Manchester United v Manchester City - score a free bet
With four wins out of four - including an impressive if not controversial three points over Arsenal last weekend - Mark Hughes now faces what must be regarded as his toughest task so far this season as he takes his expensively assembled squad just outside the city boundaries, and home of the champions Trafford Borough, for the 152nd Manchester derby.
The gloss was taken off a superb performance from City in that victory by a summer purchase from the Londoners, Emmanuel Adebayor. The in-form Gunners were clinically dispatched by a great all-round performance from the Sky Blues, but when the Togoan scored the third goal in the 80th minute, he mindlessly ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the furious Arsenal fans.
Added to this an apparent stamp on his former captain Cesc Fabregas, and an extremely bad challenge on Robin van Persie - leaving studs in the face - it's pretty easy to see why the FA have banned the lanky forward for three games.
So, Adebayor won't be involved in any of the action - possibly leaving the door open for a return to Old Trafford for Carlos Tevez. The Argentine international has apparently begged his manager to let him play against his former employers, but whether he will take any part is still undecided as he continues to struggle to shake off an injury.
You, however, can get involved yourself with a free bet on Manchester United v Manchester City.
Place a single bet of £20 or more on the 90 Minutes (match betting) market in the Man Utd v Man City match and you'll receive a £5 free bet on the Live Score market.
Your free bet is on the Live Score (In-Play correct score), available from kick-off, and must be placed before the start of the second half.
|QUALIFYING BET||To be placed before 13:30, 20 September 2009|
|£20 single||90 Minutes||Man Utd v Man City||20 September|
|FREE BET||To be placed before 14:30, 20 September 2009|
|Max. Free Bet||Market||Event||Date|
|£5 single||Live Score||Man Utd v Man City||20 September|
|Currency equivalents apply|
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Make your selection and add it to your bet slip.
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|Maximum Free Bet||10||10||7.50||40||5||5||57.50||650||60||10||5|