Ladbrokes are getting Leicester in the satchel despite the Foxes leading the Premier League by five points
In the eyes of many, Leicester City will have the Premier League title sewn up by April although it hasn’t stopped Ladbrokes falling over themselves to get the Foxes into the satchel.
The Magic Sign are laying Leicester at 5/2 this week ahead of Sunday’s showdown at the Emirates where they could effectively extinguish Arsenal’s chances of winning the title in one foul swoop.
On Saturday, Leicester wreaked havoc at the Etihad Stadium by winning 3-1 against a Manchester City team who were previously favourites to clinch this season’s title.
Now Claudio Ranieri’s side have the Gunners in their sights and Ladbrokes have price-boosted Leicester to a massive 5/2 to win the title. The great news is that you can pile in at this price, with bookies.com able to get over £2,000 away at these odds.
5/2 is far bigger than the other quotes out there, with a £20 stake returning a profit of £50 should Leicester do the business and many are confident they will get the job done this season.
The big positive for Leicester is that they don’t have any distractions as far as domestic cup competitions or Europe is concerned.
They also have players in Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy who are enormous game-changers and it’s a surprise that Ladbrokes are so willing to take them on.
A Ladbrokes spokesman told bookies.com: “We’ve not taken too many antepost bets on Leicester at ridiculously lumpy prices and we’re also not convinced that they are past the post yet.
A defeat at the Emirates on Sunday could bring them right back into the pack and they got a tonking at home to Arsenal earlier in the season.”
Arsenal are the 15/8 favourites with Ladbrokes to win the title, with Manchester City available at 10/3 despite that defeat last weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur are a 9/2 shot and the London side are going great guns. Indeed, it could be worth siding with Spurs and Leicester against their more-established rivals for a fast way to profit.