Domestic championships have ended and Bayern Munchen was recently crowned winner of the Champions League, leaving football enthusiasts short of captivating games. This doesn’t mean that punters should prepare for a long drought, because national teams have just began a new campaign of friendly games.

Paddy Power turns the heat up a notch and makes these matches more intense, by running moneyback promotions for both games played by England. It all begins with the friendly match against Republic of Ireland, with punters having their first goalscorer profits doubled if their chosen player scores again. Winning against Brazil is a tall order, but those who lose on their first or last goalscorer, scorecast and correct score will get their investment back if Neymar scores the final goal.

Ladbrokes doesn’t sit idle and will have all losing wagers refunded on all correct score, first goalscorer and scorecast for punters who wager on the England vs Republic of Ireland fixture. All it takes is for the visitors to score the opening goal and the stakes will be refunded up to a total of £25.

The same bookmaker runs a moneyback promotion for the Epsom Derby, and return all stakes on losing horses if their selection finishes second. The distance shouldn’t exceed one neck and the only eligible players are the ones wagering on May 31st and June 1st. If Dawn Approach wins the race all Ladbrokes members who wager on a different course to prevail will receive a free bet worth up to £25. A very similar promotion is ran by BetVictor, who reimburses punters for a total amount of £50 in the form of a free bet if Dawn Approach wins the race.