Southampton, meanwhile, are just starting to look over their shoulders at the teams in the relegation zone after a poor run of form. While the bookmakers feel there is only one winner, betting support is coming in for both teams and this new customer offer from 888Sport could be a profitable option no matter who you’re backing.
Those are the enhanced prices available for anyone who qualifies for this offer but how do they compare with the open market? Those that already hold an account with the 888 group can get standard odds of 4/11 on a Manchester United victory while the best we could find from around the sportsbooks was the 37/100 quoted by MarathonBet.
Southampton, meanwhile, are available at 13/2 for existing 888Sport customers with 8/1 a common price from the likes of Betway and Stan James. The draw completes it at a best of 9/2 with Bet365 but we don’t want that landing so, if you like the look of either 5/1 United or 55/1 Southampton, here’s what happens next.
You’ll need to complete the registration process as a new account holder but don’t worry as this is a fast and simple procedure and will only take up about two minutes of your time. You can head across via the link and once this is completed, you will be confirmed as a customer and taken to the cashier.
Here, the important points to remember are that you must deposit at least £10.00 into your new account using either a debit or credit card and the Promo Code 888ODDS must be input when prompted. As long as you follow those simple points, your money should be made available straight away and then it’s time to place the bet.
You can’t pick both teams so make a choice between Manchester United and stake the fixed sum of £5.00 on your chosen outcome. This is the 5.30pm kick off on Saturday December 30, televised live by BT Sport in the UK so now all you can do is wait.
If you are a winner, payment is made in two steps: An initial payment will be made in cash, based on 888Sport’s standard market price at the time of kick off and this will be paid as soon as the game ends. The remainder, up to whichever of those two price boosted figures is applicable, will then come back to you as free bet tokens. These will hit your account within 72 hours and when they arrive you will have 7 days in which to use them before they expire.
Those are the main points of this deal but the full terms and conditions are clearly displayed on the 888 promotions page so please feel free to check them thoroughly.
The prices involved here may suggest that the choice is easy but Manchester United haven’t enjoyed the best Christmas period, drawing both of their previous games with the same 2-2 scoreline. For Southampton, form is poor right now and they come to Old Trafford on the back of that 5-2 loss to Spurs on Boxing Day.
The choice between the teams is entirely yours but if you call correctly, this 888Sport promo could give a nice profit boost to end 2017.