bet365 continued their customer-friendly World Cup concessions having given away £2.6m in Bet Credits as a gesture of goodwill following Cristiano Ronaldo’s 'goal' on Monday night.
Bruno Fernandes was credited with the goal having floated a cross into the box which found its way into the net, with Ronaldo unable to get a touch – albeit claiming credit for the goal.
As such, bet365 have paid out on all relevant markets for Bruno Fernandes with both Opta and the Press Association crediting the Manchester United man with the goal, as well as relevant markets around Ronaldo in Bet Credits.
The markets include:
The First Goalscorer market was also boosted pre-match from 4/1 to 5/1 – with Bet Builders credited too.
Fernandes's brace moved him up the betting in the Top Team Goalscorer market for Portugal, now 6/4 with his former United team-mate slightly shorter at 11/8 despite having one fewer goal.
Ronaldo can also be backed at 28/1 for the Golden Boot, with Portugal having sealed their passage into the last 16, and with both them and Group G's Brazil almost certainly through as group winners, Portugal can look forward to a final group game, before a last-16 clash they'll likely be favourites for.
That’s on top of the £14m that has already been returned to customers as part of the enhanced Bore Draw Money Back + offer, with five games finishing 0-0 in the group stages alone.
The regular Bore Draw Money Back offer would return stakes on Correct Score, Half Time/Full Time or Scorecast bets, while the enhanced offer includes those markets on both singles and Bet Builders, as well as:
Denmark v Tunisia was the first game to finish 0-0, immediately followed up by Mexico and Poland, who also finished goalless with around £2m returned on those two fixtures.
The next two days saw two more 0-0s between Morocco and Croatia and Uruguay and South Korea, before England 0-0 USA saw more than £5m refunded last Friday.