Another weekend of Premier League action means another weekend of Ladbrokes’ Threesy extravaganza.
This offer, exclusively available to Ladbrokes Mobile customers, is designed to increase the benefits of plunging into alternative markets when the match betting offers slim pickings. The first of these advantages is that the firm will treble the odds of any first goalscorer pick should they go on to bag a hat-trick after breaking the deadlock.
Banking on Reading throwing their super sub goal-poacher Adam Le Fondre in from the off at Stoke, he could be the one to activate this aspect of the offer. He’s 7/1 to score first, so backers will get paid out at 21/1 should he go on to bag a hat-trick.
It’ll be tough for his side to create the amount of chances required for him to claim the match ball, but with the Potters out of sorts at the back and the Royals’ striker’s killer instinct in the box, he is capable of pulling it off should he be granted the time on the pitch.
The second aspect of this promotion sees losing first goalscorer punts refunded as free bets should the match finish with three or more different names on the scoresheet all playing for the team in which your selection represents.
This part of the offer is obviously best applied to games where plenty of goals are forecast and it’s difficult to imagine Tottenham’s clash with Newcastle being a drab affair.
Lewis Holtby is likely to be handed his first start in Spurs colours and, at 8/1, could prove a profitable selection in this market. However, with the safety net in place, having a dabble on a more unexpected source of first goalscorer is advisable.
As far as outside bets go, Kyle Walker’s 33/1 is as good as any. An attacking full back who has also shown his capability from dead balls means that, if you’re going to back an unlikely first scorer, it has be him.
The final Threesy arm is that all losing correct score bets will be refunded as free bets should the game in question finish 3-0.
Chelsea’s home game with Wigan represents the best chance of this coming in given both Wigan’s poor form and Rafa Benitez’ desperation for points. They’re not going to take the Latics lightly and are more than capable of running in a few goals here.
A 3-0 win for the Blues can be backed at 15/2. However, with the west Londoners struggling for form themselves, it may be worth investing in an unanticipated, and probably fatal as far as Benitez’ Chelsea career is concerned, away win. For Wigan to prevail to the tune of 1-0, a price of 20/1 is on offer and might be worth a few quid with the insurance policy in place.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date