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Vitality v Schalke Offer – Betway

Posted by Matt (administrator) Matt
Start Time: 08/08/2020 16:00

It’s Vitality v Schalke in the LEC Summer Split on Saturday and you don’t want to miss this Betway free bet offer! Simply place a single bet on Vitality v Schalke and Betway will give us a £10.00 free bet. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £6.48 and here’s how…

Key Terms:

  • We must place a single bet on any Vitality v Schalke market.
  • Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1.25 (1/4) or greater.
  • Maximum matched free bet of £10.00.

Qualifying Bet:

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

It’s entirely up to you what you place your qualifying bet on. Having looked at the odds available, we could place our qualifying bet on Schalke in the Match Winner market.

At the time of writing, laying our bet with Betfair gives us the smallest qualifying loss.

Betfair are currently offering new customers 0% commission up to £500 for the first 30 days.

Banner showing the zero commission sign up offer from Betfair

Banner showing the zero commission sign up offer from Betfair

If you’re an existing Betfair customer, you can opt in to pay just 2% commission by selecting their Basic reward plan.

For more information about My Betfair Rewards and how to opt in, please see my Betfair 2% Commission page.

We can calculate our lay stake using my matched betting calculator…

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)


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

Total profit: £

Optimal Underlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

Optimal Overlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £8.66…

Betway logo

Place £10.00 on Schalke @ 1.75 = Potential profit of £7.50

Betfair logo

Lay £8.66 on Schalke @ 2.04 = Potential liability of £9.00


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

Outcome Bookie Exchange Profit/Loss
Schalke win +£7.50 -£9.00 £1.50 loss
Schalke don't win -£10.00 +£8.48 £1.52 loss

So, regardless of the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £1.52 in qualifying for our £10.00 free bet.

Free Bet:

Our £10.00 free bet will be credited within 24 hours of our qualifying bet being settled and will be valid for 7 days. Free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

By using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to extract 80% cash from our £10.00 free bet, so £8.00. If we take into account our maximum qualifying loss of £1.52, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £6.48 on this Betway offer!

* Schalke beat Vitality 1-0, resulting in a profit of £6.50 on this Betway offer. *

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