IT’S crunch night at Ibrox on Friday with runaway Championship leaders Hearts taking on Rangers – and McBookie are offering Scottish punters a fantastic free £25 in-play bet offer.
To qualify, simply place a bet before kick-off then once the game starts place another bet on any in-play market. If your FIRST in-play bet loses McBookie will refund this stake (max £25 real cash).
This is similar to the bet365 offer that we’re all big fans of, although the McBookie one has a few subtle differences. The max bet is £25 and and it is the first pre-match bet that qualifies you rather than the largest. Also, the pre-match and in-play bet must be the same size. And the offer is only open to Scottish residents only.
All terms and conditions for the offer can be found on the McBookie site and if you don’t have an account with them simply click the links on this site to get set up.
As for strategy, my preference is to place a £25 pre-match bet on over 0.5 match goals at odds of 1-20, which pays back £26.25. I also cover the 0-0 draw with a bet of just over £2 with a different bookie at odds of around 12-1.
So that pretty much leaves the in-play bet with McBookie as a free £25 punt.
There are of course plenty of other ways and Mr Fixit’s tactics are different – he tells me his first bet is £25 on Hearts draw no bet and he’ll be looking to back Hearts to win inplay if they start well.
So good luck with whatever you choose and hopefully we all make a few quid.