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With the Champions League out of the way, European football turns its attention to the Europa League which reached its first knockout stage on Thursday night. Arsenal are England’s only representatives left in the competition and at this point, manager Arsene Wenger should believe that the trophy is within his grasp as a route back into Champions League football.
The draw was certainly kind to the Gunners, putting them up against lowly Swedish side Ostersunds and while Arsenal are heavy favourites to win the first leg, there is a new customer offer from Ladbrokes with a far more interesting 40/1 on the table.
Let’s say you already have an account with Ladbrokes: Unfortunately you wouldn’t be able to proceed with the promotion and the odds with this bookmaker in the open market stand at 1/2 which is fairly typical among the sportsbooks.
You could improve on that a little by taking the current top price of 11/20 with MarathonBet or you might look for an upset and back the draw at best odds of 7/2 with Unibet or a win for Ostersunds at 6/1 with Betway.
If, however, you qualify for this offer as a new customer to Ladbrokes, it may be best to look at the process behind this enhanced odds offer.
The first step is to register for a new account so, if you don’t currently have any dealings here you can cross over and complete registration. Only very basic information is needed at this point but please remember to input the Promo Code ARSENAL when asked to do so.
Now we need some funds to cover the bet so you should now find yourself at the cashier’s page ready to make a first deposit. This is set at a minimum of £5.00 by debit or credit card and it should clear straight away, leaving you free to stake the bet in question.
Betting and Payment Process
The fixed sum for this bet is £1.00 so stake that amount on Arsenal to beat Ostersunds when the teams play on Thursday February 15, 2018. The game kicks off at 18:00 UK time and remember, the bet is for 90 minutes only and doesn’t include the second leg.
If, at the end of that 90 minutes, Arsenal have won it, payment is in two parts as follows:
An initial payment will be made in cash, at the price quoted by Ladbrokes in their standard markets at the time of kick off. This will hit your account shortly after the final whistle while the balance, up to that price boosted figure of 40/1, comes back to you as free bet tokens within 24 hours. Please look out for these tokens as they must be used within 4 days or they will expire.
Ladbrokes also issue a consolation element to these offers so, if the first leg is drawn or Arsenal lose it, a £5.00 token will hit your account with that same 4 day limit. That’s a round up of the main aspects of this offer but you can check all terms and conditions if you prefer as these are prominently shown on the bookmaker’s offers page.
Ostersunds were only formed as recently as 1996 and are being referred to as ‘minnow’s in this competition but getting to this stage is a good achievement and Arsenal shouldn’t be underestimating them.
Arsenal also have some mixed form with three wins and three defeats in their last six matches but based on the relative strength of these squads, the Gunners are the obvious favourites.
Needless to say this isn’t a certainty but it looks a strong offer so if you are happy to proceed, odds of 40/1 on an Arsenal victory in the first leg will be tough to beat.