What to Bet On During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

Jack Taylor

1 Jan 1970

Updated: 23 Nov 2023

1) Any remaining sports fixtures that are still available


At the time of writing the Turkish Super Lig, Russian Premier League, and some lesser-known football leagues around the world are still in action. Whilst these leagues are still on they are worth taking advantage of.

This is especially the case if you are new to matched betting and just getting started on your first couple of offers with our free trial, as football is considered to be the easiest sport for you to learn matched betting with.

For example, if you are doing the Coral Welcome Offer, after you’ve opened our Oddsmatcher Tool, and selected the Coral Qualifying Bet in the filter as below:

You can also opt to filter the Sports to just show all available football games, like so:

Our Oddsmatcher Tool will then just display any remaining football games that are still available to bet on.

Experienced matched bettors with our Platinum Membership are advised to avoid doing football accumulators at the moment because of the potential for one leg in your acca to be postponed or cancelled. We recommend to stick to single football bets for now.


Coral’s UK Snooker Tour Championship is also currently still on – although it is now taking place behind closed doors.

Unfortunately for those new to matched betting Snooker is not a sport currently available in our Oddsmatcher Tool. However, as there are only a few games a day and currently only a single match winner market to bet on pre-match it is very easy for you to manually find bets to do. We have a great guide on betting on Snooker here for those who know little about the game.

For those on a free trial with us though, let’s look at an example for the Coral Welcome Offer with Betfair Exchange:

On Coral, on the Sports section all you need to do is find the Snooker section, then, if you’re doing a Qualifying Bet, search for a bet to do with odds over 1.50. Here we can see the odds for Shaun Murphy to win are 1.57.

Then all we need to do next is head over to Betfair Exchange, and find the matching lay odds – or the odds against the bet we’ve found at Coral. These will be in the pink boxes. Here we can see the lay odds against Shaun Murphy are 1.70.

(Betfair Exchange is essential for matched betting - if you haven't got it yet then you can sign up here to get a special 0% commission offer for your first £500 in bets!)

Now we’ve found a good qualifying matched bet to do all we have to do is input the details into our matched betting calculator:

Following your calculator you can then go ahead and place your £5 Back bet on Coral and then place your Lay bet in Betfair. (In our example here we would be placing a £4.76 lay bet against Shaun Murphy at Betfair and would need at least a £5 balance in Betfair Exchange to cover this lay bet).


Also still running at the moment is Greyhound racing. As with Snooker, although this is also not currently available on our Oddsmatcher Tool it is relatively easy to bet on. As with everything to do with matched betting we have another great guide here about betting on Greyhound racing that's worth a quick look at.

2) Horse Racing

British horse-racing will, for now, continue behind closed doors – so this is a definite one to keep betting on. As we explain in our article on how the coronavirus will impact matched betting - over the next few week bookmakers are likely to be really pushing promotions and free bet offers on horse racing in order to keep their existing customers betting with them.

To make the most of these horse-racing offers having a Profit Accumulator Platinum Membership will be vital as you will need access to our Extra Place Catcher, Each-Way Catcher, and Advanced Calculators probably every day.


For our relatively new Platinum Members who have yet to bet on horse racing, we recommend giving our Horse Racing Introductory Guide a read first before getting started.

Also worth a read are our guides on Extra Place Offers and Each Way Bets, and our Extra Place Catcher. As many of our experienced matched bettors will tell you, extra place offers can be very worthwhile and turn a decent profit.

Remember, if you need help with any horse racing offers, those on our free trial can get in touch with our support, whilst Platinum Members can also message for support via the community in the forum.