Community Shield: Join Coral for 28/1 Manchester City to Beat Chelsea

The traditional curtain raiser to the new Premier League season is set to kick off at Wembley this Sunday with two of the giants of the English game facing each other. The Community Shield may not be the most sought after piece of silverware but we should still see a competitive game ahead of more serious battles to come.

For those looking to take a bet on this match, Coral have published an offer for new customers that has enhanced odds of 28/1* on the table should Manchester City win it. The price is for a victory in 90 minutes only but it still compares very strongly with the options in the open market so, if you want to look at it more closely, here’s how it all works.

*18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

Getting on Board

As we mentioned, the offer is for new customers to Coral so, if you fit that profile then you can cross to the registration page and complete sign up. This is a very simple process that will only ask you for very basic information and when it’s complete, you will be validated and confirmed in around five minutes or so.

Now it’s time to head to the cashier and there are some important things to remember at this stage. Firstly, the minimum deposit under this offer is set at £5.00 so please add this amount or more using either a debit or credit card. We suggest using plastic as the majority of eWallets, including Skrill, Neteller and PaySafe, are excluded from the deal and you won’t be able to take it up if you add funds via these sources.

In short, pick a card, deposit £5.00 or more and you’re ready to move to the next phase.

Place Your Bets

Check that the funds are appearing on the homepage and then stake the fixed sum of £1.00 on this opening bet of Manchester City to win in normal time when they play Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday August 5, 2018.

The match kicks off at 3pm local time and if you want to watch it live in the UK, you can catch all of the action via BT Sport. Whether you watch the game or not, we just need City to get over the line in normal time and if that happens, payment will come to you in two steps.

The first part of the profit will be paid in cash and this will be based on Coral’s standard market price for a Manchester City victory while the balance, up to the 28/1 price boost, arrives as a series of free bet tokens. The cash portion should hit your account shortly after the final whistle and the tokens will follow within 24 hours.

Alternatively, if City lose or the game is level at 90 minutes, a free bet token worth £5.00 will be issued so there is potential for profit no matter what happens. That concludes a comprehensive summary of the main points of this deal and you are free to check all terms over at Coral if you wish but what chance does this offer have of coming in?


It’s a tight betting market for this one but Manchester City do start as favourites at 11/10 with 10Bet to win the game in 90 minutes. The draw follows at best odds of 27/10 with MarathonBet while victory for Chelsea completes the picture at a top price of 11/4 with Boylesports.

City dominated the Premier League last year and look even stronger this season. First games of any new campaign can be tough to call and the Community Shield can be a quiet affair at times but if you are new to Coral and were looking to back the match favourites, those enhanced odds of 28/1 will take some beating.