It’s Watford vs Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday and the William Hill Golden Goal is one offer to not be missed! All we have to do is place a bet on either Watford or Arsenal to win and if our selection scores first but doesn’t win William Hill will pay us out as winner! This means a potential profit of £33.61!

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Terms of the offer

  • Qualifying bet must be placed on the 90 minutes market for Watford vs Arsenal.
  • Qualifying bet must be placed before kick off (16.30) on Sunday 15th September 2019.
  • Maximum winnings £25.00 plus qualifying stake.

*Please note* Some accounts will be eligible to up to £50.00 winnings. If so, adjust your stakes accordingly.

Qualifying Bet and Strategy

For this offer we will be placing a simple qualifying bet. At the time of writing this guide Watford were available at odds of 3.70/3.90.

To calculate our optimal stake for this offer we need to divide the winnings of £25.00 by our back odds – 1. For the odds of 3.70 our calculation should look like this: £25.00 / 2.7 = £9.26. We should round this figure up or down as to not look like we are solely betting the minimum or maximum for the offer so we shall be using a £10.00 stake.

We can enter our details for the qualifying bet on the Matched Betting Calculator as follows: Stake £10.00, Watford back odds 3.70, Watford lay odds 3.90, lay commission 2%.

Back Bet




Lay Bet


Adjust Lay

Required Lay £
Bookmaker Exchange Cashback Total
If Back Wins
If Lay Wins

As you can see the matched betting calculator tells us to lay £9.54 on Watford.

Our potential profit/loss for this offer breaks down as the following:

Outcome William Hill Exchange Profit/Loss
Watford don’t score first and win +£27.00 -£27.67 -£0.67
Watford don’t score first and lose -£10.00 +£9.35 -£0.65
Watford score first and win +£27.00 -£27.67 -£0.67
Watford score first and lose or draw +£24.26 +9.35 +£33.61

What happens next?

As you can see by the table above, if Watford score first but draw or lose the game our bet will still be paid out as a winner. We’ll receive our £25.00 in winnings plus our original qualifying stake of £9.26 (the remaining £0.74 of the initial £10.00 did not contribute to the promotion). We’ll also win £9.35 at the exchange meaning a total profit of £33.61!

If any of the other outcomes occur we stand to lose £0.67. We can however use alternative methods to make a profit if Watford score first and win, check out the Golden Goal Guide for more information.

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