Hollywoodbets – The Ashes 2021/22 (5th Test) Offer

The 5th Test of The Ashes 2021/22 series gets underway on Friday, and you don’t want to miss this Hollywoodbets offer! Place a bet on the 5th Test, and if it loses, Hollywoodbets will refund 50% of our stake as a free bet up to £20.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a profit of £10.24 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to bets placed on the 5th Test of The Ashes 2021/22 series.
  • The 5th Test takes place between Friday 14th January 2022 and Tuesday 18th January 2022.
  • Minimum stake of £10.00.
  • Minimum odds of 1.80 (4/5).
  • If our bet loses, our free bet refund will equal 50% of our qualifying stake.
  • Maximum free bet of £20.00.

Qualifying bet

If our qualifying bet loses, we’ll receive a free bet equal to 50% of our stake, up to a maximum of £20.00. We can therefore treat this as a risk-free bet offer.

At the time of writing, England are available at back odds of 6.50 (11/2). The lay odds are currently 7.00.

Either exchange works for this offer

To qualify for the maximum 50% free bet refund of £20.00, we’ll need a qualifying back stake of £40.00.

We can work out our lay stake by using the ‘Risk-Free Bet’ setting on my Matched Betting Calculator. We can enter £16.00 as our ‘Cashback’ figure as this is the amount (80%) we can expect to convert our £20.00 free bet into, should our bet lose…

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
If back (bookie) bet wins
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
= £
Total profit: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £34.96…

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Place £40.00 on ‘England’ (Match Result) @ 6.50 = Potential profit of £220.00

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Lay £34.96 on ‘England’ (Match Odds) @ 7.00 = Potential liability of £209.76


Let’s have a look at our profit/loss for the two potential outcomes…

OutcomeHollywoodbetsBetfairFree BetProfit/Loss
England win+ £220.00– £209.76£10.24 profit
England lose or draw– £40.00+ £34.26+ £16.00£10.26 profit

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll make a minimum profit of £10.24 on this Hollywoodbets offer!

If eligible, our free bet will be credited within 24 hours of the 5th Test finishing and valid on cricket markets for 7 days. Free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

If you’re unsure how to convert your free bet into 80% cash, please see my Free Bet Strategy page for a walkthrough of how it can be done.

* Australia won the 5th Test, resulting in £10.26 profit on this Hollywoodbets offer. *

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Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £60,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.