It’s a great weekend of football to enjoy with Coral coming up, with the start of an incredibly Coralbusy period for Premier League teams who face the prospect of four Premier League games in the space of ten days or so, plus the massive ‘el clasico’ clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga which could well define which of these two giants comes out on top at the end of the season.

Of course, to enjoy the quality betting available at Coral Sport, you need to have your own account and it is very easy to sign up. You can join with any Coral site and claim that offer, but the best available at the moment is the £10 No Deposit bonus offer Coral Vegas are now offering customers. Sure, this may be a mobile site, but once you have a Coral account, then you can access all sites on the Coral platform.

Besides there’s nothing stopping you downloading any of the great Coral apps available for iOS and Android devices that will let you enjoy sports betting as well as poker and a massive choice of casino games direct from your mobile or tablet.

Coral Special Offer – Arsenal v Liverpool

Coral currently have a fantastic special offer for new customers running at the moment on the site which relates to Friday Night’s big clash at the Emirates where Arsenal take on Liverpool. Simply join Coral as a new customer and make your first deposit and then head on over to the My Markets section of the site.

In this section, you will see an option for you to place a £1 pre-match bet on a yellow card to be shown during the Arsenal v Liverpool match at odds of 28/1. Click on this bet and place your £1 stake and if any player on any team is booked during the match, you’ll earn £28 in winnings, plus your £1 stake back.

However, if the game is played in the Christmas spirit and neither team receives a booking, your bet may lose but Coral will still reward you with a free bet worth £5, so you really cannot lose on this offer. The offer is only available however to new customers signing up with Coral for the first time.

This Weekend Premier League Fixtures

There’s a full complement of fixtures in the Premier League taking place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December this week. The full list of matches being played is outlined below (kick off is 3pm unless otherwise stated).

Friday 22nd December

  • Arsenal v Liverpool (7.45pm)

Saturday 23rd December

  • Everton v Chelsea (12.30pm)
  • Southampton v Huddersfield Town
  • Manchester City v Bournemouth
  • Swansea City v Crystal Palace
  • West Ham United v Newcastle United
  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Watford
  • Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion
  • Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur (5.30pm)
  • Leicester City v Manchester United (7.45pm)

The biggest match of the weekend is also the first with Arsenal facing Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were on the wrong end of a 4-0 thumping at the hands of their opponents at Anfield back in August but since then both teams have struggled for form and consistency at times, while also showing flashes of brilliance.

The Gunners come into this game on the back of just one win in their last four Premier League games, that coming last weekend at home to Newcastle. Goals too have been hard to come by for Arsene Wenger’s team scoring just three goals in their last four Premier League matches (conceding four).

Liverpool bounced back from two disappointing home draws with Everton and West Brom to thump Bournemouth 4-0 at the weekend on the road and that win lifted them into fourth place in the Premier League once again over Arsenal, Burnley and Tottenham.

It promises to be an intriguing game and one that neither team can afford to lose especially ahead of a massively busy and important Christmas period, with a total of 12 points up for grabs, which could make or break a team’s chances of earning a Champions League spot come the end of the season.

With that very much in mind I am backing the Draw here at 13/5 with Coral Sport.

My Coral Fourfold+ Acca Bonus Bet for the Weekend

I’ve also taken a look at Saturday’s fixtures and come up with the following little accumulator bet for the games taking place on that day. I’ve ensured that the bet meets the terms of the Coral 4+ Acca Bonus offer which means that if this bet proves to be a winner, you’ll earn an extra 10% on your pay out as a free bet courtesy of Coral.

My selections are:

  • Everton v Chelsea – Away Win at 8/13
  • Swansea City v Crystal Palace – Away Win at 6/4
  • West Ham v Newcastle United – Home Win at 11/10
  • Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur – Away Win at 8/15
  • Leicester City v Manchester United – Away Win at 3/4

Place a £10 bet with Coral on this fivefold accumulator and you will get odds of 22.76/1. That means you would win £227.60 if all five results came in. In addition, though, you would also get a free bet to the value of £22.76 as part of the 4+ Acca Bonus promotion.

Saturday 23rd December – El Clasico – Real Madrid v BarcelonaSkyBet In Play service

Kicking off at 12pm UK Time on Saturday is the first El Clasico of the season as Real Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Bernebeu for what promises to be the usual explosive encounter between these two giants of the game.

This is a game that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane cannot afford to lose. His team may be the current European Champions, but their performances in La Liga this season have been hugely disappointing and they lie in fourth place in the table, 11 points behind Barcelona and they are also trailing city rivals Atletico Madrid and Valencia too.

Barcelona currently lead the league table by six points from Atletico Madrid and have not been beaten this season in La Liga so far, drawing three games and winning the remaining 13. They have scored 42 goals in that time, conceding just seven in the process.

It promises to be a massive clash and the bookies have priced the teams up at 11/10 on Real Madrid winning, 21/10 on a Barcelona win while the draw is a 14/5 option.

I am tempted by the draw and here is why; I just feel that of the two teams it is Barcelona who have the edge at the moment, but the Bernebeu is such a tough place to go and win and without the cutting edge of Neymar and with Suarez quieter this season, I don’t think I can back Barcelona to win it, but I do feel they will get a point. Especially against a Real Madrid side so woefully out of sorts and with seeming divisions in the camp.