With just over a week to go until kick off, we’ve now seen the first enhanced odds deal of Russia 2018. Many of these will come in during the tournament but for now, new customers to SportPesa can get a superb price boost of 33/1 on Lionel Messi* in the Golden Boot betting.
This is the market for the World Cup’s leading goal scorer and there will be plenty of support for the Argentinian so let’s get straight on and look at the mechanics of this deal along with the comparative prices elsewhere.
*New Players only | No E-wallets | Must stake a first bet of exacty £1 | Price boost paid as a bonus token | Applies to World Cup 2018 – tournament to goalscorer market only | BeGambleAware.org | 18+ | T&Cs Apply
Man to Beat
Messi is currently the favourite in the standard Golden Boot betting and SportPesa, along with 10Bet and BetBright, are among a host of bookies offering odds of 9/1 on the Barcelona hitman.
Behind the Argentinian is France’s Antoine Griezmann and Brazil’s Neymar, both of whom can be picked up at a top industry price of 12/1 with Coral. This can be a hard market to predict but for those who were already looking to get behind Lionel Messi, those prices suggest we should look into this SportPesa offer in more detail.
As we mentioned at the top of this preview, this is a deal for new customers to SportPesa so the first thing to do is get the new account confirmed. You can head over to register from here and then, having completed some very basic details, you can submit via a secure server.
Once confirmed, we now need some funds to cover the bet so please add at least £10.00 but remember to use either a debit or credit card to do this as all eWallets, including Skrill and Neteller, are specifically excluded.
It’s a very fast process and you’ll quickly be ready to move on to the important part.
Betting and Payments
With Money freed up and ready to use straight away, stake the fixed sum of £1.00 on this special opening bet of Lionel Messi to win the Golden Boot award as the leading scorer at the 2018 World Cup.
You have from now until kick off in the first game on June 14 to place this bet and once it’s been made, just sit back and enjoy all the action from Russia. If, at the end of the tournament, the bet has won, payment will be made in two steps as follows:
The first portion of your profit will be paid as cash, based on SportPesa’s standard market price for a Messi win which, as we’ve seen, currently sits at 9/1. The balance will then be paid out as free bet tokens bringing the total return up to that 33/1 price boost.
Those tokens will appear in your account within 48 hours of settlement and you will then have up to 5 days to use them before they expire. That completes the significant terms but you are free to check up on all the ts and cs as they appear on the SportPesa offers page.
If it’s possible to lay any criticism at the door of Lionel Messi it’s based on the suggestion that he doesn’t always perform well at the major tournaments. A World Cup winner’s medal is the only thing missing from his trophy cabinet but he still averages around a goal every other game for Argentina and picked up the Golden Ball in 2014 as the tournament’s best player.
The striker also warmed up with a hat trick in his side’s friendly win over Haiti at the weekend so, while this is an obvious gamble, it does relate to one of the most prolific players the world has ever seen and if you are happy to get behind Lionel Messi in the Golden Boot betting, this could be a very lucrative offer for new SportPesa customers.