Paddy Power – Man Utd v Man City Offer

It’s Man Utd v Man City in the Premier League on Saturday and you don’t want to miss this Paddy Power free bet offer! They’re giving all customers a £5.00 free Bet Builder to use on Man Utd v Man City. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £3.12 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • Offer available to new and existing Paddy Power customers.
  • £5.00 free bet to use on a Man Utd v Man City Bet Builder (2+ selections).
  • Opt in via the promo page after 09:00 on Thursday 4th November 2021 to claim the free bet.
  • Free bet must be used before kick-off (12:30) on Saturday 6th November 2021.

Free bet

It’s entirely up to you how you play this offer.

We could take a speculative approach and not lay our Bet Builder bet. If our free bet loses, we simply break even and there’s no harm done.

Our other option is to convert our free bet into cash by laying it at a betting exchange.

So, looking at the Bet Builder selections available, we could place our free bet on Man Utd (Match Odds) / No (Both teams to Score?) at back odds of 8.97. The lay odds are currently 12.50.

We can calculate our lay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator.

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

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

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £3.19…

Place £5.00 free bet on ‘Man Utd / No’ @ 8.97 = Potential profit of £39.85

Lay £3.19 on ‘Man Utd / No’ @ 12.50 = Potential liability of £36.68


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

OutcomePaddy PowerExchangeProfit/Loss
Man Utd win to nil+ £39.85– £36.68£3.17 profit
Any other outcome– Free Bet+ £3.12£3.12 profit

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll make a guaranteed profit of £3.12 on this Paddy Power offer!

* Man City won the match 2-0, resulting in a profit of £3.12 on this Paddy Power offer. *

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Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £60,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.