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.

Free Bets For Grand National 2018

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Paddy Power Free Bet Bet £10 & Get A £20 Free Bet for Grand National 2018 £20
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Betfair Free Bet Bet £20 & Get A £20 Free Bet for Grand National 2018 £20
Ladbrokes Betting Offer 5 Places for Grand National 5 Places
Coral Betting Offer Money Back Offer Up To £25 for Grand National £25
William Hill Free Bet Bet £10 & Get A £30 Free Bet for Grand National 2018 £30
Sun Bets Free Bet Get Your £30 Grand National Free Bet £30
888Sport Free Bet Treble Your Odds at Grand National + Enhanced Odds Offers 3X
BetVictor Free Bet 6 Place Payout on Your Each-Way Bets for Grand National 6 Places
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Grand National Free Bets

David Mullins riding Rule the World crosses the finish line to win The Crabbie's Grand National Steeple Chase. The annual three day meeting culminates in the Grand National which is run over a distance of four miles and four furlongs (7,242 metres), and is the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFIn the run-up to the race, the sheer number of Grand National free bets is extensive. The Grand National free bets markets are staggering. You can expect promos on the likes of each-way bets and outright winner. If you do some digging, you may be able to find free bets on the tricast betting opportunities. However, it’s worth noting that most bookmakers will not offer Grand National free bets on the day of the tournament, as you need to open a new account and those betting will have already done so. Remember, register for an account before April 12th 2018.

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.

Top Grand National Free Bets

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)

Spectators cheer as The Grand National Steeple Chase starts on the final day of the Grand National Festival horse race meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, northern England on April 9, 2016. The annual three day meeting culminates in the Grand National which is run over a distance of four miles and four furlongs (7,242 metres), and is the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF

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.

How To Claim Your Grand National Free Bets - Q&A

Yes, all you need to do is follow the link from our picks and submit your details. Once you’ve done that, you follow the terms to release your bonus funds. • Click ‘claim now’ on your chosen offer • Submit your details • Make your qualifying bet/wagering requirements • Receive your free bets The offers range from big high street names like William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, Ladbrokes and Betfred, to online giants like bet365 and Betfair, through to the lesser known bookies like BWin, Genting Bet, 32Red, NetBet and many more.
More often than not, Grand National free bets will involve a certain amount of rollovers and bets that must be placed on certain odds. The terms are clearly highlighted and straightforward for all players. Once you’ve submitted your details and met the requirements, you’ll usually get the cash back in free bets.
It depends on your preferences, but most will offer a welcome bonus that is fairly competitive. We’ve outlined all of the top sign-up bonuses for Grand National free bets above, and you only need to click through to qualify. They are all relatively easy to collect, even for those that don’t regularly bet, and are all available for those that don’t already have an account.
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