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Online Betting site Boylesports are back in running with their Premier League crossbar product this weekend. This is a great insurance product because it covers ALL losing bets over ALL pre-match markets on a select game. So this is insurance well worth picking up and having on your side just in case.

Customers will have to go to their promotion page and opt in to the offer to avail themselves of it and this applies to pre-match bets only and the maximum free bet refund is £25 per customer per offer. This does apply to your first bet on a match only and there is just one refund per customer per match.

This Week’s Games: Man Utd v Southampton, Stoke v Man City, Burnley v Liverpool, Leicester v Arsenal, Sunderland v Middlesbrough & West Ham v Bournemouth.

So if you have a losing pre-match bet on one of those Premier League games and during the 90 minutes either side hits the crossbar then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet. This is a great offer. Register an account with Boylesports to go and take part in this one and when you do, you can earn up to £50 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus.

17th August 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


There has been a lot of support coming in for the Boylesports Irish Grand National as the prize money this week has almost doubled. There will 500,000 Euros in the prize pot for the 2017 renewal of the event. That funding now means that it is the most valuable of its type in Ireland and it will continue to be supported by Boylesports for the next three years as well.

This year’s edition of the Boylesports Irish Grand National was worth 275,000 Euros but with funding coming in from the Horse Racing Ireland and the host racecourse Fairyhouse, it has taken a massive boost.

Fairyhouse general manager, Peter Roe, said: “We are very happy that this globally-renowned race with such a long and illustrious history is now truly a huge rival to the greatest National Hunt races.

“The E500,000 prize fund places us up there with the likes of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and will definitely attract more and more of the best horses out there, as well as greater crowds, especially from Britain.

“We are delighted that an Irish firm like Boylesports are renewing their sponsorship with us for a further three years and are matching our ambition.

“We are thrilled to work with a partner who is keen to support our fast-paced industry and use this platform as part of their growth strategy over the coming years.”

Bookmaker Boylesports has been supporting the race since 2014 and they are continuing to support it. Dubbed as the “Race of the People” the 2017 edition of the event will go on Easter Monday, April 17th 2017.

Jenna Boyle, Director of Retail at BoyleSports, said: “We are delighted not only to continue our sponsorship of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National but to help make this the most valuable event in the Irish racing calendar. Irish owners do not need any incentive to take part in this iconic event, but the significantly-increased sponsorship will add to the international prestige of the event, and in particular, should assist in attracting more UK owners across the Irish Sea in their pursuit of winning the jewel in the crown of the Irish National Hunt calendar, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.”

16th August 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Boylesports are warming up for the US PGA Championship golf next week with a coverage of the vent with a couple of promotions. When you go and open an account with the bookmaker, you can earn up to £50 in free bets as a welcome bonus. Through that offer you can claim a free £10 bet every week for five weeks.

But looking forward to the US PGA Championship where the big guns at the head of the field are Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy and there could be a fantastic shoot out between them. However, we have seen first time winners of Majors claim the first three Major titles this year, so will the market be upset again?

Boylesports are running a money back special on the US PGA Championship outright market. GO and get a £20 win (or each way) on the US PGA Championship outright market with them and get a free £2 bet for every bogey that the player hits. The offer applies to the first two rounds only and free bets are capped to £10 per day.

So that’s a good way to get a little something back just in case your player hits a sticky patch or two over the first couple of rounds. There is more coverage on the outright US PGA Championship outright as well. You will get your money back as a free bet if your selection finishes 2nd or 3rd at the tournament (including ties). There is a maximum free bet refund of £25 per customer through this one and applies to wagers placed before the start of the tournament only.

25th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football Betting

As usual, the Championship gets an earlier start than the Premier League, so the league will come into focus pretty soon. The first game of the new campaign is on Friday, August 5th when Fulham take on Newcastle. Taking the drop from the Premier League last season along with Newcastle was Aston Villa and Norwich, so will any of those three be able to make an immediate return to the top flight? There will be hesitations there perhaps around Aston Villa, although they are trading at a quote of 9/1 to win the Championship, but it is Newcastle who are going as 2/1 outright favourites to top the second tier next season.

As many players as Newcastle can hold on to, the better they will be from their drop last season. Of course changes need to happen, particularly at the back, but with the expertise there of Rafa Benitez who has stuck with the club, there is optimism abound that they will be playing in the top flight again next season. It’s hard to argue that and they are worth a punt at 21/20 with online betting site Boylesports for a Top 2 Finish. What of Aston Villa and Norwich though? This is a big drop for both, but Norwich should be fairly well equipped to make it back up.

The Canaries put together a good campaign in the 2014/15 season to earn promotion, coming through the play offs, so they know what this is all about. After season after season of struggling at the foot of the top flight, how will stand up to be one of the perceived better teams taking on the challenge at the top of the second tier. There was frankly, so many issues with Aston Villa last season that their path back to the top may be a lot more difficult than that of Newcastle and Norwich.

But of course there are other good options around on those who missed out on a place in the top flight last season. Brighton would have to be at the top of the main contenders there. They were in brilliant form for most of the season, but narrowly missed out on goal difference on earning the second automatic spot and then lost out surprisingly in the play offs. If they can take what they did last season and build on it, namely a very good attack, they should be in the mix for at least another shot at promotion through the play offs.

Derby are likely going to be there or thereabouts in the title race. They looked for the most part that they were really going to challenge for an automatic promotion spot, but their challenge fell away really over January and most of February. They couldn’t stick the pace and then slipped out of the play offs when more was expected of them. The Championship can be a quickly fluctuating league and there are pieces in place at the likes of Ipswich, Brentford and even QPR that could click well enough, if added to from last season to make an assault on promotion.

Remember though that you can back a team to win promotion, which isn’t the same as backing them to win the league outright. You have good variety in markets here with Promotion, To Win The Play Offs and Top Two Finish.

Championship Winner Odds

Newcastle 7/4, Aston Villa 8/1, Norwich 9/1, Derby 12/1, Brighton 14/1, Wolves 14/1, Sheffield Wednesday 16/1, 33/1 bar

Championship Top 2 Finish Odds

Newcastle 21/20, Aston Villa 4/1, Norwich 10/3, Derby 11/2, Brighton 6/1, Sheffield Wednesday 7/1, Wolves 6/1, Cardiff 12/1, QPR 12/1, Fulham 14/1, Ipswich 14/1, Wigan 18/1, Brentford 18/1, bar 22/1

Championship Promotion Odds

Newcastle 8/15, Aston Villa 2/1, Norwich 11/4, Derby 10/3, Brighton 4/1, Sheffield Wednesday 9/2, Wolves 9/2, QPR 8/1, Fulham 8/1, Ipswich 91/, Cardiff 10/1, 12/1 bar

Championship Fixtures

So the new season all starts with Newcastle’s first steps in trying to get back to the top flight. They travel to Craven Cottage on Friday, August 5th for a game which they are a quote of 6/5 to win. Then comes a big fixture list on Saturday 6th including a mouthwatering clash between Derby and Brighton. The Rams are a 7/6 quote to put the win on the board there with Brighton out at 14/5. It could be a great start and confidence booster for the Seagulls to land a win there. Having lost three of the last four seasons in the play-offs, you wonder if they can take that step further this season and winning games like this could answer that.

Then on Sunday, August 7th you have a couple more matches with QPR v Leeds and a hugely entertaining affair of Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa. Will the Villains be able to get off to a winning start in the Championship? They are 9/4 to win at Hillsborough, but Sheffield Wednesday were brilliant on home turf in last season’s campaign and they may be the best value to back at a quote of 13/9 to take the three points.

Championship Fixtures Opening weekend

Fulham v Newcastle United
Birmingham City v Cardiff City
Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
Derby County v Brighton and Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town v Brentford
Ipswich Town v Barnsley
Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion
Reading  v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa

Rounding out at the other end of the season, you have Aston Villa v Brighton on the final day, which could be a cracker if they are both in the promotion hunt. Other feature games there would be Norwich v QPR and a tasty clash between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich.

Final day fixtures:

Aston Villa v Brighton
Brentford v Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City v Birmingham City
Burton Albion v Reading
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Newcastle United v Barnsley
Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town
Rotherham United v Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Wigan Athletic v Leeds United
Wolverhampton v Preston North End

Championship 2016/17 Relegation

As usual with the start of a new reason you are looking at the newly promoted clubs in a division to be the favourites to take the drop. In the Championships this season you have Burton as the 10/11 odds on favourites to go straight back down to League One. Sat at the 2/1 mark is Rotherham and Barnsley while Blackburn may not be too far out of the woods this term sat at 4/1 along with Preston North End.

Championship History and Stats

The Champions was first born in the 2004/05 season and it kicked off with a real bang, raking in the attendances in its inaugural season. The division has always had 24 teams competing and it’s Sunderland who have been the most successful side in the short history of the Championship having won the title on two occasions. That of course meant that there was a relegation there as well.

There have only been three winners of the Championship who have taken the title with over 100 points, that was Reading in 2006, Newcastle in 2010 and Leicester in 2014. Hull have been promoted from the Championship three times before, twice through the play offs and once through an automatic promotion spot back in the 2012/13 season.

Last season in the Championship the 1-1 scoreline was the most frequent result, happening in 15% of all games played, which totals 85. The second most popular result was a 1-0 home win which happened 58 times and then happening 57 times each was a 2-1 home win and a 0-0 draw. The most popular away win scoreline was 2-1 which happened 45 times (8%).

Championship 2016/17 Predictions

The Championship can be a volatile old place and therefore the 2/1 shot on Newcastle winning the league isn’t all that appealing to kick things off with. Brighton don’t have the appeal either after their near misses in the play offs in recent times and Aston Villa will have to do a lot of work to prove that they are going to do anything. Norwich have big appeal therefore at a 10/1 each way punt to go out and win the Championships and you can dial that back a bit with a 5/2 quote on them to earn promotion. Derby are generally pretty steady performers are a worth a punt at 3/1 in the Championship Promotion market too.

14th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting


There’s nothing so tough as watching your backed selection in The Open outright betting, just fall a little bit short. Fortunately at online betting site Boylesports, your outright selection in the The Open 2016 field is covered by a nice bit of insurance. If the player you have backed in the outright market (pre-tournament) finishes second or third (which includes ties) then you will get your lost stake refunded up to the value of £50 from Boylesports!

Heading up the market as joint favourites are Dustin Johnson and Jason Day who are a 9/1 quote to go and land the title at Royal Troon over the links. Johnson is a man on fire at the moment, having claimed his first Major title over the summer and has continued that form on as well, by going straight back out and winning the WGC Bridgestone international. He has landed a top five finish in seven of his last ten tournaments and in each of his last four.

He is on fire at the moment and may take some stopping. Jason Day had a near miss in The Open last year when he lost in a three-man play off for the title to Zach Johnson. Day and Dustin Johnson are the powerhouses of the game at the moment, but that tied finish for top spot last year for Day was his best result at The Open by a country mile.

Jordan Spieth is a man with the game to contend if he is confident. He arrived early at Royal Troon to get some work in and has been flighting the ball with both irons and woods. There’s no questions about his short game and with luck a huge factor in winning on the links, he could easily rise back into the spotlight.

Spieth is a price of 12/1 to win the title at Royal Troon, with Rory McIlroy in is in at a 10/1 quote to land it. There are the four strongest market presences there, but as we have seen time and time again at The Open, it is a Major that isn’t unfamiliar with springing up surprises at all. So the are some big prices around with the likes of Rickie Fowler at 33/1 and Louis Oosthuizen at 50/1.

Along with their second and third place insurance, Boylesports have another promotion running for The Open 2016 golf betting. Bet a £20 win stake (or each way) on The Open outright market with online betting site Boylesports and you will get a £2 free bet for every bogey that you player hits over the first two rounds of action!! Register an account with the bookmaker and earn £50 in free bets as welcome bonus from them too.

12th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Free Bets & Promotions

Boylesports have come up with a couple of good promotions for The Open golf betting this week. It is off to Royal Troon for the first time in 12 years and this is a field which is wide, wide open. Of course you have the clutch players at the head of the marked, by The Open has produced winners of all age and this is a stage for underdogs to flourish. The biggest underdog story of all was rank outsider Todd Hamilton’s victory over Ernie Els in 2003 via a play off.

The difference with this is that you are dealing with links golf here and there is a bigger element of luck needed on the links courses than on the regular one. You have the weather and winds on top. Dustin Johnson has received solid backing into a price of 9/1 joint favourite alongside Jason Day. Johnson has been in great form this summer, including picking up his first Major title and has not let up on that form.

Spieth is probably a bit more suited to the links though and he has been looking confident, even arriving early ahead of the tournament. Spieth’s best finish at an Open came last year when he finished alongside Jason Day and Zach Johnson, the latter going on to win the three man play-off. The short game of Spieth could be a huge factor in this one and Day’s track record at The Open doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, despite his near miss last term.

Rory McIlroy is a 10/1 shot behind Day and Johson with Spieth at 11/1, and then the rest of the challengers star with Adam Scott at a 25/1 quote. Other notable name are Rickie Flower at 33/1, Justin Rose at 35/1 and big Phil Mickelson out at 45/1. There’s no Tiger Woods running this year at The Open.

Bet a £20 win stake (or each way) on The Open outright market with online betting site Boylesports and you will get a £2 free bet for every bogey that you player hits over the first two rounds of action!! So a nice bit of coverage there if things don’t quite go to plan on a hole and if you’re outright winner bet in The Open betting finished second or third (which includes ties) then you will get your lost stake refunded up to the value of £50 from Boylesports! Register an account with the bookmaker and earn £50 in free bets as welcome bonus from them too.

11th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Who are you backing in the Euro 2016 outright winner market? Well whoever your final choice has boiled down to, if you are a new customer opening an account with online betting site Boylesports before the tournament starts, then you can bank treble odds on your selection. That could translate as some big returns on say England at who are 8/1 in the regular odds, or even think of a treble odds return on outright favourites France at 3/1.

There is a maximum £5 stake on the new customer exclusive, which is available to both web and mobile customers. Just open an account and then get a deposit down on the new account. Then you will see the Euro 2016 Treble Odds promotional bet already loaded into your bet slip for you and then if your named selection in the Euro 2016 outright winner market does land the title, you will get your stake back in cash and then get your winnings as a free bet.

You will have to complete the offer by Friday, June 10th before 19:45 that day. Throughout the European Championships, Boylesports will also be running daily enhanced treble offers so look out for big boosts coming your way such as England to beat Russia at 7/1 and both teams to score in Belgium v Ireland on June 18th.

Daily enhanced odds on Euro 2016 betting at Boylesports

Saturday 11th – ENGLAND v RUSSIA England To Win (90 mins) Was 10/11 Now 7/1

Monday 13th – REP. IRELAND v SWEDEN Ireland to Win (90 mins) Was 2/1 Now 10/1

Thursday 16th – ENGLAND v WALES England To Win (90 mins) Was 3/4 Now 6/1

Saturday 18th – BELGIUM v IRELAND Both Teams To Score (90 mins) Was 6/5 Now 8/1

Monday 20th – SLOVAKIA v ENGLAND England to Win (90 mins) Was 8/13 Now 6/1

Wednesday 22nd – ITALY v REP. IRELAND Both Teams To Score (90 mins) Was EVS Now 8/1

So stay turned to Boylesports for the Euro 2016 offers that will be coming your way. In addition to all that Boylesports will be running their Crossbar Challenge promotion on games as well. This is where you can get a lost stake refund as a free bet (any pre-match market!) if the crossbar is struck during the game and the ball bounces back into play!

9th June 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


What kind of drama will be playing itself out on Saturday night in the UEFA Champions League Final? You have the added intensity of it being a derby day as well with Real Madrid taking on Atletico Madrid. So this amps things up even more on the biggest club night in European soccer. Two years ago the two Madrid giants met in the final of the competition and it was dramatic match, with Real equalising in injury time before going on to win in extra time.

Will Atletico get their turn to get their hands on the title this time around though? They will, no doubt, give their rivals a big run for their money having already knocked out Barcelona and Bayern Munich en route to the final. So Diego Simeone’s men have the fight in them that’s for sure and went unbeaten in the La Liga this season against their rivals with a win antd a draw. Can they get some revenge for that somewhat cruel defeat in the 2014 final against Real?

It’s a big match and there are plenty of big time players gracing the pitch. You have the likes of Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on Real’s side, while the goalscoring prowess of Antoine Griezmann carries the biggest threat from Atletico’s side.

Online betting site Boylesport have their Crossbar Challenge offer running for Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid UEFA Champions League Final betting.

If either side strike the crossbar in the match then you will receive a lost stake refund of up to £25 from Boylesports! This applies to pre-match bets only and it covers ALL PRE MATCH Markets. The ball must hit the crossbar and then bounce back into play for the offer to be triggered and there is only qualifying bet per customer (the first wager placed in the match). You have to go and opt in to this promotion from Boylesports and you can also earn up to £30 in free bets from them as a welcome bonus.

26th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Boylesports are running their popular Crossbar Challenge promotion for the Europa League Final betting on Wednesday, which has produced the Liverpool v Sevilla fixture. This should be a pretty evenly matched contests as well, with the Reds looking for the title which will see them equal Sevilla’s record of four UEFA Cup wins.

Even though Spanish top flight side Sevilla haven’t been a great side this season, they have saved their best for the Europa League. Three of their last four wins this season (in their last fourteen matches played in all competitions) have been in the Europa League. So while their domestic form has tanked, they keep on going in Europe and they are looking to create history by becoming champions for three consecutive seasons.

That’s a fantastic record they can boast, but the Spaniards have taken just one clean sheet in their last thirteen matches played in all competitions and Liverpool have been scoring well enough down the back straight of the season, to suggest that they can snap Sevilla’s dominance in the competition. Liverpool have lost just the one game since Match Day One in this season’s competition and hold a W14 D10 L14 record in Europe against Spanish opposition.

The last time that Liverpool did get their hands on the UEFA Cup was back in 2001 when they took a thrilling 5-4 extra time victory over Spanish opposition, on that against occasion Deportivo Alaves who were enjoying a rare stint in the Spanish top flight at the time. Liverpool won that with a golden goal after the Spaniards put through their own net all that after Liverpool have been 3-1 up in the game at one point.

All losing bets on Liverpool v Sevilla betting will be refunded as a free bet if either side hits the crossbar. What this means is that the ball has to hit the crossbar (not the boots) and the ball also has to come back into play for the promotion to kick in. The brilliant thing about the Liverpool v Sevilla offer from Boylesports is that it applies to ALL LOSING BETS over ALL Pre-match markets, so everything is covered. There is maximum free bet refund of £25 per customer (one per customer). Register an account with Boylesports and earn up to £50 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus!

17th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


There is a London derby going on Monday evening in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. If Leicester don’t beat Manchester United on Sunday then Tottenham will still be in with a shout of overhauling them. They would have to go out and bank a win at Chelsea, something they haven’t done in their last 25 trips to the home of their rivals. So it may literally be a Bridge too far for Tottenham, who have lost the services of the influential Dele Alli as well for the remainder of the season.

Chelsea had posted an eight match unbeaten streak at home in the Premier League this season before they were supplied by Manchester City in their last game at Stamford Bridge. But the Blues bounced back to form impressively last weekend with a big win at Bournemouth, with Cesc Fabregas looking on top of his game and pulling all of the strings. If Tottenham can round out a win, even if at the end of the day it is vain in terms of the title race, Harry Kane is likely to guide the Lilywhites to it, having netted 13 goals in his last 14 Premier League games for Spurs.

Online betting site Boylesports have a big money back special promotion running for Manchester United v Leicester betting.

Get your money back as a free bet if either side hits the crossbar during the game. The Terms here are that it must be the crossbar which is struck, not the posts and the ball must rebound back into play as well. The great thing about this offer is that this applies to ALL LOSING BETS over ALL PRE MATCH Markets. There is a maximum free bet refund of £25 per customer. Register an account with Boylesports and earn up to £50 in free bets as a welcome bonus!

30th April 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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