The Republic of Ireland return to Euro 2012 action on Thursday night, and the bookmakers are lining up with special promotions and free bet offers for the clash with World and European Champions, Spain.
Ireland’s return to major international tournaments ended in disappointment as they lost their first group game at the weekend. Giovanni Trapattoni’s men were no match for Croatia on the night, losing 3-1, and they must take something from this game to have any hope of springing an upset and reaching the quarter-finals.
Spain, meanwhile, failed to shine in their opening match but they did register a 1-1 draw with Italy – despite starting with no strikers. Whether or not Vicente Del Bosque takes the same approach for this game is anyone’s guess, but the no matter what the Spaniards will be confident of getting the result they need to take one step closer to the knockout stage.
As always, the bookmakers are upping the ante with a number of special offers for Bettingpro readers to take advantage of, and here we have collated the pick of the bunch for Spain v Republic of Ireland:
Paddy Power are giving Bettingpro readers an exclusive £250 free bet on Euro 2012, and for this huge Group B match they are offering a money back promotion. If Spain fail to win this game, Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles on the match.
Ladbrokes are offering Bettingpro readers an exclusive £50 free bet to use on Euro 2012 when you sign up for a new account using promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS. The firm have also announced a money back promotion for the match between Spain and the Republic of Ireland. If Cesc Fabregas scores first or last in this Group C match, Ladbrokes will refund losing first goalscorer bets, up to £100, as a free bet.
Bookmaker William Hill are offering Bettingpro readers a £25 free bet when they open an account during Euro 2012. They are certainly not shy when it comes to promotions either. Not only do they offer “Match Winner” enhanced odds on each match at the tournament, they also offer two money back promotions for customers who used their mobile service. If the game ends 0-0, Hills will refund losing Correct Score and Double Result bets on the match as a free bet. And if your chosen first goalscorer does not score the first goal but scores the second, they will refund your losing stake as a free bet.
Blue Square’s mobile service is offering Bettingpro readers a free £25 bet when they text bonus code MAX to 64555. And for this match between Spain and the Republic of Ireland, Blue Square mobile will refund first goalscorer and correct score bets if Ireland score anytime.
Sky Bet are giving all new customers a £10 no deposit free bet on tonight's Euro 2012 match between Spain and the Republic of Ireland. Simply register a new account with the firm and they will credit your account with a free £10 bet to use on this evening's huge Group C showdown.
Bettingpro readers can get an exclusive £50 free bet when they open a Coral account, with the standard offer being just £30. Not only that, but this popular bookmaker has two offers on Spain v Republic of Ireland. If an injury time goals turns a winning bet into a loser, they have pledged to refund all losing 90 mins match result, correct score, scorecast and last goalscorer bets under “Consolation Cashback”. And if the final goal of the match is scored direct from a penalty kick, Coral will refund losing first/last goalscorer and scorecast bets under their “Penalty Payback” promotion.
Click on the Betfred link and you will get a free £50 bet when you open an account. Betfred are running their popular Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven offer on this game. Back any player to score the first goal and if he does score first and goes on to notch a second goal, your odds will be doubled. If he then completes a hat-trick, the original odds will be trebled.
Our friends at Boylesports continue to ensure any Bettingpro reader will receive £40 in free bets when they stake an initial £20, with this 200% deposit bonus not available anywhere else. On top of that, they have two special promotions for the game. If you back a player to score the first goal of the Spain v Republic of Ireland match and he doesn’t but nets the second, you will get your money back. And the Irish firm have pledge to refund losing first, last and anytime goalscorer bets on the match if Ireland score against the Spaniards.
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