2016/17 Champions League
Published: 12:07 25/05/2011
Lionel Messi could score a free bet bonanza for football punters if he finds the back of the net in Saturday’s Champions League Final against Manchester United at Wembley.
Online bookmakers are giving free bets to new customers which can be used to bet on football events, get a free football bet when placing a bet on the Champions League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United.
Messi is the hottest property in world football at present and has rattled in 52 goals this season, including the two goals that sank Jose Mourinho’s Champions League hopes in Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium in the semi finals.
The Barca striker has scored 11 times in the Champions League this season and needs to score just once more to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of 12 Champions League goals he netted when playing for Manchester United in 2002/03 season.
Bookmakers Stan James and Victor Chandler have bravely decided to refund losing bets on some of the most popular betting markets on the match if Messi scores in Saturday’s football showpiece. It leaves both firms with the prospect of giving away countless thousands in free bets.
Stan James will give free bet refunds up to £250 on First/Last/Anytime Goalscorers, Correct Score and Scorecast bets if Messi scores at anytime in the match and that includes extra time or even in a penalty shoot-out.
Victor Chandler has taken its free bet refund a stage further, customers are not only in line for a free bet refund should Messi score but has thrown Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney into the offer too. Victor Chandler will refund losing First Goalscorer, Correct Score and Half Time/Full Time stakes as free bets up to £50 if either of the two star strikers score at anytime in the game up to the end of extra time, should the game go that far.