Insure Against England Penalty Heartbreak with BetFred
The World Cup means many things to England fans: For some, there are great memories from 1966 and Bobby Moore lifting the Jules Rimet trophy on home soil. In the intervening years, Bobby Robson’s squad made it to the semi finals of Italia 90 but that performance was an isolated bright spot in 52 years of hurt.
That semi final defeat to the Germans also highlighted an element that has become part-and-parcel of England’s appearances at major tournaments – the dreaded penalty shootout…
If this current England squad goes beyond extra time and into sudden death, few supporters will be able to watch but at least there is the potential for consolation with this World Cup promotion from BetFred.
How It Works
Under the terms of this deal which is available to all customers, you can place a bet on England to win the World Cup and if they lose on penalties in any of the knockout rounds, your stake will be refunded as cash.
The best part of this offer is the fact that there is no upper limit on the stake. All bets will qualify so there is potential for a high level of insurance if England have failed to improve on their spot-kick technique.
To take advantage of this offer, log in to your existing account or sign up if you haven’t been here before. The promotion is for all customers so make sure you have enough funds to cover the amount of your desired bet and then head to the outright markets to back England to win the 2018 World Cup.
You have until 15:00 BST on June 30, 2018 to do this after which point the knockout phases will begin and you won’t be able to get on board. Your bet can be a straight win or an each way punt but refunds will work in a slightly different way, depending on which of those options you select.
The straight win bet is the simplest option because all of the money that you stake will be refunded if England go out on penalties at any stage of the competition. Meanwhile, for each way bets, a full refund will be made up to and including the semi final but if England were to reach the final and lose out on penalties, only the win portion will be refunded.
As mentioned, refunds will be made as a straight cash payment and these will appear in your BetFred account within 24 hours of England exiting the competition.
Paying the Penalty
That defeat in the World Cup semi final in 1990 was just the start of penalty heartbreak for England in major tournaments. Further disappointment was to come at Euro 96 when current manager Gareth Southgate missed his spot kick against the Germans once again.
France 1998 and the 2006 World Cup saw further defeats and England’s shootout record is very poor with just one win over Spain in 1996 for the senior team. This offer is therefore a little different from the majority of World Cup deals out there but it looks to show some promise, so if you’re looking for a strong refund offer, BetFred could be the perfect destination.