Both Manchester United and Liverpool have had disappointing seasons. Louis van Gaal continues to reform his inherited squad and had a slow start to the season. Brendan Rodgers himself is under pressure as Liverpool continue to get over the disappointment of missing out on the title last season. However, both teams have had recent good form. Manchester United have won their last five games, and Liverpool have picked up seven points out of a possible nine in their last three games. What are we have here is two teams coming into much needed form, and this clash could determine who continues that form. On top of that, it’s one of the most competitive rivalries in the Premier League, so it is no surprise that bookmakers are cooking up lots of betting offers to stir up interest in the game. Here is what is going on…
Offer: Free £50 in-play bet for Man Utd vs Liverpool
It’s not often that Bet 365 have offers which is testament to the strength of this particular fixture. Simply place a pre-match bet, and Bet 365 will award you a free in-play bet to the same value on Sunday. Important to note is that if you place multiple pre-match bets, Bet 365 will award you the free bet based on your first bet. So make sure your first bet is your largest, and the offer is made void if you cash out early.
Offer: Money back if Manchester United win
Sky Bet are going bold with money back if Manchester United win the Sunday fixture. If they do, Sky Bet will refund losing bets in the ‘first goalscorer’, ‘last goalscorer’, ‘correct score’, and ‘scorecast singles’ up to the value of £25. As we said, Manchester United have won their last five games and start as favourites, so quite a strong offer from Sky Bet here.
Offer: Enhanced odds for new customers
Here is an offer for just the Saturday fixtures. Enhanced odds are being a more popular way for bookies to attract new customers. If you fancy Chelsea (playing Hull), Arsenal (playing Newcastle), and Man City (playing Leicester) all to win their respective games, Boylesports are enhancing the odds from 6/5 to 6/1. The one fixture we think that could throw this is the Arsenal game. Newcastle are in good form at the moment, and beat Chelsea last week so we fancy a draw in that game.
Offer: Enhanced odds for new customers & red card refund
Two from Bet Victor this weekend. First of all, new customers can get enhanced odds of 4/1 on Arsenal to beat Newcastle. Again, for the same reasons as cited in the Boylesports offer, we don’t think this is the best enhanced odds offer, plus the maximum stake is £10. The second offer is a little more interesting. If a red card is shown in the Manchester United v Liverpool game, Bet Victor will refund certain markets losing bets, again up to the value of £10. Given the rivalry of this fixture, it’s a possibility this money-back offer will be triggered.
Offer: Pick your own money back
Again, the televised Arsenal v Newcastle game is Betfair’s pick. Unlike Bet Victor, they are allowing you choose your own conditions for the refund, and the amount is a little larger at £25. The options you can pick from are an ‘Arsenal win’, ‘game ends in a draw’, or alternatively a ‘Newcastle win’. So all options basically(!) The last thing to note that this does not apply to the exchange bets.