Football Offers Explained


Football offers are one of the main ways you can keep making money each month through Matched Betting.

It's easily the biggest sport in the UK for betting and with so many matches going on throughout the year there is always a chance for a free bet!

You can profit from football offers every weekend during the football season and often midweek too. Particularly when there are big midweek fixtures such as the Champions League. There are 3 main types of football offer:

  • Bet And Get

  • Refund Offers

  • Advantage Play

Bet + Get Offers

Bet + Get offers usually work exactly the same way as the bookmaker sign up offers.

You simply place a back and lay bet and receive a free bet for doing so - quick, easy, and you can guarantee a profit!

The most common bet + get offers are Betfred's Bet £10 Get £5 in-play and occasionally Bet365's Bet £50 Get £50 in-play.

Refund Offers

Refund offers are slightly different as the free bet isn't always guaranteed,  it requires a certain outcome to trigger it.

This could be something like a certain player to score, a red card to be shown, or a certain amount of goals to be scored.

Whatever it is, you can often make a profit from it! Below are some of the most common examples of a refund offer:

You can attempt a refund offer by:

1) Placing a trigger bet
2) Laying the bet at a betting exchange
3) Try to take the smallest loss as possible

The difference here is that you will only receive the free bet if the required outcome happens.

If it doesn't happen, you'll only make a small loss and you can just move on to the next offer.

It's not guaranteed profit every time, but over the long term you should definitely make an overall profit!

You can sometimes lock in a profit on these offers by betting on one outcome, and then laying the outcome that triggers the free bet. You'd need some sort of special calculator for this though, so it's best to just back and lay (and hope!).

There are plenty of bookmaker refund offers, the most popular for matched bettors are Bet365's 2Up and the Paddy Power £10 Refund offers.

Advantage Play Offers

With advantage plays, you don't lay your trigger bet. This means that there is the potential to make a loss. But, because of the rewards you might receive, there is long term value (profit) in these offers.

A typical advantage play offer is: "Bet £5 on our special markets, receive a £5 free bet".

A special market might be something like: "Messi to score and to receive a yellow card at 6.0".

Obviously you can't lay this bet as there isn't a market for it on the exchange, however you are going to get a £5 free bet so the odds are in your favour.

You know you are going to make around £4 profit from the free bet and so you're essentially only risking £1 to win £30. This means you'd basically be getting odds of 30.0 instead of 6.0 for that special market bet!

There most common advantage play offers are things like Skybet or Betstars'  'RequestABet' Bet £10 Get £5 promos. These usually cannot be layed off, so the strategy here it so place plenty of small (£1) bets and then redeem the freebie!

Where To Find Football Offers
Our Reload Offers Page

Every lunchtime, we post a selection of the day's best reload offers on our Reload Offers page. These offers are picked for being quick and easy, with a high chance of making a profit. Often, you will find football offers listed here.


The offers listed on our reload offers page are just a snapshot of the total offers available.

To keep up to date with all of the football offers currently available, I'd recommend that you make use of Outplayed.

They have a daily offers calendar which shows you how to complete all of the best offers each and every day! It provides a real-time feed of all the running existing customer offers (not just the football offers) and is an invaluable tool for Matched Bettors!

Outplayed also provide a variety of amazing tools, like an Oddsmatcher, perfect for finding your football offer trigger bets!

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