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Just a couple of weeks ago, former Waterford football boss Niall Carew hit Boylesports for a massive €170k. In a quick double strike, the bookmaker has had to dig deep into their pockets against as a punter picked up a €100 each-way win on Denis Hogan’s double at Kilbeggan yesterday evening.

The online Boylesports customer selected newcomer, Mystical Tou (66/1) to win the opening Kilbeggan Maiden Hurdle and Doctor’s Daughter (8/1) to win the Bloomfield House Hotel Handicap Steeplechase. Both charges are trained by Denis Hogan in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary.

The lucky punter has picked up morning prices of 33/1 on Mystical Tour and 8/1 on Doctor’s Daughter, netted an extra €31,000 as a result of Boylesports Best Price Guaranteed offer that is available to customers who place their bets online.

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “We would like to congratulate the lucky online customer on his selective picking and wish him happy spending with his winnings after he defied the massive odds of 638/1 with his each way double.”

He added “Denis Hogan is having an excellent season and no doubt we will see plenty of interest in his runners in the next few weeks including at the Listowel Festival as his Cloughjordan yard is in flying form.”

6th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Former GAA boss Niall Carew landed himself a huge win recently over in Ireland. The former manager of Waterford, from where he only recently resigned, decided to place a couple of bets on three horses and a drawn outcome in a match between Kerry and Mayo.

Carew, from Kildare placed a €3 Lucky 15 and a €5 accumulator with Boylesports for a €50 stake, the big call in the bet being the outcome of the senior football semi-final, and with all selections coming up, the punter walked away with €170,322 profit.

Carew said: I’m thrilled. I could not split these two teams before the match. Their form was very similar all along. So I decided on a draw.” As for the horses making up his selections, he said “All three horses I’d backed before.”

Not having told his wife how much exactly he had riding on the final horse, Kalann, winning at The Curragh following the tie between Kerry and Mayo, Carew said “She got a big fright afterwards when I told her. We’ll probably take a holiday with the three children after this.”

Carew was a selector and coach for the Kildare football team, before taking the reins at Waterford for a couple of years. He was a footballer and a hurler for Kildare, before an severe injury ended his career in his mid twenties.

The two bets were made up of the same selections: Ribbons in the 3.10 at Deauville at 10/1; Ansgar in the 4.15 at Goodwood at 10/1; and Kalaan in the 5.10 at The Curragh at 16/1. The football draw bet was at odds of 8/1.

3rd September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Sports Betting

The Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic won the US Open for the first and only time so far in his career back in 2011. It is without too much surprise that he is heading up the market as the action gears up again, at a price of 6/5 with Boylesports for this year’s tournament.

However, there has been some uncharacteristic stumbles from Djokovic in recent weeks which suggests that he is slipping out of form ahead of the final Grand Slam of the season. Djokovic looked a shadow of his former self in defeats against Jo wilfried Tsonga and Tommy Robredo at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati respectively. You won’t see Djokovic play a worse match than he did against Tsonga in Canada.

So the big question for Novak Djokovic in 2014 US Open betting, is whether or not his class shine through and rise back to the top of his game when it matters most?

Backers of Djokovic will point out the fact that he has appeared in each of the last four US Open finals, plus one back in 2007. That’s a pretty strong record and he clearly has a strong affinity with Flushing Meadows. He has been to the final of ten of the last sixteen Grand Slams, four of the last five. That’s pretty hard to knock. But with his form wobbles coming at the wrong time for confidence, is the price of 6/5 on Djokovic at Boylesports a little too short on him to back heartily?

It is short, yes, but he is still worth a shot, arguably being one of the best in the world and the old adage of form is temporary, class is permanent applies here.

Along with his strong record at Flushing Meadows, despite converting on just one of his five final appearances there, the field isn’t that strong or deep behind him. Reigning champion Rafael Nadal is out of the mix having already withdrawn because of a wrist injury, so that is probably Djokovic’s biggest threat out of the way already. It leaves Roger Federer as 3/1 second favourite thanks to the great season that the Swiss superstar is having, and Andy Murray, who has struggled for form all season, at 4/1. Rising star Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka and Jo Wilfried Tsonga are among the best dark horse shots.

When the 2014 US Open comes rolling around, expect Djokovic to be there and be ready. He is a fierce competitor and will be berating himself for his substandard performances at the recent ATP Masters 1000 touranments. The thing about the US Open is that he will get a good three rounds to really get some form behind him before he gets to the business end of the tournament. It probably won’t take too much for that form to start running back through him, as the adrenaline from the tournament sinks home.

Online betting site Boylesports will refund all losing bets on the outright winner market for the men’s draw at the 2014 US OPen, if Andy Murray repeats his 2012 success and wins the title. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

22nd August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

Serena Williams will step out on to the Flushing Meadows courts later this month and will be in search of her sixth US Open crown. One of the greatest players ever to grace the game, with back to back wins there in the last two years, is also shooting for a hat trick of successes in New York. As she proved recently in Cincinnati that she is still a major threat following what has been an uncharacteristically subdued summer from the superstar.

After winning at title in Rome back in May, there followed early exits at both the French Open and at Wimbledon too. She bounced back to win in Stanford before a surprise semi final loss against her sister in Montreal derailed her again. But her fortitude was back as she ran to the WTA Connecticut title last week, dropping just one set along the way. But will the vulnerabilities that she has shown this season in the Slams, coupled with a pretty short price, push punters away from her?

Given the price, maybe so, especially with strong challengers like Simona Halep (8/1 with Boylesports) and Maria Sharapova (5/1) in the picture for the title this year. But this is the US Open, and for many punters, it is still a question of who can stop Serena Williams? Williams also looked far more buoyant after crushing Ana Ivanovic in the final of Connecticut, she seem ramped up, keen to get back out on the court at Flushing Meadows and prove that she still has Grand Slam titles in her.

No-one can touch her in terms of realistic favouritism. Maria Sharapova’s season has not quite been there to suggest that she could take out Williams, and with Halep yet to land a Slam and Petra Kvitova not in title condition, no-one can replace Williams at the head of the field. They just can’t and that speaks volumes about the strengths and the power of Williams

That aggression, that determination should count for a lot. She has the winner’s mentality before she even hits the court. It is fair to say that Williams’ performance in Slams have dropped, reaching two of the last seven finals. However, when she gets there, she converts, winning each of her last four final appearances in Grand Slams (losing just one of her last ten Grand Slam finals). The basic upshot is that you should expect her to go deep into the second week of Flushing Meadows and if she is the final itself, then who would be brave enough to go against her  in the betting markets, regardless of who she is up against?

Maybe all the kinks were worked out and confidence fully restored after the win in Connecticut for the first time.

Online betting site Boylesports have 2014 US Open tennis promotion running to offer some good insurance on your tennis betting action. They will refund all losing bets on the outright winner market for the women’s draw, if Maria Sharapova wins the title. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

22nd August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Premier League Betting

Southampton v West Brom Betting Preview

The Saints were highly impressive in their defeat at Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season, so after their summer of selling, there were positive signs that they could be alright. There should be a good chance of picking up three points at home against West Brom who had to battle for a point against Sunderland at home in their opener.

Southampton v West Brom Betting Tips

The Saints are favourites here after their new signings slotted seamlessly in the line-up for their trip to Anfield last weekend. They lost the game, but could so easily have won it too. The Saints have only ever scored five goals in their previous eight Premier League matches against West Brom, with three of those games ending in 1-0 victories for Southampton, including the two meetings last term. Wouldn’t be an unreasonable option to gun for a Southampton 1-0 Correct Score to arise here for a price of 6/1 with Boylesports. Southampton have netted 11 goals in their last five Premier League games, so they should get on the scoreboard. There is a decent chance of both teams not scoring in this one for a price of even money which looks a bit of value. The previous eight Premier League meetings between them have averaged just 1.6 goals, so shoot comfortably under 2.5 goals.

West Brom’s Saido Berahino was the only player in the opening round of Premier League fixtures to score more than one goal. That should make him a decent 7/2 shot in the anytime goalscorer market. In the month of August in the Premier League, West Brom have scored a total of two goals in their last nine away games during the month. So it points to them being slow road starts to the new season. They have never won a Premier League match in August away from the Hawthorns. West Brom have won just one of their last 21 visits to St Mary’s in all competitions, a pretty poor return and should make them vulnerable in this one. Both of these have been involved in three high scoring draws (2-2) during the calendar year, no club has experienced more.

Southampton v West Brom Betting Odds

Southampton 17/20, Draw 5/2, West Brom 3/1

Online betting site Boylesports have their great First Goalscorer boost promotion running. You will be able to get double your first goalscorer odds if the player that you have backed nets at any time during the game. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

Southampton v West Brom Predictions

Punters will be liking Southampton for a win in this one and rightly so. The defensive weakness of West Brom should at least give the Saints a good shot at a win on home turf, especially if they play the way they did at Anfield. Expect the low scoring trend between these two to continue and get behind the Saints for a low scoring win. Under 2.5 goals is a decent shot at 5/6 with Boylesports.

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21st August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Sports Betting

After a disappointing 2013, Roger Federer has more than proven that there is life in the old dog yet. Federer, who won the US Open five times in a row between 2004 and 2008 is trading as second favourite for this year’s edition, second only to Novak Djokovic in the market. One of his big rivals, Rafael Nadal is already out of the running having withdrawn from his title defence because of a wrist injury.

With Federer running as second seed for Flushing Meadows this season, it means that he would also get to avoid Novak Djokovic until the final itself. Is a sixth US Open title in the works for the Fed Express? The 33 year old clearly still has game. He has won three titles this season, qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the end of the year and recently claimed another ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title (his 22nd) in Cincinnati, crushing Andy Murray along the way.

That’s a staggering 80 career titles for Federer now.

So he still has it in him to produce a majestic fortnight in New York. Just to put his season into context, he has reached the final of eight of the twelve tournaments he has appeared in this season. While his conversion rate isn’t higher, the fact that he is still hungry and knocking on the door of tournaments speaks volumes about him. Many people were thinking that he was pretty much done last term when he crashed out of the fourth round of the US Open.

Federer has won just one of his last fifteen Grand Slams contested (Wimbledon 2012) but he went to the semi’s of the Australian Open this year and the final of Wimbledon again. Realistically he will probably be disappointed with anything less than a top four finish at Flushing Meadows this time around. He will have seen both Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray looking like shadows of themselves as far as form is concerned recently, and there is a little history on his side, with two players aged 33 years or older winning a Grand Slam title in the Open era.

Federer was hovering around the 8/1 mark before the recent ATP World Tour 1000 tournaments in Toronto and Connecticut, which saw Djokovic suffer shock losses to Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Tommy Robredo. Are the stars aligning for one of Flushing Meadows’ greatest to take centre stage again and land his sixth title? He may not get many more shots like this.

Online betting site Boylesports have a great 2014 US Open tennis betting promotion running. They will refund all losing bets on the outright winner market for the men’s draw, if Andy Murray repeats his 2012 success and wins the title. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

21st August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting


Maria Sharapova is one of the front runners for the US Open tennis betting this month, as she lines up as second favourite at a price of 6/1 with Boylesports. Back in 2006 Sharapova got her hands on the coveted Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, but in her five attempts at the tournament since then, she has only made it back to the semi final once, that being in 2012.

But she is one of the best in the world at the moment, and she will be keen to get out there again after missing out last year through injury. Only Serena Williams at 10/11 is priced shorter than Sharapova in the outright winner market and that price basically makes the value on Sharapova look even better. The field in the WTA is wide open, but apart from Williams, none of the challengers are carrying much form or experience forward to New York to land the crown.

Simona Halep at 7,1 Petra Kvitova at 10/1, Eugenie Bouchard and Victoria Azarenka at 10/1 are the main crop of challengers, followed by the in-form Caroline Wozniacki all the way back at 22/1, but who still looks short of Grand Slam winning class at the moment. So it could be a good season to back Sharapova for success.

Online betting site Boylesports will refund all losing bets on the outright winner market for the men’s draw, if Maria Sharapova wins the 2014 title at Flushing Meadows. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

20th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Some betting insurance running for the 2014 US Open tennis this season for you. The fourth and final Grand Slam of the season gets under way later this month, with everyone clamouring for a final shot of major success. Britain’s Andy Murray has been seeded 8th for the US Open this time around, but can he shake off his struggles this season to make another title run in new York?

He did it two years ago of course and he is still one of the big three in the field, with defending champion Rafael Nadal having withdrawn because of a wrist injury. Murray is a 3/1 shot to win the 2014 US Open, with Djokovic 5/4 favourite and Roger Federer sandwiched in between them at a price of 3/1.

Online betting site Boylesports have a great 2014 US Open tennis betting promotion running. They will refund all losing bets on the outright winner market for the men’s draw, if Andy Murray repeats his 2012 success and wins the title. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

20th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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West Ham v Tottenham Betting Preview

Big Sam Allardyce continues to be the front runner to be the first man out of a job in the Premier League this season. But with him being optimistic in targeting a top ten finish this season, he is going to need a positive start to manage to hang on to his job. The Hammers host Spurs, who have new boss Mauricio Pochettino hoping to turn the Lilywhites into a top four contender.

West Ham v Tottenham Betting Tips

The Hammers will have some confidence going into this one as they beat Spurs in both league meetings last season. They also went up against Tottenham in the quarter finals of the League Cup and beat them as well. So they have a good bit of form going against Tottenham, even though their playing style under Sam Allardyce hasn’t been the prettiest. The board want more style and attacking flair, so can Allardyce deliver? If he doesn’t, then he’ll probably be out of work very quickly.

The met each other on the opening day of the 1999/200 Premier League season and the Hammers won 1-0 at Upton Park on that occasion. With Andy Carroll on the sidelines again with yet another injury, the Hammers will be looking to new signing Enner Valencia to step up, the Ecuadorian scored three goals from five shots at the World Cup. Valencia is a 3/1 shot in the anytime goalscorer market. West Ham’s last three goals in the Premier League came against London sides. However, with the Hammers losing eight of their last eleven matches at the back end of last season, with some dreadful performances in there, have they really done anything to change?

Spurs got a good deal in picking up Mauricio Pochettino, who likes his side to play a high pressing game, and has already proven himself as tactically smart in the Premier League in his short time with Southampton. Spurs have the kind of squad which he could really get the best of and make a strong case for a top four finish this season. There is a concern over the lack of goals from Spurs with only really Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor, both around the 2/1 mark in the anytime goalscorer market, being viable front options for them.

Spurs have won just four of their last 16 opening matches in the Premier League (D4 L8) and last season they averaged less than a goal per game in their 10 London derbies played over the course of the season. Only Arsenal won more away games last season than Spurs did though, so that was a huge positive for them. West Ham will battle, while Spurs will probably create more chances, but do they have the quality in the final third to pull out the win?

West Ham v Tottenham Betting Odds

Tottenham Evens, Draw 5/2, West Ham 5/2

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West Ham v Tottenham Predictions

Somehow Allardyce has to instil a whole new identity into West Ham. That’s not going to help their cohesiveness in this one. Still, Spurs don’t look as if they’ll be a side full of goals and if West Ham do stick to their defensive roots, they could keep their London rivals at bay and earn a point in this one, as form in the head to head is with the Hammers. Worth hinting towards a West Ham/Draw Double Chance for a price of 5/6 at Boylesports.

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15th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

There is always a race to be top at Christmas in the Premier League, because it is a position which often turns into title success. At least that is what is perceived. There is a lot of emphasis placed on being top at Christmas, because it usually is around the halfway mark of the season and it feels like it is a bit of milestone.

The last two occasions when the team leading the way at Christmas has failed to go on and lift the tile that season, have both involved Liverpool. They blew their lead in the 2008/09 season and did so last term, despite looking a solid bet. All three times now in the history of the Premier League that Liverpool have been top at Christmas, they have failed to lift the trophy. Liverpool are 8/1 shots to be leading at Christmas this term.

During the past 22 seasons now of the Premier League, the team who were top at Christmas have failed to win the league as many times as teams converting that advantage have. On 11 of those 22 occasions have the Christmas leaders gone on to lift the trophy. So it still boils down to a 50/50 shot.

Liverpool’s failure last season though did break a streak of four consecutive seasons where the Christmas leader had gone to land the title, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester city and then Manchester United again pulling off the feat. Only once in the last twelve seasons has the team top of the pile at Christmas has finished lower than third, that being Manchester United who finished fourth in the 2008/09 season.

Chelsea are trading at a price of 9/4 with online betting site Boylesports to be top at Christmas, and they are also trading as the outright favourites to win the Premier League this season. In each of their three Premier League winning seasons, they were top at Christmas, so it would be a good omen for them in particular.

Manchester City are trading as 23/10 second favourites in the market with Boylesports and their inaugural Premier League title came after they had been top at Christmas. Manchester United are 9/2, and Arsenal priced at 5/1 to be the Christmas leaders. Three of United’s last four titles have come after leading at Christmas, while Arsenal have been top of the Premier League twice at Christmas and on both occasions they lost the title to Manchester United.

Online betting site Bwin have an alternative, shorter milestone market running, because they are offering a Top on September 2nd market, when the first interniaotnal break od the season occurs. Chelsea are 11/5 favourites there, with Man Utd and Man City both at 5/2, with Arsenal at 6/1 and LIverpool at 14/1.

New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get double value on the Premier League outright winner market. Open an account with them and back a selection in the market at the regular price, and if your backed selection goes on to lift the title, you will be paid out at double the original odds!

14th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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