Grand National Betting 2018 - Free Bets, Offers & Betting Tips
Prepare for the most popular horse race in the world with our guide to the Grand National 2018.
The most famous horse racing event of the year is one of the most popular for sports punters, on the hunt for Grand National free bets and tips. This betting frenzy is massive, and favourites are already out there, with the big race taking place on April 12th. Get ready to make your fortune with the historic contest.
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Grand National Free Bets
The most popular Grand National free bets are sign-up bonuses. Most bookies recognise the importance of a welcome bonus, offering new punters money back in free bets to keep them playing. These types of free bets do, typically, come with attached terms and conditions, such as a certain number of wagering requirements and specific odds.
Enhanced odds are also massively popular, with bookies increasing the odds for a certain amount of time. Always be on the lookout for those as they provide better returns when betting on the top three horses. Best odds guaranteed could be considered a form of Grand National free bet, with your stake returned if you could have got a better starting price elsewhere. If that does happen, you’ll get the difference back with more funds to spend on other bets. We’ll always share the top free bets for more bang for your buck.
Grand National Bets
Over 600 million people tuned in to the Grand National last year, so there’s plenty of scope for Grand National bets. There are a significant number of Grand National betting markets, with the most popular the ‘to win’ category. This is the most simple form of horse race betting and involves you placing a bet on the one horse to win out of the 40 runners. It’s relatively straightforward and popular for new players.
Each way is a Grand National bet most punters are familiar with, doubling up as two bets. You’re putting money on one horse to win and another to place. The places can vary with betting sites, but it usually refers to the top three. You can expect better betting odds with this type of bet, and we recommend looking at an outsider for more returns. Each way is good for the underdog and horses with long odds, as your bet will come in if it places.
Forecasts and tricasts are good for punters with basic knowledge on the horses. A straight forecast involves prediction first and second, but there is also a reverse forecast. You still pick the top two with this bet, but you don’t choose an order for where they will place. A tricast refers to one, two and three positions.
If you have even more experience with Grand National bets, there’s nothing stopping you placing an acca. The returns for accumulators are more than any bets mentioned above, but they pose more risks for your money. Know your stuff and do your research before placing an acca.
Lastly, another good one to watch out for is ‘First Fence Fallers’ markets, predicting how many horses will not get past the first fence.
Grand National Betting Odds
It’s relatively early for betting odds to be released for all betting markets, but bookies are already taking money on ‘to win’. The top 10 horses for the Grand National 2018 are:
- Blaklion 10/1 (Bet365)
- Total Recall 16/1 (Ladbrokes)
- The Last Samuri 20/1 (William Hill)
- Definitly Red 20/1 (Unibet)
- Minella Rocco 25/1 (Totesport)
- Cause of Causes 33/1 (Bet365)
- Gold Present 33/1 (Betfair)
- Noble Endeavor 33/1 (Coral)
- Vicente 33/1 (Paddy Power)
- Vyta Du Roc 33/1 (Betway)
Grand National Betting Offers
The Grand National is one of the biggest sports events of the year, so there’ll be plenty of bookies scraps to get you to bet with them. The Grand National betting offers are impressive and can reach high numbers. New customer betting offers are the big lads for betting sites and, usually, offer the most bonus funds to get you registering an account.
Faller insurance is one to look out for, should your horse go down at any point in the race. Likewise, fair play moneyback gets your stake back if your horse fails to start. You’ll often find bookmakers promoting Grand National betting offers for outsiders. Another one we recommend taking advantage of is best odds guaranteed. If you take an early price on your selection and the starting price returned is bigger, the bookies will pay out at the larger price.
It’s important to remember that many online bookmakers will remove their primary Grand National free bet 24 hours before the race, but will have it in place in the run-up.
Betting Tips for your 2018 Grand National Free Bets
There are plenty of betting tips to get the most out of your Grand National free bets, but the most significant is to do your research. Study the form of your chosen horse, as well as the others, to put your money in the right place. Horse racing is well-known for its stats: jockey’s past races, horse records, weight stats. While the bookies will have done their research and the betting odds will reflect that, putting in a bit of research can see you gaining an edge.
You should always follow the odds and watch for any movement, which could signal insider information. If a horse’s odds drop significantly, or go the opposite way, in the run-up to the race, there’s good reason to assume prior knowledge is involved.
Finally, read the tips online. We always provide top betting tips and will share the best free bets etc., and it’d be a waste of your money for you not to have a look. It could just mean the difference between a payout and a loss.
Grand National 2018 Match Previews and Betting Tips
Grand National 2018 Betting Updates
You’ll struggle to find a betting site not offering Grand National betting odds. However, as we get closer to the world’s most famous horse race, those odds could be subject to change. As mentioned above, if there happens to be any insider information on any external factors affecting the jockey or horse, those betting odds could be updated.
We’ll always strive to share the best odds and most up-to-date markets, but they could change quickly in the run-up to the meet. We recommend keeping an eye on the market and checking up on the stats and betting tips shared, so you stay ahead of the game should any of the betting odds change.
The week before the Grand National is a frenzy, and the bets really step up a pace. This is when you’ll see the biggest fluctuations, so prepare for all scenarios when it comes to making your fortune.