ARSENAL V MAN UTD
money back offer
25th January 2019
It’s a big FA Cup game tonight where Arsenal take on Man Utd and Paddy Power are getting in on the action.
Paddy Power are offering us our money back as a free bet if Man Utd beat Arsenal.
This gives us a great opportunity to make a potential profit using the matched betting strategy.
Qualifying bets are your first pre-match bet placed on the Arsenal v Man Utd match on 25th January 2019 and applies to either the First Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer, Correct Score or WhatOddsPaddy markets.
Max free bet is £10.
I would recommend that you stake your £10 bet on the correct score market and go for a score that sees Man Utd losing the match. This is so if the offer is triggered by Man Utd beating Arsenal, you can ensure that your bet doesn’t win. However, this obviously depends on the odds available to lay.
To search for close odds for our qualifying bet, I will be using the Oddsmonkey Oddsmatcher, by placing Arsenal v Man Utd in the filter search bar, limiting the bookmaker to Paddy Power and limiting the markets to Correct Score. As seen below:
At the time of writing there are not any odds close enough, so for the sake of this example I will make up fictional odds for Arsenal to win 2-1 at odds of 9.0 at Paddy Power and odds of 10 to lay at Smarkets. However, do make sure to find close odds if attempting this offer.
We need to enter our back stake, back and lay odds and our commission rate based on the exchange we are using into the matched betting calculator set to Normal. This will work out the lay stake we want to place at the exchange, as seen below:
As you can see from the calculator, we will be making a qualifying loss of £1.18. However, if the offer is triggered, we will qualify for a £10 free bet.
If Man Utd beat Arsenal and our bet loses, then a £10 free bet will be credited to our account.
The £10 free bet will be valid for 7 days and can be used on any football market.
The £10 free bet stake will not be included in any winnings, so set the matched betting calculator to Free Bet SNR (Stake Not Returned) and we want to look for high odds to maximise our returns.
You should aim to make a potential profit of around £6.50 with this money back offer.