The final countdown is on for Russia 2018 and we now have just a few international friendlies to get out of the way before the big kick off. The betting community is largely waiting for the World Cup to start but there could be some value in these friendly matches for those that look closely enough.
Some of that value could be provided by this new customer offer from SportPesa that promises enhanced odds of 7/2* if England beat Costa Rica in their final warm up match on Thursday night. That’s a decent price boost on the favourites and it comes with fair staking terms so let’s see how it works along with a look at market comparisons.
*New Players only | No E-wallets | Must stake a first bet of exacty £1 | Price boost paid as a bonus token | BeGambleAware.org | 18+ | T&Cs Apply
Costa Rica have also qualified for the World Cup but the bookies expect Gareth Southgate’s England to come through comfortably at Elland Road on Thursday. The home side are available in the standard markets at best odds of 2/5 with MarathonBet and Betway while victory for the Costa Ricans is way out at a top price of 9/1 with Unibet.
The draw completes the result betting at 7/2 with Sun Bets and there is, of course, the usual range of side bets for those who want to look away from the 1 X 2 options.
However, for those that want to back a straight England victory, the best value could come from this SportPesa offer and here’s what needs to happen if you want to take it up.
This is exclusively for new customers to the bookmaker so, if you have no dealings here, you can cross over and complete a very basic sign up process. There are no promo codes to remember – just some very basic personal details to input, after which you will be welcomed on board.
From here, you should be taken automatically to the cashier where you should make a deposit of at least £10.00 using either a debit or credit card. SportPesa exclude all of their eWallet options at this point so we recommend using plastic which will allow you to move on to the next phase.
With the funds now showing in your home page, stake the fixed sum of £5.00 on England to beat Costa Rica when the teams meet at Elland Road on Thursday June 7, 2018. The action is set to get underway at 8pm local time and if you are based in the UK you can watch it live via the ITV Channel.
Whether you watch the game or not, we just need an England win which would set off a two-part payment process.
In the event of a winning bet, you should firstly expect to see a profit paid in cash based on SportPesa’s standard market price for the home win. This will appear shortly after the match comes to its conclusion while the remainder comes back as free bet tokens, topping the price up to those enhanced odds of 7/2.
Those tokens are set to arrive within 48 hours and you will then have up to 48 hours in which to use them before they expire. That completes a full rundown of the significant terms of this offer but you are free to check all ts and cs as they appear on the SportPesa offers page.
At this late stage, International Friendlies are all about players finding form and staying fit ahead of the big tournament that follows. The game against Costa Rica may not, therefore, be an open and attacking affair but at the same time, those players want to impress and this fixture has more of a chance of going with form than other warm up games this week.
It’s not a certain bet but at generous enhanced odds of 7/2 on the favourites, it offers a good opportunity to get on board with SportPesa.