Chelsea v Manchester City: Join Ladbrokes for 28/1 City to Score

English domestic football is back this weekend with the Championship getting underway on Friday night and running through until Sunday. Also kicking off on Sunday at Wembley Stadium is the Community Shield which will this year feature Premier League Champions Manchester City against the FA Cup holders Chelsea.

It’s a curtain raiser for the Premier League and a busy afternoon for the bookies so it could be worth considering this new customer offer from Ladbrokes*.

*18+. Eligible UK+IRE players. Min deposit £5. Paypal & some deposit types excl. Winning bets paid in cash at normal price. Enhanced odds paid in £5 free bets within 24 hours, valid for 4 days, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

28/1 a City Goal

Those are the enhanced odds available if Manchester City score at least one goal in this match. The goal has to come in 90 minutes, excluding any extra time but according to the odds setters, this stands a very good chance.

In the open markets, the best odds available for City to score in normal time stand at just 1/5 from William Hill so clearly there is the potential for some serious value here. If you’d like to take up the offer, here’s what needs to happen.

First Step

Because the offer is exclusively for new customers to Ladbrokes the first thing to take care of is registration. You can head over from here to complete that process if you don’t already have an account and after providing some very basic information, your sign up will be confirmed in a very short space of time.

The most important thing to remember is to type in the Promo Code CITY when asked to do so and then you’re ready to move on to the next step which involves adding some funds. The minimum deposit is set here at £5.00 via a debit or credit card and once this is complete, you’re ready to make that qualifying bet.

Staking and Payment

That deposit is likely to be made available straight away and at that point, you can stake the fixed sum of £1.00 on this opening bet of Manchester City to score at least one goal in 90 minutes when they play Chelsea in the Community Shield match on Sunday August 5, 2018.

The game kicks off at 3pm and is covered live by BT Sport in the UK and if the bet lands and we get at least one goal from City in normal time, payment will come back to you in a two part process which works as follows:

Initially, there will be a profit paid in cash and this will be based on Ladbrokes’ standard market odds for a Manchester City goal in 90 minutes. Expect to see this land shortly after the final whistle while the balance comes back as a series of free bet tokens within 24 hours.

This will top you up to the enhanced sum of 33/1 but if the bet fails, there is still some potential for profit thanks to a consolation. Therefore, if Manchester City don’t score in normal time, Ladbrokes will send a £5.00 free bet token your way.

Please bear in mind that those free bet tokens must be used within 4 days or they will expire and while that is a full summary of the main terms of this offer, you are free to check all terms and conditions on the Ladbrokes offers page if you wish.

Prolific City

Manchester City famously registered 100 goals in the Premier League last year and look set to field a strong, attacking side for Sunday’s game. Strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus should both feature and there is goal scoring support behind them from the likes of Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.

The promotion isn’t certain to land but those open market odds of just 1/5 show that this is a generous price boost at 28/1 and with City close to full strength, it has a good chance of leading to enhanced profits for new Ladbrokes customers.