- Betsafe’s Battle of Manchester brings together legends and ambassadors for a pre-Manchester Derby clash
- Paul Dickov, Nicky Weaver, Trevor Sinclair, Richard Dunne, Les ‘Chappy’ Chapman & Steven McInerney from Blue Moon Rising star for the City side
- David May, Anthony Crolla, Clayton Blackmore, Nick Culkin, Mark Cueto & Adam McKola from Full Time Devils represent the red half of Manchester
- The teams took part in skills challenges followed by a football match ahead of the Manchester Derby – with City coming out victorious in the match
The video has been released as part of Manchester City’s official betting partner Betsafe’s Battle of Manchester https://www.betsafe.com/en/blog/sports/football/premier-league
A selection of legends and ambassadors have come together ahead of the Manchester Derby to face off in Betsafe’s Battle of Manchester, testing the nerves and skill of the die-hard fans before their respective clubs face off this week, in what is shaping up to be a decisive fixture in the battle for the top four.
Involving a variety of skills challenges designed to challenge the former players and ambassadors’ abilities, followed by a full throttle 5-a-side football match, Betsafe’s Battle of Manchester proved the perfect prelude to the main event later this week.
With tricky obstacles to negotiate, it was the Manchester United team who took an early lead in the battle; with former players David May & Clayton Blackmore gaining the upper hand against rivals Trevor Sinclair and Paul Dickov. However in the football match itself, it was the Sky Blue half of Manchester that proved victorious. The close nature of the test echoes the expectedly tight upcoming game between the two clubs.
With Betsafe being the official betting partner of Manchester City, the content was produced as part of a wider campaign around the Manchester Derby, aiming to highlight the important nature of the fixture. Betsafe will be offering a selection of unique markets around the game.
Kim Ekelund, Partnership Manager at Betsafe, said, “As proud sponsors of Manchester City, it was important for us to have a voice around the Manchester Derby, which is naturally a highlight of the season for football fans across Manchester.
“Manchester City is a very important partnership for us. At Betsafe, we always look to bring fans closer to the action. By creating unique content and giving a unique insight into the two clubs ahead of the derby, we hope to give fans an additional experience to enjoy ahead of the game.”
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