Month: May 2011

Champions League Betting Offers Round Up

Manchester United face Barcelona tonight in the 2011 Champions League final, hosted in London. Barcelona are currently the bookies favourite, with Bet 365 offering almost evens (2.05) to win in 90 minutes. Here is a round up of online betting offers in addition to the usual free bets available for the game…

Bet 365 – Free in-play bet

  • If you place a pre-match bet on the final tonight, you will receive a free in-play bet to the same value to stake during the game, up to £50. Full details.

Paddy Power –  Money back special

  • If Barcelona win in the game in 90 minutes, Paddy Power will refund all losing bets on first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles. Given Barcelona are favourites, this is a good one. Full details.

Sky Bet – Money back special

  • Should either Messi or Rooney score during 90 mins, Sky Bet will refund all losing goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets. The chances of Messi scoring are high, so this is another gem. Full details.

William Hill – Free bet

  • William Hill are offering a free £5 bet to those who place a £10 bet or more on any of the pre match markets. Usually William Hill offer a £25 free bet, so this is one probably to give a miss. Full details.

Betfred – Cash back special

  • If the game goes to penalties, and Manchester United win, Betfred will refund all pre match bets. This is potentially a great online betting offer. Full details.

Boylesports – Cash back special

  • Place a bet on first goalscorer, and should they not score first, but get the second goal, Boylesports will refund your stake. Not bad, but Sky Bet is probably a stronger offer. Full details.

Research Shows Manchester United’s Bad Season Didn’t Favour Punters

The 2010/2011 Premier League is now over and Manchester United have been crowned Premier League champions, but is there any validity in claims that the current squad is weak and that they’ve actually had a bad season? To help find out, we attempted to answer the following:


If a punter placed a £10 at kick off for Manchester United to win each of their games during the 2010/2011 season, how much would they have won?

To find out the answer, we had to collect all the results during their campaign, and with Bet 365, get the odds offered for them to win. Where Manchester United won, we calculated the winnings, but also deducted the stakes lost when they either drew or lost. The result? Very interesting.


The punter would not have won anything. In fact they have lost £36 – wow!

The results were very surprising and could be testament to how poorly Manchester United have been this season, even if they did win it. The full data used to calculate this is included.

The Data:

Date Fixture Score Result Odds Outcome
16-Aug-10 Manchester Utd – Newcastle 3-0 Win 1.2 £2.00
22-Aug-10 Fulham – Manchester Utd 2-2 Lose 1.57 -£10.00
28-Aug-10 Manchester Utd – West Ham 3-0 Win 1.14 £1.40
11-Sep-10 Everton – Manchester Utd 3-3 Lose 2.05 -£10.00
19-Sep-10 Manchester Utd – Liverpool 3-2 Win 1.7 £7.00
26-Sep-10 Bolton – Manchester Utd 2-2 Lose 1.44 -£10.00
02-Oct-10 Sunderland – Manchester Utd 0-0 Lose 1.73 -£10.00
16-Oct-10 Manchester Utd – West Brom 2-2 Lose 1.29 -£10.00
24-Oct-10 Stoke – Manchester Utd 1-2 Win 1.62 £6.20
30-Oct-10 Manchester Utd – Tottenham 2-0 Win 1.57 £5.70
06-Nov-10 Manchester Utd – Wolves 2-1 Win 1.25 £2.50
10-Nov-10 Manchester City – Manchester Utd 0-0 Lose 2.63 -£10.00
13-Nov-10 Aston Villa – Manchester Utd 2-2 Lose 1.67 -£10.00
20-Nov-10 Manchester Utd – Wigan 2-0 Win 1.25 £2.50
27-Nov-10 Manchester Utd – Blackburn 7-1 Win 1.29 £2.90
13-Dec-10 Manchester Utd – Arsenal 1-0 Win 1.85 £8.50
26-Dec-10 Manchester Utd – Sunderland 2-0 Win 1.25 £2.50
28-Dec-10 Birmingham – Manchester Utd 1-1 Lose 1.44 -£10.00
01-Jan-11 West Brom – Manchester Utd 1-2 Win 1.67 £6.70
04-Jan-11 Manchester Utd – Stoke 2-1 Win 1.36 £3.60
16-Jan-11 Tottenham – Manchester Utd 0-0 Lose 2.4 -£10.00
22-Jan-11 Manchester Utd – Birmingham 5-0 Win 1.2 £2.00
25-Jan-11 Blackpool – Manchester Utd 2-3 Win 1.36 £3.60
01-Feb-11 Manchester Utd – Aston Villa 3-1 Win 1.33 £3.30
05-Feb-11 Wolves – Manchester Utd 2-1 Lose 1.44 -£10.00
12-Feb-11 Manchester Utd – Manchester City 2-1 Win 1.83 £8.30
26-Feb-11 Wigan – Manchester Utd 0-4 Win 1.53 £5.30
01-Mar-11 Chelsea – Manchester Utd 2-1 Lose 3.6 -£10.00
06-Mar-11 Liverpool – Manchester Utd 3-1 Lose 2.5 -£10.00
19-Mar-11 Manchester Utd – Bolton 1-0 Win 1.4 £4.00
02-Apr-11 West Ham – Manchester Utd 2-4 Win 1.91 £9.10
09-Apr-11 Manchester Utd – Fulham 2-0 Win 1.44 £4.40
19-Apr-11 Newcastle – Manchester Utd 0-0 Lose 1.67 -£10.00
23-Apr-11 Manchester Utd – Everton 1-0 Win 1.53 £5.30
01-May-11 Arsenal – Manchester Utd 1-0 Lose 2.75 -£10.00
08-May-11 Manchester Utd – Chelsea 2-1 Win 2.3 £13.00
14-May-11 Blackburn – Manchester Utd 1-1 Lose 1.67 -£10.00
22-May-11 Manchester Utd – Blackpool 4-2 Win 1.4 £4.00
Total -£36.20


Betfred winner turns 15p into £60,000!

One lucky player at Betfred, dubbed ‘the Bonus King’, scooped an amazing £60,000 staking just 15p on the  ‘Queen of the Pyraminds’ slots last week.

Betfred told

“The win becomes even more remarkable when you notice that the jammy dodger managed to turn a stake of just 15p into over £60,000, proving that you don’t have to be a “High Roller” to win big at!”

Here is a screengrab of the winners confirmation. There a few jealous faces here! Congratulations to ANDYNKIM.

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