The Round of 16 has already seen two teams eliminated on penalties, in Chile and Greece, and as a result of this, bet365 have had to refund losing ‘Outright Winner’ bets on both these teams.
I’m not for a minute suggesting sympathy for them, as I can’t imagine that refunding losing bets on Chile and Greece will have them begging the bank for a bailout loan, but imagine it had been Brazil who lost on penalties instead on Saturday!
This is where this promotion is priceless, and the same applies with the Germans today. I doubt there are too many people out there that can see Algeria actually beating Germany over 90 or 120 minutes (the Germans are 1/3 to win in 90 minutes, and 1/9 to qualify for the next round).
But it isn’t impossible for teams like Algeria to park the bus and get that slice of luck needed to get to penalties, and even the Germans can lose a penalty shoot out occasionally (look at Bayern Munich against Chelsea in the Champions League final in 2012).
It not just the Germans this applies too, any inferior team at this stage of the tournament may aim for penalties, as it is the best leveller there is for them. As the saying goes, ‘penalties are a lottery.’
At least if you place your ‘Outright Winner’ bets with bet365, you are covered for this eventuality. It can’t guarantee you a win, but it gives you less of a chance of losing. And this offer applies to all knock out matches, even the final.
If you fancy backing a big gun like Brazil (5/2), Germany (4/1) or Argentina (4/1) to win the World Cup, then I would recommend doing it with bet365. All of them obviously can’t win the World Cup, and if/when they do get knocked out, there is a good chance it may be on penalties.
The Penalty Payback promotion is available to both new and existing customers, so everyone can take advantage of it. New bet365 customers can also get a £200.00 Welcome Bonus and a £50.00 free bet on mobile, and both these offers can be used on the World Cup.
Another thing to bring to your attention here, is the 0-0 bore draw refund. At this stage of the World Cup, matches will be tight (for reasons like I eluded too above). Bet365’s bore draw refund means losing bets on the First, Last and Anytime Goalscorer markets get refunded if a match ends 0-0 (after 90 minutes). Again, this is for both new and existing bet365 customers.
We all know that football betting can be very unpredictable, this is why it makes sense to be more savvy and use certain bookies for certain bets, and why it makes sense to use bet365 if you are betting on any of these particular markets.