Ladbrokes 5-a-Side – Win Bets With Your Dream Team

Fantasy football is one of the most popular sports activities in the world, second only to betting – and, in some regions, even surpassing them! The basic idea, if you’re unaware, is that you take on the role of a football manager earning points by managing real players, or rather their virtual avatars, in your own dream team. By changing their positions and strategies they’ll go on to earn you points and advance you in the ranks. But what if there was a way to play fantasy football while also betting, thus combining these two popular hobbies?

How It Works

Ladbrokes’ 5-a-Side promo combines the best elements from football betting and fantasy football by letting you manage your dream team and earn cash doing so. You can bet on any number of matches for all leagues, including the English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League and many more.

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After selecting a match to bet on, you’ll be able to select one of the teams and place its players into various positions, choosing a keeper, a cruncher, a sharpshooter and more. When you fill out all roles, all you need to do is select a strategy that the players will execute. This strategy determines the effectiveness of each team – for example, a player who is known as a goal scorer will have much better odds in the Finisher role than as a Playmaker.

How Do You Win?

In practice, the bet works pretty much exactly like an acca wager, which should be very familiar to those with experience in Ladbrokes football betting. The major difference is that instead of betting on several individual games you bet on individual players performing in a certain way within one match. Let’s say that you pick a certain player to be the Hacker – all the Hacker needs to do to win is get carded by the referee. If that happens in the match, then you win that particular bet. But of course, just like with all acca bets, you only get a payout if all of your players fulfilled their roles. With that said, the payout should you win will be significantly more substantial than simply betting on regular markets.

There isn’t any one particular strategy to win, as how you place your bets will be determined exclusively by the team playing and the 5 players from it you choose to assign roles to. Much like regular acca bets, ultimately whether you win or lose depends on your football knowledge and how familiar you are with the players and their individual strengths.

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