The PR department at one of the best online bookies has come up with a nice enhanced odds offer – 10/1 Chelsea or 12/1 Man City in their FA Cup tie (4pm Sunday live on BBC1).
Yes, those guys at Coral Bookmaker are offering you a choice: Either bet on Chelsea to win at 10/1 (usual price 4/5) or the away side Man City at 12/1 (normal odds 7/2).
The key terms of the bet are as follows:
- It is for new customers to this bookie only.
- The maximum allowed at those enhanced odds is a fiver (be that in pounds or euros).
- If you do fail to in then you get your stake returned as a free bet. That is a really nice touch as it means you can not really lose whatever the result.
Now, let us take a look at this FA Cup clash and see which of these two teams it might be worth putting this fiver on at the enhanced odds.
Well you would think Man City might have more than one eye on the Premier League position and title. They are still in the mix to win the league, so the FA Cup is arguably little more than a distraction.
It couldn’t be more different for Chelsea, whose abject season means they can kiss the League goodbye and so they are the team most likely to field the strongest 11 for this FA game. This tournament is one of their only chances to salvage some silverware from a season that would otherwise be best forgotten for the West Londoners.
So I guess our conclusion may be that the home team, Chelsea, look to hold all the aces here. So it seems we may have talked ourselves into placing this fiver on Chelsea at the enhanced odds of 10/1 instead of Man City at 12/1.
Obviously those are just our reflections on the match. It is your choice what you do, either way you are on to a winner.