Event Start Time (GMT): 09/10/2017 : 19:45
Wales and Republic of Ireland face off for a World Cup 2018 Play-Off spot on Monday night and you don’t want to miss this BoyleSports offer! Simply place a pre-match bet on Wales v Republic of Ireland and if either side hits the crossbar, BoyleSports will double winnings on all pre-match markets as a free bet. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £21.24 and here’s how…
We must opt-in to this promotion to be eligible.
If you’re unfamiliar with qualifying bets, please see my Qualifying Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how it should be done.
If either team hits the crossbar, BoyleSports will double winnings on all pre-match markets as a free bet. The maximum stake for this offer is £20.00 and the maximum free bet is £500.00.
Just to clarify, the ball must strike the crossbar and rebound back into play. The side posts do not count for the purposes of this offer.
Having looked at the odds available, I’ve opted to place my qualifying bet on Wales in the Match Betting market.
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 stake using my matched betting calculator…
As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £19.63…
Place £20.00 on Wales @ 2.375 = Potential profit of £27.50
Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…
|Wales win and crossbar not struck||+ £27.50 – £28.26 = £0.76 loss|
|Wales win and crossbar struck||+ £27.50 – £28.26 + £22.00 (extract 80% from £27.50 free bet) = £21.24 profit|
|Wales don't win||- £20.00 + £19.23 = £0.77 loss|
So, if Wales win and the crossbar is struck, we’ll make a nice profit of £21.24. However, if Wales don’t win or the crossbar isn’t struck, we’ll have made a maximum loss of £0.77. Risking £0.77 to make a profit of £21.24 gives us effective odds of 28.58, which I’m sure you’ll agree, makes this a profitable offer in the long run.
If eligible, free bets will be credited within 24 hours and will be valid for 7 days. Free bet stakes will not be included in any returns.
If you’re not sure how to extract 80% cash from a free bet, please see my Free Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how it should be done.
* Republic of Ireland won the match 1-0 and the crossbar was not struck, meaning I made a loss of £0.77 on this BoyleSports offer. *