It’s Russia v Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the World Cup 2018 on Thursday and Coral are getting in on the action. Simply bet £10.00+ on Russia to beat Saudi Arabia and Coral will give us a £5.00 free bet for every goal they score. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £19.53 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 between 00:01 on Wednesday 13th June 2018 and 16:00 (kick-off) on Thursday 14th June 2018, to be eligible.
At the time of writing, laying our bet at Smarkets gives us the smallest qualifying loss.
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 £9.72…
Place £10.00 on Russia @ 1.40 = Potential profit of £4.00
Lay £9.72 on Russia @ 1.46 = Potential liability of £4.47
Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the two outcomes…
|Russia win||+ £4.00 – £4.47 = £0.47 loss|
|Russia don't win||-£10.00 + £9.52 (£9.72 minus 2% commission) = £0.48 loss|
So, regardless of the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £0.48 in qualifying for our potential free bets.
For every goal that Russia score, we’ll receive a £5.00 free bet within 24 hours of the final whistle, up to a maximum total of £25.00. Free bets will be valid for 24 hours and free bet stakes are not included in any returns.
If Russia score five goals, we’ll receive £25.00 in free bets. By using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to extract 80% of any free bets as cash, so £20.00. If we take into account our minimum qualifying loss of £0.47, this gives us a potential profit of £19.53 on this Coral offer!
* Russia won the match 5-0, resulting in a profit of £19.53 on this Coral offer. *
Click here to take advantage of this Coral offer