around £35.00 profit.

Remember, the in-play bet example I have given is approximate figures. It is impossible for me to name a bet to place in-running at the moment, as I obviously don’t yet know what will be happening in the match.

If you look for a bet at around 4.5, and follow the figures above, you shouldn’t go too far wrong.

You will need a betting exchange account to do this bet, Betfair is probably the best betting exchange to use. You can open a Betfair account (and get another £50.00 free bet) here.

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.