It’s been a promising start to the season for Arsenal who are up there with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea for what is shaping to be a closely fought title race. The Gunners won seven of the first eleven Premier League games and made around 4.5% profit for punters backing them at level stakes.
While it’s been a profitable start to the campaign so far, supporters won’t need reminding that it can prove costly backing Arsenal every week as the 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough in October and the earlier defeat at home to Liverpool showed.
The best way to beat the bookies is not to rely on the Gunners getting winning results every week but to use their promotions to guarantee a profit. People are making money with matchedbets.com and similar websites using matched betting as a risk free way to earn regular profits from betting offers.
It may sound too good to be true but trustworthy media websites like the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Huffington Post have tried it and agree it works. And, Martin Lewis has a forum dedicated to matched betting on his Money Saving Expert website.
Matched betting was made possible with the introduction of betting exchanges which allows members to bet on a selection to lose, like Manchester City to lose against Arsenal.
How matched betting works
Matched betting involves placing a bet to win with a bookmaker and betting the same selection to lose on the betting exchange. This means you win one of the bets no matter what the result. By finding closely matched odds with the bookie and on the exchange you won’t lose anything and the gambling element of betting is removed.
This method is used to earn free bets from bookmaker sign up incentives and existing customer offers. Using a similar technique with the free bet, you are guaranteed a profit which is usually around 80% of the free bet value, so £20 cash for a £25 free bet. Matched betting sites have software to find the best odds matches and a calculator that works out the ideal stakes to place on the betting exchange to guarantee you’ll make a profit.
There are around 70 UK licensed bookmakers giving free bets for opening a new account which can be turned into anything from £500 – £700 profit in the first couple of weeks. Thereafter, customer retention offers like money back promotions and bonuses provide daily opportunities to make money. It’s easy to make £400 – £500 each month spending less than an hour a day doing offers.
There are lots of racing and football offers, particularly on live televised events which means there are plenty of opportunities to get free bets for betting Arsenal, risk free of course.