Man City Quadruple Still On

Manchester City made fairly light work of seeing off Chelsea in tonight’s FA Cup 5th round, and in doing so they keep their hopes alive of completing the quadruple.

The odds on a Man City quadruple are still fairly long, they are a best price of 40/1 with BetVictor, Coral and Ladbrokes (£50 Free Bet Available.

The Champions League still looks the hardest one for City, they have the 1st leg against Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium this week, and they look set to be without Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho for both legs of the tie.

It’s one thing been without both of them in a domestic cup or league match, but when you are up against the elite of Europe, you need to have as many of your big match players available as possible.

They are the players that make the difference at the elite level, and in Aguero (in particular) they have an elite player who would probably get into any side in the world.

The domestic treble is now getting ridiculously short for City. 5/1 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bet Available) is the best price you can now get on City winning the Capital One Cup, FA Cup, and Premier League. Some bookmakers are even shorter, with Skybet only offering 7/2 on Man City completing the domestic treble.

They are up against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup, and one of Arsenal or Liverpool will be exiting the FA Cup tomorrow, leaving that competition fairly open for them.

City are outright favourites at a best price of 6/4 with Totepool to win the FA Cup.

Free Bets For Existing Customers

As well as giving free bets to new customers, online bookmakers will also offer free bets to existing customers these days. This is nothing new, I have heard of this many times in the past, but from my own personal experiences it is getting more and more common.

Bet365 – Over the last year, I’ve had a £50.00 free bet for existing customers from Bet365 on average once every month to two. Bet365 usually do it when a big TV match comes around. You need to have a £50.00 bet on the match pre kick off, and then Bet365 will give you a £50.00 free bet in running. It is an easy way to make upwards of £30.00 from matched betting.

As well as the regular £50.00 free bet, Bet365 also offer new account sign ups £200.00 in free bets.

Paddy Power – I’ve had two free bet offers since the start of March, one for £25.00 on football, and one for £10.00 on horse racing – the horse racing one, just last week during the Grand National meeting at Aintree.

Paddy Power also offer regular money back specials, and there is a £30.00 in free bets for new Paddy Power customers.

I have a few quid sitting in my Paddy Power account, and I very rarely use it (as I do most of my football gambling on Betfair). So once in a while Paddy Power will offer me a free bet in an attempt to kick start me in to using their services again. Technically speaking this is a free bet for an existing customer, but it is a person specific one.

The Bet365 free bets for existing customers go a step further, as they are open to all new and all existing customers (unless your account has been limited).

It’s worth having online bookmakers accounts with Bet365 and Paddy Power just for these reasons alone, never mind the sign up offers. It’s also worth opening as many online bookmakers account as possible, for the reasons above.

As well as this, you will need a betting exchange account if you wish to make money from these free bets using the matched betting method, and there has never been a better time than now to open a Betdaq account.

Betdaq are currently on a promotional charge since they were bought out by Ladbrokes, and they are currently offering up to £200.00 in free bets, based on acquiring commission. You can open a Betdaq account here…

Paddy Power Free Bet

To open a Paddy Power account, please click here…….

With Paddy Power, you open an account, place a qualifying bet of £50.00 on an event at odds of better than 1/2 (1.50), and Paddy Power will give you a free bet for £50.00 that must be used within 30 days.

This is another one of my favourite free bets as it is ideal for Matched Betting. I prefer the straight forward free bets, where you place a qualifying bet and receive a free bet to the same value.

This means we can match up our qualifying bet on a betting exchange – such as Betfair – to make sure we get our money back, and then we get the opportunity to match up a percentage of the free bet, for a guaranteed profit.

The other method is where a bookmaker gives us a free bet token if our opening bet losses, these are harder to cash out. I’ll explain why in my free bets guide to matched betting.

As is always the case, always check the Terms and Conditions before placing any online bets, whether qualifying or free.

Paddy Power Free Bet Terms and Conditions

* Open a new account, place a bet up to a maximum of £50 and we will match it with a free bet of the same value.
* Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/2 or greater, this also applies for combined odds on multiples.
* Valid for new customers only.
* Free Bet stakes not included in returns.
* Valid for bets placed on sportsbook only, not valid for lotteries or totepool betting.
* Free Bet valid for 30 days.
* Free bet offer open to residents of Ireland and the UK plus a select number of other countries.
* Free bet offers are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, and shared computer. We reserve the right to withdraw the availability of free bet offers to any customers.
* Due to the abuse of free bet promotions, customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this free bet offer.
* Free bet offers are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, and shared computer. We reserve the right to withdraw the availability of free bet offers to any customers.
* If any of the terms are breached or there is evidence that customers are using free bets or other promotional offers to guarantee profits regardless of the outcome we reserve the right to void free bets or any bets funded by bonuses.

There is hundreds of pounds worth of free bets from online bookmakers available on this betting site, these can be used for matched betting or building a betting bank for football trading.

Hull favourites for the drop after Villa defeat

Somewhat surprisingly, despite being sixth from bottom, Hull City are tonight favourites with the online bookmakers to be relegated from the Premiership at a best price of 4/7 with Paddy Power (£50 Paddy Power Free Bet available to customers opening a new account). News of an injury to Jimmy Bullard might have some impact on these odds as he has been influential in getting Phil Brown’s men back on track lately, their record with and without him, I can imagine would be telling.

A good win for Portsmouth, followed up by 3 points for Wolves who beat Bolton 2-1 has seen the bottom of the Premier League close up, there is now just 7 points seperating the bottom eight clubs.

The bottom three sides in the league are not the same three represented in the betting with Hull and Portsmouth 4/6 with William Hill, and Wolves are 5/6 with Coral, collectively the bookies favourites for the drop.

Burnley are fourth favourites in the betting, but for me they are bottom 3 material far more than Hull are. I cannot see Burnley’s good home form continuing and their away form is appalling, the way they leak goals away from home will soon become telling and could be a drain on their confidence. They are a best price of 13/8 with Sky Bet for the drop which seems quite a big price considering most other bookies have them far shorter. VC Bet, Totesport and Paddy Power all have Burnley at 5/4.

Second from bottom Bolton are fifth favourites at 3/1 with Coral and Sky Bet suggesting that the online bookmakers think they have enough fight and Premier League experience to find their way out of trouble. Their result today might have anti Megson fans thinking different though.

West Ham are just 1 point and one place away from the bottom three. The bookies have them as sixth favourites at a best price of 5/1 with Boylesports and Betfred (£50 Betfred Free Bet is available to customers opening a new account). The hammers are an interesting bet as it is well known that they have financial difficulties and people will be speculating as to whether or not they will have to sell the likes of Green, Parker, Upson and Cole in the January transfer window.

As much of a blow as Carlton Cole being out injured until the end of January is to manager Zola, it could end up being a blessing in disguise if it puts off potential buyers during the transfer window. A fit Carlton Cole for the run-in could be invaluable to the Hammers. How they cope between now and the return of Cole could go a long way to deciding their fate.

Fifth from bottom and just 2 points clear of the drop zone, Everton, are as big as 25/1 to go down with Betfred showing that the online bookmakers still believe their position to be a false one, despite their crippling injury list. This could represent a good football trading opportunity as they can be backed at long odds for small stakes, and then if their position doesn’t improve, I can lay them for an online trading profit.

Wigan are 11/2 with Sky Bet and 5/1 with Sportingbet, Paddy Power and Bet365 and could be a decent bet. Their form is up and down at best, with notable defensive calamities like conceding 9 at Tottenham and 4 at Portsmouth, add to that an inexperienced manager who likes to play football on the deck and this season could prove a disaster for Dave Whelan who has said he will back Martinez even if they go down.

Birmingham seem to be flying at the moment after their 3-2 win over Wigan, they are up to eighth in the league but are still just behind Wigan in football betting at 6/1 with Bet365 and Betfred.

For me though Birmingham look a better bet to stay up than Wigan and in Alex McLeish they have a manager who will fight his way to safety.