Bookmakers bring out all sorts of offers for the big football tournaments - but they are often overlooked by punters and tipsters. One such offer is the "DOUBLE DELIGHT" first goalscorer bet at BetFred.
BetFred - Euro 2012 - All Matches - June 8th - July 1st
Double Delight : If your player scores the first goal of the match and then goes on to score another, BetFred will double your first goalscorer price.
Let's take a wee look at HOW the BetFred "Double Delight" has worked out so far during Euro 2012.
Here are the payouts on Double Delight at BetFred so far after the first semi-final (29 games) :
Dzagoev (Russia) 8/1 to 16/1
Mandzukic (Croatia) 13/2 to 13/1
Gomez (Germany) 4/1 to 8/1
Torres (Spain) 4/1 to 8/1
Alonso (Spain) 16/1 to 32/1
Usually first goalscorer bets are not my favourite type of punt, mainly due to the bookmaker over-round being around 111% - meaning that there is a margin (or juice) of around 11% for the bookmakers - and it's hard to beat an 11% advantage when betting long term.
However, given the hit rate so far where goalscorer payouts have doubled is 5/29 (17%) and some of these players were clearly among the favourites to score first then there is little doubt that Betfred Sportsbook's Double Delight offer during Euro 2012 has handed an edge back to customers.
So make sure that you know about all the special offers available when you place a bet - we maintain a regular Sportsbetting Cashbacks and Specials page on the main site that details all the offers from our recommended bookmakers and sportsbooks.