England v France Offer – Betfred | Matched Betting Blog

It’s England v France in the Six Nations on Saturday and Betfred are getting in on the action! Simply place a £10.00+ bet on England v France and Betfred will give us a £5.00 free bet to use on Scotland v Ireland. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.35 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to single bets placed on England v France between 09:00 and 16:45 (kick-off) on Saturday 13th March 2021.
  • Minimum stake of £10.00.
  • Minimum odds of 1.50 (1/2).

Qualifying bet

If you’d like more information about qualifying bets and how they work, please see my qualifying bets guide.

It’s entirely up to you what you place your qualifying bet on. Having looked at the odds available, we could place our qualifying bet on England in the Match Winner market at back odds of 1.909 (10/11). The lay odds are currently 2.02.

We can calculate our lay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £9.55

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Place £10.00 on England @ 1.909 = Potential profit of £9.09

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Lay £9.55 on England @ 2.02 = Potential liability of £9.74


Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…

Outcome Betfred Betfair Profit/Loss
England win + £9.09 – £9.74 £0.65 loss
England lose or draw – £10.00 + £9.35 £0.65 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose £0.65 in qualifying for our £5.00 free bet.

Free bet

Our £5.00 free bet will be credited by 14:00 on Sunday 14th March 2021 and will be valid until 09:00 on Monday 15th March 2021. Although the promotion page suggests using the free bet on Scotland v Ireland, Betfred free bets can usually be used on any sports market.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to convert our free bet into 80% cash, so £4.00. If we take into account our qualifying loss of £0.65, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.35 on this Betfred offer!

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