England v Croatia Offer – Sky Bet

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Actual Profit

It’s England v Croatia at Euro 2020 on Sunday and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet free bet offer! Simply opt in and bet at least 5p on England v Croatia and Sky Bet will give us a £5.00 free bet. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.79 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • We must opt in on the promotion page to be eligible.
  • Available to the first 445,000 qualifying customers only.
  • Promotion will run from 12:00 on Monday 7th June 2021 until full-time (around 15:45) on Sunday 13th June 2021.
  • Applies to pre-match and in play single bets on England v Croatia.
  • Minimum stake of 5p.

Qualifying bet

If you’d like more information about qualifying bets and how they work, please see my qualifying bets guide.

The minimum stake is just 5p for this offer, but it’s worth staking at least £5.00 to blend in with regular punters.

It’s entirely up to you what you place your qualifying bet on. At the time of writing, England are available in the Full Time Result market at back odds of 1.70 (7/10). The lay odds are currently 1.76.

Smarkets works best for this offer

We can calculate our lay stakes using my Matched Betting Calculator

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: £

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 £4.89…

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Place £5.00 on England @ 1.70 = Potential profit of £3.50

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Lay £4.89 on England @ 1.76 = Potential liability of £3.71


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

OutcomeSky BetSmarketsProfit/Loss
England win+ £3.50– £3.71£0.21 loss
England lose or draw– £5.00+ £4.79£0.21 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose £0.21 in qualifying for our £5.00 free bet.

Free bet

Our £5.00 free bet will be credited upon placement of our qualifying bet and will be valid on any market. Free bets will not be subject to an expiry and free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to convert our free bet into 80% cash, so £4.00. If we take into account our qualifying loss of £0.21, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.79 on this Sky Bet offer!

* England won the match 1-0, resulting in a profit of £3.79 on this Sky Bet offer. *

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Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £50,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.