If it's taken you until the semi-final stage to consider signing up with Betfair, then it might just have been worth the wait.
Betfair have been offering new customers outrageous odds throughout the tournament, but today's 40/1 is really the icing on this delicious World Cup cake.
Harry Maguire scored against Sweden in the World Cup 2018 quarter-final
Let's look at this promotion in a little more depth:
- This is for new customers only
- It is a £1 max bet
- All winnings are paid in free bets
- All free bets must be used within 7 days
- You also qualify for Betfair's normal new customer offer
Usually it would be reasonable to conclude that a couple of these points might devalue what the promotion offers you at first glance. However, if you look at the circumstances we feel this is not the case this time around.
Firstly, the £1 max bet is admittedly not a high stake. However, when you look at the odds of 40/1 on the favourites to win then you realize that £40 in free bets is still pretty damn good.
Secondly, usually the downside with Betfair's free bets is that you need to use them within 7 days of winning them. However, on this occasion, if you've just bet, and won, on England to win the semi-final, it is highly likely that you're going to want to bet on the World Cup 2018 final - which is four days later.
Then of course you qualify for their usual welcome promotion as well which means you can win up to £100 in free bets (€20 free bet awarded with every 5 x €10 bets).
All in all, we think this is a great promotion. Someone at Betfair must be feeling patriotic.
If you're lacking some motivation, then we can recommend you watch the last time we met Croatia:
or the time before that...
Let's not go back any further than that...
The wally with the brolley