bet365 are offering every customer the chance to claim a free in-play bet when they place any pre-match bet on Monday's Premier League clash
Two giants of the English game go head-to-head on Monday evening and every bet365 customer can claim a free in-play bet of up to £50 when placing any pre-match bet.
To claim this offer, simply place any pre-match wager on any market offered by bet365. That bet will then qualify you for a free in-play bet of the same value (up to £50) to be used on Monday's match at the Emirates Stadium. Simply place your in-play bet and if it losses, bet365 will refund your stake.
For example, place a £25 bet on Chelsea to win the match and you'll be entitled to a risk-free £25 in-play bet to use at any point during the match. This offer is open to all UK customers and is valid on the largest pre-match bet placed, up to £50.
In the match odds, Arsenal are understandably shading favouritism at 11/8 (2.38) considering their impressive home record in the Premier League campaign thus far. A 1-1 draw with high-flying Everton in their last game halted a run of four consecutive wins, all of which came by a 2-0 scoreline, a repeat of that score in this game is available at 12/1 (13.0) with bet365.
Chelsea can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) to claim a win away from home for the first time in three games, having previously tasted defeat at the hands of Stoke in the Premier League and Sunderland in the Capital One Cup midweek. The draw is a 12/5 (3.40) chance with bet365.
For those looking at a shorter price for their pre-match wager, both teams to score has a solid chance of paying out at 8/13 (1.62). This bet has paid out in four of the last six meetings between the two sides in all competitions.
With Arsenal's defence looking a little less certain in recent weeks than it did earlier in the season, Chelsea should be confident of finding the net at least once at the Emirates. With that in mind, over 2.5 goals offers better returns at 4/5 (1.80) for those who believe the match will contain at least three goals.
One of the advantages to this free bet offer is the chance to double the stake on your chosen bet by using the free bet on the same selection during the game, knowing that your stake will be refunded if it loses.
For example, a £20 pre-match wager on Arsenal to win at 11/8 (2.38) would return £47.60 if the Gunners claimed three points, but if you used the free £20 on the bet too at the same price, the winnings would be £95.20 or more, depending on what price you backed Wenger's men at in-play, and if Arsenal didn't win then your second £20 would be refunded.
On that the other some punters who are seeking bigger returns could see the free bet as the opportunity to back a bigger price such as next goalscorer in-play, once they have looked at the team selections and formations that both managers are employing for the match. The current first goalscorer market sees Olivier Giroud or Samuel Eto'o both at 6/1 (7.0) with Fernando Torres available at 7/1 (8.0).
Theo Walcott made a goal scoring return to Arsenal action in the Gunners' defeat to Manchester City last time out, scoring twice at the Etihad. The England international is 15/2 (8.50) with bet365 to score first and similar prices will be available in-play for those who believe he will find the net against Jose Mourinho's side.
Andre Schurrle found the net twice in Chelsea last away game in the league, albeit his contribution was in vain as the Blues suffered a 3-2 loss at the hands of Stoke but the Germany international will feel he is entitled to be given a chance against the Gunners and is 11/1 (12.0) to score the first goal.
Whatever your approach with using the free bet there are plenty of reasons to take advantage of this offer from bet365 which is open to both new and existing customers alike. New customers can also get a first deposit bonus of up to £200 when opening an account with bet365.
|Get a free in-play bet of up to £50 when you place a pre-match bet on Arsenal v Chelsea
Anyone with a bet365 account can sign up for one here. New customers will also get a first deposit bonus of up to £200