Bet365 Bore Draw Offer Guide

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Bet365's Bore Draw is a football offer that can be very profitable for experienced matched bettors. The offer is very simple. First, you place a matched bet (back + lay bets) on an eligible market (Correct Score or Halftime/Fulltime) of a football match.

Then, if the match ends in a 0-0 draw, Bet365 will refund your bet stake as cash. Because you have placed a matched bet for a small qualifying loss, the stake refund will result in a large profit.

The thing I find most appealing is the flexibility of how you can profit from this offer. At most points in a football match, you can lock in a small profit by using the trigger bet calculator (as long as the game is still 0-0). We'll explain exactly how to do this later.

Or. you can leave your bet to run it in the hope that the game ends 0-0 to get the full refund. This gives by far the largest return but is the least likely to happen.

  • There is no max stake for this offer, but stick to your normal betting habits. I.E. if you normally bet £50 on football try to keep to around that amount.

Bore Draw Key Terms

Before attempting the Bet365 Bore Draw offer, make sure you're familiar with these key terms:

  • Minimum Odds: None

  • Minimum Stake: None

  • Maximum Stake: None (But stick to your normal betting habits)

  • When: Pre-match bets only

  • Eligible Markets: Correct Score or Half Time/Full Time

Finding Your Bet

The criteria for the Bore Draw offer is quite easy. It's valid on the Correct Score & Halftime/Fulltime markets of any football match.

The only two selections you can’t bet on are 0-0 for correct score, and Draw/Draw for Halftime/Fulltime. You only get your stake refunded if your bet loses, so if you bet on either of those, they would win if the game ended 0-0.

So all we need to do is find any instances in these markets where the back odds are close to the lay odds, allowing us to place a matched bet for a small qualifying loss. The absolute best way for you to find trigger bets for this offer is to use Profit Accumulator's Oddsmatcher software. You can set up a Bore Draw filter on the Oddsmatcher, allowing you to instantly see any suitable bets for the offer.

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Once you've found suitable bets using the Oddsmatcher, you can simply choose your stake, place your back bet on Bet365, and a lay bet on your chosen betting exchange. You then have the option of trying to lock in a profit, or leaving your bet to run and hoping the match ends 0-0.

How To Lock In Profit

To lock in a profit on the Bet365 Bore Draw offer, you can use Profit Accumulator's 'Refund If' calculator. This is available in the advanced calculators section.

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Once you've opened the 'Refund If' calculator, start by entering your stake plus the back and lay odds of your bet. The free bet award is the same as your stake, and the retention is 100% (as the refund is in cash - not as a free bet).

As an example, let's say I have bet £50 at odds of 6.5 on Manchester United to win 1-0 vs Leicester. I have then laid this at 6.6, for a 74p qualifying loss.


Now to lock in profit you look at the current LAY odds of 0-0. The lay odds are 13 for 0-0. If I enter this into the calculator, I see the following.

This means I could potentially lock in £3.03 profit before the game has even started. To do this I would lay £3.85 on 0-0 as per the calculator. This would then lock in my profit. If a goal was scored and the game didn't end 0-0 then I would make the profit from the £3.85 I laid, minus my 74p qualifying loss. If the game did end 0-0 then I would lose my liability from that lay (£46.20), but I would then get my £50 stake refunded as cash.

As I am doing this before the match has started the lay odds are quite high. But as the game continues, if no goal is scored, the odds on 0-0 will drop lower and lower. For instance, if the match got to half time and was still 0-0, the lay odds may have dropped to say 4.0, then I could lock in a much higher profit.

Alternatively, I could leave the bet and not lock in anything. This means that if the game ends 0-0, I would receive my whole stake back as cash to make £50 profit minus my initial qualifying loss. But if a goal is scored then I wouldn't receive any reward and would make a small qualifying loss overall.

Using Price Boosts

At the time of writing, Bet365 have been regularly offering price boosts on the correct score market of certain football matches. These price boosts still qualify for the Bore Draw offer and could allow you to find suitable bets with very low qualifying loss, or even a qualifying profit.

You can look for these price boosts manually by looking at the Bet365 website, but this can be quite a time consuming process. We would strongly recommend that you make use of Profit Accumulator's amazing Price Boosts thread. Here Profit Accumulator's 20,000+ members are constantly sharing profitable price boosts, so this can be a fantastic way to find out about price boosts that are eligible for Bore Draw. This is ideal alongside monitoring Profit Accumulator's Oddsmatcher for suitable bets.

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Advanced Strategies

There are a few advanced strategies that you can use for Bore Draw. Firstly there is locking in a percentage of your stake. This will guarantee you a smaller profit than if you locked in the whole profit. But, you then have the chance of getting the refund on the amount you have not locked in.

Using the same example as before (0-0 lay odds at 4). If I wanted to lock in 50%, then all I would do is change my stake in the calculator to be 50% of what it was, so in this case £25. Make sure to also change the max refund to £25 as well.  This way I can lock in a guaranteed profit, but with the chance of a larger profit if the match does end 0-0.

Additional Tips

  • 0-0 draws don't happen very often, so only take bets with a very small qualifying loss.

  • For account health, stick to high profile matches, such as English and top flight European leagues.

  • Utilise Profit Accumulator's Oddsmatcher - there is no better way to find close matches

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