Rugby World Cup Spread Betting Offer
A slight change this week. Given that the Rugby World Cup is upon us I thought we could look at a popular Rugby Spread Bet, namely Total Points betting (see below). I thought you might also be interested in a new account offer that Sporting Index are running:
Sporting Index – New Client Spread Betting Offer
Sporting Index are offering new clients the chance to claim:
- a £200 football bet after placing 5 bets, or
- £100 Cash, or
- a £10 Total Points bet on any live Rugby Union match
Open a Sporting Index** account and place 5 bets (each bet must have the potential to win and lose £20 or more) and they will give you one of the above. ** New accounts are subject to credit and suitability checks. Terms and conditions apply.
Click here for more details and to apply for a Sporting Index account
Risk Warning – Sports spread betting involves a high level of risk and you can lose more than your original stake. It is not suitable for everyone so please ensure you understand the risks involved and only bet with money you can afford to lose. Sporting Index is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority
Rugby: Total Points – Spread Bet
For this bet you simply predict the total number of points that will be scored in a rugby match.
Example For the Group B match between Australia and Wales the bookies might predict a relatively free scoring game with plenty of points, perhaps a Total Points prediction of 56 – 59.
If you expected an open game, you would bet high at 59, for the stake of your choice, in this case £5 per point.
Had you been proved correct and the game had finished 42 – 28, a total of 69 points, you would have made 10 times your stake.
(69 – 59) x your stake = 10 points x £5 per point = £55.
Had it been a tight game and ended with few points, eg 19 – 12, and therefore a total of 31 points, then you would have lost 28 times your stake.
(31 – 59) x your stake = – 28 points x £5 per point = -£140
The interesting element with this bet is not who scores the points or which team or even how the points are scored. You are basically betting on a high scoring game, or if you Sell the spread, in this case Selling at 56 points, you are spread betting on a low scoring game
Enjoy the games!