The big game of the day today sees Arsenal trying to keep their faint title hopes alive against Manchester City in the Sky Sports Live match this evening (5.30pm).
As is usually the case when there is a big match, Paddy Power are offering their usual type of money back special. Today, if Santi Cazorla scores any time, Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score & Scorecast singles on the match, in the form of a free bet
When there is a bit of controversy, Paddy Power also quite often take the chance to exploit it for a bit of extra cheap publicity, and today is no different as they are offering a second money back special on the match based on Kieran Gibbs’ mistaken identity red card against Chelsea….. if you place a bet on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score first, and Kieran Gibbs scores first instead, Paddy Power will pay out.
So you basically have two chances of winning in the correct score market if you back ‘The Ox‘ for first goal.
On top of these two offers, anybody signing up for a Paddy Power account using this link will also qualify for a £50.00 free bet (as opposed to £20.00 in most other places), and Paddy Power will allow you to claim all three of these offers.
Onto the match itself, and Paddy Power have Manchester City at 23/20 favourites to win today. The Gunners are 5/2, and the draw is 12/5. It’s one of those games that both teams need to win, and I don’t see anything other than both sides just going for it today.
Arsenal need to win to keep any remote hopes of staying in the title race alive. While with Chelsea facing Crystal Palace today, City know they must win to keep the pressure up on Jose Mourinho’s side, a defeat or draw for City – assuming Chelsea are going to win – would see a 5 or 6 point gap open up again at the top of the table, quite a substantial lead for Chelsea at this stage of the season.