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.