South Africa v British & Irish Lions Offer – The Pools

It’s South Africa v British & Irish Lions on Saturday and The Pools are getting in on the action! Place a £20.00+ bet on South Africa v British & Irish Lions and The Pools will give us a £5.00 free bet. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £2.70 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to bets placed on South Africa v British & Irish Lions.
  • Minimum stake of £20.00.
  • Minimum odds of 1.50 (1/2).

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 what you place your qualifying bet on.

At the time of writing, British and Irish Lions are available in the Match Winner market at back odds of 2.10 (11/10). The lay odds are currently 2.22.

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

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)

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Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

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Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
Bookie
Exchange
Cashback
Total
If back (bookie) bet wins
£
£
£
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
£
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= £
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 £19.09…

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Place £20.00 on British and Irish Lions @ 2.10 = Potential profit of £22.00

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Lay £19.09 on British & Irish Lions @ 2.22 = Potential liability of £23.28

Outcomes

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

OutcomeThe PoolsBetfairProfit/Loss
British & Irish Lions win+ £22.00– £23.28£1.28 loss
British & Irish Lions lose or draw– £20.00+ £18.70£1.30 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £1.30 in qualifying for our £5.00 free bet.

Free bet

Our £5.00 free bet will be credited upon settlement of our qualifying bet and will be valid for 7 days.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to convert our £5.00 free bet into 80% cash, so £4.00. If we take into account our maximum qualifying loss of £1.30, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £2.70 on this The Pools offer!

* British & Irish Lions won the match 22-17, resulting in a profit of £2.72 on this The Pools 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.