Latest Leicester win has bookies facing historic football payout

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Leicester City’s 1-0 victory over Southampton has put the Foxes seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table and bookmakers facing up to the very real prospect of an unprecedented payout.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are now just 4/11 to seal the deal and claim a maiden top-flight crown, an outcome that would likely lead to the most expensive single payout in football history.

Wes Morgan’s first-half header proved to be the difference at the King Power Stadium as the hosts held on to put more daylight between themselves and Tottenham Hotspur.

And coupled with Spurs dropping points away at Liverpool on Saturday evening, it seems that those customers who’ve backed the most unlikely of title tilts can now put the champagne on ice.

We offered 5000/1 at the start of the season about the East Midlands side lifting the trophy.

Some of those ambitious punters have since cashed out. But for the visionaries who remain sitting on their slips a mega payday could be just a matter of weeks away.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “It would now be a major shock if Leicester don’t go on and lift the title. The impossible scenario has now become highly likely.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Premier League Winner

Leicester – 4/11

Tottenham – 11/2

Arsenal – 11/2

Man City – 100/1

Click here for the latest Premier League odds

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.