Manchester City - Liverpool Betting Special: Free bet of up to £50 for all customers

bet365's popular in-play bet offer is back for Monday's Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium where Brendan Rodgers' side face Manuel Pellegrini's champions
The battle between these two sides went down to the wire last season. Liverpool traded as short as 1/5 (1.20) to win the Premier League title after a withering run of form but ultimately it was Manchester City who prevailed in the final days of the season and Monday's clash is the first blockbuster game of the new campaign.

bet365 have revealed that their in-play bet offer will return for Monday evening's game and it's a great opportunity for anyone who is planning to have a bet on the game.

This popular promotion is simple and open to every bet365 customer. Simply place a pre-match bet on any market before Manchester City v Liverpool gets underway and you will be entitled to a free in-play bet matching your largest pre-match bet, up to £50. Just place your bet once the game gets underway and if it loses then you'll be refunded in cash.

City are the 4/5 (1.80) favourites to claim three points with the draw available at 11/4 (3.75) and Liverpool priced at 16/5 (4.20). It's not just the match odds that are available for the promotion though, any pre-match bet will count towards this promotion, whether it's on goals, cards, corners, a goalscorer or any other available bet with the online bookmaker.

With dozens of markets also available in-play with bet365 there are plenty of potential uses for the free bet, too.

You could use it to double your potential winnings without risking any more in terms of stake. For example, backing Manchester City at 4/5 (1.80) with a £10 stake would return £18 if Manuel Pellegrini's side win. If you also use your £10 free bet on the match at the same price just after kick off then the return would be £36, without risking any more than your initial £10. Alternatively, why not try picking the next goalscorer in the game which promises big returns in a game packed with attacking talent.

Sergio Aguero leads the first goalscorer market priced at 7/2 (4.50) after his late strike against Newcastle last weekend while David Silva, who broke the deadlock at St James' Park, can be backed at 10/1 (11.0). Yaya Toure could also be a popular bet at 13/2 (7.50) to open his account for the season.

For Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge is a 6/1 (7.0) shot to open the scoring while Raheem Sterling is a 11/1 (12.0) chance. The Reds may also have a new face in the squad to call upon in the form of Mario Balotelli who flew to England on Friday to discuss a move to Merseyside from AC Milan and could make his debut against his former club.

Whatever you're backing on Monday evening it makes sense to do it with bet365 and take advantage of this brilliant offer. New customers can also get a first deposit bonus of up to £200 when opening an account with bet365.

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