Best Free To Play Football Betting Prediction Games

We pick out our favourite free-to-play football prediction games for you to try out this weekend

Best Free To Play Football Betting Prediction Games

Sky Sports Soccer Saturday may have undergone a facelift at the beginning of this season, but its sideshow prediction game Super 6 remains the biggest free-to-play betting promotion in the business.

With literally millions of players, you probably don’t need us to tell you what Sky Bet’s Super 6 is, but have you tried any of the alternative free betting games out there?

Everyone loves a free bet and that’s essentially what these prediction games boil down to, so make the most of your free hits every weekend as we pick out the best of the rest.

1-2-Free – Ladbrokes

I played this game almost every week last season and although I never landed the £100 cash jackpot, I did manage to collect a lot of free bets from my efforts. The game couldn’t be simpler – Ladbrokes select three stand-out games from the footballing weekend and you guess the score in each one. It’s kind of like a mini Super 6, although the chances of actually winning something are much higher. You’ll need three correct scores to get £100 of withdrawable funds put in your account, but two correct scores will see you handed a £5 free bet and one correct score will get you a £1 free bet to play with. Over the course of the season, you might be surprised by the amount of free bets you collect, and if you invest them wisely you can turn them into withdrawable funds.


18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply


Free or 4 – William Hill

If you’re a Scottish and English lower football expert, then this is the game for you. But even if you don’t know your Forfars from your Forest Greens, it’s still worth a crack! William Hill’s Free or 4 gives you the opportunity to pick six games you think will produce either three or four goals. If you get all six, you win eight £25 free bets, that’s £200 in free bets! If you manage to go agonisingly close with five out of six you’ll be rewarded with a £5 free bet, while four out of six correct predictions will net you a £1 free bet. The downside is William Hill tend to limit the available games to obscure fixtures, such as the Scottish lower leagues. However, there’s a handy lucky dip tool for those who can’t be bothered to do their research. This game is scheduled to run until May 21, 2021.


18+. Play safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.


Correct4 – Coral

I may not have won the jackpot in 1-2-Free, but I have managed to land the biggest prize (£50 cash) in Coral’s Correct4 game not once but twice! In this game, you’re asked four betting-related questions on one key game taking place over the weekend, usually a Premier League or FA Cup encounter. The questions are typically along the lines of result or winning margin, first scorer, number of cards and number of corners. You don’t have to be spot on, as Coral offer players multiple-choice answers with grouped options, so you can guess the first scorer will be ‘Mahrez or De Bruyne’ for example. The first time I won £50 on this with four correct answers was last season's Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, which had 0-0 written all over it! If you get three out of four right you get a £2 free bet and a £1 free bet for two correct answers. Worth a crack!


18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first €5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x €5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org.


Million Pound Picks – Grosvenor Sport

Granted, bookmakers don’t go handing out £1m jackpots without customers pulling off something remarkable – and picking 10/10 first goal scorers correctly would be nothing short of a miracle – but the beauty of this game is that users get rewarded for good efforts. As mentioned, this free game allows Grosvenor Sport customers to guess the first goalscorer in 10 selected games of the bookmakers’ choice each weekend during the season. If you get all 10 right (you won’t!) then you’re a millionaire, but if you get at least three (you might!) then you’re rewarded with a free £10 bet. Better yet, assuming the jackpot is not won, each week the player with the best effort of the week will land a £2,000 cash prize, which is shared with other users should there be a tie. If you’re any good at picking first goalscorers, you could land the 3/10 minimum for a free £10 several times throughout the season.


18+ New Customers Only. Bet must be placed using real money in combination with the Odds Boost Token. Offer applies to Sport bets only. Maximum total stake is £10. Each way bets are a maximum of £5 each way (£10 total stake). Customers have 60 days after registration to use the Odds Boost token. T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org


Scratch of The Day – William Hill

For the best user experience, this cleverly-named game is best played either in the William Hill mobile betting app or on the mobile browser. The game itself has a little bit of an edge over the other free betting games on this list as it’s available to play every day between the designated periods. Inspired by the age-old gambling medium of scratch cards, each customer gets one scratch card per day, with different rewards on offer each time you reveal the hand you’ve been dealt. You might end up with nothing, but you could just as easily end up with a free bet, or at least the promise of a free bet should a certain outcome materialise in an upcoming game. However, most of the prizes are actually offers which require you to opt in and place a bet, but you won’t know unless you give it a go, so get into the habit of scratching on William Hill each day and start collecting those free bets. Be mindful though, if you don't bet with William Hill often and have an account balance of zero, then they may restrict you from playing this game before long.


18+. Play safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.


Up For 8 - 888Sport

Introduced for the 2020/21 football season, Up For 8 provides 888 customers with the opportunity to win big with no risk. Correctly predicting eight correct results is harder than it sounds, but in your first two efforts in this weekly game you’ll be rewarded with a £1 free bet for each outcome you call right. That’s a pretty good incentive to get started – and if you bet with 888 regularly there’s even more reason to play as a weekly stake total of £25 (at odds of 1/2 or more) will mean you still qualify for the free bet tokens even after the first two plays. As for the jackpot if you nail all eight results, it varies, and you could end up having to split it with other players. But you’d still take a shared jackpot off a free hit, right? Much like William Hill, 888 may restrict your ability to play-and-win if you don't bet with them at least occasionally.


Sig terms: Min deposit of £/$/€10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/$/€10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply


4 To Score – Betway

This one is more for the ambitious punters, meaning it’s harder to win but therefore boasts an appeasing jackpot of £50,000. You may have seen this one advertised on TV, but if you’re not already aware of it there really isn’t much to get your head around. Betway pick four football games taking place at the weekend and you have to predict the first goalscorer in each fixture. Simple, yet incredibly difficult to pull off. The one thing that lets this game down is that there’s no free bet incentives for performing well. A free bet for two or three correct predictions would improve the customer experience, but since it’s free-to-play we can’t complain too much! Have a go this weekend.


In order to activate this bonus on the personal TonyBet account, please, enter the bonus code TONY50 when a deposit is made and wager your deposit 10 times on betting markets with odds of at least 1.65 within 30 days. This offer is available to new players who made the first deposit. All players must be 18+ years old and of a required legal age to gamble. Odd/even, no action (bets made on both sides of the same bet), cancelled bets, replicated bets and bets that have had their odds equated to 1 are not included into the bonus wagering.