Sky Bet – Man City v Chelsea Offer

It’s Man City v Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet free bet offer! Opt in and bet 5p or more on Man City v Chelsea and Sky Bet will give us a £5.00 free bet. Translated into matched betting terms, this provides us with a profit of £3.75 and here’s how…

Key terms

  • We must opt in on the promotion page to be eligible.
  • Available to the first 300,000 qualifying customers only.
  • Promotion will run from 10:00 on Thursday 13th January 2022 until full-time of Man City v Chelsea (around 14:15) on Saturday 15th January 2022.
  • Applies to pre-match and in-play single bets on Man City v Chelsea.
  • Minimum stake of 5p.

Qualifying bet

Please see my qualifying bets guide if you’d like more information about them and how they work.

The minimum stake is just 5p for this offer, but it’s worth staking at least £5.00 to blend in with regular punters. 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 1.667 (4/6). The lay odds are currently 1.74.

Smarkets works best for this offer

For this offer, Smarkets are the best option due to Sky Bet being part of the same group as Betfair.

Laying your bet at Betfair would probably be fine, but if you don’t want to risk it, Smarkets is your safest bet.

  • 0% commission for 60 days

We can calculate our lay stakes 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: £

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 £4.85…

Sky Bet logo

Place £5.00 on Man City @ 1.667 = Potential profit of £3.34

Smarkets logo

Lay £4.85 on Man City @ 1.74 = Potential liability of £3.58


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

OutcomeSky BetSmarketsProfit/Loss
Man City win+ £3.34– £3.58£0.24 loss
Man City lose or draw– £5.00+ £4.75£0.25 loss

So, no matter the outcome, we’ll lose a maximum of £0.25 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 valid on any market. Free bets will not be subject to an expiry and free bet stakes are not included in any returns.

Using straightforward matched betting, we should convert our free bet into 80% cash, so £4.00. Considering our maximum qualifying loss of £0.25 gives us a profit of £3.75 on this Sky Bet offer!

* Man City won the match 1-0, resulting in £3.76 profit on this Sky Bet offer. *

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Matt KirmanMatched Betting Blogger

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