Chelsea take on Arsenal at the Bridge in the first leg of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, and Coral have a great new customers offer available on the match. This offer looks especially appealing if you are expecting the match to be a typical feisty London Derby.
The two sides met at the Emirates just a few days back, sharing a 2-2 draw, a match which was widely regarded as one of the best games of the season to date in the Premier League. Significantly, for this new customers offer, the match also yielded 5 yellow cards.
With it being the first leg of a semi-final, I wouldn’t expect either manager to play a weakened team, there is a bit too much at stake. In Anytime Goalscorer Betting, the favourite for Chelsea is Alvaro Morata at 5/4 with Betfred, while for Arsenal, both Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud are 12/5 with Betfair.
Coral are at it again with their new customers offers, with yet another offer that looks like a banker to come in, this time they are offering 25/1 just for a goal to be scored in tonight’s Caraboa Cup 1st leg from the Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and Bristol City.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm, and is live on Sky Sport, you can watch here by getting a NowTV day pass. This offer looks pretty much nailed on to me. City have only failed to score on one occasion at home this season, and that – ironically – was in the Caraboa Cup against Wolves earlier this season.
The FA Cup continues across the weekend, and the two Premier League North London giants, Arsenal and Tottenham are both in action on Sunday afternoon.
Both are in action against lower league opposition, with Tottenham at home to AFC Wimbledon (3pm), and Arsenal away at Nottingham Forest (kick-off at 4pm). There is 4 FA Cup matches in total on Sunday, and La Liga is back action in Spain, meaning there are accumulator betting opportunities.
The odds on Tottenham to beat Wimbledon for existing Betfair customers is 1/8, the draw is 8/1, and a win for AFC Wimbledon is 25/1. You would have to imagine that home advantage for Spurs should be enough to see them through, even if they make numerous changes.
Forest are 14th in the Championship, and just last week they relieved Mark Warburton of his duties as manager. They haven’t won any of their last 5, although their last result was a credible 0-0 draw away to Leeds.
With form like that though, it would be a big call to see them upsetting Arsenal, even if the Gunners make wholesale changes. Arsenal are 4/7 to win, the draw is 17/5, and if you think Forest can cause an upset, them you can get 9/2 on them with Betfair.
The FA Cup continues across the weekend, and with all the Premier League teams in action, there are some big fixtures, and some big price enhancements for new customers. The best offer so far for this weekend’a action comes from Coral, who have an enhanced accumulator available for new customers.
Existing Coral customers placing this 4-fold accumulator bet would get back just £4.94 for a £1.00 stake, which is less than 4/1. So an enhanced price of 70/1 is a gigantic price boost.
There are stacks of FA Cup fixtures this weekend, so if you are having an FA Cup accumulator bet, check out our page of acca insurance offers. That way even if your acca doesn’t win, you might just get yourself a refund as a free bet instead.
Liverpool take on Everton in the FA Cup tonight, kick-off is at 7.55pm, and this is a rare live TV match on the BBC. Liverpool start the match as 4/9 favourites with William Hill, Everton are 8/1, and the draw is 18/5.
With this being a very high profile TV match, there is a few decent new customer offers. Starting with Coral who have a great offer on a Yellow Card being shown……..
I expect there may be a few changes in personnel for tonight’s match, Liverpool have already stated there will be no Coutinho and Mohamad Salah, although Big Sam was saying on Thursday that given Everton’s league position, that they are able to give the FA Cup a real go, so maybe changes to Everton’s team might be limited.
If Liverpool do make wholesale changes the 55/1 on Everton from 888Sport will look mighty appealing.
There is a full round of FA Cup 3rd Round fixtures over the weekend, so make sure you have a decent acca insurance offer in place if you’re placing an accumulator over the weekend.
Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at home to West Ham on Thursday, followed Arsenal and Chelsea playing out a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night, meaning in the race for a top 4 finish, Liverpool were the big winners.
10Bet currently have Chelsea looking a cert at 2/13 in Top 4 Finish Betting. The Blues are then followed by both Man Utd and Liverpool, who are both priced up at 3/10. On the back of tonight’s 1-1 draw, Spurs have now drifted out to 5/4, with Arsenal the main outsiders at 3/1.
It’s onto the FA Cup this weekend, so the Premier League will be taking a break for a few days. When it does resume on Saturday 13th January, Chelsea open up the proceedings at home to Leicester (3pm kick-off). They are then followed by Tottenham who have a tricky looking home fixture to Everton in the evening kick-off (5.30pm).
Arsenal are away to Bournemouth on Sunday, in what looks like a winnable match for Wenger’s men. The big showdown of the whole weekend comes on Sunday, when Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield, kick-off 4pm (this match can be watched with a Sky Sports Day Pass), this fixture surely has the potential to open the door for Spurs and Arsenal to close the gap on Klopp’s team.
The weekend’s fixtures are then rounded off by Manchester United, who are at home to Stoke on Monday 15th, kick-off is at 8pm. It’s hard to see anything other than 3 points in that match for United.
Arsenal take on Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium tonight, live on Sky Sports (kick-off 7.45pm). It is the second time these two teams have met in the league this season, with the two teams having previously played out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge, back in September.
With this being a London Derby live on TV, there is naturally a lot of interest, and that also brings new customer offers, and we have two top quality offers to bring you on this match.
As well as the enhanced odds from Betfair, there is also £100.00 in free bets available with the offer.
Arsenal V Chelsea Betting
In standard 90 minutes betting, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side are the slight favourites, they can be backed at 8/5 with Betfair. It’s not very often Arsenal aren’t the favourites at the Emirates, if you think that can do it tonight, they are a nice looking 15/8. A stalemate can be backed at 5/2.
Manchester City are back in action tonight, just over 48 hours after dropping points for only the second time this season, when they drew 0-0 away at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
They are at home to struggling Watford, and it’s probably the ideal match to get back to winning ways, given Watford’s form of late. The bad run they have been on recently was further compounded when they managed to lose 2-1 at home to Swansea on Saturday.
City are a general 2/11 to beat Watford tonight, with the draw at 15/2, and Watford at 17/1. If you are happy to open a new Betfair account though, you can get a massively boosted price on City.
City’s front line looks set to be led by Sergio Aguero, after fellow South American striker, Gabriel Jesus, picked up a serious looking injury in the 0-0 draw with Palace. In Anytime Goalscorer Betting, Aguero is a best price of 4/9 to find the net at anytime with William Hill. Raheem Sterling also looks set for a recall this evening, and he can be backed at 4/5 to score in the 90 minutes.
Mark Hughes rested players against Chelsea to keep them fresh for today’s match with Newcastle, but the plan failed as Stoke lost a vital 6 pointer, 1-0 at home to Newcastle, and they are now looking like a side in desperate need of a lift.
Will that lift come in the way of a new manager? Maybe, Hughes is now practically unbackable in Sack Race Betting, at 1/9 with Paddy Power. And with the transfer window now opening, maybe now is the time Stoke’s owners might decide enough is enough.
In relegation betting, Stoke are now 9/2 with William Hill to be relegated, they are third favourites behind Swansea at 2/7, and West Brom at even money.
They got away with a 0-0 draw away at Crystal Palace today, thanks mainly to goalkeeper Ederson’s injury time penalty save, after Raheem Sterling was adjudged to have brought down Wilfried Zaha in the box. After all that, City are 14 points clear of second placed Chelsea, after 21 matches.
With a further 17 games to go, City can now be backed to go unbeaten in the Premier League this season at 9/2 with 10Bet.