The Big Bash is one of the most exciting T20 cricket tournaments in the world and this year’s competition has been full of drama and intrigue. The Hobart Hurricanes have been on fire and they lead the way after winning eight out of 10 games so far. Little has gone to play for pre-tournament favourites Perth Scorchers, who sit bottom of the ladder with seven defeats after losing 184-181 to Sydney Thunder last time out. Paddy Power will give you back your money as a free bet if the team you bet on scores 175 runs or more and still loses, so you would have been covered if you had backed the Scorchers in that game. The Super Bowl is also around the corner and Paddy Power will pay you out in full if the team you bet on takes a 14-point lead. That would have been worth its weight in gold if you had backed the Falcons to beat the Patriots two years ago, as they led by 25 points and then crumbled in a 34-28 overtime defeat. This time the Patriots are taking on the LA Rams.
Red Zone is keen to seize market share from more established rivals and it has launched a £1 million Super Bowl predictor to drum up business. If you can guess the winning team, the first touchdown scorer, the total points scored and the gross quarterback passing yards for each team you will become a millionaire. That is extremely hard to predict, but it might be worth a go as you simply have to sign up for a Red Zone account in order to have a crack at it.
Ladbrokes continues to run a five-team acca insurance offer that sees you gain a refund if one selection lets you down. Choose five or more legs in an accumulator bet on football matches, stake up to £10 or €10, and if one game does not go your way then you will get your money back in the form of a free bet. Ladbrokes is also giving away £20 in free bets if you sign up for a new account and wager £5 on any sporting event where the odds are 1/2 or greater. That will unlock four free £5 bets for you to play around with over the next four days. Use the promo code 20FREE.
Spread betting continues to grow in popularity as it gives you the opportunity to make huge profits by wagering on a number of sports. You will see a buy price and a sell price on each index, covering things like total games in a tennis match or total runs in a cricket series, and you have to judge how well the spread betting site has pitched it. You then buy or sell, depending on whether you think they have put their index too low or high. It can lead to massive profits, but also big losses, so you have to be careful. Sporting Index is giving away £100 for you to play around with, and there is no deposit needed, so you can get the hang of it and see if you like it without any obligation.
The countdown is on to the Cheltenham Festival in March and punters are eagerly anticipating the most important meeting in the National Hunt calendar. Antepost betting on big races like the Gold Cup, the Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle will be popular in the coming weeks, but punters may be worried about their selection being scratched. Betfred has you covered with a non-runner no bet offer, so you can speculate on who will win these big races without having to worry about your selection being injured or any other concerns.