British Lions Tour: Betting Offers
There’s been a 12 year gap, but at last the British & Irish Lions are back down under. The British Lions tour kicks off in Australia in early June and will take in many of the places that the original Lions did back in 1888. Those first British Lions were in Melbourne to celebrate the centenary of the settlement of Australia in 1788.
There weren’t any free bet offers to be had back then, but that’s all changed and now’s a great time to use some of the many betting offers that are up for grabs at the UK's best bookies.
There’s plenty of British Lions tour betting markets available including: predicting player positions, top try-scorers, try averages and of course who the match and Test winners will be.
With so many different ways of using the rugby betting promotions that you're able to claim and use at UK online bookies it could turn out to be a really great tour!
Lions Tour Betting 2013
The very best from the world of Rugby Union from four of the game’s fiercest rivals (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) make up the British Lions team.
There’s no doubt that bookies are expecting it to be an exciting tour culminating in a best-of-three Test series with some great British Lions tour betting offers available at most bookies.
The Lions are historically the stronger side having won 15 of their 20 Test matches against Australia. But Australia won the last Aussie Test series 2-1 in 2001 with the Lions winning only the first of the three. So what opportunities are there to use free bet offers this time around?
Well it’s going to be a hectic schedule for the British Lions and the 125th Anniversary Tour to Hong Kong and Australia kicks off with a first ever Lions v Barbarians match in Hong Kong. If you fancy a flutter on the Lions winning this game it takes place on Saturday 1st June.
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The British Lions then fly to Perth for a match against the Western Force on Wednesday 5th June, then east to Brisbane on Saturday 8th to play against the Queensland Reds.
Just three days later the British Lions will be in Newcastle where they take on a combined New South Wales/Queensland team on Tuesday 11th at Hunter Stadium. Three matches in seven days gives punters plenty of opportunities to use the free bets that bookies offer.
By now things should be hotting-up as the next game takes place just a week before the first Test. It’s sure to be one that online bookies are keeping their eye on as The Lions’ selection for this match, against the NSW Waratahs on Saturday 15th, is going to be key.
The Nation’s Capital, Canberra, sees the British Lions take on the ACT Brumbies on Tuesday 18th, and then it’s back to Brisbane for the 1st Test at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 22nd June.
It was here twelve years ago that the British Lions had their first and only Test victory of the 2001 tour, winning 29-13; which gives those claiming free bets something to think about if you think history could repeat itself and end in a victory for the Lions.
Melbourne’s next as the British Lions travel to Melbourne on Tuesday 25th for a match against the Melbourne Rebels, followed by the second Test confrontation at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 29th June. The third and final Test, and the last opportunity to claim bookies British Lions tour betting offers, takes place in Sydney on Saturday 6th July.
British Lions Betting Odds
There’s certainly a lot of rugby to look forward to in the coming weeks and plenty of ways for you to score free bet offers along the way. It’s pretty close odds wise; Betfair offers punters the best odds for a Lions’ victory at 4/5 but an incredible 22/1 for the draw.
On the flip-side, Betfred offers rugby fans the best odds for betting on Australia with odds currently standing at 5/4. Remember, it's a really wide British Lion’s tour betting market with plenty of ways to use those bookies offers and grab a victory of your own!