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Unibet Offer – England v Australia – Ashes 1st Test

Posted by Matt (administrator) Tue, Jul 7, 2015 12:07am Matt
Start Time: 08/07/2015 10:30

The Ashes 2015 gets underway on Wednesday and you won’t want to miss this Unibet offer.  Simply place a £20.00 bet on the ‘Head to Head’ market (1X2) before the match starts and if the test is drawn, Unibet will refund losing bets as a bonus.  Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £17.25 and here’s how…



Unibet Ashes


Qualifying Bet:

If you’re unsure about how to place qualifying bets, check out my Qualifying Bet Strategy page for a walkthrough guide on how it should be done.

We need to place our £20.00 qualifying bet on either England or Australia.  This is due to the fact that only losing bets are refunded in the event that the test is drawn.  Have looked at the odds on offer, I’ve opted to place my qualifying bet on Australia.

I like to place my exchange lay bets with Smarkets as they have great liquidity, the site is really easy to use and they only charge 2% commission in comparison to the 5% charged by other betting exchanges. We can calculate our lay stakes using the matched betting calculator.


Place £20.00 on Australia @ 1.90 = Potential profit of £18.00

smarkets white

Lay £18.63 on Australia @ 2.06 = Potential liability of £19.75

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


Australia win +£18.00 – £19.75 = £1.75 loss
Draw -£20.00 + £18.25 + £19.00 (95% extracted from £20.00 bonus) = £17.25 profit
England win -£20.00 + £18.25 = £1.75 loss


So, if the test is drawn, we will make a nice profit of £17.25!  We stand to lose £1.75 on any other outcome.  Risking £1.75 for a potential profit of £17.25 gives us effective odds of 10.86.  The fact that the odds of the match being drawn are only 3.40, makes this a very profitable offer in the long run.

The £20.00 bonus needs to be rolled over once at minimum odds of 1.40.  By using straightforward matched betting, we should be able extract around 95% as cash.


  1. ZiggySr

    Matt, I cannot see this offer on the UNIBET site. – am worried to engage. Thanks

    1. Matt

      It seems it’s only available to UK customers so that may be why…

      1. brian

        I got it on unibet.com

  2. Bryan

    Without checking into it too much could you also lay the draw for a guaranteed return?

    1. Matt

      Yes you can Bryan.

      1. chriso

        There’s about 4 quid in it if you lay the draw.

        1. Bryan

          I have it as +0.04 if England or Australia Win and 12-13 if draw. I prefer to be as risk free as possible so this is preferable for me.

        2. Matt

          That’s fair enough Bryan. It’s important we have the discipline to stick to our long-term strategies.

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