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Chelsea v Man City Offer – Paddy Power

Posted by Matt (administrator) Matt
Start Time: 08/12/2018 17:30

It’s Chelsea v Man City on Saturday and you don’t want to miss this Money Back Special from Paddy Power. Simply place a bet on selected markets and if Man City beat Chelsea, Paddy Power will refund all losing bets as a free bet, up to a maximum of £10.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a potential profit of £6.40 and here’s how…

Key Terms:

  • Qualifying bets must be placed between 12:00 on Monday 3rd December 2018 and 17:30 (kick-off) on Saturday 8th December 2018.
  • The eligible markets are First/Last/Anytime Goalscorer, Correct Score and WhatOddsPaddy.
  • If our first bet loses and Man City win the match, Paddy Power will refund our stake as a free bet, up to £10.00.

Qualifying Bet:

If you’re unsure about how to place qualifying bets, check out my Qualifying Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how they should be done.

It’s entirely up to you what you place your qualifying bet on. Our best option is likely to be the Correct Score market. Ideally, we should select a scoreline that doesn’t see Man City win the match, but it depends on the odds that are available.

At the time of writing, the lay odds aren’t quite tight enough, so I’ll use fictional odds for 2-1 Chelsea (11/1) in the following example and I’ll update the bottom of the post with an actual selection after the match.

We can calculate our lay stakes using my matched betting calculator.

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Aim to lose no more than £1.60 on our qualifying bet


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

Outcome Bookie Exchange Extracted Profit/Loss
2-1 Chelsea +£110.00 -£111.60 £1.60 loss
Not 2-1 Chelsea and Man City win -£10.00 +£8.40 +£8.00 £6.40 profit
Not 2-1 Chelsea and Man City don't win -£10.00 +£8.40 £1.60 loss

So, we’ll make a nice profit of £6.40 if Man City win and we stand to lose around £1.60 on any other outcome. Risking £1.60 to make a profit of £6.40, gives us effective odds of 5.00. So, given that Man City are odds of just 1.833 (5/6) to win the match, this is a profitable offer in the long run.

If eligible, free bets will be credited within two hours of the match ending and will be valid for 7 days on football markets.

If you’re unsure how to extract £8.00 cash (80%) from the £10.00 free bet, check out my Free Bet Strategy page for a walk-through guide on how it should be done.

* In the absence of a suitable qualifying bet, it was best to give this offer a miss. *

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