Can Lightning Strike Twice?

Posted on March 24, 2012 by  

Looks like that wily old fox Fred Done of Betfred has not learnt his lesson from last time as he is offering upto £500 in free bets as refunds if Man United concede 2 goals or more against Fulham on Monday night.

Man Utd v Fulham Cashback – Monday 20:00 Live on Sky Sports 1 – Premier League

If Fulham score 2 or more goals, Fred will refund all losing single bets placed on the match.

Bet on any market for the Man United v Fulham game to qualify.
Only bets placed prior to the start of the match count.
90 mins play only.
Applies to Single bets Only placed prior to the start of the match.
Any subsequent returns from bets placed using free bet stakes will not include the stake.
Free bets will be credited to your account within 48 hours of your qualifying bet being settled.
Bets placed using free bet stakes do not qualify.
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Usual rules apply, see website for details.

This is upto a maximum of £500. Yes that is right £500, wow!

He had this offer towards the end of last year on their Benfica Champions League tie and we saw green screens everywhere we looked. So will be playing this one again in the same way (underlay of United) and hoping for a similar result too, thanks to their dodgy back four. Well you have gotta be in it to win it.

We were last time…..

Thanks for all the emails today concerning the Benfica 2 goals offer over at Betfred yesterday, as featured on our auto update offers page here –

What an offer that turned out to be. And again shows the value of a) having an account in the first place (with as many bookies as you can) so you can jump on board the offers as they appear and b) keeping upto date with to see what is hot in the world of offers.

For those who missed it this was the offer:

If Benfica score 2 or more goals, Fred will refund all losing single bets on any market up to £500

All I did was back / underlay Man U in the match odds market, fully expecting an easy win and a modest profit in I am honest. Well you have gotta be in it to win it and it was a low risk trade in my book. But we had a potentially massive upside if their dodgy defence that has been a feature this season appeared again (oh and it did).

Then as the goals started to flow, at 2-1 I was about to lay some profit on the draw off and bang 2-2, happy days! Meant I could fully green up over all 3 selections for a very healthy 3 figure sum. Again an offer out of the blue but which certainly paid dividends.

And fair play to old Fred, he took it all on the chin, was straight on Tweeting about the hammering he too and the refunds are on their way and this is not the first time Bet72ers have benefitted in this way.

So the moral of this story, well there are 3 actually….

Be Happy (with have never seen so many money making opportunities)

Be Prepared (with you accounts ready to go)

Be on Bet72 (if it looks like an offer and smells like an offer, we will be on the offer)

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10 Comments on "Can Lightning Strike Twice?"

  1. Chris on Sat, 24th Mar 2012 5:54 pm 

    Hi Darren – I’ve been trying to play with a spreadsheet on this one to find a way of guaranteeing a risk-free profit, but can’t seem to make the numbers stack up – is it one that is more to use as an insurance rather than a guarantee?

  2. Peter Vaughan on Sun, 25th Mar 2012 5:35 am 

    Bit confused on this one Darren . I understand to underlay United at match odds but what if Fulham win 1 – 0 or its a 1 – 1 draw ? You would lose your £500 at Freds and only win your underlay at the Exchanges . Would you take insurance on correct score ? . I also notice that losing bets are returned as a free bet . Any suggestions how to get risk free profit please

  3. Jaime on Sun, 25th Mar 2012 12:09 pm 

    Can you provide actual example of how to profit from such a situation? i.e. what to bet at the bookies (lay in betfair). What market to lay in betfair against the refund

  4. Jeffrey Lewis on Mon, 26th Mar 2012 11:44 am 


    isn’t the best way to lock in risk free profit on this one to back and underlay fulham to score 2 or more goals – current odds are 7.5 and 8.2 on the back and lay so giving a £378 profit whatever happens ? or will betfred not refund this sort of bet ?

  5. Darren Hall on Mon, 26th Mar 2012 12:28 pm 

    Yes Chris, no way to lock in a guaranteed profit. At the moment you can back / lay Man U at a cost of £3ish per £100 stake as a low cost bet and hope! Of course if they do let a goal in early on then this would open up trading opportunities

  6. Darren Hall on Mon, 26th Mar 2012 12:31 pm 

    Yes Peter. 0-0, 0-1 or 1-1 and it would be a loss as you have underlaid. So yes you could cover those scores or if Fulham score early enough then would be plenty time to trade to trade the 0-2 and 1-2 for example. But would be dependent on the odds inplay. No real hard and fast strategy as such on this one, just a in it to win it type offer (and it worked last time!)

  7. Darren Hall on Mon, 26th Mar 2012 12:36 pm 

    It really depends on the odds in play. No way to lock in before KO but as a back / lay of Man U is only £3ish per £100 I will be getting involved and see what happens! An early Fulham goal would open up the opportunity to trade then.

    For the record I’ve backed Man U for £250 at 1.22 at the moment, will lay some off before KO (hopefully a late steam in price) and see what happens in play. Being a neutral it can make the game more interesting for me for a very low risk and a big potential upside!

    This is where utilising the cross over in free bets / trading really come into their own and why I really do recommend to everyone interested in this to check out the free 14 day trial of Trading Football as this will give you a real feel for the sort of thing that can be done.

  8. Darren Hall on Mon, 26th Mar 2012 12:38 pm 

    There is no way you would ever get the refund as if Fulham don’t score 2 then you will lose as you have underlaid and the refund is only if they score twice. Also that market is very low liquidity wise so the stakes would have to be pretty small.

  9. Darren Hall on Mon, 26th Mar 2012 4:59 pm 

    The best option for a “risk free” punt without trading on this would be to….

    BACK Man U and underlay and then dutch 0-0, 0-1, 1-1 to cover the underlay giving you a roughly break even outcome but big upside if Fulham score 2 and Man U don’t win as you will get the free bet refund

  10. Darren Hall on Tue, 27th Mar 2012 8:18 am 

    Not much to do then. Backed and Underlay on Man U with cover on 1-1. Topped up on the 1-1 when Rooney scored to make that a scratch outcome so no problem if that penalty had been given.

    Easy tenner but 2 Fulham goals would have been so much better!

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