The Pools – England v Albania Offer

It’s England v Albania in World Cup 2022 Qualifying on Friday night and The Pools are getting in on the action! Place £5.00 on 4 or more goals to be scored in the match at boosted odds of 9/5 and qualify for a £5.00 free bet if you bet a further £20.00 on both European World Cup Qualifying and horse racing this weekend. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £5.38 and here’s how…

Price boost

In order to qualify for the two ‘Bet £20, Get £5’ offers, we need to place a bet of £5.00+ on 4 or more goals to be scored in the match at boosted odds of 2.80 (9/5).

For a walkthrough of how to lay price boosts, please see my price boosts guide.

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

We can calculate our lay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator

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Total profit: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £4.47…

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Place £5.00 on ‘4 or more goals to be scored in the match’ @ 2.80 = Potential profit of £9.00

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Lay £4.47 on ‘Over 3.5 Goals’ @ 3.15 = Potential liability of £9.61

Outcomes

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

OutcomeThe PoolsBetfairProfit/Loss
4 or more goals+ £9.00– £9.61£0.61 loss
3 or fewer goals– £5.00+ £4.38£0.62 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £0.62 in qualifying for our two ‘Bet £20, Get £5’ offers.

Qualifying bets

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

To qualify for the 2 x £5.00 free bets, we must bet £20.00 on both horse racing and a European World Cup Qualifying match on Friday 12th November 2021 at minimum odds of 1.20 (1/5).

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

We can calculate our lay stakes using my Matched Betting Calculator.

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Aim to lose no more than £1.00 on each of our qualifying bets

So, we’ll lose a total of around £2.00 in qualifying for our £10.00 in free bets.

Free bets

Our 2 x £5.00 free bets will be credited by midday the day following bet settlement and will be valid for 7 days.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to convert our free bets into 80% cash, so £8.00. If we take into account our total expected qualifying loss of £2.00 and our price boost maximum qualifying loss of £0.62, this gives us an overall guaranteed profit of £5.38 on this The Pools offer!

* England won the match 5-0, resulting in a profit of £5.39 on this The Pools offer. *

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