Inevitably there was a patriotic feel to the latest edition of Star Sports’ Trader Chat, as Flynn Goward revealed that he won’t be looking at the sportsbook during England’s clash with Germany as he firmly thrusts his support behind Gareth Southgate’s side.
Star Sports bettors have had their interest peaked by the firm’s offer, which is for England captain Harry Kane to score anytime and the Three Lions to win, as patriotic punters are backing the Spurs striker to turn his tournament around and fire his side to a historic victory.
When quizzed on the type of turnover that will take place tonight, Goward stated: “I expect a lot of turnover but not just on the match-winner markets, I think when you are a general punter these days, especially like recreational one, you look for build-a-bets and stuff like that.
“People prefer those types of bets these days – we have seen a lot of turnover on them, but that special is there and we have already seen some money for that when we put it up over night and I would imagine it is going to be really popular.”
Elsewhere, he revealed that punters were revelling in the two-up offer last night, in which bets are paid out when a pick goes two goals up.
Additionally, punters betting on France to win Euro 2020 with Star Sports were refunded their stake thanks to the bookmaker’s penalty clause, which saw 20% of outright bets placed on Didier Deschamps’ fancied side.
In perhaps the shock of the tournament so far, Switzerland came from two goals behind in the final 10 minutes to emerge victorious on penalties, leaving the French to exit the tournament at the last 16 stage.
While those who bet on France to win outright would have been exasperated to see Les Bleus throw away a two goal lead, a refund on their stake might have softened the blow.
Lucky Star Sports punters who placed bets on France to win last night in 90 minutes were also paid out thanks to Star’s ‘Two Good’ offer, which pays out on teams who earn a two goal lead in the match.
Luke Tarr, Head of PR at Star Sports, said: “In normal circumstances we would have been delighted to see favourites France throw away a two-goal lead while also exiting the tournament, but we paid out on Les Bleus going two goals ahead due to our ‘Two Good’ offer.
“We also refunded those who bet on France to win Euro 2020 outright thanks to our ‘penalty clause’, which earns bettors their stake back if their team exits the tournament on penalties.
“Well done to the punters who backed France last night, and to those who earned a reprieve for the penalty shootout drama.”
The tumultuous results were also seen at Wimbledon as Andy Murray returned with a victory and second-favourite, Stefanos Tsitsipas suffered defeat in the second round and subsequently opened up the ante post-market.