Man City v Tottenham Offer – Sky Bet

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Actual Profit

It’s Man City v Tottenham in the EFL Cup Final on Sunday and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet free bet offer! Simply opt in and bet on any Man City v Tottenham market and Sky Bet will match our stake as a free bet up to a maximum of £5.00. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.87 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • We must opt in on the promotion page to be eligible.
  • Applies to pre-match and in play bets on Man City v Tottenham.
  • Promotion will run from 19:00 on Thursday 22nd April 2021 until full-time (around 18:15) on Sunday 25th April 2021.
  • Minimum stake of 5p.
  • Minimum odds of 1.333 (1/3).

Qualifying bet

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

The minimum bet is just 5p for this offer, but it’s worth staking at least £5.00 to appear more like a regular punter.

It’s entirely up to you what you place your qualifying bet on. At the time of writing, Man City are available in the Full Time Result market at back odds of 1.533 (8/15). The lay odds are currently 1.56.

Smarkets works best for this offer

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 £4.97…

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Place £5.00 on Man City @ 1.533 = Potential profit of £2.66

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Lay £4.97 on Man City @ 1.56 = Potential liability of £2.78


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

OutcomeSky BetSmarketsProfit/Loss
Man City win+ £2.66– £2.78£0.12 loss
Man City lose or draw– £5.00+ £4.87£0.13 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £0.13 in qualifying for our £5.00 free bet.

Free bet

Our £5.00 free bet will be credited upon placement of our qualifying bet and will be valid on any market. Free bets do not have an expiry date and free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

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 maximum qualifying loss of £0.13, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.87 on this Sky Bet offer!

* Man City won the match 1-0, resulting in a profit of £3.88 on this Sky Bet offer. *

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Matt KirmanMatched Betting Blogger

Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £50,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.