Author: Graham Tower
Published: 13:30 02/07/2014
What a great World Cup it has been so far, Brazil 2014 must be on course to be acclaimed the best of recent times, perhaps in the history of the tournament.
The disappointment of England’s early exit has been tempered by some tremendously exciting World Cup matches with lots of out-of-your-seat action for even the most neutral observers. The World Cup has been a treat for football punters too with some exceptional sign up incentives and generous money back offers.
The second round matches couldn’t have been any closer, five of the eight games in the round of 16 went to extra-time, two of which resulted in a penalty shoot-out to decide who progressed to the quarter-finals. Brazil and Costa Rica survived the penalty drama and are joined by Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany and Netherlands in last eight.
The World Cup outright winner betting market is wide open and we could be in store for a lot more extra-time and penalty shoot-outs before the final is decided in Rio on Sunday 13th July. Internet betting giant bet365 will refund your stake if your team is eliminated in a penalty shoot-out. They will accept bets up to and including the final and will treat your World Cup outright winner as a non-runner if the team goes out on penalties.
My tip to football punters is to make sure you have got accounts with all the leading online bookmakers and insure your bets by taking up the money back special offers – it’s paid off handsomely for countless football punters who have received World Cup money back for games going to extra time and doesn’t look like abating any time soon.
Bookmakers have also been offering some brilliant incentives to open new accounts, handing out free bets up to four times the value of your first bet, such as bet £5 get £20 free bet on Coral.
There’s been a rush of enhanced odd offers with the likes of Paddy Power , Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, Coral, Titanbet, Totepool, William Hill and Winner giving massive price boosts to new customers for the favourites to win. Any football fan that has missed these great enhanced odds offers should follow Freebets.com on twitter where links to huge price boosts are shared.