Online bookmakers are fiercely competitive these days. Just consider for the moment the amount of marketing and advertising you see for the betting industry in a typical football game. Betting is now ingrained in the sport. This competition has ALSO caused a flurry of promotions to be offered by bookmakers, all of whom are jockeying to distinguish themselves from the rest.Some fans are serious punters when it comes to football, living and breathing the results. Whereas others bet small in the hope of landing a glorious payout. However, some smart bettors are using these free bets and other types of promotion when it comes to making their selection, allowing them to get maximum value from their bet. You can check out the latest list of free betting offers from UK bookmakers to use in 2018 and see where you can snap up the latest offer. For context, here are some decent tips to use your betting promotion on: Bayern Munich to win the Champions League at 5/1 This photo by unknown author is licensed by CC BY SA Much of the plaudits in European football have gone to Man City this season. However, it is Pep Guardiola’s former charges, Bayern Munich, who have been quietly getting on with being the most irrepressible team on the continent in recent months. They are 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but it is the form shown since Jupp Heynckes retook the reigns in October that should act as a warning to the rest of Europe. They have won 12 of their last 13 games and look a marvellous bet for the Champions League. Atlético Madrid to win the Europa League at 15/8 Not a longshot bet by any means, but Atlético look a lock to make it to the Final in Lyon on 16th May at the very least. Diego Simeone’s men had a stuttering start to the season, but they have been excellent in the last few months, emerging as Barcelona’s closest rivals in La Liga. They look like they are taking the Europa League very seriously too. Put simply, it will be a huge shock now if they don’t win it. Argentina to win the World Cup at 9/1 This photo by unknown author is licensed by CC BY SA A poor qualifying campaign has stretched Argentina’s World Cup odds out to 9/1. It has proved difficult for Jorge Sampaoli to get the most out of his talented squad, but there are signs that they are improving. Look at the rundown of incredible attacking options in the squad: Messi, Aguero, Dybala, Icardi, Correa, Pavon, Higuain. It’s part of the reason why they are good use of a free bet, because if Sampaoli can get his sums correct, they could shock everyone at the finals. If not, your money is covered. Even a neutral would love to see Messi get the medal his talent deserves though. West Ham to be relegated from the Premier League at 9/4 It’s not pleasant to predict a club to go down, but West Ham’s recent performances have shown all the hallmarks of a club in crisis. When the fans act like they did in the 3-0 defeat against Burnley, it impacts upon player performances. They are three points above the relegation zone with an incredibly tough run-in. The fans are rallying against the board. The players look like they have lost faith in manager David Moyes. It all points to a sad, sad story for a club that looked on the up just a year ago.