Author: Graham Tower
2016/17 League Cup
Published: 18:14 07/01/2014
Manchester City host West Ham in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at the Etihad on Wednesday and Freebets.com look at the pick of money back offers available on the televised match.
The League Cup clash between two sides at opposite ends of the Premier League table will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and is sure to appeal to both hard-core and casual football punters with pre-match and in-play betting available online.
We’ve taken a look at what’s on offer at leading online bookmakers and give you an evaluation of the best money back offers on the Manchester City v West Ham match. There’s a diversity of offers and ultimately the best money back offer will depend on which market you intend to play. We have broken down the offer details to help you make a smart choice on where to place your bet.
bet365 Bore Draw; refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer, Correct Score, Scorecast and Half-Time/Full-Time bets if the match ends 0-0. Full cash refund.
VERDICT: There’s only been one bore draw in the whole competition so far and given the recent form of both sides, it’s hard to see this one finishing 0-0. It offers a degree of insurance and the big pluses are there’s no limit on stakes and refunds are cash so can be withdrawn straight back to your bank account. This is the best money back offer for pre-match Half-Time/Full-Time markets. Go to bet365, new customers get up to £200 free bets.
Betfair Sportsbook Cashback Extra; choice of five cashback options for losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer and Anytime Goalscorer bets. Free bet refund up to £25 max on the following options:
> Man City to lead 3-1 at any time
> Yaya Toure to score first
> Goal scored inside first 10 minutes
> Red card show in match
> Alvaro Negredo scores in both halves
VERDICT: There’s been a goal scored in the first ten minutes of eight of Man City’s 30 games in all competitions so far this season and makes this the pick of the five cashback triggers. Toure to score first and Negredo to score both halves offer better than 10% chance of occurring which is also pretty good insurance and makes this the best money back offer for First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer and Anytime Goalscorer bets. Go to Betfair Sportsbook, new customers receive up to £50 free bet
Betfred 1-A-Piece; refund losing stakes on Correct Score bets if match ends 1-1. Free bet refund up to £50 max.
VERDICT: 1-1 is the most common draw result. While it’s a largely unfancied result for this particular game, it’s more likely than 0-0 and makes it the best money back offer for Correct Score markets. Go to Betfred, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
Ladbrokes Red Card Redemption; refund losing stakes on in-play Correct Score and in-play Next Goalscorer bets if a red card is shown in the match. Free bet refund up to £25 max.
VERDICT: The only in-play promotion that qualifies as a money back offer. By default, the best money back offer on in-play Correct Score and Next Goalscorer markets. Go to Ladbrokes, new customers receive up to £50 free bets
William Hill Bore Draw; refund losing stakes on Correct Score and Double Results bets if match ends 0-0. Free bet refund up to £50 max.
VERDICT: We’ve given the nod to bet365 for best money back offer on Correct Score and Double Result (aka Half-Time/Full-Time) markets because refunds are cash as opposed to free bets. However we’d consider this offer for three or four points on the odds so check out the odds comparison if you don’t mind a free bet over cash. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
William Hill Goalscorer Second Chance; refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer bets if selection scores second. Free bet refund up to £50.
VERDICT: This is an attractive consolation offer if you fancy a few goals in the game but Betfair’s Cashback Extra give more choice and the Goal in First 10 minutes stat is most compelling. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
138.com Money If West Ham Score First; refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast bets if West Ham score first. Free bet refund up to £38 max.
VERDICT: The best price for West Ham to score first is 17/4 and generally 4/1, so the bookies think there’s a much better chance of this coming off than a 0-0 or 1-1 draw but not as likely as a Goal in First 10 minutes. Therefore, this is the best money back offer on Scorecast markets. Go to 138.com, new customers receive up to £50 free bets