Euro 2020 Offer – Sporting Index

Euro 2020 gets underway on Friday and Sporting Index are getting in on the action. Simply stake £25.00+ on a player to be the tournament’s top goalscorer and Sporting Index will give us a £5.00 free bet every time they score a goal! Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £21.48 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Promotion is valid until 12:00 on Friday 11th June 2021.
  • Applies to bets placed on the Player Top Scorer market.
  • Minimum stake of £25.00.
  • £5.00 free bet for every goal scored by our selected player.


It’s entirely up to you how you play these pre-tournament offers on the outright markets.

The tournament starts on Friday 11th June 2021 and ends on Sunday 11th July 2021, meaning your funds at the betting exchange could be tied up for some time if your selected team/player does well.

That’s fine if you have a sizeable bankroll, but if not, make sure you leave yourself enough funds to do reload offers that will no doubt be available throughout the tournament.

You can reduce your overall liability at the exchange by selecting different teams/players for different offers. For example, say you place lay bets on France, England and Germany each with a liability of £100, you would only need £100 in your exchange account (not £300) as only one team can win the tournament.

Of course, another option is to not lay these pre-tournament offers at all and just let the back bets run. The free bets should cover most of the qualifying stakes and if your selected team/player wins, you’ll make a nice profit.

Qualifying bet

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

It’s entirely up to you which player you go for. At the time of writing, Karim Benzema is available at back odds of 16.00 (15/1) and lay odds of 17.50.

Either exchange works for this offer

We can calculate our lay stake 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 £22.88…

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Place £25.00 on Karim Benzema @ 16.00 = Potential profit of £375.00

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Lay £22.88 on Karim Benzema @ 17.50 = Potential liability of £377.52


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

OutcomeSporting IndexBetfairProfit/Loss
Benzema top scores+ £375.00– £377.52£2.52 loss
Another player top scores– £25.00+ £22.42£2.58 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £2.58 in qualifying for our potential free bets.

Free bets

We’ll receive a £5.00 free bet for every goal scored by our selected player. Free bets will be credited within 48 hours of each respective fixture and will be valid for 2 days.

If Karim Benzema scores 6 goals in the tournament, we’ll receive £30.00 in free bets.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to convert our free bets into 80% cash, so £24.00. If we take into account our qualifying loss of £2.52, this gives us a potential profit of £21.48 on this Sporting Index offer!

* Karim Benzema scored 4 goals as Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrik Schick finished joint top goalscorers, resulting in a profit of £13.42 on this Sporting Index offer. *

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Matt KirmanMatched Betting Blogger

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