One of the distinctive features of betting with Paddy Power is the ‘Money Back Specials’ they offer on a range of different sports betting markets.
One such offer is their 2 Up You Win offer, which has been running from the start of the football and continues up until 31st December.
The offer applies to all Premier League, La Liga and Champions League group stage games. If you have a pre-match single bet on their win-draw-win betting market and the team you’ve backed goes up by 2 goals at any point during the game, they’ll pay out as a winning bet, regardless of whether your team goes on to draw or lose the game. For obvious reasons the offer does not apply to bets placed on the Draw selection in each game.
The offer applies to all Online, Mobile, Phone and Text bets, but not those placed in their retail shops.
How Good Is The Offer?
I thought it would be interesting to see how many times so far this season they’d have paid out on a team that didn’t then go on to win the match.
English Premier League
Surprisingly, so far there’s not been any games where a team has gone 2 goals up and not gone on to win the game.
Spanish La Liga
There have been 2 games so far where Paddy Power have paid out on a team that didn’t actually win the match:
- 19th August – Girona went 2-0 up inside 25 minutes against Atletico Madrid, before a late fight back from Atletico saw the game finish as a 2-2 draw.
- 26th August – Deportivo de La Coruna went 2-0 up away to Levante, after 31 minutes. Levante pulled a goal back a few minutes later and scored a late equalizer, but anyone backing Deportivo with Paddy Power wouldn’t have cared, as the winnings would have already been sitting in their account.
There were no matches in round 1 of the group stages, where a team went 2 goals up, but didn’t go on to win the game.
So far there’s been just the 2 matches where backers would have benefited by placing their bets with Paddy Power, but I’ll keep an eye on things and check what other games they end up paying out on by the end of the year.