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Roger Federer v Marin Cilic Wimbledon Final 2017 odds

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Roger Federer, a very grumpy Roger Federer at that, moved past the challenge of Tomas Berdych in the semi finals of Wimbledon on Friday evening to book a spot in his eleventh Wimbledon final where he will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic. Federer is then on the brink of creating more history at the tournament winning what would be his eighth grass court Grand Slam title at Sw19. It is a massively impressive record and Federer goes into the final match as heavy 2/11 odds on favourite at bet365 to win the match. With none of the other top four in the sport managing to get to the final, Federer has sustained his position as outright favourite, which he was before a ball was served in anger at the tournament. With the Australian Open already under his belt this season, the remarkable legend could yet again makes waves. This is a record 29th Grand Slam Final for Federer as he is the second old man to have reached a Grand Slam Final as well. If he wins this one it will be the 19th Grand Slam title of his career and he will look to dominate on Centre Court again. He did cut a frustrated figure in the semi finals though with littles niggling things not going in his favour, but he channelled it all to get through in straight sets nonetheless. That’s just what Federer does. Federer is 10/11 to win 3-0 at bet365 in set betting for the final, although because he was pushed close by Berdych, a 3-1 result on him may have appeal at 11/4. For Marin Cilic, this is just his second Grand Slam Final. Cilic has a big serve which he will need to get working quickly. Cilic took a 3-1 set win over Andy Murray’s conqueror Sam Querrey in his semi final battle with the American. It was a very tight and competitive match up though where he had to work very hard though, but his serve held him up. In the head to head between Federer and Cilic, Federer fans will be happy to see a 6-1 advantage for the Swiss star over the Croat. They met last year at Wimbledon in the quarterfinals and Federer won through in five sets. That is their only grass meeting. Cilic’s success over Federer came back in the semi finals of the US Open, where he won in straight sets before going on to claim the title at Flushing Meadows. Cilic is 4/1 underdog to win the match. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Garbine Muguruza v Venus Williams Wimbledon Final 2017 Odds

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The home crowds were hoping to see Johanna Konta contesting the final of the women’s draw this year, but the British number one fell in the semi finals to Venus Williams. Age is clearly not an issue for the older of the Williams sisters as the 37-year-old will step out onto Center Court for the second Grand Slam final of this season. She lost in the Australian Open showcase match to her sister Serena earlier in the season. So will Williams be able to capture the title as she goes into the game as bet365 11/10 underdog against Spain's Garbine Muguruza? Williams is a seven-time Grand Slam champion and if she gets her hands on the title on Saturday, this will be her first success since 2009 in a Grand Slam. There really is not a lot of pressure on her to come out and deliver the win against the younger player, but she still loves the big stage and she will turn up and be competitive in the Final. It has been a good resurgence from Williams this season, much as Roger Federer has come back to the top this term. Muguruza goes as 5/6 favourite at bet365 for Saturday’s showdown. Muguruza has a Grand Slam title to her name after having won in France last season, but she has had a difficult time building on that success over the last twelve months though. She made a big break through back at Wimbledon 2015 when she ran to the final before being stopped by Serena Williams there and after last year’s second round exit, she deserves credit for scrapping it out and getting back to the Saturday final. Muguruza had to fight back from a set down against world number one Angelique Kerber in the last sixteen and the took down Magdalena Rybarikova in a lopsided semi final. So can Muguruza get some degree of revenge over the other Williams sister for her loss to Serena a couple of years ago? It won't be easy because Williams is keeping points short and her serve has been fantastic on the grass and is so difficult for opponents to handle. It may be worth looking for the match to go the distance and 5/4 on three sets in the match will be a nice value. Williams leads the head to head over Muguruza 3-1 but it was the Spaniard who won the most recent meeting between the two, back in Rome this season in the quarter finals on clay. Prior to that, Williams had won all the previous hard court meetings. Muguruza has a clear and direct game plan of her own and if this one does go the distance then things will favour her just that little bit more. A Muguruza 2-1 set victory will have appeal at a price of 3/1. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Roger Federer v Tomas Berdych Wimbledon 2017 Odds – 14th July, 2017

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The evergreen Roger Federer made really light work of last year’s Wimbledon losing finalist Milos Raonic in their quarter final duel. Wednesday turned out to be a really good day for anyone who had backed Federer to go and in the title against this year at SW19. That is because world number one Andy Murray fell to a defeat against Sam Querrey because of injury problems and Novak Djokovic retired from his match against Tomas Berdych after losing the first set because of a bad elbow. So that leaves Federer the only one of the big four standing in this year’s tournament and his odds of capturing the Wimbledon title for the eighth time in his career just tumbled even further. Now he goes off to face Berdych in the semi finals of the competition and Federer is 1/9 odds at bet365 on to take the victory the match, with Berdych a heavy underdog at 11/2. Frankly, the way that Federer is making everything look so easy, it’s hard to see him slipping up. Federer just totally tore Raonic apart in their quarter final duel and Federer is a 4/6 quote at bet365 to win 3-0 again against Berdych. Federer holds an 18-6 head to head record against Czech player Berdych and Federer has won the last seven meetings between the two of them. They did meet at Wimbledon back in 2010 and on that occasion, Berdych did pull out a win over four sets in the quarter finals. Their only other Wimbledon meeting was in 2006 with Federer winning in straight sets. Berdych was a losing semi finalist at Wimbledon last year, so he has matched his best ever run at SW19. Berdych has dropped at least a set in all but one of his Wimbledon matches this season, and he has seen off a notable contender Dominic Thiem over five sets in the fourth round. But that extra work against Theim will have been balanced out by the short time on court against Djokovic in that quarter final match up. From three previous head to head games on grass, Federer is 2-1 up over Berdych. Federer just looks imperious at the moment and will be expected to march on towards yet another Grand Slam Final. Federer is just making things look so easy at the moment, holding his serve without any fuss and he hasn’t dropped a set so far in this season’s championship. He just hasn’t been phased at all and he won 90% of his first serve points against Raonic in that semi final. There is a certain sense of inevitably now that they will get his hands on the title again. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Johanna Konta v Venus Williams Wimbledon Odds – July 13th, 2017

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Johanna Konta has created a bit of history for herself in becoming the first British female in 39 years to reach the semi finals of Wimbledon. She matched what Virginia Wade last did all the way back in 1978 as the current British number one took down second seed Simona Halep in the quarter finals. It was a match in which Konta had to fight back in after having lost the opening set. But she once again dug in there and pulled it out of the bag and it was notable how well she held her composure and started to step things up in the deciding set. Just twelve months ago you wouldn’t have put a lot of stock in Konta handling the big pressure points but she is right there, controlling herself and staying focused on what is in front of her. She has already shown tremendous courage and grit. Now she does battle with veteran Venus Williams on Thursday for a place in the final and Konta is 4/5 favourite at bet365 to get through. What was great to see from Konta was that she was aggressive against Halep from the get-go and there was no letting up from her throughout the match either. She just went for her shots and it paid off in the end against such a tough opponent in her own right. However, it was another three-set match for Konta. On top of her epic duel with Donna Vekic and then against the gritty Caroline Garcia in the fourth round, this was another extended time on the court for Konta to get through. That kind of thing can stack up against you down the line so it looks as if it is going to be important for Konta to come out and win the first set in the semi final against Venus Williams. It will be a tough fight back if she was to drop that opener. The way things are going a three-set match at bet365 is trading at a price of 5/4. Williams deserves a lot of credit for her mental focus having been involved in a fatal car crash just after Roland Garros this year. She has held it together just about and in her quarter final against young Jelena Ostapenko, Williams never cracked a smile or showed any emotions until the match was won and then she let out a smile. So she is focused and not taking anything lightly her and she has that big weapon of her serve. Her serve remains one of the best on grass and we have seen already how much it can destroy opponents. Williams has only dropped the one set throughout the championship so has managed to stay as fresh as possible really, but it is Williams who goes as even money underdog at bet365 for the match. The obvious thing for Konta to do would be to move her opponent around the court as much as possible in the first set to grind her down that way. The two have already met twice this year, with Konta taking a win over Williams in the Miami semi finals on the hard court, before Williams took out Konta in three sets on the clay in Rome. This will be their first ever meeting on grass and overall in the head to head, it is Konta who edges things 3-2, having won three of the last four meetings. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Andy Murray v Sam Querrey Wimbledon 2017 Odds 12th July 2017

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A straight sets victory in the fourth round was just what Andy Murray needed and he pulled it out of the bag against Benoit Paire on Centre Court on Monday. With Johanna Konta having gotten through to the last eight as well, this is the first time since 1973 that there has been a Brit in the last eight of both the men's and women's draws at Wimbledon in the same year. This is the 10th straight Wimbledon quarter final appearance for Murray now and aside from a slow start on his serve, Murray laid down enough dominance against Paire to come through in straight sets. It was a good test nonetheless for Murray because the Frenchman threw all sorts of unpredictable stuff at him, from big serves to drop shots and volleys. So Murray was kept on his toes but he marches through now to meet America’s Sam Querrey for a place in the semi finals. Murray and Querrey did meet up earlier this year in the Australian Open Andy Murray won that one in straight sets. The world number one dominates the head to head against Querrey 7-1 and his only defeat against the American was in the final of California back in 2010. This is a big quarter final match up and it is worth looking at a Murray 3-1 set victory at bet365 for a price of 11/4 because the Brit still does look vulnerable in dropping sets. He can be backed at 4/5 with Bet365 to win in straight sets. But his class and experience should win out against the American. Querrey has had some epic battles to get to the quarter finals. In the third round he just managed to outlast Jo-Wilfried Tsonga over five sets and then he was back in another five set duel as he battled South Africa’s Kevin Anderson on Monday. While Murray was cruising through in straight sets, Querrey had to dig deep including having to bounce back from losing a 13-11 tie break in the fourth to get past Anderson. So Murray should be comfortable in this one to find his way through to the semi finals. Those extended matches that Querrey has battled through in the last two rounds won’t help his chances in this one and Murray hasn’t dropped a set in his two previous clashes with the American on grass. One of those was at Wimbledon back in 2010 in the round of sixteen which Murray eased through. Murray is 1/7 odds on for the match win in this one with Querrey out at 9/2. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Simona Halep v Johanna Konta Wimbledon Odds – July 11th, 2017

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After another epic battle in this season’s Wimbledon campaign, Johanna Konta is through to the quarter finals of the Grand Slam. Her second round match against Donna Vekic will long stand out in memory as one of the great Wimbledon matches played, but it was an exhausting affair and she had another extended match on Monday at SW19 as she needed three sets to get past young French challenger Caroline Garcia. With the head to head between Konta and Garcia at 2-2, that was never going to be an easy game for Konta at all. But Konta stuck in there, got through her struggles and managed to put the win on the board, so at least that speaks to the depth and fight that she has in her. But now the opposition steps up a level as she will take on Romanian second seed Simona Halep who has her eye on her first Grand Slam title and the world number one spot. With current world number one Angelique Kerber losing out in the fourth round to Garbine Muguruza, there is a big incentive for Halep to push forward. Halep was good in her fourth round match against Victoria Azarenka, and Halep, who lost the final of the French Open recently to young Jelena Ostapenko, you would imagine that her mindset is to make amends for that shock defeat. She has looked pretty sharp at Wimbledon so far and clearly, isn’t suffering any kind of dip in confidence. Halep is a tough cookie. She hits hard and will offer up a lot of resistance in defence. This should be another tough game for Konta and you would have to expect three sets to come up in this one which can be backed at 11/8 at Bet365. The margins should be pretty tight in this one and it is Konta who holds a 2-0 lead in the head to head against Simona Halep, but both of those previous meetings were over three sets. The two were together just this season with Konta fighting back from having dropped the first set against Halep in the Miami quarter finals. Their first clash happened back in 2015 when Konta took the deciding set 7-5. There is nothing between them really of note in their respective win/loss records for the season and in the Set Betting market, you are looking at a price of around 3/1 at bet365 on either one of them coming through with a 2-1 victory. Our prediction would be run with Halep in this one. The Romanian made pretty light work of Azarenka, winning in straight sets, which was in huge contrast to the struggles that Konta had against the scrappy Garcia. Another long match for Konta could well work against her in this one in having to go into action on back to back days. Halep is looking sharp in both offence and defence and will be there to punish Konta if the Brit’s forehead starts deserting her like it did against Garcia. Halep to win 2-1 in set betting looks good value. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Sky Bet Crowd Boost Wimbledon Acca for Monday, July 10th 2017

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Monday is going to be a packed day of action from SW19 as the big guns in the men's draw are all going to be out looking for a place in the quarter finals. All four of Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are all in action on Monday it what should be a thrilling day of tennis. All four of them have looked pretty comfortable on their way to the third round as well and the big matches are edging closer and closer. Looking at the draw for Monday there really shouldn't be any scare for any of them. Nadal will be taking on 16th seed Gilles Muller, at the same time as reigning champion Andy Murray will be facing off against the unseeded Benoit Paire. Later in the day, Novak Djokovic will be stepping onto the court against Adrian Mannarino and at the same time, outright favourite Roger Federer will be facing 13th seed, Grigor Dimitrov. So while Nadal and Federer have the toughest games, it would be a shock if all four of them wasn’t in the quarter final line up. Sky Bet are running a Crowd Boosted Accumulator on Murray, Federer and Nadal each to win 3-0 in the fourth round on Monday. That price started out at 9/2 then went up to 5/1 and if enough punters jump on the special action, then the price will go up even further to a 6/1 quote! Each week you can claim a free £5 bet with bookmaker SkyBet. This is because they run their great Sky Bet Club which is open to all punters. After opening an account with the bookmaker (where you can claim a free £20 bet bonus) you can go and opt into the Sky Bet Club. There, just make £25 worth of qualifying bets each week before 11.59:59 pm on Sunday evening and you will be credited with a free £5 bet to use! Just stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and you can keep collecting the free bets!
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Andy Murray v Benoit Paire Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Betting Odds – July 10th, 2017

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After his steady progress through the first week of Grand Slam action at Wimbledon, Andy Murray has started to receive plenty of backing in the outright winner market. He steps out into action again on Monday in fourth round action against Benoit Paire. Murray is heavy 1/10 odds on favourite to win the match and keep his march to a potential title defence going. This will only be the second meeting between Murray and Frenchman Paire. The only previous meeting between the two was back at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo last year on the clay which Murray won in three sets after dropping the first one heavily. So this will be their first match up on grass and it’s hard to see expert of the surface, Murray, losing this one. Even though he looks more prone to dropping sets than any of the other big four, Murray is mixing it up well. He is playing with a lot of aggression and seems to be pretty pumped up for this one. Paire had a 20/19 win/loss record for the season ahead of Wimbledon, so nothing spectacular there. He did get to the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart as part of his warm-up for Wimbledon. Paire has yet to drop a set so far at Wimbledon 2017 but he is naturally going to have his hands full here. He booked a win over Jerzy Janowicz in the last round to set this up, but can be an up-and-down type of player who carries a big serve. Murray though has a tremendous 95-14 career record against French players and Paire is a big 6/1 price to pull off a win in this one. Murray is a quote of 4/7 at Sky Bet to win 3-0 in this one and if he does, you could be cashing in on a nice price boost that the bookmaker is running. Sky Bet are running a Crowd Boosted Accumulator on Murray, Federer and Nadal each to win 3-0 in the fourth round on Monday. That price started out at 9/2 then went up to 5/1 and if enough punters jump on the special action, then the price will go up even further to a 6/1 quote! Each week you can claim a free £5 bet with bookmaker SkyBet. This is because they run their great Sky Bet Club which is open to all punters. After opening an account with the bookmaker (where you can claim a free £20 bet bonus) you can go and opt into the Sky Bet Club. There, just make £25 worth of qualifying bets each week before 11.59:59 pm on Sunday evening and you will be credited with a free £5 bet to use! Just stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and you can keep collecting the free bets!
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Johanna Konta v Carolina Garcia Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Betting Odds – July 10th, 2017

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Remarkably after having started the tournament at a hefty 12/1 price, Johanna Konta is now 7/2 outright favourite to win the women’s title on the grass at SW19. That’s a turnaround. What really set up her for that tag of favourite was her dramatic win over Donna Vekic in the second round. Coming out as the victor in that epic duel showed that Konta can handle the pressure and that she certainly has the grit that she needs to go on and do some damage in this tournament. Already this is her career best run at Wimbledon and she steps out into fourth round action against Caroline Garcia on Monday. Konta is 4/11 at bet365 to win the match, with Garcia out at a not-unappealing 9/4 price. This will be another serious test for Konta though, who came through in straight sets against Maria Sakkari in the third round. Being in this part of the draw, she got the entire weekend off as well, so that will help her as she pushes on into the second week. But these two have already met this season and Garcia was the victor in that one. The French player won it on a final set tiebreaker and that was the fourth meeting between the two players and the head to head stands a 2-2. This will be the first time that they have met on grass though. Konta has already shown her grit in the tournament and she will face a player who has a lot of that too because Garcia is a fiery character who punches hard. Garcia is a very tough player and has come through the tournament without having dropped a set. Konta is going to have to be at her best in his one. Youngster Garcia is one of those players who really has the look about her in terms of being a future Grand Slam champion, the 23 year old is maturing nicely now in her career after an electric start and then a dip. Going into the tournament Garcia carried a 21/13 win/loss record for the season with no titles, going up against the 29/9 win/loss record of Konta and her two titles. But this looks as if it could be close and a Konta 2-1 set betting punt is a good 11/4 price at Bet365 looks value. Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.
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Wimbledon First Set Refund Monday Back Special at Ladbrokes

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What a great week of tennis action there is to come from Wimbledon as the tournament heads towards the business end of things rapidly. All the big four in the men's draw are still in the mix for the title and British hopes are still resting on the broad shoulders of Andy Murray. It has been decent progress from him so far, but can he go all the way and win the title again? In the women’s draw Johanna Konta is flying the flag for Britain and Monday alone is going to be a very special day. The second Monday is a special day at Wimbledon because it is the only one of the Grand Slams were all eight fourth round matches in both the men's and the women’s draws are played on the same day. So there is great action to come and Ladbrokes have served up a great new promotion for you to enjoy on a daily basis for the rest of the tournament. Through to the conclusion of the tournament, Ladbrokes will be offering Set 1 Correct Score bet refunds for the first match of each day that is played on Centre Court. Place a Single bet on the Set 1 Correct Score in the first Wimbledon Centre Court match of the day and if your bet loses Ladbrokes will refund your stake up to a maximum of £10, as a Free Bet. This offer is open to both new and existing customers for this one and the offer applies to Single bets only. Refunds will not apply to any Multiple bets. The promotion applies to the first qualifying bet placed from 6pm of the evening prior to the first Centre Court match of the day at Wimbledon on the following markets: Set 1 Correct Score. Applies to pre-match bets only. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer.
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