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December 4th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
All eyes will be on the man of the moment Henrik Stenson as he steps out at Sun City this week for the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The Swede will be out to make the first steps in trying to defend his Race To Dubai Crown which he recently won in some style. On top of that, Stenson also loaded the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup title too, but there is a major honour missing from his repertoire. That is a Major, and he will be wanting to make heavy inroads into getting his hands on one of the four coming up next year. Every tournament is going to be important for the Swede and he will simply want to keep his momentum ticking over. There is more to come from him and he steps out at the Gary Player Country Club this week in the Nedbank Challenge golf betting as 3/1 favourite.
Can anyone stop Stenson? Fortunately there is some great coverage on offer for your Nedbank Golf Challenge betting this week at online betting site Boylesports. Back a selection in the outright winner market and if that player finishes second to Henrik Stenson, then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet! Fantastic looking insurance which you should look at this week in the outright market. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus, the bookie matching the value of your initial stake with a bonus.
There is a great looking field lining up to try and take the honours behind Stenson, who won the title back in 2008 as he finished 21 under par. England’s Justin Rose brings his Major presence to the field and looks a solid option at odds of 7/1 to land the title after having really raised his game this year. It was Germany’s Martin Kaymer who took the 2012 title and the German is back in the field at odds of 14/1 to land it again. Also making appearances are Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, both around the same mark as Kaymer with online betting site Boylesports.
Nedbank Challenge Golf Outright Winner Odds at Boylesports
Henrik Stenson 3/1, Charl Schwartzel 6/1, Justin Rose 7/1, Sergio Garcia 14/1, Martin Kaymer 14/1, Luke Donald 14/1, Entries Els 22/1, Jamie Donaldson 22/1, Joost Luiten 25/1, Thomas Bjorn 28/1
But it could be worth eyeing up the home grown talent on show this week in this European Tour event. That is namely Ernie Els and Charl Schwartzel. Ernie Els has won the Nedbank title three times before, his last win coming over a decade ago though back in 2002. He is the current tournament record holder as well as he posted a 25 under par all the way back in 1999. The Big Easy is back out at odds of 22/1 in the outright market, but that just makes him good value in the Top Ten Market, which is a golf betting option which should never be glossed over.
Charl Schwartzel is tracking along as second favourite at a price of 6/1 with Boylesports behind the hot hand of Henrik Stenson. The South African is one of the calmest players in the world and when he get his game flowing, he’s pretty tough to stop. Had a lot of the year hampered by injury, but even when he game back he was looking pretty dangerous. Hasn’t won the Nedbank before so he will at least have some incentive in mind.
December 2nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Boylesports have completed the purchase of Tom Flood Bookmakers, an Irish bookmaking chain which has seven shops in the Dublin region. This will not have any impact on Boylesports online operations, they will simply be retaining all seven shops that exist and will be rebranding them after the €3 million investment.
The investment from Boylesports now takes their tally of shops up to 192. The former Tom Flood locations will each get renovated, including the fitting of the Boylesports’ screen system.
Chief executive John Boyle said: “We are delighted to welcome the 39 staff of Tom Flood Bookmakers to Boylesports.
“As for Tom Flood customers, they can expect that their local betting shop will now offer a greater range of betting opportunities with the same great service while enjoying the best facilities within the betting industry.”
November 30th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
There is some big coverage for you to take on your 2013 UK Championship snooker betting at online betting site Boylesports. The game’s best will be battling it out for the title at the Barbican Centre in York, with the final coming up on December 8th. Mark Selby is eyeing up a title defence in what will be the sixth ranking event of the 2013/14 season. Fortunately there was some top action recently to look to for form.
At the recent Champion of Champions tournament (won by Ronnie O’Sullivan) Selby hit the semi finals where he lost out narrowly to Stuart Bingham. Selby also took a title on Belgium recently in a European Tour event, where he got the better of Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final. In last season’s UK Championship tournament, Selby took down Shaun Murphy in the final, getting the best of Australia’s Neil Robertson along the way. At online betting site Boylesports, Mark Selby is trading at 9/1 in the outright winner market.
So can Mark Selby, the Jester from Leicester, defend his UK Championship title? For bets placed on the outright winner market before Mark Selby’s opening match on Saturday, November 30th at 7pm, they will have the insurance that if Selby does go on to win the title again, losing wagers on the outright market will be refunded.
Nope, Boylesports are not Jesting with this great snooker betting promotion. The bookmaker also offers up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus for new customers registering an account with them. They will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet bonus!
But heading up the market as favourite is Ronnie O’Sullivan, who, despite very sporadic appearances, still continues to prove his class. He did it at the World Championships and when he stepped out for the Champion of Champions tournament in Coventry recently, the Rocket delivered the title. O’Sullivan has won the tournament four times before in his career and the titles for him have been quite spread out. It suggests that he is due for another one, his last UK Championship title coming back in 2007. He would avoid a meeting with Selby until the final.
O’Sullivan is second seed for the tournament and looks to have a straightforward run to the quarter finals. There shouldn’t be too much opposition for him really in the quater finals either, potentially Stuart Bingham being the one there. The other big attraction in O’Sullivan’s half will be Australia’s Neil Robertson who has never won this title before. He is on a bit of a title drought though, not having won any event since the Wuxi Classic (the first ranking event of the season) back in June.
Up in Selby’s half of the draw is Ding Junhui, who will have plenty of backers after hitting some hot form, having taken three World Ranking tournament titles this season, the Indian Open, the International Champions and the Shanghai Masters. The Chinese star has also tasted victory at the UK Championship before, winning in 2005 and 2009. He is in good form and looks good value at odds of 7/1 in the outright market with Boylesports.
2013 UK Championship Winner Betting Odds at Boylesports
Ronnie O’Sullivan 3/1, Neil Robertson 7/1, Ding Junhui 7/1, Mark Selby 9/1, Judd Trump 11/1, Mark Allen 14/1, John Higgins 14/1, Shaun Murphy 22/1, Stuart Bingham 22/1
November 15th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Free Bets & Promotions
There is great coverage on your horse racing betting for Cheltenham over the weekend, including the Paddy Power Gold Cup, thanks to online betting site Boylesports. Cheltenham Racecourse is hosting three days of top racing action on Friday through Sunday and topping the bill will be Saturday’s Gold Cup.
A field of 20 will be challenging for the title, in the race which celebrates the jump racing season getting into full swing. Finian’s Rainbow is topping the weight and has been trimmed a bit from a 14/1 shot down to 11/1 with Boylesports. But heading up the field is Champion Court and Johns Spirit at a price of 13/2 closely tracked by Ballynagour at sevens.
Trainer Nicky Henderson has two other charges in the race alongside Finian’s Rainbow, as De La Vega and the exciting Rajdhani Express also represent him. Rajdhani Express triumphed at the course back in March and amatuer jockey Sam Waley-Cohen will be back in the saddle. Record breaking jockey AP McCoy takes Tap Night into the race.
If your selection finishes second to one of the three Nicky Henderson trained horses in the field, then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet. The maximum refund on the market is up to £50.
But not only does this Boylesports promotion apply to the feature race that is the Paddy Power Gold Cup, it all applies to all races at Cheltenham this weekend, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November. So fantastic coverage on offer.
New customers registering an account with the highly popular bookmaker Boylesports can enjoy a generous welcome bonus too, by getting up to £50 worth of free bets.
September 30th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Is Sir Alex Ferguson about to step back into football management? Those are the rumours floating around for Fergie, who retired at the end of the 2012/13 campaign following 27 years in charge of Manchester United. But an Irish betting site has reported a flurry of bets coming in on Ferguson to take charge of the Republic of Ireland side.
Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United along with a couple of Champions League titles, before stepping down this year. The 71 year old though has been the subject of a lot of backing, according to online betting site Boylesports, to be the one to take over from Giovanni Trapattoni as the Republic of Ireland boss.
“We laid some large bets on Sir Alex Ferguson at 66/1 on Friday morning and the cut him into 33/1. The support continued to come and we were forced to cut him again, into 20/1,” said Leon Blanche, of Boylesports.
However, the bets coming in for Ferguson hasn’t shifted favouritism in the market. Former Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill still is the bookmaker’s favourite to get the international job, while Mick McCarthy’s name has never been far from the top of the list. Former Ireland midfielder Roy Keane has been linked with the job too, but remains an outright shot, shorter than his old boss Ferguson though at 18/1.
August 20th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
Southampton v Sunderland Betting Preview
It is the Saints who will be looking forward the most to this fixture after opening the season with a good win away at West Brom. The season of dramas for Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light looks to have started as expected, as the Black Cats lost on home soil in their opening, despite a lot of transfer market activity in the summer. Will the Saints be able to press home their positive start against Sunderland, whose away form carrying over from last season, isn’t impressive?
Southampton v Sunderland Betting Odds at online bookmaker Boylesports
Southampton 8/11, Draw 11/4, Sunderland 7/2
Online bookmaker Promotion
For the month of August on all Premier League matches, online betting site Boylesports have a great promotion running. Back a player in the valuable First Goalscorer market, and if your winning selection scores the opening goal inside the first twenty minutes, then you will be paid out at double your original odds. That is great coverage worth taking to try and boost your winnings. New customers registering an account with online betting site Boylesports can get up to a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus for new customers.
Southampton v Sunderland Betting Tips:
The goals haven’t been flowing for the Saints, who have netted just three goals in their last six Premier League matches. One goal was enough on the weekend though as they took an away win at The Hawthorns. It was Rickie Lambert who netted a last minute penalty kick to give Mauricio Pochettino’s men the three points in what was a disappointing game. However, an away win is an away win, no matter how scrappy it was for them. What was another big positive for the Saints was they they had four academy graduates in the starting line up, so the future looks pretty good. One issue that they really needed to address was finding goals and they have taken a big step to solve that in breaking the club transfer fee for Italy striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. The Italian netted 16 goals in Serie A last season for Roma and looks to be relishing the chance to work with Mauricio Pochettino again after working with the manager at Espanyol for 18 months.
The Saints lost this corresponding fixture last season by a single goal and they haven’t recorded a win over the Black Cats in their last four encounters across the Premier League and Championship, after two draws and two defeats. Unlike the game at the Hawthorns on the weekend, this one may be much more pretty to watch, as there is good potential in the Saints side to get the ball down and play it around. If Osvaldo starts weighing in with goals, then Southampton could be a decent mid table shot this season. They take heavy favouritism into this match and they will get better as they find their groove, as Pochettino had them playing very last term after taking over. As for Sunderland, they could just go either way. The flurry of transfer activity in the summer didn’t help them to get off to a positive start and in total, they have lost six of their last seven Premier League away matches (W1 L6). However, the Black Cats will have been disappointed because they dominated their game against Fulham, and threw quite a lot of attacking endeavour at the Whites, playing with four up top at one point.
Striker Jozy Altidore looked a real handful and could be the most important signing for the Black Cats as they go looking for more goals this term. They have to learn lessons from that first match where they just didn’t take their chances and one ball into their defence cost them. But as a whole there may have been enough positives from them to get a decent foothold in the season, but if they go down to another defeat here, the knives will already be out for Paolo Di Canio and that’s for sure. If they don’t change the positives of what they did to be more cautious, then this could be an open game. Probably not fairly priced to be honest but they will come under pressure from the Saints and it could be worth backing Osvaldo as first goalscorer for 6/1 because would expect these two to both come out strongly.
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Southampton DLLDDW, Sunderland WLDDLL
Saints have won’t any of the last four Premier League meetings between the two sides
Sunderland have won just one of their last six top flight away matches
Southampton have scored just three goals in their last six matches
The Black Cats have won their last two trips to St Mary’s by a 1 goal margin
August 20th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
2013 US Open Tennis Betting Info
So the last Grand Slam of the swing will fire up at the end of August, as the world’s best all congregate on the fantastic setting of Flushing Meadows in New York. Last year there was a historic moment for British number one Andy Murray who landed his first Grand Slam title. Can he launch a successful title defence, or will the presences of Novak Djokovic and the immense form of Rafael Nadal be too much for him at the end of the two weeks to top tennis betting action?
Latest 2013 US Open Tennis Betting Prices at online bookmaker Boylesports
Novak Djokovic 7/4, Rafael Nadal 3/1, Andy Murray 5/2, Juan Martin del Potro 10/1, Roger Federer 10/1
Online Bookmaker Promotion
Can Andy Murray do it again in US Open tennis betting? Online betting site Boylesports do have a good promotion running surrounding the Scot. If Andy Murray wins the 2013 US Open, then the bookmaker will refund losing pre-tournament bets on the outright market, up to the maximum refund of £50. So pretty good coverage and it does throw a bit of weight onto backing either Rafael Nadal or favourite Novak Djokovic at Flushing Meadows this term. New customers registering an account with the bookmaker can get up to a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus too and will be able to follow all the action with live in play betting over the fortnight!
2013 US Open Tennis Betting Favourite
To some people’s surprise, it is world number one Novak Djokovic who will be heading to Flushing Meadows with favouritism at the bookmakers. You wouldn’t think too much that a world number one being favourite would be a surprise, but in this case, many people may think so. The titles just haven’t been coming his way of late. After all of his dominance in 2011, things haven’t gone as swimmingly since, picking up just two Grand Slam titles since from seven attempts and both of those at the Australian Open. The Serbian has been in the last three US Open finals, winning just once. Heading to Flushing Meadows, it has been six tournaments entered without a title since winning in Monte Carlo back in April. Even more surprising perhaps is that he has been to just one final in those six tournaments. Perhaps most importantly of all, he has lost to Rafael Nadal twice and Andy Murray once. So the field does look pretty even, so at 7/4 with Boylesports, is Djokovic tremendous value?
2013 US Open Tennis Betting Tips:
Djokovic is not as much value as Rafael Nadal. For the first time in his career, the Spaniard won back to back hard court titles in consecutive weeks. This was a massive step for him because they were both ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, coming in Montreal and then Cincinnati. So with a nice transition from clay over to hard court, the season for Rafael Nadal just keeps getting better and better. There was that major blip at Wimbledon of course where he crashed out, but this is going to be different at Flushing Meadows. Nadal seems to have the edge over Djokovic at the moment and with just three defeats in 56 matches played this season, he is taking a perfect 15-0 match record on hard surfaces with him. He is also in line to finish the season as world number one as well, a tremendous feat on his comeback after seven months away from the game. He wasn’t at Flushing Meadows last year because of that absence and like, Murray and Djokovic has only won the US Open once, back in 2010. Nadal, given his nine titles this year and having seen of Djokovic in their last two meetings, he is probably going to be many people’s actual favourite in 2013 US Open tennis betting.
So what of the reigning champion? Why is Andy Murray floating back down the pecking order with the bookies? His backers won’t mind that at all of course, but this is new territory into which the Scot will be stepping. Never before has he been in the position of having to defend a Grand Slam title. He won at Flushing Meadows over Novak Djokovic in an epic final last year, but his form leading up to his title defence looks a bit of a concern perhaps. An early exit at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada against Ernests Gulbis and then a quarter final exit in Cincinnati against Tomas Berdych hasn’t instilled confidence. But when it comes to the Grand Slams, we get to see the best of Murray. This year’s Wimbledon champion usually turns it on when it matters most and that is what punters will be banking on. A stronger run up would have made him shorter in the odds for 2013 US Open betting, but having been to the final of the last four Grand Slam events he has entered, he has the mettle to be at the business end of things again.
Is it worth looking outside of the big three? Well if you are, then you are only going to be looking at Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro. There is a bit of a feeling that we may not see much more of Roger Federer on the ATP Tour. This season hasn’t gone well for him and he has dropped down to 7th in the world rankings. He only has one title this year and even lower tier tournaments which he should have been winning, he just hasn’t been. Despite his illustrious love affair with Flushing Meadows where he won five straight titles, he isn’t going to be a big threat. Big hitting ARgentine Del Potro should be more so. The 2009 US Open winner has a couple of titles under his belt this year. Still needs to find another consistent gear, but the big guns will be worried about running into him early. But again, outside of the big three of Djokovic, Murray and Nadal, you are only looking at outside shots.
August 16th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Free Bets & Promotions
One of the most popular football betting markets that punters will flood towards for the opening weekend of the Premier League, will be the First Goalscorer market. This is a popular market, simply because of the great prices that you can find in there. Following stars like Robin van Persie and Sergio Aguero in matches can often lead to a nice bit of profit over the course of the season.
In order to celebrate the return of Premier League betting, online betting site Boylesports have a great First Goalscorer promotion running, which is giving you the chance to double your odds!
There are some great looking matches over the first weekend of the new season, with Man City trying to defend an unbeaten home Premier League record against Newcastle, Chelsea hosting the newly promoted Hull City and Manchester United facing a tricky trip to Swansea. The First Goalscorer markets will be pretty active and if you get your wagers down on the First Goalscorer market for any of the weekend’s Premier League matches, then you could be winning extra. This promotion runs for all Premier League matches which are to be played in the month of August.
If a correct First Goalscorer selection in a match nets the opening goal inside the first twenty minutes of their respective match, then online betting site Boylesports will pay you out at double your original odds. So for example, with the Red Devil’s goal machine Robin van Persie trading at 7/2 to open the scoring at the Liberty Stadium on the weekend, if you were to back him and he scored first within the first twenty minutes, then you would be paid out at double those odds.
This is a pretty good offer really from Boylesports and if you were looking for First Goalscorer bets on the Premier League this weekend, then they will be the place to do it at! New customers registering an account with the popular Boylesports can get up to a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus too, as the bookie will match the value of your first stake with a free bet.
August 15th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
A great unique football betting market can be enjoyed at online betting site Boylesports, as the return of Assist Betting comes in time for the 2013/14 Premier League season. To enjoy this great football betting market, you will want to sign up and register with Boylesports, and in doing so, you can take advantage of their welcome bonus, which pays up to a free £20 bet.
These are great markets to be enjoyed and at great value too. The Assist Betting markets apply to all Premier League matches, so if you are not sure about how things may go in the First Goalscorer market for example, you can take a look at the alternative as to who it will be that will set up the first goal.
To start off with, there is the Most Assists market, which will cover the entire season. This is where the big odds really are for this one, and Chelsea’s Juan Mata is available at 11/1 with Boylesports. The Spaniard was the top man for assists in last year’s Premier League and will be a popular player in the market as well, alongside his team mate Eden Hazard (who gained the second highest amount of assists last season).
So who will be the man influencing a lot of games over the course of the Premier League season? Here are the odds for the 2013/14 Premier League Most Assists market: Juan Mata 11/1, Philippe Coutinho 12/1, Eden Hazard 14/1, David Silva 14/1, Robin van Persie 16/1, Wayne Rooney 16/1, Jesus Navas 16/1, Steven Gerrard 18/1, Shinji Kagawa 20/1, Santi Cazorla 20/1, Gareth Bale 20/1, Luis Suarez 20/1, Theo Walcott 25/1, Sergio Aguero 25/1, Alvaro Negredo 28/1, Wilfried Zaha 28/1, Bar 28/1
But you can also enjoy the unique Assist Betting markets throughout the season on individual matches as well in the Premier League at online betting site Boylesports. You can take selections on the First Assist or Anytime Assist markets with Boylesports, which provide some fantastic odds. If you don’t think that the first goal will come from an assists, then you can always select “unassisted.”
Just for an example, Liverpool take on Stoke at Anfield on Saturday, and in the First Assist market, wonderkid Philipe Coutinho, of whom, big things are expected this season is at 15/2, out from the favourite of 11/1 for an unassisted first goal in the game. Coutinho is also value at 5/2 to make an assist on a goal at anytime during the match.
Just for clarification, you will want to know what Boylesports deem Assists to be exactly. It is the player on the goal scoring team who makes the last touch to the goalscorer. This can even be a teammate who earns a free kick or a penalty which is then scored directly from (a player can’t assist their own goal in this circumstance). So if Gareth Bale tumbles in the box and steps up to convert the spot kick, that assist won’t count. A player assisting on an own goal, will count in Assist Betting, unlike in First Goalscorer betting.
June 6th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Online betting site Boylesports saw a a major windfall land on the lap one of their very own employees. This was because the Irish Lottery was won by Carol Loran from Mulligar, landing a massive €10.5million prize, to become Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire. Loran has been an employee of Boylesports for many years.
Creator of the multi-billioni Euro a year bookamker business, John Boyle, is no stranger to big sums of money and can probably relate to the windfall of riches that has come to one of his employees, yet is hoping to retain her services.
Boyle said: ‘I’m delighted to hear about Carol’s win and would like to express my congratulations on behalf of the entire company. Having seen the excellent job she has done at Boylesports, we’d love to see her stay on but something tells me that she may have other plans!”
There is something of a feel good factor about Loran’s story as she started working for Boylesports as a cleaner, but then worked her way up and got promoted to a shop cashier position. Now, instead of handing over cash to punters, it has all come back to her in a massive payout. She was celebrating her windfall with partner Kevin Geoghan.
Geoghegan began a relationship with Ms Loran just a few weeks ago, but admitted he had asked her out on a number of occasions while visiting Boylesports. “I was working last night and I just came home from work and Carol my lady friend rang me and told me. I didn’t believe her at first, I thought she was messing,” Mr Geoghegan remarked.
Loran, mother of five, said that she would play the Irish Lottery, “maybe once twice a year, I played because Kevin gave me the €2 to halves on the quick pick.”
As the magnitude of the win dawned on the pair, Boylesports worker Carol said she was unsure of exactly how to spend the money, “I’ve no plans, I’ll let it all sink in first,” she remarked.
Loran joins One Direction’s Niall Horan and Michael O’Leary on the Mulligar Rich List.