Sportsbet To Offer Money Back On Bulldogs v Rabbitohs Clash
August 26, 2014
South Sydney and Canterbury have plenty to play for in Thursday night’s round 25 NRL clash at ANZ stadium and Sportsbet is adding extra incentive for punters to get involved.
The Australian bookmaker which offers new customers a $250 welcome bonus when signing up via au.freebets.com will refund losing Head to Head bets on the game if your selection is ahead at half-time but goes on to lose the match. The money back special applies to your first wager on the event only, with the refund equalling your stake, up to $100.
Manly’s loss to Parramatta in round 24, a match where Sportsbet refunded bets on the Sea Eagles after they failed to win despite leading at half time, opened the door for the Bunnies to go top of the table but they failed to capitalise. Souths were like Rabbits in the headlight when North Queensland nailed 22 straight points to stun the home side in Sydney, The Rabbitohs eventually going down 22-10. It ended the Bunnies 5 game winning streak but they remain the slightest of favourites to win the 2014 Premiership on Sportsbet’s market.
If the Bunnies bounce back against the Bulldogs on Thursday they’ll lead the league at least for 48 hours or so. Their better for and against than the Sea Eagles means Manly would have to beat Penrith on the following Sunday to once again lead the competition outright.
The Bulldogs were right in the race to be minor premiers in July before a slip in form saw them lose 4 straight and slide down the table. But the Dogs are barking again and appear to be winning their battle to make the 8. Canterbury cruised past the toothless Tigers in round 24, wrapping up a 30-10 win by half time, but they’ll expect a much tougher test against the Rabbits.
A 78th minute Trent Hodkinson field goal was the difference between these 2 in an epic encounter earlier this year and the Dogs would take a victory by any margin as they look to secure a spot in the finals. The Rabbits led at half time in that match before being run down but if it happens again to either team this time punters who’ve backed the losers on the head to head Sportsbet market will at least have something to cheer.