Are you the kind of punter that goes searching for the long odds, or captain sensible?
As if there wasn’t enough excitement surrounding tonight’s Champions League clash between Barcelona and Man City, the game also sees the return of Bet 365's risk free In-Play bet offer. Music to our ears.
For those that aren’t familiar with it, all you have to do is place a pre-match bet on Barcelona v Man City and Bet365 will give you a risk free In-Play bet to the same stake, up to £50. It’s as good as it sounds and what’s more, it’s available to ALL CUSTOMERS. Once you’ve placed your pre-match bet you face a huge decision on how to use your free bet, so we’re here to run you through a few options, depending on what kind of character you are!
Once you’ve decided that the first goalscorer market is your preferred way to spend your £50 free bet, another dilemma awaits. Do you back the short-odds, Messi/Aguero-esque bet or do you hunt for the longer price safe in the knowledge that if it all goes wrong you get your money back?
Slow and Steady – £50 on Lionel Messi to score first at 10/3 would return a very tidy £216.66. He’s only played once in this season’s competition, bagging a hat-trick on that occasion.
Halfway House – Raheem Sterling has looked a new man since Pep took over at Man City and he’s 12/1 to break the deadlock. £50 on Sterling would return £650. Tempting.
Life-Changer – Aleksandar Kolarov has been a huge part of Pep’s plans and has been known to take a mean free kick. With that in mind, £50 on Kolarov to score first at 33/1 returns £1,700. Imagine…
This game has the potential to be mouth-watering with goals galore. Having said that, might City go to the Nou Camp looking for a point? The experts at Football Form Labs believe there will be goals, with both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals looks a safe bet.
Slow and Steady – Over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/9 meaning the £50 free bet would return a total of £72.22. Hardly inspiring but profit nonetheless.
Halfway House – Over 4.5 goals is definitely possible and at 12/5 it could see you turn your £50 into a very handy £170.
Life-Changer – This is where you wish Jose was in charge of City. Under 0.5 goals is priced at a massive 20/1, meaning you could win £1,050. Park that bus.
If these options don’t excite you then there’s plenty of other markets on offer.
Slow and Steady – Both Teams to Score is one of the most popular bets this evening and at 1/2 it would return £75 from your max free bet.
Halfway House – A score draw tonight is priced at 4/1. This looks excellent value and could return a very shrewd £250.
Life-Changer – Man City had a nightmare from the penalty spot last weekend, with both Aguero and De Bruyne failing to convert. They’re 25/1 to miss a penalty this evening which could return a huge £1,300.