The highlights of this week are the European competitions, with the best eight teams competing for a place in the finals. Meanwhile, fans of British football have their own reasons to celebrate, because bookmakers are paying attention to the final stages of these domestic leagues.
Ladbrokes is offering odds of 5/2 on Arsenal to defeat Swansea and both teams to score, a significant increase from 7/4. The bookmaker makes a similar proposition to those who are willing to bet on Swindon to defeat Sheffield United and both teams to score, with odds of 9/2, up from 7/2.
Paddy Power is also covering English football extensively and all those games broadcasted live by either BT Sport or Sky Sports qualify for the in-play free bets. Punters are expected to wager €20 or currency equivalent in single bets prior to kickoff and then receive half that amount once the game starts. New customers who expect Arsenal to defeat Swansea can now take advantage of odds of 5/1 and also have their losses refunded if the Gunners somehow fail in their quest.
Elsewhere, Betfair refunds all losing wagers on accumulator bets that consist of at least four selections and all English football leagues are covered. The only requirement is to lose on a single match and to bet at odds exceeding 4/1, a value that is easy to reach by combining a handful of football games.