Despite the fact that bookmakers have found themselves burnt by winning favourites recently, Ladbrokes have shown they’re not afraid to take on the UK’s fancied football teams.
All eight of the Premier League favourites won last Saturday along with 19 of the shortest 20 priced favourites across the coupon but that’s not stopped the firm putting together a number of enticing bets.
This weekend customers can take advantage of a variety of enhanced fourfolds with huge value on offer through a promotion dubbed ‘Fortune Favours the Favs’.
An investment in one or more of the following combination of selections could reap rewards with our news team assessing the respective chances of the bookmaker’s chosen favourites.
David Moyes’ Manchester United might be floundering but the visit of Aston Villa could provide the perfect tonic to their recent troubles.
United have won 10 of their last 11 games at home to the Villans and should be given the nod to bounce back from their 3-0 humbling against Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Chelsea can beat a Crystal Palace side who are winless in their last five contests, while Scottish Premiership champions Celtic entertain Ross County and buoyant Liverpool host inconsistent Tottenham.
Chelsea/Man United/Southampton/Swansea – Was 5/1, Now 7/1
Both Chelsea and Manchester United feature again but this time they’re supplemented by Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton side and a Swansea outfit desperate to avoid a relegation scrap.
Garry Monk’s Swans host Norwich City with the Canaries collecting just eight points from a possible 45 on their travels so far this season.
Victory at the Liberty Stadium would go some way to securing their Premier League future, a concern that doesn’t affect Southampton who’ll aim for a repeat of last season’s home win over Newcastle.
Chelsea/Southampton/QPR/Man City – Was 7/1, Now 10/1
If you’re satisfied with the case made for Chelsea and Southampton then it shouldn’t take too much more persuasion to include Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City.
Harry Redknapp’s Hoops have recovered somewhat from a recent blip, recording back-to-back victories in the past week, while travel-sick Blackpool have lost 11 of their last 12 games on the road.
Meanwhile, Manchester City further outlined their title credentials in midweek by thrashing rivals United, and they can go one step closer to landing the big prize when they take on an increasingly fragile Arsenal side.
Championship table-toppers Leicester head into their crunch clash three points clear of promotion rivals Burnley and that gap can be increased when they travel to Turf Moor to take on the Clarets.
Unbeaten in their last six meetings with Burnley, winning four of those encounters, the Foxes have what it takes to help land this particular gamble.
Among the other selections Everton have been very impressive of late in notching four straight Premier League victories and Rangers’ chances should need no further explanation given their dominance in Scottish League One this term.
But, were it needed, 28 wins from their 30 league games tells its own story and bottom-dwellers Arbroath aren’t about to halt the Gers’ charge towards the 100-point mark.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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