How to Maximize free in-play bet?

  • Hey guys,

    Just wondering what is your best strategy to maximise profit using all the free in-play bets flying around? I know how to lay the qualifying bets, but once I’m issued the free bet to use in-play…I panic! Do you just play it like you would a signup bonus and find the best odds then lay? Or am I missing something… :-/

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    Tony S 6

    I always let free bets ride and treat them as just that… Usually on the draw

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    knh4 0

    I tend to look at the correct score market myself to extract atleast 70% of the free bet. Best bet would to wait till half time but i try to get it in as early as possible with the better odds even though theres a risk of a goal which could ruin it. Haven’t been stung yet though.

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    beh 7

    As above, plenty of liquidity in correct score. I also like Over 2.5 or 3.5 goals.

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    chris 0

    A goal could equally work in your favour though, and mean you actually extract more than 100% lol

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    Shaun46 1

    Correct Score market I isually throw min on to get the best returns.

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    JeremyUsbourne 0

    No harm in this, especially as many of us are gamblers at heart but betting on low odds outcomes is the opposite of maximizing profit from no-stake-returned bets.

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    roly24 10

    Correct score market as early as I can get on – if free bet is available early doors

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    Pickle 57

    Chris a goal could also seriously work against you though. If for example you take team A to win 3-0 and in the middle of putting your bets on team B scores. Happened to me a few weeks back so now i always wait until half time where ive go 15 minutes to look for some closish odds.

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    beh 7

    Ye, I avoid any scoreline with a nil outside of HT.

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    Mark 1

    Wait till halftime when the odds settle a bit try and find a match, if there’s nothing decent have a punt on the next goalscorer.

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    martymcfly 0

    I always put my lay on 1st for that very reason. If team B score then you’re quids in as the lay has already won and still have free bet!

    If team A score then odds will move against you a bit, but can still make money on it by juggling bets around.

    I prefer 0-0 if possible, laying 1st always, as always the chance a quick goal works in your favour either way.

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    Nicolo Mac 4

    I always just wait until half time and put it on the correct result market. The odds don’t shift at all which is handy, no need to rush it.

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    deathstar 23

    I usually HAVE to wait for half time, as s markets and bookies both hang so long trying to place the bet I find the odds have usually changed, and get a message offering different odds. Might be my broadband, but I think its probably the in-play portion of the bookies’ sites struggling to keep up. just something to bear in mind, as I sure it looks pretty suspicious cancelling lots of bets that have shifted by just 0.25!

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    Pickle 57

    I got lucky last night. Put my free tenner on Liverpool to win 3-0 at half time and laid at smarkets. Luckily for me only £1.47 was matched @ 20.0 and Benteke scored immediately. Price dropped to 9.0 so I made a little bit more than I thought I was gonna.

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    Pavlon 3

    I also do the correct score and over/under markets, and will put my lay first if there’s a nil involved. Otherwise I set up both the bookie bet and lay at the same time, so it’s all ready to roll. Went with 2-0 to Liverpool last night around 30 mins in when the WillHill free bet appeared, odds of 6.0. When Benteke scored early in the second half, the lay odds dropped to around 4.0. Part layed it for a £10 profit if it lost, but for a £20 profit if it came in 2-0. Benteke then missed a sitter. (much like rooney the other night – had he scored, I would have won £140, but had to settle for £26)

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