With the Champions League final and English League play-offs now done and dusted, there’s just a short interlude until Euro 2016 gets underway on 10th June.
There will be plenty of familiar faces for fans of English league football in France, with a good number of the teams taking part having players based in the Premier League (with a few from the lower leagues too). In addition there is also plenty of home interest among the finalists themselves, with not only England, but also Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all involved.
As with any major football tournament, especially one where all the matches will be easily accessible for viewing via terrestrial TV, there will be a vast range of betting opportunities to tempt those who like a flutter on the televised games.
If you enjoy taking a chance of a big win with a football accumulator then the bet365 Euro 2016 will see many bookmakers promoting a variety of offers. Some of the best are available with Bet365, including their 100% Opening Bonus offer. As the name would suggest, this is a deal that’s only available to new Bet365 customers.
When you open a Bet365 account and make an initial deposit of £10 or more, you will qualify for a 100% matched amount as a bonus to bet with, up to a maximum of £200. It’s a deal that could be worth taking up ahead of the tournament, with France looking a decent punt to beat Romania and keep a clean sheet in the opening game (currently 4/6 with Bet365).
Whether a new or existing customer, Bet365 also has an ”On The Move Bonus” offer whereby you will receive a 100% bonus when you place your first qualifying bet using a mobile or tablet. With kick-offs staggered across the day, the convenience of betting on the go (with the added attraction of the bonus) is obvious.
Many of the opening group games could be tight affairs, with teams typically being more concerned as to not losing their opening match than going all out for the victory. This is where Bet365’s “Bore Draw Money Back” offer could prove more than useful, with your stake being refunded on any pre-match bet on ANY of their Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast markets should the game finish 0-0 should your bet lose.
There are a few of the opening group games that have a potential 0-0 feel about them – Albania v Switzerland, Wales v Slovakia and Republic of Ireland v Sweden could all be possibilities, so it could be worth backing something you fancy on the relevant markets in the knowledge that you are covered should the game finish goalless.
Another betting market that is always very popular is on the First Goalscorer. With Bet365’s “Each-Way First Goalscorers” offer they settle all each-way bets on all goalscorers in any match at 1/3 odds for unlimited places should your player score at any time during the game. (90 minutes only) Gareth Bale will be a popular selection in all of Wales’ games with this particular offer.
Finally there’s Bet365’s “In-Play Bet Offer” for selected games in the tournament. This provides a risk-free In-Play bet when first placing a pre-match bet. Once the game begins, simply place another bet on any In-Play market. If your FIRST In-Play bet loses, Bet365 will refund this stake, up to the same value as your largest pre-match bet.
Given the range of pre-match and In-Play markets available, that’s a pretty comprehensive deal. An early option might be a correct-score bet on England v Russia, followed by an In-Play First Goalscorer bet once team news is confirmed.
As ever, always read the full terms and conditions that apply to any offers.