- Great live stream selection
- Competitive live odds
- Solid betting options
- Scores and statistics
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Betfred Live Betting – The Full Review
Staying true to their fun and friendly approach to sports betting, Betfred operate with a no-nonsense, easy-use in-play platform, that despite not having some of the extra added features and special functions as perhaps say Coral, still performs pretty well. The overall selection of sports markets available in the Betfred in-play arena isn’t as high as some of the other operators in our review, and the average odds levels rank somewhere around the middle to the bottom end of the leadership table.
- Live Betting
- up to 100 sports fixtures every day
- in-play graphics
- real time stats and scores
- good market range
- Live Streams
- 30+ fixtures every day
- live streaming schedule
- Live Scores
- in-play graphics
One area where the bookie does really stand out however, is with their top of the range live streaming service. Punters can choose from over 10 different sports which include football, basketball, tennis, and snooker. This, coupled with the fact that they show – on average – well over 50 streams per day, Betfred are well and truly up there with the best in-play operators in the UK market. To find out what Britain’s fastest growing betting operator has to offer in the live betting arena, keep scrolling down through the different sections below and read our full review.
Limited In-play Features 8
Getting to grips with the Betfred Live betting platform is easy. The in-play arena itself is logically arranged, with the different sports markets neatly positioned in the tool bar at the top the page. The selection of sports available for in-play betting is pretty good, with all the common favourite options such as football, tennis, cricket and golf all being included, as well as a few less widely followed markets in the likes of Aussie Rules football, baseball and handball. To see the full list of available fixtures for the different sports markets, simply scroll down the page and look and check under the different sports headings for the desired fixture – alternatively you can search for your preferred sport by clicking directly on the selection in toolbar at the top of the page, or you can refine your search using the “Show All” filter on the top right hand side and toggle between all the fixtures available now, and those upcoming in the next three hours. The odds prices are displayed clearly alongside the sports fixture, and the distinct, swirly cash out symbol appears whenever the function is available on a particular betting market. In many respects, the live betting platform works in pretty much the same way as the main pre-match betting area. For a closer look at some of the extra features available there, be sure to head over to our main review page.
|Summary of Live Betting Options|
|Double Chance||Next Game to Deuce?||Top Batsman||Next Frame Winner||Money Line|
|Time of Next Goal||Over/Under Sets||Top Wicket Taker||100+ Frame Break?||Point Spreads|
|Half Time Result||Next Set Winner||Next Man Out||Next Frame Break 50||Player Points|
|Both Teams to Score||Next Game Winner||Highest Score Overs||Handicaps||Team Free Throws|
When looking toward the odds levels, the operator unfortunately didn’t manage to score any extra brownie points. For basketball, the average odds levels normally range between 91.2% – 94.0%, which in turn means that the bookie claims the 3rd highest place spot for this particular market. This aside, none of the other prices on offer here are particularly outstanding, and the scores for tennis actually come in at the last position of all the other operators. Any fluctuations in the odds prices are indicated by the changing red and green colour of the odds price box displayed next to the betting market – when the price goes down the colour changes to red, when it goes up it changes to green. Any further changes to the odds price will appear on your bet slip under the “Bet Slip Updated Selections” so that you can decide whether or not you want to accept the new price offering before you hit the “Place Bet” key.
Top Notch Live Streams
The live streaming service is definitely one area where this bookmaker proves its worth. With the total number of sports available for streaming coming in at 12, the overall selection of streams here is particularly impressive. The only requirements that need to be meet in order to view is to have a positive account balance, or in the case of horse and greyhound races, a bet of at least £1 on the race you wish to view.
The first major difference between Betfred and the majority of the other betting sites in our review is that the live streaming screen opens in completely separate window to the main platform. Whereas some punters out there would prefer to have the streaming window as part of the platform itself, there are some advantages to this system. The first and most obvious advantage here is that you can have a streaming window open at the same that you continue to browse around the sportsbook. With most of the other operators, you would either have to choose between watching a stream and continuing using the sportsbook, or have the sportsbook open in another tab on your browser, which needless to say isn’t as convenient. Another advantage is that the operator is given a much larger degree of freedom with regard to the arrangement and organisation of the live streaming schedule, which brings us nicely onto our next point: the in-play calendar.
One area where a number of betting sites are lacking in the live betting department is with the absence of a well-organised, clearly laid-out live streaming schedule so that us punters know exactly when and where we can tune-in and watch our favourite sports. Betfred on the other hand have arranged the platform in a neat list view format so that you can see exactly which sports will be available for streaming later in the day, and at what time they will be starting. The schedule also comes with a sports filter so you can select to only view the timings for your favourite sports markets, and the streaming window itself is well proportioned to fit the rest of the page.
Live Scores and Stats
For all the games where live streaming isn’t available, you can instead enjoy some great in-play graphics that let you keep up with the action in real time. Just below the infographic itself there are three different panels: “Live”, “Stats” and “Updates”. Clicking on each of these allows you to toggle between the different viewing options, and gain a different perspective of what’s happening in the fixture. The panel always remains in view and acts as the live ticker that lets you know information such as when a foul has been committed, when a there’s a dangerous attack, or which team has possession. The stats panel gives you a numerical breakdown of what’s happened in the match; the number of corners, shots, shots on target and substitutions are all displayed here alongside four more categories, and the “Updates” panel gives you a quick overview of the match highlights (goals scored, cards, and break intervals).
The only real area where the bookmaker loses some points here is with the absence of a comprehensive live scores centre. Without the same kind of in-depth and detailed live scores platform like we see Betway, punters are pretty much resigned to using sites like www.Flashscore.com, or livescore.il. Aside from this, Betfred near enough have all the bases covered.
Conclusion – Competitive Live Betting
Despite finishing up at the bottom end of the overall leadership table, it must be said that the in-play betting capabilities are one of the best features the bookmaker has to offer. The live streaming service comes complete with an impressive selection of different sports, as well as a logically arranged, detailed live streaming schedule that even the in-play giants Coral would struggle to compete with.
- Major Strengths
- good host of live streams
- good selection of daily bet in-play fixtures
- Minor Strengths
- detailed stats and in-play graphics
- Major Weaknesses
- Minor Weaknesses
Other than having a good odds price offering for basketball, the in-play prices are a little lower than the other bookies in our review, and the absence of any kind of live scores services does mean that the bookie drops a few points. This should not however, discourage our readers from choosing to bet in-play with this operator; there are a number of noteworthy features including the in-play graphics and live stats centre, which make Betfred an extremely competitive bookmaker in the live betting department.
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What internet connection speed do I need to watch live-streams?
The minimum requirement to watch live streams with Betfred is a 512kbps broadband internet connection. Anything lower than this will mean that the quality won't be as high as you'd perhaps like. Anything higher and the buffering time will be kept to a minimum and the quality of the resolution will be higher.