It’s France v Belgium in the first World Cup 2018 Semi-Final tonight and you don’t want to miss this Black Type offer! Simply place an in play bet on France v Belgium and if the game goes to penalties, Black Type will refund losing bets as a free bet, up to a maximum of £20.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £15.00 and here’s how…
If you’re unfamiliar with qualifying bets, please see my Qualifying Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how they should be done.
Qualifying bets must be placed in play at odds of 2.00 (evens) or greater, to be eligible. Bets placed on the ‘To Qualify‘ market will not be eligible.
At the time of writing, laying our bet at Smarkets is likely to give us the smallest qualifying loss.
We can calculate our lay stake using my matched betting calculator.
So, provided our £20.00 qualifying bet loses, if the game goes to penalties, we’ll receive a £20.00 free bet. By using straightforward matched betting, we know we can extract 80% cash from any free bet, so in this case £16.00. If we take into account our £1.00 qualifying loss, this gives us a potential profit of £15.00 on this Black Type offer.
Risking £1.00 to make a profit of £15.00, gives us effective odds of 16.00. So, given that the odds are around 6.00 (5/1) for the game to go to penalties, this is a profitable offer in the long run.
If eligible, our free bet will be credited by 12:00 on Wednesday 11th July 2018 and will be valid for 24 hours.
* France won the match 1-0 in 90 minutes, resulting in a loss of £1.00 on this Black Type offer. *
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