With over 20 years under their belt in terms of offering cricket betting markets, Unibet Sportsbook certainly have experience on their side. Not just in terms of offering top-notch cricket betting markets but also when it comes to all the other things that are important in terms of being a good Sportsbook. Such as providing strong customer service, making sure your money is safe thanks to complex security measures and ensuring everything on the site is always easy to find and easy to use.
But if all these things are what helps make them a very strong Sportsbook in general terms, let’s look at why they’re a great place for all your cricket betting needs. Spoiler alert: their welcome offer that awards you a £20 free sports bet is a good starting point.
Customers from the UK, India, Kenya, South Africa and Malta, among other countries can all open an account at Unibet Sportsbook and receive a welcome offer.
Unibet Cricket Welcome Bonus
£20 in free bets
Well, it’s actually £40 in free bets but of that, £20 is in free bets to be used in casino so that doesn’t really count.
You get the £20 in as a free cricket bet if when you place your first-ever bet on a cricket match (or any other sport, for the record) for at least £20 and it loses. If you place it and it wins, you don’t get the free bet but you do of course get to keep the stake and the winnings from that first free bet. So it’s a win/win situation!
A few things to remember:
• Your first-ever deposit must be for at least £10 for you to be eligible for the free bet.
• Make sure that first-ever bet is settled within 60 days of you placing it or else you can’t receive the free bet if it loses.
Customers from India, Kenya and South Africa are all entitled to the same welcome offer in the equivalent local currency.
Unibet customers can also look forward to plenty of other promos including getting a refund on any losing bets in the IPL if your team scores 180 or more and ends up losing the game.
Unibet Cricket Betting Events Covered
You’ll find every major cricket match being played anywhere in the world available at Unibet. That includes all the Tet matches, ODIs and T20Is in terms of international cricket and plenty more at domestic level including but not limited to Big Bash betting, IPL betting, T20 Blast, the Bangladesh Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League and domestic first class matches from the likes of England, Australia and India.
That said, Unibet doesn’t always offer betting markets on the more obscure matches going on from all around the world. So for example, whereas the likes of Betfair may cover a first-class match frm Dri Lanka or the West Indies, you may not find it at Unibet.
But then again, most cricket punters like to bet on the more high-profile matches anyway.
Unibet Cricket Betting Markets
Just like you won’t find every cricket match played anywhere in the world at Unibet, so you won’t find every last cricket betting market under the sun available here. That means you may not be able to bet on which direction th first boundary of the match will be scored in or what the maximum amount of runs in a particular over will be. But that’s just splitting hairs because all the major ones are there, such as:
- Match Winner/Match Odds.
- Top Batsman.
- Top Bowler.
- Player to score a 50/100.
- Whether a team will score more or less than a certain number of 4s and 6s.
Two interesting markets they offer that not many other Sportsbooks do are the ‘most runs’ and ‘most wickets’ markets.
In other words, rather than just asking who will be the top batsman from the whole team (which is also available), it’s just a case of choosing which of three batsmen will get the most runs. For example, if it was England in an ODI, you might have to choose between Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow or Joe Root.
Similar thing with the ‘most wickets’ market where following the above example for England, you might have to choose between Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali.
Unibet Cricket Odds
The odds on offer at Unibet are very generous indeed. They’re very competitive on the main match winner market and very often they go bigger than anyone else on some of the player markets, such as top batsman, top bowler or man-of-the-match.
Cricket punters at Unibet should be aware of their policy relating to the top bowler market. If two or more bowlers are tied on the same number of wickets, it’s just dead-heated. So for example, if you backed Kasigo Rabada to be South Africa’s top bowler at 4/1 (5.0) and he dead-heated with Dale Steyn on four wickets, you’d get paid out on Rabada at half his odds, ie. 2/1 (3.0).
This is in contrast to some other betting companies where if two or more players are tied on the same number of wickets, it goes down to who conceded the less runs.
Unibet Live Betting and Live Streaming markets
All the international matches offered pre-match will also be offered in Livebet, or in play, if you prefer. As will matches from all the major domestic tournaments such as the IPL, the Big Bash, the T20 Blast and the other limited-overs games played in English county cricket.
Just like with pre-match odds, the Unibet live betting odds are generous, making it a good all-round live betting product.
At the moment Unibet doesn’t tend to offer live streaming of cricket matches but that might change in the near future.
Unibet Additional Info
As is often the case, the Unibet has done the work so that you don’t have to. So you don’t have to go trawling round the Unibet site in search of which payment methods you can use there because we’ve just done it for you.
Below you can find all the major payment methods you can use at Unibet Sportsbook, including how long they take to be processed.
|Visa/Visa Debit||£0||Instant||Yes||Yes||£5 – £10,000|
|Mastercard||£0||Instant||Yes||Yes||£5 – £10,000|
|Maestro||£0||Instant||Yes||Yes||£5 – £10,000|
|PayPal||£0||Instant||Yes||Yes||£10 – £10,000|
|Skrill||£0||Instant||Yes||Yes||£5 – £5,000|
|Paysafecard||£0||Instant||Yes||No||£5 – £800|
|Bank Transfer||£0||3-5 days||Yes||Yes||no min – no max|
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Cricket Betting on Unibet – Betting Maestro’s final thoughts
One thing we haven’t yet mentioned is how clean and easy to use the Unibet Sportsbook site is. Its green, black and white colouring means everything is clearly visible and easy to read and another helpful feature is how the site will clearly display how many events there are for each sport and how many betting markets are available for each event.
Yet another helpful feature is their stats centre.
You’ll be able to find top-level stats such as the head-to-head record between the two teams and their recent form against other sides ahead of any game, without having to leave the Unibet site, which should aid you in making some betting decisions.
It’s hard to find much in the way of faults regarding Unibet’s cricket product. You’ve got all the main cricket events covered, very competitive odds, all the major cricket betting markets offered ahead of any game and it’s all very easy to use, including having the facility to see the odds displayed, as either fractions or decimals.
- Accepts customers from the UK, India, Kenya, Malta and many others.
- Welcome bonus on offer to all new customers.
- Get access to head-to-head records and other stats within the Sportsbook.
- Almost all cricket matches offered pre-match are also available for in-play betting.
- Active forum and plenty of good betting content on the Unibet blog.