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Packers favourites to take Super Bowl XLV as Steelers confirm spot

| 24.01.2011

Finally the Super Bowl XLV line-up has been confirmed, Christina Aguilera will sign the national anthem, the Black Eyed Peas will wow the crowd during the half-time show and the main event sees the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On February 6th, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the world will be watching two of American Football’s great teams battle it out and the Packers are the 5/7 favourites to win their fourth Vince Lombardi trophy.

It promises to be one of the biggest betting events of the year and new customers to Ladbrokes.com can sign up here for a free Super Bowl bet worth £25.

The Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 in the NFC Championship game and will find the neutrals in the crowd cheering them on as Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger still finds himself public enemy number one.

Steelers were 24-0 up against the Jets but had to hold off a late fight back as the Jets hit 19 points in the final quarter, but Roethlisberger will lead his side out in Texas for a match they are 6/5 to win.

The Steelers are the most decorated franchise in Super Bowl history with six victories, including two since 2006, and the Steelers defence has been the reason behind their success.

But the Packers will prove more than a match for the Steelers in both offensive and defensive terms, and with the point spread set at 3, the Packers look the pick of the betting market at 11/10.

Both teams cite defence as their strongest asset, and the 11/10 for the total points to be under 46 looks like a steal as a tight match is expected in Texas.

Punters will be able to bet on everything from Super Bowl XLV MVP to first turnover as the event draws closer, and there is plenty of value to be found in the Super Bowl XLV betting.

A £25 stake on the Packers winning the Super Bowl would return £42.86. New customers can sign up here for a free Super Bowl bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.