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We have two FA Cup semi finals on a big weekend for English football: The first is undoubtedly the glamour tie of the round with Spurs taking on Manchester United – two teams currently in the top four in the Premier League and likely to put on at least 90 minutes of pure theatre and entertainment.
On Sunday, the tie between Chelsea and Southampton doesn’t quite have the appeal but the betting community knows that the value could lie in the second match. Shocks in one-off games can still happen and we have seen surprise results in the FA Cup this season so no-one will rule out the Saints despite their ongoing battle against relegation.
Admittedly, anyone looking to bet on Chelsea in the standard result betting might not find too much value but that’s where this new customer offer from Ladbrokes could provide the answer.
Under the terms of this deal, enhanced odds of 25/1 are up for grabs in the event of a Chelsea win. That figure is for a victory in 90 minutes and excludes any extra time but it still compares very favourably with the standard market prices.
Currently, the best odds on offer from around the sportsbooks stand at just 53/100 with MarathonBet so the bookies are expecting a fairly comfortable afternoon for Antonio Conte’s side. That theory is backed up by the figures for alternatives bets with Unibet having the top price for both the draw at 15/4 and a win for Southampton at 13/2.
If you’re agreeing with the bookies’ assessments and would like to consider this Ladbrokes offer further, here’s how it all works.
Ladbrokes Sign Up
Naturally, as this is exclusively for new Ladbrokes account holders, the first step is to register and you can do this by heading from here to the sign up page. Only elementary information is needed at this point but do remember to input the Promo Code BLUES when prompted to do so.
This section should really only take up around two minutes of your time and you can then proceed to the cashier in order to cover the bet. The minimum deposit is set by Ladbrokes at £5.00 by debit or credit card and once complete, it’s on to the final part of the promo.
Making The Bet
With funds ready to go, stake the fixed amount of £1.00 on Chelsea to beat Southampton in 90 minutes when the teams meet at Wembley in the FA Cup semi final on Sunday April 22, 2018. The game kicks off at 3pm UK time and if the bet lands, payment will work in two steps.
An initial return will be paid in cash, based on Ladbrokes’ standard market price on a win for Chelsea in normal time. Expect to see this shortly after the final whistle while the balance, up to that enhanced odds figure of 25/1, arrives as a series of free bet tokens within 24 hours and you then have up to 4 days to use these before they expire.
There is a consolation lined up as an alternative and, if there is a draw in normal time or if Southampton win it, Ladbrokes will send you a free bet token worth £5.00. Those are the main points of the offer but you are free to check all ts and cs which are prominently shown on the bookmaker’s promo page.
One Off Chance
Southampton may be struggling in the EPL relegation zone but the Saints are building something of a reputation as a ‘Cup side’. After reaching the Final of the EFL Cup last season, they now find themselves in Sunday’s semi and it’s also worth remembering that Mark Hughes’ men took a two goal lead over Chelsea in the league last weekend before succumbing late on.
Form and quality do, however, point to a Chelsea victory in this one so, if you are happy with the punt, odds of 25/1 on a victory for the Blues in normal time will be tough to beat this weekend.