Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 18:09 29/01/2014
West Ham United host Swansea City in a lunch-time Premier League clash at Upton Park on Saturday and Freebets.com look at the pick of money back offers available on the televised match.
The Hammers are in a relegation scrap and will be battling for points, while the Swans aren’t performing to anywhere near their form of last season. This is the first of three home games for West Ham in February and they must start doing better in front of their own fans to get out of trouble. Swansea kept a rare clean sheet when beating Fulham last time out to register their first win in nine league matches and may fancy their chances of another success in this one.
The Premier League game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 at 12.45 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 West Ham v Swansea 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.
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 11/2 looks to be a well fancied result for this particular game as it’s more likely than 0-0. This is the best money back offer for Correct Score markets. 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 Betfred come just ahead on Correct Score betting. This is the best offer for First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer markets. 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: The teams are closely matched, so there is a reasonable chance of this one finishing 0-0 at a general 9/1 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 more appealing compared to other 0-0 offers. This is the only offer to cater for Hat-Trick bettors, so Stan James 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. Only backing the most likely selection Wilfried Bony at a general price of 11/2 makes this offer more likely than a team fighting back, so the Winner promotion is best for First Goalscorer betting on the whole. 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 Winner or Betfred 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 Betfred 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: Again other firms are preferred when betting on the above markets with either more likely refund triggers or full cash refunds. 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.