Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 FA Cup
Published: 16:40 13/02/2014
Manchester City host Chelsea in an FA Cup fifth round clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and Freebets.com look at the pick of money back offers available on the televised match.
The sides met at this venue in the Premier League only a couple of weeks ago when Chelsea became the first team to inflict defeat on Manchester City in front of their home fans in a domestic competition this season. Since the 0-1 loss, the Citizens were held to a 0-0 draw away at Norwich, while the Blues cruised past Newcastle 3-0 before stumbling to a 1-1 draw away at West Brom. Man City’s clash with Sunderland was cancelled on Wednesday, so it may be worth factoring in their extra few days rest when deciding which side to back.
The match will be shown live on ITV1 at 5.15pm and is sure to appeal to both avid gamblers and casual football punters with pre-match and in-play betting available online.
We’ve taken a look at what’s on offer at leading online bookmakers and give you an evaluation of the best money back offers on the Manchester City v Chelsea match. There are quite a few offers to choose from and ultimately the best money back offer will depend on which market you intend to play. We have broken down the offer details to help you make a smart choice on where to place your bet.
Betvictor Red Card refund: refund Correct Score, Anytime Scorer, First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Scorecast and Half Time/Full Time bets if a player is sent off during the game. Free bet refund up to £25 max.
At odds of around 13/5 to occur, the Red Card Refund comes out on top in terms of probability and is therefore the best money back offer for Correct Score, Anytime Scorer, First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Scorecast and Half Time/Full markets. Go to Betvictor, new customer receive up to £25 free bet
Paddy Power FA Cup Special; refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecasts if Alvaro Negredo scores first. Full cash refund up to £100.
VERDICT: With Sergio Aguero still injured, Alvaro Negredo is Man City’s principle threat in attack and is available to back as First Goalscorer at odds of roughly 5/1 with most firms, making this an attractive offer for anyone betting on the respective markets. It becomes even more compelling as Paddy Power will refund your stake as real cash up to £100, making it the second best money back offer for First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecasts on the Man City v Chelsea game. Go to Paddy Power, new customers can claim up to £250 in free bets.
William Hill Goalscorer Second Chance; refund losing stakes on First Goalscorer bets if selection scores second. Free bet refund up to £50.
VERDICT: This is an attractive consolation offer if you fancy a few goals in the game and the chance of getting a refund is dependent on your First Goalscorer Selection. The odds on your player to score the first goal are roughly the same for him to score second, so if you plan on backing any of the popular selections there is a fair chance of getting a refund. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
bet365 Bore Draw; refund losing stakes on Correct Score, Scorecast and Half-Time/Full-Time bets if the match ends 0-0. Full cash refund.
VERDICT: At average odds of around 10/1 available from the top bookmakers on a bore-draw occurring, a final score of 0-0 in this match would seem fairly unlikely. It offers a degree of insurance and the big pluses are there’s no limit on stakes and refunds are cash so can be withdrawn straight back to your bank account. Go to bet365, new customers get up to £200 free bets.
Betfred 1-A-Piece; refund losing stakes on Correct Score bets if match ends 1-1. Free bet refund up to £50 max.
VERDICT: 1-1 is the most common draw result and is more likely than 0-0, but Betvictor have the Correct Score market covered on this occasion. Go to Betfred, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
William Hill Bore Draw; refund losing stakes on Correct Score and Double Results bets if match ends 0-0. Free bet refund up to £50 max.
VERDICT: Betvictor is preferred for Correct Score and Double Result (aka Half-Time/Full-Time) markets because there is more chance of getting a refund. Go to William Hill, new customers receive up to £25 free bet
188BET Heartbreak Saver: refund losing stakes on Correct Score, Total Goals, Both Teams To Score, First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer markets if your bet loses because of a goal scored in the final five minutes. Free bet refund up to £50.
VERDICT: This is the least likely offer to come off, but still offers some insurance on markets which we have not yet covered. Correct Score, First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer punters should look to Betvictor for the best chance of getting a refund. This is the best money back offer for bets placed on the Total Goals and Both Teams To Score markets. Go to 188BET, new customers receive up to £50 free bet.