Chelsea v Man City Offer – LiveScore Bet

It’s Chelsea v Man City in the FA Cup Semi-Finals on Saturday and LiveScore Bet are getting in on the action! Simply place a £10.00+ bet on Chelsea v Man City and LiveScore Bet will give us a £5.00 free bet to use on Leicester v Southampton. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.30 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Applies to single bets placed on Chelsea v Man City, kicking off at 17:30 on Saturday 17th April 2021.
  • Applies to bets that are placed and settled on Saturday 17th April 2021.
  • Minimum stake of £10.00.
  • Minimum odds of 1.80 (4/5).
  • £5.00 free bet must be used on Leicester v Southampton.

Qualifying bet

If you’d like more information about qualifying bets and how they work, please see my qualifying bets guide.

It’s entirely up to you what you place your qualifying bet on.

At the time of writing, Man City are available in the 1X2 market at back odds of 1.85 (17/20). The lay odds are currently 1.97.

Either exchange works for this offer

Betfair and Smarkets are both great options for this offer. If you’ve not used one of them, now is a great time to give them a try.

  • Money back as cash up to £20
  • 0% commission for 60 days

We can calculate our lay stakes using my Matched Betting Calculator

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)


Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
If back (bookie) bet wins
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
= £
Total profit: £

Optimal Underlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

Optimal Overlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £9.49…

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Place £10.00 on Man City @ 1.85 = Potential profit of £8.50

Betfair logo

Lay £9.49 on Man City @ 1.97 = Potential liability of £9.20


Let’s have a look at our potential profit/loss for the possible outcomes…

OutcomeLiveScore BetBetfairProfit/Loss
Man City win+ £8.50– £9.20£0.70 loss
Man City lose or draw– £10.00+ £9.30£0.70 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose £0.70 in qualifying for our £5.00 free bet.

Free bet

A pop-up notification offering us a £5.00 free bet will appear within 3 hours of our qualifying bet being settled. We must accept and use the free bet before the end of Leicester v Southampton. The free bet will be valid on the same match.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should be able to convert our free bet into 80% cash, so £4.00. If we take into account our qualifying loss of £0.70, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.30 on this LiveScore Bet offer!

* Chelsea won the match 1-0, resulting in a profit of £3.30 on this LiveScore Bet offer. *

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Matt Kirman - Matched Betting Blogger

Matt KirmanMatched Betting Blogger

Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £85,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.