The Sky’s The Limit

Posted on May 26, 2011 by  

Next up on our Champions League profit trail comes Skybet, with a very nice refund offer that should appeal to everyone.

If either Lionel Messi OR Wayne Rooney score during 90 minutes on Saturday we will refund all losing goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets!

All you need to do is find a close matchup in odds on any of the above markets to back and lay. Then lay a few £’s on Rooney or Messi as an “Anytime Scorer” on Betfair. We will publish some examples once the scorer markets are up on Betfair but they should be available at a decent price to lay so we should be able to lock in a few quid here.

UPDATE: Prices not great so not much to go on at the moment…..

Basically look to BACK / LAY 0-0 for £50, then LAY Rooney (4) or Messi (2.64) in the TO SCORE market to lock in the profit.

BACK 0-0 @ SKYBET with £50 @ 7.5
LAY 0-0 @ BETFAIR with £39.27 @ 9.6 (£337.72 to cover)

LAY MESSI (To Score) with £19.41 @ 2.64 (£25.32 to cover)


0-0 – Lose £12.69 on correct score / Win £18.44 on MESSI = £5.74

Not 0-0 / MESSI doesn’t score – Lose £12.69 on correct score / Win £18.44 on MESSI = £5.74

Not 0-0 / MESSI does score – Lose £12.69 on correct score / Lose £31.83 on MESSI = -£44.52

With the £50 refund to come to give you £5.48 profit

The bonus would be that Rooney scores and Messi doesn’t as you would get the free bet refund and the profit. So maybe if the odds improve could look at switching the bet around if you think Messi has more chance of scoring.

All the calculations can be done using our ever so handy spreadsheet, as featured in the Paddypower cashback offer here….

Paddypower Money Back SpecialClick here to download the spreadsheet

Naturally you will need a Skybet account to do this and don’t forget you can upto £35 in free bets when you open an account.

Just click below to get signed up……

Champions League Final Offer Terms & Conditions

– Offer applies to new and existing customers

– Bets placed will apply to 90 minutes only – extra time and penalty shootouts do not count.

– Stakes will be refunded within 1hr of bet settlement

– For the purposes of this promotion, a losing bet is defined as a bet which has zero returns to the customer.

– Each-way bets which return any winnings to a customer are not considered to be losing bets, and will therefore not be eligible for any refunds.

– The only markets eligible for this promotion are:

1st Goalscorer

Last Goalscorer

To Score in 90mins

To Score a Brace

Hat Trick

Both Players To Score

1st Goalscorer – Double Chance

Player Scores Both Halves

To Score And Win

To Score In First 10 Mins

1st Team Goalscorer

Either Player To Score

Correct Score


– This promotion only applies to bets placed before the match kicks off, and will not be valid for bets placed within match time.

– Over 18’s only.

– This promotion, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

– Any attempts to manipulate or abuse the bonus will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate exclusion from this and future Sky Bet promotions

– You irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this promotion.

– Bonne Terre Limited (trading as Sky Bet) with a registered office address of 41 Victoria Street, Alderney, GY9 3TA) is the promoter of this offer

– Gamble responsibly. For more info visit or telephone 0845 6000 133.


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