Ironically the most talked about betting event of this week was not in sport, but rather television. A staggering £80m was speculated to have been bet on the outcome of the murderer of Lucy Beale in Eastenders. There has been a mixed reception from fans, but bookmakers would have been delighted with the outcome too, as it was revealed it was an outsider, 11 year old Bobby. Perhaps it was too much of a distraction for the bookmakers, since there are not many offers this weekend. We know of just two at this moment in time, but if any are added we’ll update the article.
Betfair Offer: Three games with free bet refunds
Betfair should really clean up this weekend with punters looking for a bit of extra value. There are three games where both new and existing Betfair customers can get their losing bets refunded. The games are: Manchester City vs Newcastle, Everton vs Leicester, and Southampton vs Liverpool. For each of the five games, there is a ‘trigger’ you can select, and if that trigger happens, should bet lose, you will receive a refund (as a free bet). As usual, a maximum of £25 applies.
Bet Victor Offer: New customers get enhanced odds
Bet Victor have enhanced odds on Manchester City to beat Newcastle, and Chelsea to beat Burnley. According to Bet Victor, the average odds for this is 1/2, however, if you’re a new customer you can get enhanced odds of 5/1. The maximum is rather small, only £5 and the other thing you need to be conscious of is that if you take advantage of this offer, you can’t use their £25 free bet. We’d recommend you simply do the latter ourselves.
Outside of these games, we’ve got eyes on the Aston Villa game. They’re under the new leadership of Tim Sherwood who will be keen to pull off a win against Stoke that should lift them out of the relegation zone. They haven’t won any of their last ten games, and have only scored 12 goals so far this season (in 25 matches). That’s now not even a goal every other game, and with Stoke having conceded 8 goals in their two previous games, it looks like the right fixture for the players to impress their new manager.