Fancy 6/1 about Chelsea to beat MK Dons in their FA Cup tie (4pm Sunday live on BBC1)? Sounds too good to be true, but that is what one top bookie is offering all new customers.
It’s a great enhanced odds promo from Coral Bookmaker, after all Chelsea are actually priced at 1/3 to win this game. So 6/1 is pretty incredible.
Coral are offering this for a maximum bet of a fiver to boost their client numbers. They know they are literally giving money away, especially when you consider that they will also give you a free bet if somehow this wager fails to collect.
So the key terms and conditions of this amazing FA Cup promotion are:
- Maximum bet at the enhanced odds of 6/1 (rather than 1/3) is £/€5.
- Get a free bet up to the value of your stake if you lose.
- It is for new players only.
But what about the match itself? Have MK Dons actually got a chance at all. Well here is our version of a match preview, and it is pretty hard to make a case for anything other than a Chelsea victory.
Sure, MK Dons are at home but their recent home record is really not that good. They were walloped 5-0 by fellow Championship side Burnley earlier this month. They lost their latest league game, away to Bolton, 3-1. Their form is far from scintillating.
Chelsea have had their own woes this season. But since former boss Jose Mourinho was given the boot, things have improved for the Premier League champions. They are unbeaten since Guus Hiddink has taken over at the helm, although admittedly two of those games were draws at home to Everton and West Brom. Their latest match was their most impressive result of the season – an away win in the league against Arsenal, who they defeated 1-0.
Chelsea may have blown any chance of retaining their Premier League crown, but the FA Cup does represent a realistic chance of silverware this season, so they will take this game very seriously. They realise their failings and vulnerabilities, so will not approach the match against MK Dons with over-confidence. They know they can’t afford another humiliation, so expect them to dodge this potential banana skin and make no mistake.
It does all suggest that MK Dons have a mountain to climb against a Chelsea team that is capable of a double-digit score against them if things fall into place.
The conclusion is that the enhanced odds offer of 6/1 about Chelsea (usually 1/3) winning this match is tantamount to charity.