Free bets guide

Some bookmakers will offer you a free bet as a welcome bonus. This bonus is different from a deposit bonus, let’s see how it works.

To gain your free bets, you will usually have to deposit or to bet a certain amount of money. Then the free bet will be added to your account. These bets have the particularity that the free bet stake is not included in the winnings. For example, if you use a 10€ free bet to bet on a team at 2.5 odds, you will gain 15€ from the bet but not the 10€ stake.

Since we do not get back the stake of the free bets, to maximise the profit, it is convenient to bet on an outcome with high odds. The odds should not be too high though, because for high odds it is difficult to find a lay bet close to the back bet. A good compromise is to search for odds between 3 and 6. Our oddsmatcher shows which bets offer the best return for Free bets. Simply click on the Free bets return column and you will order them by the most profitable to the least one. Notice that the Free bet return is different from the normal one. Here an example of an Oddsmatcher with Free bet return, try clicking on Free bet return to order the bets:

William Hill Oddsmatcher

ExchangeCompetitionGameOutcomeBack oddsLay oddsLiquidityReturnFree bet ReturnDate
BetfairSoccer > Scottland > Scottish PremiershipRangers vs St JohnstoneRangers1.331.351469.08€96.77%24.01%16/02 16:00
BetfairSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueTottenham vs DortmundTotal: Over 2.51.851.8712.97€95.83%44.03%13/02 21:00
BetfairSoccer > England > English ChampionshipHull vs RotherhamHull1.731.764033.46€95.43%40.27%12/02 20:45
MatchbookSoccer > Germany > BundesligaVfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FSV Mainz 05Draw4.204.3515.29€95.1%72.46%16/02 15:30
MatchbookSoccer > England > ChampionshipPreston North End vs Norwich CityTotal: Over 2.51.851.92207.67€94.97%43.63%13/02 20:45
BetfairSoccer > England > English ChampionshipWest Brom vs Nottm ForestHT: West Brom2.452.48659.48€94.86%56.14%12/02 21:00
MatchbookSoccer > England > ChampionshipPreston North End vs Norwich CityNorwich City3.003.12175.11€94.71%63.14%13/02 20:45
MatchbookSoccer > England > League 2Crewe Alexandra vs Carlisle UnitedTotal: Over€94.71%47.36%12/02 20:45
BetfairSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueMan Utd vs Paris St-GBtts: No2.402.44646.76€94.48%55.12%12/02 21:00
BetfairSoccer > England > English ChampionshipBristol City vs QPRHT: Bristol City2.602.6423.47€94.41%58.1%12/02 20:45
BetfairSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueTottenham vs DortmundTottenham2.152.201302.74€94.16%50.36%13/02 21:00
MatchbookSoccer > England > ChampionshipIpswich Town vs Derby CountyDraw3.603.78290.73€93.81%67.75%13/02 20:45
MatchbookSoccer > England > ChampionshipPreston North End vs Norwich CityDraw3.403.58304.46€93.55%66.03%13/02 20:45
MatchbookSoccer > England > ChampionshipBristol City vs Queens Park RangersDraw3.503.72746.31€92.67%66.2%12/02 20:45
BetfairSoccer > England > English ChampionshipIpswich vs DerbyDraw3.603.70185.15€92.6%66.88%13/02 20:45
BetfairSoccer > England > Barclays Premier LeagueMan Utd vs LiverpoolDraw3.503.60368.24€92.57%66.12%24/02 15:05
BetfairSoccer > England > English FA CupChelsea vs Man UtdMan Utd3.403.5044.86€92.55%65.33%18/02 20:30
MatchbookSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueAtlético de Madrid vs JuventusDraw3.103.3042.37€92.53%62.68%20/02 21:00
MatchbookSoccer > Germany > BundesligaHertha BSC vs Werder BremenDraw3.403.62187.59€92.51%65.3%16/02 18:30
BetfairSoccer > England > English ChampionshipPreston vs NorwichNorwich3.003.1073.01€92.42%61.61%13/02 20:45
MatchbookSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueLiverpool vs FC Bayern MünchenDraw3.804.0587.56€92.42%68.1%19/02 21:00
MatchbookSoccer > England > ChampionshipBristol City vs Queens Park RangersQueens Park Rangers4.755.1085.28€91.74%72.43%12/02 20:45
BetfairSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueTottenham vs DortmundDortmund3.603.75775.22€91.34%65.97%13/02 21:00
MatchbookSoccer > Germany > BundesligaFC Schalke 04 vs SC FreiburgDraw3.804.10547.26€91.29%67.27%16/02 15:30
MatchbookSoccer > Belgium > First Division AWaasland-Beveren vs KAA GentWaasland-Beveren5.005.40370.60€91.2%72.96%16/02 20:30
BetfairSoccer > Europe > UEFA Champions LeagueAjax vs Real MadridDraw4.204.406357.24€90.59%69.02%13/02 21:00
MatchbookSoccer > Netherlands > EredivisieHeerenveen vs PSV EindhovenHeerenveen8.008.80954.30€89.55%78.35%16/02 19:45
MatchbookSoccer > Japan > J. LeagueAS Roma vs BolognaBologna8.008.80315.41€89.55%78.35%18/02 20:30
BetfairSoccer > England > English ChampionshipWest Brom vs Nottm ForestNottm Forest5.005.301407.80€89.3%71.44%12/02 21:00
BetfairSoccer > England > Barclays Premier LeagueArsenal vs SouthamptonSouthampton7.508.2059.54€86.2%74.71%24/02 15:05

The calculations to get the most profit from a free bet are different from the normal one. As always, we considered that and we made a calculator specific for free bets. You can use this calculator whenever you need to convert a free bet in real money. We will show the same calculator on the free bet offers guides.



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