Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 FA Cup
Published: 15:18 12/02/2014
Sunderland host Southampton in an FA Cup fifth round clash at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and Freebets.com look at the pick of money back offers available on the televised match.
Sunderland have already booked a place at Wembley in the League Cup final and have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since Gus Poyet took the helm. The Black Cats looked beyond salvation when the Uruguayan took over, but Premier League survival is a real possibility now and after beating Carlisle and Kidderminster they have a chance to progress further in the FA Cup. Southampton are among the teams fighting for European football in the Premier League and will provide Sunderland with a tough test. The Saints are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions including knocking out Burnley and Yeovil to make it to the fifth round.
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 at 12.45pm and is sure to appeal to both avid gamblers 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 Sunderland v Southampton match. There are quite a few offers to choose from 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 the chance of getting a refund 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 if you plan on backing any of the popular selections there is a fair chance of getting a refund. This is the best money back offer for bets on the First Goalscorer market. Go to William Hill, 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 9/1 available from the top bookmakers on a bore-draw occurring, a final score of 0-0 in this match would seem fairly 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 and is more likely than 0-0. The sides drew in their most recent Premier League meeting and look to be evenly matched on this occasion. This is the best money back offer for Correct Score bets on the Sunderland v Southampton match. Go to Betfred, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
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: Betfred is preferred for Correct Score bets and 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 Double Result bets if William Hill are quoting more favourable 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 Betfred and First Goalscorer punters to William Hill. This is the best money back offer for bets placed on the Last Goalscorer, Total Goals and Both Teams To Score markets. Go to 188BET, new customers receive up to £50 free bet.