While most neutral fans were hoping that these two sides would meet in the Europa League Final, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid must now do battle over two legs in order to progress. The first leg of this semi takes place in North London on Thursday to round off a busy week of football for the betting community.
It’s a tough one to finish with too, as we have odds against prices on all three potential outcomes in the result betting but for those who are undecided, Ladbrokes have a great new customer offer that could provide the answer.
All we need for this promo to pay out is for at least one yellow card to be issued and that triggers excellent enhanced odds of 25/1.
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Bookmakers will publish some discipline markets but yellow cards are so common that you won’t see this particular option made available to regular punters. As a possible alternative, Unibet have prices for a sending off and you can currently get odds of 18/5 with this bookie for at least one red card to be shown on Thursday night.
In addition, Sky Bet have prices for the first player to be booked at the Emirates and there are three joint favourites here with Granit Xhaka, Partey Thomas and Shkodran Mustafi all quoted at 9/1.
There are some good prices in amongst those markets but none of them can come close to that 25/1 from Ladbrokes on a single yellow so, if you want to take a closer look, here’s what happens next.
This offer is for new customers to Ladbrokes so in the first instance, you will need to complete a fast and easy sign up. Only basic information is needed at this point but please remember to input the Promo Code YELLOW when asked to do so.
From here, you should be taken automatically to the cashier where you should credit at least £5.00 using either a debit or credit card. Those are the very quick and simple preliminaries that leave you ready to place your bet.
Betting and Payments
With the money likely to clear and be ready for use straight away, stake the fixed sum of £1.00 on this special opening bet of at least one yellow card to be issued when Arsenal play Atletico Madrid at the Emirates on Thursday April 26, 2018.
The game itself kicks off at 8.05pm UK time and if the bet is successful and at least one booking is awarded by the referee, your profits will be paid out in two steps:
An initial payment will come back to you in cash, based on a standard market price as stipulated by Ladbrokes at the time of kick off. This will be a short odds on figure so the bulk of the return on those 25/1 odds will arrive as a series of free bet tokens. The cash part should be in your account shortly after the final whistle while the tokens appear within 24 hours and please look out for these as they have a short shelf life of just four days.
There is an alternative and if we see a rare game with no yellow cards, Ladbrokes will issue a free bet token worth £5.00 with that same 4 day limit. You are free to check all terms and conditions of this offer on the Ladbrokes’ offers page but that is a full summary of the main points.
What are The Chances?
We mentioned that yellow cards are a very common occurrence in football but let’s take these sides’ most recent matches as an indicator. In Arsenal’s 4-1 win over West Ham at the weekend, there were five bookings overall – three for the Gunners and two for their opponents.
Meanwhile, as Atleti drew 0-0 with Real Betis, there were no fewer than seven yellow cards with the Madrid side picking up two bookings. Those figures may be a little higher than average but they do underline that this is a strong offer and while it’s not nailed on, it’s a good prospect with excellent enhanced odds for those that are new to Ladbrokes.