Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 13:58 28/01/2014
Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City in one of the biggest Premier League games of the week at Whitehart Lane on Wednesday night and Freebets.com look at the pick of money back offers available on the televised match.
Spurs will be keen to put on a good show in front of their home fans after being thrashed 6-0 in the reverse fixture in November, but will have fond memories of their 3-1 win over The Citizens the last time the sides met at this venue. Tottenham are on a four game winning streak in the Premier League and have Emmanuel Adebayor in top form, but Manchester City have been scoring at will and look sure to give the hosts a tough test. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won seven in a row in this competition and have been boosted by the return of Sergio Aguero.
The Premier League game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 at 7.45 pm and is sure to appeal to both professional 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 Tottenham v Manchester City 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.
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 win both halves (not HT/FT)
> Teams drawing 1-1 at Half Time.
> Goal scored inside first 10 minutes
> Red card show in match
> Spurs lead 2-1 at any point in the match
VERDICT: By far the most compelling of the refund triggers is a red card to be shown which is rated by most bookmakers as around a 3/1 chance of occurring. This is closely followed by Spurs to lead 2-1 at any point in the match which offers around a 20% chance of happening, while Man City to win both halves and the teams to be drawing 1-1 at Half Time are both reasonably likely to come off. This is 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 Premier League Special; refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecasts if Aguero scores last.
VERDICT: At odds of around 4/1 to come off, this is a pretty attractive offer for anyone betting on the respective markets and becomes even more compelling as Paddy Power will refund your stake as real cash up to £100. Betfair come out on top in First and Last Goalscorer markets, but this is the best money back offer for Correct Score and Scorecasts on the Tottenham v Manchester City game. Go to Paddy Power, new customers can claim 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 and at odds of around 13/2 looks to be a fancied result for this particular game as it’s more likely than 0-0. This is the second best money back offer for Correct Score markets, coming in just behind Paddy Power. Go to Betfred, new customers receive up to £25 free bet.
Winner Money Back If Team Wins From Losing Position: refund losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer and Correct Score bets if a team is losing during the match, but goes on to win. Free bet refund up to £25 max.
VERDICT: A team coming back to win a game is more likely than a 0-0 draw, but Betfair Sportsbook and Paddy Power have all of the markets covered with their money back offers on this occasion. Go to Winner, new customers receive up to £50 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: There looks to be goals in both sides, so there is only a small chance of this one finishing 0-0 at a general 15/1 with most bookies. 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.
Stan James Bore Draw Money Back Special: refund losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, First/Last Goalscorer Scorecasts and To Score a Hat-Trick bets if the final score is 0-0. Full cash refund.
VERDICT: Again the lure of a full cash refund makes this offer appealing despite the unlikely event of a 0-0 draw occurring. This is the only offer to cater Hat-Trick bettors, so is the best place to play the To Score A Hat-Trick market. Go to Stan James, new customers receive a £10 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 quite a useful consolation offer if you fancy a few goals in the game and is dependent on your First Goalscorer selection. The odds of your player to score first are roughly the same as the odds for him to score second, but even backing Sergio Aguero at a general 4/1 for example does not make this offer’s refund trigger more likely than a red card being shown, so Betfair Sportsbook remain out in front on First Goalscorer betting. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet.
888Sport 88th Minute Special: refund on To Win (90 minutes), Last Goalscorer and Correct Score bets if a goal scored from the 88th minute until the end of normal time results in a losing bet.
VERDICT: This refund trigger is a bit of a long shot, but is the only offer to cater for Match Odds bettors, so is therefore best for that market while Last Goalscorer and Correct Score punters should look to Betfair or Paddy Power for the best chance of getting money back on their losing bets. Go to 888Sport, new customers receive up to £88 in free bets.
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 Paddy Power for best money back offer on Correct Score markets because the refund trigger is more likely to be activated and to Bet365 for Double Result (aka Half-Time/Full-Time) markets because of the cash refund. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
Betinternet 0-0 Money Back Offer: refund losing stakes on Correct Score, Exact Total Goals, Winning Margin, First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Anytime Scorer, To Score 2 or More and To Score 3 or More bets if the game ends 0-0. Free bet refund up to £50 max.
VERDICT: This is the only offer to issue refunds on Winning Margin, Exact Total Goals, To Score 2 or More and To Score 3 or More bets, so is best if you intend to play those markets. Go to Betinternet, new customers receive up to £25 free bet.
Betway Premier League Bore Draw Mobile Offer: refund mobile bets on Correct Score, First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Half Time/Full Time markets. Free bet refund up to £25 max.
VERDICT: Other bookmakers are preferred when betting on the above markets with a more likely refund trigger. Also this offer does not include bets placed via web, so only mobile bettors will be eligible to get a refund. Go to Betway, new customers receive up to £50 free bet.