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Star Sports – Argentina v France Offer

It’s Argentina v France in the World Cup 2022 Final on Sunday, and you don’t want to miss this Star Sports offer! Place a pre-match ‘Correct Score’ bet on Argentina v France and get 50% of your stake back as a free bet up to £25.00 if it loses. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives you a profit of £9.78 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Available to both new and existing customers.
  • Applies to your first bet on the ‘Correct Score’ market for Argentina v France.
  • Applies to bets placed between 00:00 and 15:00 (kick-off) on Sunday 18th December 2022.
  • Cashed out bets will not qualify.
  • If your bet loses, you’ll receive a free bet equal to 50% of your stake up to £25.00.

Qualifying bet

If your bet loses, 50% of your stake will be refunded as a free bet up to £25.00, so you can treat this as a ‘Money back if bet loses‘ offer.

To be eligible for the maximum £25.00 free bet, you’ll need to stake £50.00. It’s best to place your bet at long odds to maximise profit.

At the time of writing, ‘France 2-0‘ is available at back odds of 15.00 (14/1). The lay odds are 18.00.

Either exchange works for this offer

Betfair and Smarkets are both great options for this offer. If you’ve not used one of them, now is a great time to give them a try.

  • 2% commission for all new signups
  • 0% commission for 60 days

You can work out your lay stake using the ‘Money Back if Bet Loses‘ setting on my Matched Betting Calculator. You can enter £20.00 as your ‘Cashback’ figure as this is the amount you can expect to convert your £25.00 free bet into, should your bet lose.

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 you that your lay stake should be £40.60.

Star Sports logo

Place £50.00 on ‘France 2-0’ (Correct Score) @ 15.00 = Potential profit of £700.00

Betfair logo

Lay £40.60 on ‘0-2 (France)’ (Correct Score) @ 18.00 = Potential liability of £690.20


Let’s look at your profit/loss for the possible outcomes.

OutcomeStar SportsBetfairFree BetProfit/Loss
France win 2-0+ £700.00– £690.20£9.80 profit
Any other outcome– £50.00+ £39.78+ £20.00£9.78 profit

So, no matter the outcome, you’ll make a minimum profit of £9.78 on this Star Sports offer!

If you’re unsure how to convert a £25.00 free bet into £20.00 cash (80%), please see my ‘Free Bets Guide‘ for a walkthrough.

* The match was drawn 2-2 after 90 minutes, resulting in a £9.78 profit on this Star Sports offer. *

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Matt Kirman - Matched Betting Blogger

Matt KirmanMatched Betting Blogger

Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £70,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.