Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 FA Cup
Published: 14:01 23/01/2014
AFC Bounemouth host Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Dean Court on Saturday and Freebets.com look at the pick of money back offers available on the televised match.
The FA Cup clash between the Premier League and Championship sides will be shown live on ITV and will appeal to both avid gamblers and casual football punters with pre-match and in-play betting available online. Liverpool go into the game as heavy favourites, but the FA Cup has seen plenty of upsets down the years and the The Cherries will be relishing the opportunity to claim a top-flight scalp.
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 Bournemouth v Liverpool 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.
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 and is dependent on your First Goalscorer Selection. The odds on your player to score the first goal are roughly the same for him to score second, so for example if you plan on backing Sturridge at 5/2 or Coutinho at 11/2 there would be a fair chance of getting a refund making this the best money back offer for bets on leading selections on the Correct Score market. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
Unibet FA Cup Underdog Special: refund losing stakes of £20 or more on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer and Correct score markets if a lower league team beats Premier League opposition. Free bet refund of £20.
VERDICT: Bournemouth are generally considered a 15/2 chance to cause an upset, so this promotion has a reasonable chance of being triggered, but does require a minimum qualifying bet of £20. This promotion offers the best chance of a refund for Correct Score bettors and rates as a good offer for betting on outsiders in the First Goalscorer market. It’s the only money back offer to issue refunds on losing Last Goalscorer bets and is therefore the best offer if that is the market you intend to play. Go to Unibet, new customers receive up to £25 free bet.
bet365 Bore Draw; refund losing stakes on Correct Score, Scorecast and Half-Time/Full-Time bets if the match ends 0-0. Full cash refund.
VERDICT: At average odds of around 20/1 available from the top bookmakers on a bore-draw occurring, a final score of 0-0 in this match would seem unlikely. 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 Scorecast and Half-Time/Full-Time markets. Go to bet365, new customers get up to £200 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. While it’s an unfancied result for this particular game, it’s more likely than 0-0 making this a good money back offer for Correct Score punters who wish to stake less than the minimum £20 required to be eligible for Unibet’s offer. 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 bet365 the vote 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
188BET Heartbreak Saver: refund losing stakes on Correct Score, Total Goals, Both Teams To Score, First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer markets if your bet loses because of a goal scored in the final five minutes. Free bet refund up to £50.
VERDICT: This is the least likely offer to come off, but still offers some insurance on markets which we have not yet covered. Correct Score bettors should look to Unibet or Betfred depending on their proposed stake, First Goalscorer punters to William Hill or Unibet depending on their selection and Last Goalscorer bets are best placed at Unibet. This is the best money back offer for bets placed on the Total Goals and Both Teams To Score markets. Go to 188BET, new customers receive up to £50 free bet.