How to use Betfair’s £100 in free bets offer on Wednesday’s Champions League games

Jon Wilde 16 Sep 2019
Karim Benzema on the ball for Real Madrid (PA Images)

Betfair are offering new customers 18+ a fantastic £100 in free bets – and we show you how to start snapping them up by betting on Wednesday’s Champions League football…and hopefully making a big profit!

How do I get £100 in free bets at Betfair?

In all honesty, it’s not a quickfire process. It’s not a “wham bam, thank you ma’am” in the sense that it’s not one bet = one free bet.

Instead, Betfair like to reward loyalty from customers who will stay with them rather than the ‘here today gone tomorrow’ types who are in it for one quick hit.

And that’s fine by us, because the £100 in free bets offer allows you to build up your betting bank and/or withdraw any profits just as long as you stick to the criteria for the promotion.

How much do I need to stake to get £100 in free bets?

The simple answer is £250. But not all at once – it’s essentially five £10 bets to trigger a £20 free bet, and you can do that five times to reach the maximum £100 in free bets.

So it works like this:

  1. Open a Betfair account via this link
  2. Place 5 single bets of £10 or more on different Betfair Sportsbook markets at minimum odds of 1/2
  3. After your 5 qualifying bets have been settled, you will receive a £20 free bet
  4. Repeat this process up to 5 times to receive the maximum available bonus of £100 (5 x £20 free bets)

What else do I need to know?

  • Qualifying bets are those placed and settled within the first 30 days after you open your account
  • Cashed Out and Voided bets do not qualify
  • Bets placed using free bets as the stake (in full or part) will not qualify
  • Only one bet per event qualifies
  • Multiple bets are excluded
  • Free bets are valid for 30 days

Which qualifying bets should I place?

Let’s bag a £20 free bet on Wednesday by betting on that night’s Champions League matches. We only have 30 days to get the full £100 of free bets available so there’s no time like the present to crack on!

Bet No 1: Club Brugge to win at home to Galatasaray @ 10/11 with Betfair

Galatasaray have a poor record against Belgian clubs and we expect Brugge to make a flying start to what is likely to be the battle for third place in a group that also contains Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Brugge are unbeaten in 10 games this season while their Turkish opponents have been suspect defensively on their travels.

Bet No 2: Bayern Munich to win and over 3.5 goals in the match vs Red Star Belgrade @ 7/10 with Betfair

Bayern are expected to be comfortably too good for a Red Star Belgrade team who rode their luck in all of the four qualifying ties they won to reach the group stage, never prevailing by more than a one-goal margin over the two legs.

However, the Serbian champions could contribute to the goals tally here because both teams have scored in eight of their last nine matches.

Bet No 3: Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta – Draw @ 12/5 with Betfair

This is Atalanta’s first ever match in either the Champions League or European Cup and they take on a team who always seem to wilt when they reach this stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Dinamo have lost 22 of their last 24 matches in the Champions League group phase, but they did qualify in style this time and with it being a new experience for the Italian club we can see the opening spoils being shared.

Bet No 4: Real Madrid to win away to Paris Saint-Germain @ 9/4 with Betfair

Several key players are missing for both of these teams, especially in attack for PSG with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and possibly Edinson Cavani absent, and that could open the door for Real Madrid.

Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane has proven himself a true Champions League expert by lifting the trophy three times in as many attempts and may well be able to continue that outstanding success in his homeland.

Bet No 5: Manchester City -1 on the handicap away to Shakhtar Donetsk @ 5/6 with Betfair

City put nine goals without reply past Shakhtar in their two meetings at the same stage last season and are fancied for another comfortable victory in Kharkiv.

Their weekend defeat at Norwich should have served as a wake-up call for the Premier League champions and the attacking quality they possess is expected to prove all too much for their Ukrainian hosts.

Potential returns from our five £10 bets = £120.92…and you will receive a £20 free bet.

Good luck!

*New customer offer. Place 5 x €/£10 or more bets to receive €/£20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €/£100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

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    How to use Betfair’s £100 in free bets offer on Wednesday’s Champions League games

    Betfair are offering new customers 18+ a fantastic £100 in free bets – and we show you how to start snapping them up by betting on Wednesday’s Champions League football…and hopefully making a big profit!