Depending on exactly what you are looking for, it is hard to define who exactly are the best bookmakers for football betting.
With a little bit of give and take here and there, the odds are pretty much all alike, and the mainstream bookmakers really all offer pretty much the same markets.
If you are placing an accumulator bet, the chances are the same acca will pay pretty much the same where ever you place the bet. Only if you are a football betting punter who likes placing large single bets would you really hunt around for the best prices.
Personally, when I am looking for – what I believe to be – the best bookmakers for football betting, I will be looking for a bookmaker offering me something specific for the bet I am looking to place.
If I am looking to place a large single, yes – I will look for the best odds, but I will also look at a bookie like Paddy Power and see if they are running their Bet £20 Get £10 (more info on this offer can be found below) on that particular match. After all, if I am going to be betting more than £20 on the match, I may as well get the two £5 free bets to use in running.
If I am looking to do an accumulator, I will be looking for a bookmaker offering money back if one team lets me down – such as William Hill or 10bet. Or a bookmaker offering a additional bonus to a potential winning acca, like bet365 do.
As I eluded to above, one of the best bookmakers for football betting is Paddy Power. If you haven’t already got a Paddy Power account, you can open one here and claim the current sign up free bet offer.
Existing Paddy Power customers can get a regular free bet on major football matches shown live on television (Sky Sports or BT Sports). It is a ‘Bet £20 Get £10’ offer. To claim this, all you need to do is place £20 on the selected football match pre kick-off, and you will get £10 in free bets (2 x £5 free bets) to bet on that football match, in-play.
Paddy Power run this offer just about every week on at least one high profile event, and this is what makes it the best ‘free bets for existing customers‘ offer currently out there.
Another bookmaker great for football betting and offering a great regular football free bet offer for existing customers is bet365. If you haven’t already got a bet365 account, you can open one here and claim their £200 Welcome Bonus.
bet365 offer the best free bet for existing customers in the whole market place. The only downside to this offer is that it only comes around every few weeks. You could go 2 months without this offer, then a couple of them will appear over the period of a week or two, before it disappears again for a few weeks.
The offers is a £50 free bet on specific football matches, usually a live TV match. To get this offer you need to place a £50 bet on the match pre kick-off. Then once the match kicks off you can have another £50 bet in-play, and if that bet loses, you will get your money back (on the in-play bet).
As well as this free bet offer, existing bet365 customers can get up to 100% Euro Soccer Bonus. This is where you get a 5% bonus on top of a winning treble, a 10% on top of a winning 4-fold, all the way up to a 100% bonus on top of a winning 14-fold (and upwards) accumulator.
Other football promotions from bet365 are 0-0 bore draw insurance on losing Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets on all football matches ,and Unlimited Each-Way Places on First Goalscorer bets, paid at 1/3 of the odds.
Another bookmaker offering a football betting incentive is 10bet. If you haven’t got a 10bet account, you can open one here and claim their Welcome Bonus.
10Bet offer all customers their money back on losing four team accumulators if one team lets you down. This offer can be claimed 10 times in a calender month, the downside to this offer is that you have to email 10Bet to claim your money back, and to cash your refund out, you will need to roll it over five times.
Also offering cash back as a free bet if you miss by one is William Hill. If you haven’t already got a William Hill account, you can open one here and claim their new accounts free bet.
William Hill are one of the many bookmakers offering Acca Insurance on football, which is fast becoming a popular promotion in the on-going battle for football betting punters.
With Money Back If You Miss By One from William Hill, you get your money back in the form of a free bet should your football accumulator – made up of a minimum of 6 teams – lose by one. The maximum refund (free bet) is £50 a day.