The 2017 tour to New Zealand was always going to be a tough test of the best rugby players that Britain and Ireland had to offer but preparations for Saturday’s first test haven’t always been positive. Two defeats in warm up matches to the Blues and the Highlanders put the Lions on the back foot but a crushing 34-6 victory over the Chiefs puts them in much better shape for Saturday’s game.
The Lions remain an outside bet at around 10/3 in the open markets but, if you were looking to take a punt on Gatland and his tourists, 888Sport have a great offer for new customers that could boost those numbers quite considerably.
888 themselves are quoting a best price in the open markets of 15/4 on Warren Gatland’s Lions to take a 1-0 series lead in Auckland but with this promotion, you can see that rise all the way up to 16/1.
That’s a significant lift and, as a new customer to 888Sport, here’s what you need to do in order to claim it.
Head across to the 888 website via the link and sign up for a new account with a few basic details. You will then need to make a deposit of at least £10.00 but please avoid Skrill or Neteller as these methods will render the promotion null and void.
The safest methods for any bookmaker promo are debit and credit cards so use one of these and you should see the added benefit of your funds being made available straight away. When they have cleared, stake on the British Lions to beat New Zealand when they meet in New Zealand on Saturday June 24 and, if you are a winner with that bet, you will be paid in two phases.
Returns at that standard book price which currently sits at 15/4 will be paid back into your new account as cash while the balance, up to that price boosted figure of 16/1, comes back as a set of free bet tokens.
We recommend that you check all of the terms and conditions that are relevant to this offer and please note that with 888Sport, free bet tokens will hit your account within 72 hours of bet settlement and you then have up to 7 days in which to use these before they expire.
While the All Blacks are obvious favourites to take this match, they are not unbeatable as a strong Irish team showed when recording Ireland’s first victory over New Zealand less than a year ago. Several members of that Irish squad will make an appearance at Eden Park this weekend and there is certainly hope.
A convincing win over the Chiefs in midweek also suggests that the market is not as clear cut as it appears so, if you are looking to take a punt on the tourists and are new to 888Sport, this 16/1 price boost will be tough to beat.