The football season is now underway once again in England and in several other countries across Europe. Leagues are also starting in other big competitions in Germany, Italy and Spain too and of course, all this heady mix of football means that football punters are going to be looking at placing their bets on which team will win the league across a number of divisions this season.
Once nice little option players can have with some bookies is the chance to earn an early payout at some point in the season once a team has gone so many points clear in their respective title chase. Last season, Liverpool went many points clear at the top of the Premier League which prompted some bookmakers to pay out on the Reds early.
So if you are looking to sign up with a bookmaker that offers an Early Payout offer, then why not check out the latest bet365 New Player Bonus?
Bet365 Open Account Offer
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365.
Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Not only is that starter offer a great value deal but the company also has available a League Winner Early Payout offer for all qualifying bets made up to the 15th October 2020.
Bet365 League Winner Early Payout Offer
Get your bets paid out early if the team you back takes a lead of 10 points or more in their league with bet365.
Applies to bets on the To Win Outright market on selected leagues up to and including the 15th October 2020. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.
What other details do I need to know about the early payout offer?
There are a couple of other details you should know about this offer from bet365 Sport. Firstly it is only available on bets made on the To Win Outright market that are placed before the 15th October 2020 on any of the following seven league competitions:
- Premier League
- The SkyBet Championship
- SkyBet League One
- SkyBet League Two
- Bundesliga (Germany)
- Serie A (Italy)
- La Liga (Spain)
Only To Win Outright bets on these seven leagues qualify for the offer and once you have made a qualifying bet, bet365 will monitor the progress of the teams in each league. If your team goes ten points or more clear at the top of the table at any point during the season, then they will pay out your bet at that point.
Players will receive a payout even if their team subsequently does not win the league title, in which case the company will also pay out on the bets on the team that does.
The offer paid dividends last season for punters at bet365 that had backed Liverpool to win the Premier League title as by December 14th, Liverpool had moved 10 points or more clear in the Premier League and so those punters received a very nice early Christmas present in the form of a winning bet return.
But sometimes early payout offers can kick bookies in the teeth!
One of the best things about Early Payout offers is that they offer no risk to the punter, who will receive their funds if their bet is a winner at some point. However, they can be a risky move for bookmakers as has famously happened to one British bookmaker, on TWO separate occasions.
That man is Fred Done and in 1998, he paid out early on his favourite team, Manchester United, winning the league title, paying out around half a million pounds in winning bets to players that had backed the Red Devils to win the title. However, over the remaining weeks of the season, Arsenal ate into United’s lead and clinched the title by a single point, meaning that Mr Done then had to pay out all those that had backed Arsenal to win the title too.
It was an expensive mistake but one the same bookmaker repeated in 2012. With Manchester United moving five points clear of Manchester City in the title race, Mr Done once again paid out on his supported team to win the title, but over the remaining weeks, Manchester City clawed back the gap and then won the league on goal difference, in injury time of the last game of the season, to ensure that those that had backed Manchester City also received a winning return too.
What is the benefit of an early payout to me?
The benefit to the punter is that by utilising the League Winner Early Payout offer at bet365, it means that you could get an early payout on your team winning the league, if they run away with it like Liverpool did last season and, as we have seen in the cases above, there is always a chance the bookies could pay out on a team winning the league, only for that team to then go on and be beaten in the run in. So, this does give you the possibility of winning a bet, you would otherwise lose.
In the seven featured leagues, are any teams likely to open up a 10-point or greater gap?
It’s possible. In two of the last three years in the Premier League Manchester City (in 2017/18) and Liverpool (in 2019/20) have opened up big gaps between themselves and their nearest opponents. Leeds finished 10 points clear of West Brom at the top of the Championship (albeit due to a collapse at the end of the season by the Baggies), Sheff Utd won League One by 14 points in 2016/17 while Barcelona won La Liga by 14 points in 2017/18.
Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga by 13 points last season and by 19 points two seasons before and 15 points the season before that, so if you want a team with history that have a chance of seeing you win an early payout, then the German and European Champions are the best bet.
Some leagues though historically tend to be much closer with the Championship, League Two, Serie A and La Liga generally being leagues where you don’t find one team runs away with it. That has also been the case in the Premier League until Man City and Liverpool’s recent dominance.
The great thing is for punters though is that the early payout offer doesn’t impinge on their bet negatively in any way. Even if they don’t land an early pay out, they will still earn the full win amount if their team does win the league in May, even if it is by the narrowest of margins.