The 2023-24 English Premier League season is upon us, and while the 20 teams are making final preparations for the upcoming campaign, wannabe football managers are putting the finishing touches to their fantasy football squads. You could potentially miss out on a bumper payday if you play fantasy football anywhere other than bet365.
Bet365 loves football, particularly fantasy football, so has decided to run a season-long competition where a £500,000 prize pool is up for grabs. As if playing for your share of half a million pounds was not enough to entice you to the bet365 site, the sports betting giant is running the competition for free! That’s correct, you can play in the bet365 Fantasy Game for nothing; you only need a real money bet365 account.
What are the bet365 Fantasy Game Rules?
Every Fantasy Game player is given a budget of 100 million and must select a squad of 15 players without going over budget. You may select up to three players from the same team, and those players earn you points based on their real-life performances throughout the 2023-24 Premier League season.
Your starting XI must contain at last three defenders, and no more than three forwards. In addition, your substitute’s bench must have one reserve goalkeeper and three reserve outfield players. These players automatically substitute for your first team players if they do not play any part of their game that week, doing so in the order they appear on your bench.
Each week, you select one player to be your captain, with that player scoring double points, and a vice captain who also earns double points, but only if your captain does not play.
Bet365 grants you one free transfer per gameweek, with additional transfers costing your team four points. However, you can save up your free transfers for future weeks, if you wish.
How to Earn Fantasy Game Points
There are two dozen ways you chosen players can earn or lose points for your team. These points are awarded based on their actions in real-life Premier League games. They earn you points for playing in a game, by having shots on target, assisting and scoring goals, but lose points for scoring own goals, conceding goals, receiving yellow or red cards, or key fouls.
|Play up to 60 mins||1||Play over 60 mins||1|
|Midfielder or Forward plays full match||1||Goalkeeper scores||8|
|Defender scores||6||Midfielder scores 5|
|Forward scores||4||Goalkeeper or defender clean sheet (60+ mins||4|
|Midfielder clean sheet (60+ mins)||1||Keeper or defender concede 2 goals||-1|
|Assist||3||Score an own goal||-2|
|Penalty miss||-2||Goalkeeper makes a save||0.5|
|Goalkeeper scores a penalty||5||Yellow card||-1|
|Red card||-3||Scoring freekick caused||-2|
|Caused a penalty||-2||Team wins in the period player is on the pitch||0.3|
|Team loses in the period the player is on the pitch||-0.3||Goalkeep shot on target||1|
|Defender shot on target||0.6||Forward shot on target||0.4|
What Can I Win From the bet365 Fantasy Game?
Currently, the plan is to award the free £500,000 prize pool to the top 10,000 points earners across the 38-game season. The first rung on the payment ladder awards £10, but anyone finishing in the top 1,000 places receives at least £100.
The Pep Guardiolas among you who reach the top 50 can look forward to a £1,000 prize, with everyone in the top 10 capturing a £5,000 score. Be the competition’s champion, however, and you will see your bet365 account credited with a whopping £50,000!
Start Your Bet365 Career With £30 in Free Bets
New Bet365 customers can enjoy up to £30 of free bets (or equivalent currency) when they make their first deposit at the site. Your first deposit of between £5 and £10 is multiplied by three in the form of Bet Credits. You can find all the free bets bonus terms and conditions on the Bet365 website.