The Premier League season starts with a bang and Arsenal v Man City is a brilliant opening weekend match. Get your betting season off to a bang with this cracking 40/1 Betfair offer, with enhanced odds of 40/1 on Man City to beat Arsenal!

That’s not all though. Because you aren’t only getting Pep Guardiola’s men boosted from normal odds of 19/20. Nope, Betfair have decided that a price boost worth well over 40 times the regular odds isn’t enough by itself.

So, if you claim this offer, as well as 40/1 on City, you also become eligible for the £100 bundle of free bets that is actually the normal sign up offer at Betfair! Nice!

Betfair 40/1 Man City Offer

The Legal Bit – the key terms and conditions of the 40/1 offer are as follows: New Betfair customers can back Manchester City at enhanced odds of 40/1 to beat Arsenal (12 August 2018). Maximum bet £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards or PayPal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. Full terms and conditions apply – see Betfair for details. 18+. Please Gamble Aware.

Regarding the £100 of free bets please note: New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Minimum odds 1/2 (1.5 in decimal odds). Exchange bets excluded. Terms and conditions apply, 18+.

Man City 40/1 to Beat Arsenal with Betfair Offer

The key terms of this brilliant promo are detailed above. As said, for those that love the small print the full terms of the deal are shown at the Betfair Sportsbook when you visit to claim the offer.

However, if you just want to know how to get your hands on the silly odds of 40/1, this is what you need to do:

  • Be an Irish or UK citizen and be 18 or over
  • Assuming you tick those boxes, things are looking up
  • Visit Betfair via a 40/1 link on this page
  • Register with enhanced odds code ZFBDQZ
  • Deposit with debit card or PayPal
  • Bet £1 at 40/1 in the enhanced “Match Odds” market
  • If, or being positive, when, this 40/1 bet wins, you’ll get £40 of stake not returned free bets
  • All free bets are valid for 7 days in the Betfair Sportsbook only
  • Win or lose, you can also claim 5 x £20 free bets with the Betfair free bet bundle

With just £1 on the line you don’t have much to lose with this offer. £40 of free bets would be a very tidy return, not least given City are big favourites to win.

However, as said, win or lose, you can then still claim the standard Betfair offer as well. That gives you £100 of freebies, released as 5 x £20 free bets.

To earn each £20 just make five cash bets of £10 or more at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2 in old odds). Each qualifying bet must be made in the Betfair Sportsbook, on a different selection and you have 30 days from joining Betfair to make all the bets and claim the full £100.

So, if 40/1 on an odds-on shot AND £100 of free bets sounds good, click the button below!

Arsenal v Man City Preview, Stats and Betting Tips, Sunday 12 August, The Emirates, Kick off: 16:00

It’s all change at Arsenal. The Gunners go into a new season with a new manager for the first time in over 20 years and changes are also afoot at the boardroom level as Stan Kroenke is pushing forwards with his plans to take full ownership of the club. Unai Emery can’t do anything about Arsenal’s ownership, he can only concern himself with matters on the pitch. But will he be able to do anything to stop Man City from kicking off their title defence with a win at the Emirates?

Arsenal v Man City Betting Tips

  • Man City to Win at evens with BetVictor
  • Riyad Mahrez to Score at 7/4 with Ladbrokes

Arsenal v Man City Preview

Man City rightly won a huge amount of praise last season. Some went as far as to say that this is one of the best teams ever assembled in the Premier League but if Pep Guardiola wants his team to be remembered fondly by history, he’ll have to guide them to multiple titles.

Guardiola has been talking a lot about the potential that his team have to improve. That may seem a little fanciful given that they broke the 100 barrier in terms of both goals and points last season but he knows the dangers that await teams who stop trying to improve given the competitive nature of the Premier League.

When asked about which other teams he sees improving this season, Guardiola was quick to mention Arsenal. He, like many pundits, believe that Emery will make the Gunners tougher to beat. That will be achieved by removing the soft underbelly that opponents have exploited for so long, by tightening up their defence (especially away from home) and by improving their consistency.

Emery has proved himself to be a highly competent manager but this could well be the toughest task he’s face yet. Certainly, the Arsenal fans cannot expect him to work miracles and must afford Emery and his players time.

Stats, Injuries and Suspensions

Man City have been hit hard by the late return of players from the World Cup. Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling have only just returned to training while all of those who played in the latter stages of the World Cup are still working their way up to full fitness.

Arsenal have fewer such worried but Gunners fans will hardly be full of confidence after seeing their team lose 9-1 on aggregate in their three matches against City last season.

Arsenal v Man City Verdict

The gulf in class between these two wasn’t only laid bare by the three big recent defeats that Man City imposed on Arsenal but also by the 37 points that separated them in the league table. With the Arsenal players still learning about their new manager, this incredibly talented and well drilled Man City team are a generous price to begin their season with a win at evens with BetVictor.

Riyad Mahrez has only had a short time to settle into his new surroundings at Man City but the early signs were good from preseason. The winger is very keen to prove himself to Guardiola and can show his worth on Sunday by scoring at the Emirates at 7/4 with Ladbrokes.