Placing a wager on a match can make it more fun to watch. But, at the same time, it can make watching a game frustrating as well. Let’s say you have placed a wager pre-match on the full time result in the English Premier League, Spanish Primera Liga, or on UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. After some spirited play, your team takes a 2-0 lead into halftime.
To some, that would mean you can breathe easy because your team has room to make a mistake and still win. But to those who know that a 2-0 lead is the worst, breathing easy is the last thing you can do. It is not unusual for complacency to set in when teams have a nice lead. You think you can afford to make a mistake and let them score one. But when that happens, teams often open a door for the opposition to make a valiant comeback.
When they close the gap by scoring their first goal because you were slacking, are you really going to be able to just ‘flip a switch’ internally and start playing hard again? Maybe, but probably not. So when their comeback succeeds, what you thought was going to be a nice payday now becomes a depressing loss.
From a historical perspective, when teams do get out to a two-goal advantage, they win. SkySports looked into the ‘worst lead’ phenomena in an article they posted last July. In it, they mention that from 1992 through presumably July 7, 2018 (the date the article was published), 2,766 teams had held a two-goal advantage in Premier League games.
Of those teams, 2,481 of them went on to win their respective game, 212 saw their game end in a draw, and only 73 went on to lose. So, 90 percent of the time, a 2-0 lead proved not to be the worst at all. It was enough.
If that is the case, then the good folks at bet365 don’t want you to have to wait to collect your winnings.
Bet365 New Promotion: 2 Goals Ahead Early Payout Offer
With their new ‘2 Goals Ahead Early Payout Offer’ bet365 is letting new, eligible customers collect once their team goes up by two. It doesn’t matter if they go on to lose or if the game ends in a tie. Once the team you wagered on goes up by two, you’re a winner.
Terms and conditions will apply, of course. Only new customers can take advantage of the promotion and only on wagers placed before the match and on the Full-Time Result. The company keeps pretty good records, so they will know if you are really a new customer or not.
Sound too good to be true? It isn’t, and besides—history is on your side. With nine of every ten matches seeing a team go up by two at some point in the contest since 1992, the odds are on your side. But the offer is only valid for the rest of the month. Come March, it will be no more.
If you have thought about placing a wager but never have, now may be the time to make it happen. A 2-0 lead is not the worst lead at bet365; it’s a sure thing.