Penalty Payback payouts from Bet365

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.

Confederations Cup Betting – Spain V Italy

Despite booking their place in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final with a hard fought victory over Uruguay last night, Brazil are still only joint favourites to win the tournament outright, as both they and Spain are now sharing tournament favouritism at Even money.

Last night’s performance wasn’t great, but the Brazilians did more than enough to justify their victory, and 2-1 was probably a fair result.

Tonight’s second semi-final sees a repeat of the one sided final of the European Championship back in 2012. Spain thrashed Italy there, and on current form it’s hard to see a different outcome tonight, winner wise that is.

Online bookmakers have tonight’s match priced up as Spain 1.40, The Draw 4.75, Italy 7.50.

Spain are obviously heavy favourites, and it’s not hard to see why. As well as the superior skill of the Spanish side, the Italians have no Mario Ballotelli or Ignazio Abate, who are both out injured and will miss the rest of the tournament. As well as missing those two, Pirlo is also a doubt for Italy.

As for the Spanish, they have no such worries. I was amazed at the squad the Spanish have sent, there is no one daring to sit out this tournament with a Ryan Giggs’ style ‘sore hamstring.’ These players know that such is the strength in depth in Spain, if they decide they don’t want to turn up, it could be the last that is seen off them. Dare I say, the way international football is meant to be.

Onto the betting, and Bet365 have the usual bore draw money back special if the match ends 0-0. This is where you get your money refunded for a 0-0 draw if you have a bet on one of the Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast, markets pre match.

While Paddy Power are offering money back on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single pre match bets, if Fernando Torres scores the last goal (max refund is €/£100).

Confederations Cup Betting – Outright Winner

Brazil 2.00
Spain 2.00
Italy 13.00

Bet365 Bore Draw Refund

Bet365 have many promotions to keep their existing customers happy. One such offer that runs all year round is their 0-0 ‘Bore Draw Money Back’ promotion.

The Bet365 bore draw is where you can have a pre match bet on one of the following three markets, Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast, and if the match ends 0-0, you get your money back. I don’t know about anyone else, but when betting on football, I find a 0-0 result is the most frustrating outcome possible.

The Bet365 bore draw refund is available on ANY football match, and – to the best of my knowledge – has no maximum bet limit.

For the casual football gambler, I believe it is a fairly decent offer. These markets obviously attract more speculative bets, and aren’t the type of bets that will see punters putting large amounts on, but at least with Bet365, you are getting a third option (money back) when you bet on one of these markets.

New Bet365 customers will get £200.00 in free bets. After you have opened an account and received your sign up offer, you will also see that there is also a lot of other Bet365 offers for existing customers. Other Bet365 promotions are…..

Regular £50.00 Free Bet For Existing Customers.

100% Euro Soccer Bonus

Unlimited Places on First Scorer Each-Way Bets

Bet365 On The Move Bonus – Free Bet Of Up To £50.00