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Paddy Power Free £5 Bet for each goal in Liverpool v Everton

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There is a humdinger of an opening match in the Premier League this weekend, with the Merseyside derby starting the action off. This should be a wide open game with both teams running in good form. Liverpool have won ten of their thirteen home games this season, averaging over two goals per game at Anfield and they will look to complete the league double over the Toffees this season. The Reds are unbeaten in their last 12 league games against their city rivals. Everton though have Romelu Lukaku who has been damaging defensive records up and down the country this season. He has tallied 21 league goals this term and in his ten league games in 2017, he has eleven goals to his name and is currently on a four-match scoring streak. Everton are going great guns too with seven wins in their last ten league games and they have netted at least two goals in five of their last six games played. So the goals are expected to flow and you can collect a free £5 bet at Paddy Power for each goal that your backed team scores in the match! Bet £20 on either Liverpool or Everton to win and the bookmaker will give you a free £5 bet for each goal your team scores in the match. Only the 1st qualifying bet will count. Customers can only qualify for the offer once per match. Qualifying bet must be a £20 or more pre-match single on the big game. Bets on the Draw for the market won’t count. This offer is open to new and existing Paddy Power customers, and if you need to sign up, claim up to £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.
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Paddy Power pay out €8,000 in free bets on Dancing with the Stars

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The Dancing With the Stars season in Ireland drew to a close over the weekend with Kerry footballer Aidan O’Mahony scooping up the Glitterball in a spectacular finale. He managed to win the famous trophy even though he had received a lower score from the judging panel than either of his opponents in the finale, Aoibhin Garrihy and Denise McCormack. The issue was that both of the actresses lost out in the public vote, leaving O’Mahoney to sweep the title with his partner Valeria. Aidan had been the “dark horse” of the entire series but he stepped up to the plate in the three-dance performance showdown in the finale to land the title. But because of the disappointments for punters having backed either of the losing finalists, Paddy Power decided to shell out €8,000 in free bets for customers who bet on LOSING finalists Aoibhin Garrihy and Denise McCormack. Former Fair City star Aoibhin Garrihy lost out after going into the final as the bookies favourite, trading at even money with Paddy Power heading into the finale. O’Mahony had odds of 2/1 going in with Denise McCormack going into the final with odds at 5/2. Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said: “The fleet-footed baller from Kerry may have won the public vote but a number of our customers felt aggrieved having lost out despite backing the acts who were adjudged to have performed best on the night. Therefore we feel that the only fair thing to do is to give them back their hard earned which will hopefully put the pep back in their step.”
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Paddy Power offer 5/1 enhanced odds on England to beat Lithuania

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England will be looking to secure another win in their quest to win Group F of World Cup 2018 qualifying. The Three Lions lost a friendly in Germany in midweek, but put in a performance that boss Gareth Southgate, and England fans, were pretty pleased with as they experimente with three at the back. Now they face the Baltic state at Wembley on the weekend and the Three Lions are red hot favourites to win the match up and stretch their legs out towards securing a place at next summer’s finals. The Three Lions have faced Lithuania just twice before, posting a 7-0 aggregate over them in Euro 2016 qualification. So this should be pretty plain sailing for Southgate’s men. England are missing most of their regular attacking players, but with some impressive performances in midweek from the likes of Adam Lallana and Dele Alli, England are likely going to to do enough to secure maximum points in this qualifier. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power and take 5/1 enhanced odds on England to beat Lithuania. This offer is a new customer exclusive only so follow our links to get signed up. After registration and an initial deposit (customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this offer) of a £10 minimum, go and place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on England to beat Lithuania. If your selection wins, you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have the extra amount, bringing the bet up to the cumulative 5/1 payout, credited in free bets. The maximum stake for this offer is £10 and free bets get credited in increments of £10 and expire after 30 days. This Paddy Power offer expires at 17:00 on Sunday March 26th and applies to singles only, any bets with any match result selection in a multiple will be settled at the normal price.  
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Paddy Power offer 5/1 enhanced odds on Gennady Golovkin to beat Daniel Jacobs

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There is a big fight from New York on the weekend as Gennady Golovkin puts his WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles on the line against Daniel Jacobs. This is pretty a fight where a knockout is just waiting to happen because these are massive hitters. Kazakh Golovkin has won each of his last 23 fights by a knockout and 33 of his 36 careers he had triumphed through that method as well. It will be a shocker if Saturday’s fight goes the distance. WBA champion Jacobs has fought off bone cancer and after 19 months away from the sport has come back with a 12 KO winning streak of his own. His last two fights before stepping away because of his cancer fight, he had also won by a knockout too. So this could easily go down as the fight of the year but as good as Jacobs is, he goes as 5/1 underdog against GGG (1/7 Paddy Power) who has a 4-0 record (all knockouts, yes) at Madison Square Garden where this weekend’s fight is. Register an account with Paddy Power and take 5/1 enhanced odds on Golovkin to beat Jacobs. This offer is a new customer exclusive only so follow our links to get signed up. After registration and an initial deposit (customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this offer) of a £10 minimum, go and place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on Gennady Golovkin to beat Daniel Jacobs. If your selection wins, you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have the extra amount, bringing the bet up to the cumulative 5/1 payout, credited in free bets. The maximum stake for this offer is £10 and free bets get credited in increments of £10 and expire after 30 days. This Paddy Power promotion is live until both fighters enter the ring (circa 04:30) on Sunday March 19th and applies to singles only, any bets with any match result selection in a multiple will be settled at the normal price.
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Punters backing Cooper to sweep Cheltenham Festival 2017 Top Jockey betting

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Ruby Walsh has been the tour de force at the Cheltenham Festival since he first landed the top jockey prize there back in 2004. He has come away from the Festival as the top jockey ten times in his illustrious career over the last 13 seasons and you have a price of 8/13 at bookmaker Paddy Power on him being crowned the top jockey again this year. However, punters are not seeing him as the banker that perhaps he would be expecting to be for his year’s festival and Bryan Cooper has taken a lot of backing at a price of 10/1. At the start of the week, there was a heavy, heavy amount of support coming in for Cooper and that has seen Walsh move a little to 1/2 from 1/3 to be crowned top jockey this year at the Cheltenham Festival. So why the heavy opposition coming in for Walsh? Well last year Walsh was running at 1/3 to claim the top jockey award and he had a much bigger variety of chances than he does this time out. Walsh will be missing the bankers of Vautor, Annie Power and Min in his rides this season, and even though he will get some fantastic connections under his belt through the Willie Mullins stable, punters are seeing that this is as good a time to oppose him as ever before. Bryan Cooper could potentially be going in Petit Mouchoir, A Toi Phil, Apple’s Jade, All Hell Let Loose, Shattered Love, Alpha Des Obeaux, Tombstone, Dinaria Des Obeaux, Disko, Sutton Manor, Empire Of Dirt, Lord Scoundrel, Barra, Death Duty, Outlander and Tell Us More to name just a few. While that is a lot of chances for Cooper, who is benefiting from the injury to Barry Geraghty of course who misses the Festival, when you look across their top five rides respectively at the Cheltenham Festival 2017, Walsh has taken a much higher percentage of bets per race than Cooper has for his. For example, 38% in the Champion Chase bets so far have been on Walsh’s Douvan, while only 14% of bets in the Mares’ Hurdle have been for Cooper’s Apple’s Jade. So while the chances are there for Cooper, punters aren’t backing them as heavily as they are on Walsh’s main charges.

Cheltenham Festival 2017 Top Jockey Odds

Ruby Walsh 1/2, Noel Fehily 7/1, Mark Walsh 8/1, Bryan Cooper 10/1, Richard Johnson 16/1. Online betting site Paddy Power are running some great insurance for your action at the Cheltenham Festival 2017. The operator has gone Non Runner Money Back on all races at the 2017 Festival and as well as that, if your horse finishes 2nd in any of the first 5 races at the Festival every day, then Paddy Power will refund your losing single stake as a free bet! The maximum free bet refund through this offer is £20. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power an earn up to £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.
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Paddy Power offer Ruby Walsh 7/1 enhanced odds to be Cheltenham Top Jockey

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Ten times in the last 13 editions of the Cheltenham Festival, champion jockey Ruby Walsh has been crowned Top Jockey. It has been a stunning career from him there,  since claiming his first honour back in 2004. He has pretty much been unstoppable at Prestbury Park and with Barry Geraghty out injured for this season's renewal, Walsh is heavy favorite to be Top Jockey at Cheltenham once more. Even though he doesn’t have big bankers like Annie Power, Faugheen, Min and Vautour, there are still massive chances for him to storm the field with rides like Douvan, Yorkhill, Melon and Let’s Dance coming up for him. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power and take 7/1 enhanced odds on Ruby Walsh being the Top Jockey at Cheltenham 2017. This offer is a new customer exclusive only so follow our links to get signed up. After registration, go and place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on Ruby Walsh to be Top Jockey at Cheltenham 2017. If your selection wins, you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have the extra amount, bringing the bet up to the cumulative 7/1 payout, credited in free bets from Paddy Power. The maximum stake for this offer is £10 and free bets get credited in increments of £10 and expire after 30 days. This offer expires at 13:30 on 14/03/2017 and applies to singles only.
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Altior odds to win Arkle Trophy 2017 – 14th March 2017

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Just think back to twelve months ago when Altior stomped his way to a commanding victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. It was an impressive run for the Nicky Henderson trained youngster who was only second favourite for the race despite having won all four of his seasonal outings before the Cheltenham Festival. Altior had been playing second fiddle to Min in the race, but Altior delivered such an impressive performance to stretch away to a seven length victory over his Irish adversary. Now he is back against and doesn't go in the Champion Hurdle as many had expected, instead Altior is looking like a banker in the Arkle on Tuesday, March 14th. So Henderson is taking his time with Altior, keeping him on the regular novice chasing track instead of skipping ahead to the Champion Hurdle and this is a horse who just seems to look more impressive every time that he steps out onto the course. Altior heads to Cheltenham unbeaten and he has made things look so easy in his graded wins and you imagine that he is going to be handling the pressure easily enough back at Cheltenham. You can cast your eye over the rest of the Arkle field for his year’s renewal and you will be hard pushed to find anyone who could potentially outperform Altior on the day. There was a rumour that Min may come in for this one after taking a fancy to chasing but that hasn’t happened. Instead Altior is a banker at 1/4 in the Arkle 2017 betting at Paddy Power with only Yorkhill coming in at single figures for the race. Last year Douvan was dominant in the Arkle and this renewal is likely to be a one sided for Altior as well in this race for first season chasers. Altior is just fluent and has a lighting turn of speed when he needs it. He cantered to a win at the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown and at the Grade 2 Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase at Kempton at the back of December and then Nicky Henderson stepped things up for Altior by sending him out in The Game Spirit Chase at Newbury. He was supposed to be given a run for his money by Fox Norton, who is a main challenger for the Champion Chase, and Dodging Bullets was in the field as well. But Altior turned up, totally unfazed and crushed the field by 13 lengths and that is the quality of the horse and why he is going to dominate the Arkle. If you are looking for a banker at the Cheltenham Festival then Altior is the one, he just never puts a foot wrong and improves all the time. There are bigger things ahead for this impressive charge and is likely to be a very popular winner.

Arkle Trophy 2017 Betting odds

Altior 1/4, Yorkhill 3/1, Charbel 10/1, Royal Caviar 14/1, Cloudy Dream 14/1, Some Plan 14/1, Top Notch 14/1, Forest Bihan 16/1, Le Parisien 16/1, Flying Angle 16/1, bar 33/1 Online betting site Paddy Power are offering Non Runner Money Back on all races at the 2017 Festival. On top of that, if your horse finishes 2nd in any of the first 5 races at the Festival every day, then they will refund your losing single stake as a free bet! The maximum free bet refund through this offer is £20. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power an earn up to £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.
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Barcelona comeback a costly liability for bookmakers

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It will long go down in memory as one of the greatest ever games of football. We are talking about Barcelona’s epic UEFA Champions League comeback effort against PSG this week. Barcelona had put in a shocking performance in Paris for the first leg, coming away with a 4-0 loss and their tails between their legs. It had left PSG a best-priced 1/12 to qualify for the quarter finals because of the dominance that they had shown in the first leg. But this is Barcelona, and if one team in the world could ever have pulled off such a comeback it was them. It was a night at the Nou Camp not even the most optimistic of Barcelona fans or punters would have ever expected and while most bookmakers were hammered by Barcelona’s comeback, Bet365 reported a record-breaking liability on a single match after punters had flocked to back a Barca fightback. A spokesman for the firm said “We do many expensive offers with free bets and the like but taking them away I can’t recall such a heavy defeat on a stand-alone contest,” said Freeth. “Our liabilities were up to a few million before the game with punters backing them from 20-1 into 7-1 to qualify. Our worst scenario in-play was going to be Barcelona pulling off the impossible late on and that’s what we got.” Barcelona had gotten themselves 3-0 up in the second leg, before Edinson Cavani netted what looked to be the salvation for PSG, a vital away goal. It left Barcelona needing three more goals in the last 20 minutes of the game. Both Coral and Paddy Power saw Barca drift out to 100/1 with minutes remaining, but then Neymar netted a quick double before Roberto did the unthinkable and sunk home a cool winner deep into the five minutes of stoppage time that was being played. So with a lot of punters avoiding PSG and just going for Barcelona to qualify on the night at long odds, it proved a costly night for bookmakers up and down the country. Barcelona are new joint 11/4 favourites to win the UEFA Champions League having drifted out to 700 on Betfair’s exchange during the match. “It was a terrible outcome,” said a Coral spokesperson. “It will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in football history but it will be a game bookmakers will want to forget in a hurry as it proved costly. “Barcelona were very popular to qualify before the game and we saw plenty of support in-play to leave us licking our wounds.”
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Paddy Power offer 6/1 enhanced odds on Man City to beat Sunderland

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The Citizens head off to the Stadium of Light on Sunday to try and keep pressure on Tottenham for that second place spot in the Premier League table. Manchester City have upped their form and are out looking for their fourth Premier League win on the bounce in their current form. On top of that they will be looking for their sixth straight league win over the Black Cats as well and with Sunderland staring down the barrel of relegation at the end of the season, there’s a big three points up for offer for City here. City have won nine of their 13 games out on the road in the top flight this season and across those they have averaged two goals per game. So they have been a solid side out on the road and with Sunderland having won just the one league game in the new calendar year, the Black Cats are there for the taking. City have scored nine goals in their last three visits to the Stadium of Light and will look to their land their fourth consecutive win there on Sunday. Register an account with Paddy Power and take 6/1 enhanced odds on Manchester City to beat Sunderland. This offer is a new customer exclusive only so follow our links to get signed up at Paddy Power. After registration, go and place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on Manchester City to beat Sunderland. If your selection wins, you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have the extra amount, bringing the bet up to the cumulative 6/1 payout, credited in free bets. The maximum stake for this offer is £10 and free bets get credited in increments of £10 and expire after 30 days. This offer expires at 16:00 on Sunday March 5th and applies to singles only, any bets with any match result selection in a multiple will be settled at the normal price. Customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this offer.
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Paddy Power offer Man Utd 8/1 enhanced odds to beat Southampton

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Attention will be turned to the EFL Cup Final on Sunday when Manchester United and Southampton go head to head for the silverware. The Red Devils have been enjoying some solid form with just the one defeat in their last 25 games across all competitions. They go as favourites to take the win in the Final on Sunday and that is something they have done four times before in the League Cup. The Red Devils put a 2-0 win on the board over Southampton in a Premier League meeting this season and with the goals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic firing them along, they are expected to have just a little too much for the Saints. Manchester United have shipped only one goal in their last seven games across all competitions and the Saints will have a hard time breaking them down.The Red Devils have lost two of their last fifteen games against the Saints across all competitions. Open an account with online betting site Paddy Power and take 8/1 enhanced odds on Manchester United to beat Southampton in the EFL Cup Final. This offer is a new customer exclusive only so follow our links to get signed up. After registration, go and place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on Manchester United to beat Southampton. If your selection wins, you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have the extra amount, bringing the bet up to the cumulative 8/1 payout, credited in free bets. The maximum stake for this offer is £10 and free bets get credited in increments of £10 and expire after 30 days. This Paddy Power offer expires at 16:30 on Sunday February 26th and applies to singles only, any bets with any match result selection in a multiple will be settled at the normal price and covers 90 minutes only.
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