Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 League Cup
Published: 16:21 21/01/2014
Manchester United host Sunderland in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Old Trafford 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 struggling with their respective Premier League ambitions 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. Sunderland hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg and just need to avoid defeat on the night to make it to the final. Extra-time may be needed if the aggregate scores are level after 90 minutes and Man Utd have an away goal which will only come into play at the end of extra-time, meaning the game could go to penalties if the final score on the night is 2-1 to United. The Red Devils will be without captain Nemanja Vidic who misses out through suspension, while Wayne Rooney looks set to miss out again along with Robin Van Persie.
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 United v Sunderland 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 It offers a degree of insurance and the big pluses are there’s no limit on stakes and refunds are cash so can be withdrawn straight back to your bank account.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 Utd to lead 3-1 at any time (90 mins)
> Man Utd don’t win (90 mins)
> Goal scored inside first 10 minutes
> Red card show in match (90 mins)
> Man Utd score exactly 3 times (90 mins)
VERDICT: The pick of the triggers is Man Utd not to win in 90 minutes which is a general 23/10 chance with most bookies, making this a great offer. A red card to be shown and Man Utd to score exactly 3 both offer over 18% chance of coming off and rate as pretty good insurance making 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
Paddy Power Capital One Cup Money Back Special: refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecasts if Sunderland win in 90 minutes. Full cash refund.
VERDICT: Sunderland are a general 8/1 shot to cause an upset at Old Trafford with the bookies clearly anticipating a home win on the night. This is not as likely to occur as some of the triggers in Betfair Sportsbook’s cashback extra, but still rates as a good offer with a real cash refund and is best for Scorecast bettors. Go to Paddy Power, new customers receive up to £250 in free bets
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, but it’s an unfancied result for this particular game at 17/2 with most firms. It’s more likely than 0-0, but nowhere near as likely to come off as some of Betfair Sportsbook’s Cashback Extra triggers. 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 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 gives more choice and the Man Utd not to win trigger is most compelling. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet