Coral World Cup Offers, Italy, France and Ecuador

It’s the morning after the night before, and yes, the World Cup is still taking place.

If you have managed to get over England’s latest defeat, Coral have some offers on for all 3 of today’s matches, and they are offers for existing and new customers.

In the 5pm kick off between Italy and Costa Rica, you can get an enhanced price of 7/2 on Italy to win and both teams to score.

This is a match that has all of a sudden become an England fans must watch, as we are all hoping for an Italy win to keep our interest in the tournament alive for another few days at least. A draw wouldn’t be a good result, so you can at least have a couple of quid on it and hope Italy hammer Costa Rica, and that the Costa Ricans can get a late consolation goal to bring the bet in.

The 8pm kick off sees Switzerland take on France, and for this match you can get an enhanced price of 9/4 on a France win with Benzema scoring anytime.

After a disastrous 2010 World Cup, the French will want to make this one count and can ensure qualification through to the knock out stages with victory over the Swiss tonight.

And finally, in the 11pm match between Honduras and Ecuador, you can get 9/4 on Ecuador to win to nil. Not sure what I can add to that really, except to say if you are staying up for this one, maybe a bet might add a bit of interest to it?

As ever, all these offers are for existing Coral customers and the maximum bet on each market is £20.00.

New customers can also use these enhanced price offers, but I would recommend opening a new Coral account through this link in order to take advantage of the Coral Free Bet for new sign ups.

Latest Premier League Betting – City still favourites

Liverpool have been the big losers in the betting over the last couple of weeks in the race for the Premier League. Brendan Rodgers’ team are now out to 10/1 with Bet365 after recent defeats away to Manchester City and Chelsea.

Despite the fact Arsenal are top going into the new year, and the team leading at this stage of the season has won the league 8 out of the last 9 years, they are still not favourites to win the title. They are only joint second favourites, and even third in the betting with a lot of bookmakers.

This shows there are still plenty of doubters of Arsene Wenger’s team. They have just ground out a great result away at Newcastle, a result that was more down to grit and determination (rather than free flowing football on the immaculate Emirates deck), something the Gunners have regularly been criticised for not doing in the past.

Arsenal are now a best price of 9/2 with Coral (who have a £50.00 free bet for new customers).

Chelsea showed what they are capable of at Stamford Bridge yesterday. They were challenged by Liverpool, and they came through a tough examination. Despite this, inconsistency still looks Chelsea’s biggest foe, as results like the recent defeat away at Stoke highlight.

Even with all this inconsistency, Chelsea are still only 2 points behind Arsenal, and are a best price of 4/1 to win the league with a whole host of bookies.

Liverpool again, just came up short against one of their major rivals. The difference between this Liverpool team and some recent vintages though, is that they beat the teams they are expected to beat. It’s not too often this season that Rodger’s team haven’t despatched the teams from the lower echelons of the Premier League, unlike recent Liverpool teams.

For this reason, I wouldn’t be too down hearted if I were a Liverpool fan. Although they are clearly not the strongest team in the league, if they keep beating the lessor teams, they can still be in the mix come the business end of the season – when anything’s possible.

Onto Manchester United, and although I stupidly wrote David Moyes’ team off in my article at the start of December, I still proceeded to have a silly fiver on them on Betfair at 22/1 a couple of weeks ago.

To be fair that was more for reasons of football trading, than a genuine belief they could win the title. But they have since proceeded to go on a good run, and who knows who they might pick up in the January transfer window. After all, United are only two or three top class players away from being a decent side again.

Are United now back in the title race though? They are now 8 points behind leaders Arsenal, which I could possibly see them making up if they hit form in the second half of the season. It’s the 7 point gap to Manchester City that I see as the major problem.

City for once struggled a bit at home in their last fixture against Crystal Palace. I suppose they can’t hammer everyone at the Etihad Stadium, even Palace. Based mainly on the size and quality of their squad, City are still favourites, at a stand out best price of 23/20 with Boylesports, they are Evens pretty much everywhere else.

Coral Free Bet

To open a Coral account and receive a £50.00 free bet, please click here…….

The Coral free bet is for £50.00 and is a ‘free matched bet’ which is ideal to use for matched betting. In the past Coral have generally only offered a £30.00 free bet, so I recommend grabbing this £50.00 free bet while it’s there (as there is no guarantee how long it will be there for).

To get the maximum £50.00 Coral free bet, you need to register and place your qualifying (first) bet within 28 days of opening the account. I can’t see anything about minimum odds at the moment, but I always look for a bet with odds of 2.00 (Even money) for my qualifying bet, just to be on the safe side in case something is in the general T+C’s.

Once you receive the Coral free bet, it is only valid for 7 days, so no time to waste here.

As this is a £50.00 free bet, I would be looking to get a minimum return of £27.50 (55%), although £30.00 plus should be easily achievable. If further help is required in cashing in free bets, it can be found in my article about how matched betting works.

Before placing any qualifying or free bets with any online bookmakers, please ensure you have read the terms and conditions and are confident in what you are doing. It is important you know exactly what you are doing before parting with any cash.

To open a Coral account and receive a £50.00 free bet, please click here…….

Premier League Winner Betting

Manchester United went back top of the league with an easy 4-0 win over Hull City. United have been slightly cut in the online betting, and are now a best price of 11/4. Chelsea are still 5/6 favourites with most online bookmakers.

Remarkably I haven’t heard Alex Ferguson moaning about anything yet. Oh yeah I forgot, they won.

The main problem I would have with backing United though, is their over dependence on Wayne Rooney. If he where to get injured its hard to see where the majority of United’s goals would come from.

Up front Dimitar Berbatov has looked far from convincing, while Michael Owen has had limited chances, but when given one has failed to take it.

Paul Scholes looks on his last legs and hasn’t chipped in with his usual quota of midfield goals, leaving Carrick, Fletcher and Anderson to try and fill the void. Which they can’t do.

Ryan Giggs no longer plays out wide leaving Nani, Park and Valencia to provide the width, it’s hard to see where any creativity is going to come from with these three.

Leaving just Rooney, who it has to be said has excelled in the absence of Ronaldo and Tevez. Who knows how good he might have been by now had Ferguson not continually played him out wide in negative rolls during his early years at the club, wasting his talent and setting his development back years in my view.

Both Arsenal and Chelsea are both to play (on Wednesday) before United’s next game, meaning that Alex Ferguson’s team could be back down to third before they next kick a ball.

Adding to that United’s next game, a week on Sunday (31st Jan) is against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, meaning the next eight days could go a long way to deciding the outcome of the league title.

Premier League Winner Football Betting

Chelsea are 5/6 with Bet365
Manchester United are 11/4 with Paddy Power
Arsenal are 10/3 with Coral (a £50 Coral Free Bet is available to new customers)
Manchester City are 33/1 with BetVictor

Using the free bets provided by online bookmakers could be a good way to place season long bets such as league title winners. Using this (Matched Betting) method ensures you don’t clog up your betting bank for months on end, leaving it free to be used for football trading.