Sportsbet Refund On AFL Friday Final
September 09, 2014
After Essendon and Richmond departed in week 1 of the AFL finals only 6 teams remain in the race to win the 2015 flag. Geelong and North Melbourne will meet on Friday night with the winner rewarded with a preliminary final, while the loser looks to next year. Punters will be licking their lips with Sportsbet running a refund offer for the match.
The firm which offers new customers a $250 welcome bonus when signing up via au.freebets.com will refund losing Head to Head bets if your selection is ahead at 3 quarter time but loses the game. The money back special applies to your first wager on the game only and refunds will be in the form of a bonus bet, equal to your losing stake, up to $100.
Geelong may be aiming for a score of 111 on Friday night; they’ve registered that number twice against the Kangaroos this year with both games going to the Cats. Their round 10 triumph was a hard fought 20 point victory before they again had North Melbourne’s measure in round 19, winning by 5 goals at Etihad Stadium.
The Cats Friday night qualifying final didn’t go to plan, as they fell to arch rivals Hawthorn by 36 points in week one, and injury was added to insult. Hamish McIntosh has been ruled out of the Kangaroos clash with knee soreness while Stevie Johnson is also unlikely to play after his foot flared again in his first game back for 3 weeks. An ankle injury also has Steven Motlop in doubt for Friday night. But the silver lining for Geelong was the fact they get a second chance.
North Melbourne were on the verge of an early finals exit against Essendon. They trailed the Bombers by 27 points at half time before mounting a superb comeback after the break. The Kangaroos kicked a dozen second half goals as they stormed into week 2 of the play-offs with a 12 point win. And the Roos will be boosted by Boomers return, Skipper Brent Harvey is back to face Geelong after missing 3 games through suspension.
Sportsbet refunded over $82,000 to punters who backed the Bombers to win last weekend, because Essendon were in front at 3 quarter time, and they’ll once again refund money if the same scenario happens in this final.