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It can be heartbreaking when just one leg of a big wager lets you down. But the realism of the matter is that it does happen, and one Irish punter missed out on a massive Lucky 63 bet over the weekend at Boylesports all because of one leg.

The 30 cent stake on the Lucky 63 (six selections) would have returned a massive payout of around €300,000, but after watching five of the six selections romp home on Sunday, one horse failed him.

It wasn’t a total disaster though as the bet still turned up a huge €32,524.47 for his €18.90 total stake, so the punter was well up in profit. The missing selection from what would have been a phenomenal day of punting was Top Cat Henry who finished second.

A Lucky 63 is a six-selection wager consisting of 63 bets: six singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, six five-folds and a six-fold accumulator. There is a 10% bonus paid on five winners with a 25% bonus paid on six winners.

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at BoyleSports said: “We wish to congratulate the lucky punter from County Meath who just hit the cross bar on Sunday and was just one winner away from winning just under €300K.

“If Top Cat Henry who finished second had managed to win, the bet would have netted just under €300 K and it would be another big pay-out in county Meath following the win of €168K by a punter during Cheltenham week.

24th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Didier Drogba (Chelsea)

Hull v Chelsea Betting Preview

Well, the rest of the Premier League season for Chelsea is going to be about careful precision. They just need to keep picking up wins and they will get to the finish line with their hands on the league trophy. But with four draws in their last six in all competitions, are the Blues creeping rather than racing their way to the top prize?

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Hull v Chelsea Betting Tips

Rough season for the Tigers who can’t get themselves out of the relegation mire. It’s been hugely disappointing from them. They start the weekend just three points above the drop zone, but they have only lost one of their last six in the top flight (W2 D3 L1). They are unbeaten in their last three at home as well, winning two of those, but that has been a part of just four home victories on home turf in the top flight this season. In total, after their run of one win in 11 Premier League home matches (W1 D3 L&0, they have won three and lost one of their last five at the KC Stadium. So there has been a bit of improvement on home soil from them.

Chelsea are in clear ascendancy here though as they will be looking to at least maintain their six point lead at the top of the table (with a game in hand). They have been slipping to draws a lot lately, and in the Premier League, they have only managed one goal exactly in five of their last six played (W3 D3). So they haven’t had the clinical finishing power at their disposal the longer the season has drawn on. Diego Costa got back on target in their last game, a 1-1 draw with Southampton. Costa is running as 3/1 favourite in the first goalscorer market at Boylesports.

Loic Remy has form against Hull, having scored three goals in three Premier League appearances against them, and Drogba has three in four against the Tigers. Chelsea have hit a stretch of good away form, having won their last three in a row away from Stamford Bridge. They have lost just two of their last 17 Premier League away matches (W11 D4 L2) and on top of that, they have won nine and lost none of the last 11 meetings in all competitions against Hull. Will this be another case of an efficient display from Mourinho’s men, and grind out a narrow win in a game which is likely to go under 2.5 goals for a price of 4/5??

Hull v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/9, Draw 10/3, Hull 6/1

Hull v Chelsea Predictions

Not expecting the fireworks to be flying in this match at all. The Blues just need to do what they do, and grind things out without putting on a show. Hull have struggled for wins in general this season, but Chelsea have been lacking a killer instinct. Would expect the Blues to grind out a narrow win though.

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20th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Henrik Stenson (Schweden)

Big week of golf betting action coming from the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week. Rory McIlroy is back in action after his disappointing performance at Doral recently and he is heading up the Arnold Palmer invitational 2015 betting field as 5/1 favourite with online betting site Boylesports. Just as a note, his disappointing performance at Doral was still a top ten finish (his 11th since last season Open Championship). This is McIlroy’s first ever crack at Bay Hill but it is an easy kind of course that he should lap up regardless.

Henrik Stenson is the name which will take a lot of backing this week at a quote of 10/1, as he in good form at the moment. He has secured fourth place finishes in the last two weeks and has always made the cut at Bay Hill from his six previous visits there. Stenson has carded top ten finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in his last two appearances. JB Holmes is another name who may on the mind of punters, and his second placed finish at Doral recently included a 62 in the opening round. He secured a top ten finish here last year and has made the cut in eight previous appearances.

Bubba Watson carries a strong record into the tournament and ha landed four top fifteen finishes this season, including a third at Doral recently. Watson is a 12/1 shot at online betting site Boylesports behind the two front runners (McIlroy and Stenson). Australian duo Adam Scott and Jason Day are also running in under twenties, with Rickie Fowler leading the rest of the contenders at a price of 28/1 and out.

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17th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting


Bookmaker Boylesports had to pay out on a big winner recently, as a punter landed a big return from the difficult world of golf betting.

The punter, who wishes to remain anonymous, had played a €4 each way bet and picked €10,530.40 in return. That was a remarkable return, but it was even more so due to the fact that it came from a golf double, which makes it an expert piece of betting.

The golf double was on Pádraig Harrington to win the Honda Classic at 250/1 and Kevin Phelan at 200/1 to win the Joburg Open.

Amazingly, Harrington went on to win the Honda Classic in a play-off and Kevin Phelan finished in a tie for second at the Joburg Open.

It could have been so much better for the punter of course, who probably wasn’t too unhappy with their ten grand. But if Kevin Phelan had managed to go a little bit more and land the win, then the punter would have picked up a whopping €214,758,001.

PR Executive at BoyleSports Liam Glynn said: ‘Both Pádraig Harrington and Kevin Phelan played excellent golf over the weekend and we were nearly taken to the cleaners by a Carlow punter!’

Boyle Sports congratulated the lucky winner on their foresight in picking the two Irish golfers and no doubt he might just enjoy another small flutter on Harrington to make the European Ryder Cup team.

‘We wish the lucky punter happy spending with his winnings,’ said Liam. ‘We can also report that we have also seen plenty of interest in Harrington at 3/1 to make the 2016 European Ryder Cup team.’


17th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Champions League

Arsenal v Monaco Betting Preview

Huge uphill task for Arsenal, who need to bank a big win to progress through after losing 3-1 in the first leg on home soil. Big advantage given up, but Arsenal have never lost a competitive match in France. While that is on their side though, none of their seven wins on French soil in their history have ever been by more than a one goal margin. Can the Gunners salvage anything?

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Arsenal v Monaco Betting Tips

Really big ask for Arsenal to turn this around, as they would need to come out and post a 3-0 win to progress in 90 minutes. Their defeat in the first leg at the Emirates was a shock, and it was a forgettable night from the Premier League side who probably produced their worst performance of the season, full of comical defensive errors. Arsenal are unbeaten in 11 (W7 D4) previous visits to France, but never have they won by more than a one goal margin. Arsenal too have only managed three clean sheets in their last 31 away games in the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal are staring down the barrel of a fifth straight exit from the competition in the round of sixteen.

From their five previous times in having gone up against a French side in the knockout stage of a European competition, Arsenal have progressed. They really need to throw a powerful attacking performance down, and they are scoring well at the moment, having netted two or more goals in five of their last six games played in all competitions. Olivier Giroud is running as 11/8 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, with Alexis Sanchez at 7/4. As for Wenger, he has a W10 D4 L2 record against clubs from his home country incidentally.

The French outfit are running good form too though, having put together a three match winning streak in the competition. They are a powerful home side as well, having posted 18 wins in their 24 UEFA Champions League matches at the Stade Louis II. Only Real Madrid’s home form in the history of the competition better Monaco’s 75% win rate on home turf. Monaco have yet to concede a goal at home in this season’s’ Champion League and they have also gone through against English clubs in their last three knockout encounters against opposition from across the Channel.

Monaco are a very strong defensive side and with them not needing to risk much in this one going forward, it could force the game under 2.5 goals for a price of 4/5 with Boylesports. In this season’s competition they have only conceded the two goals, the best defensive record along with Real Madrid. The fact that they scored three goals in the first leg was a surprise because they had scored just the four Champions League goals in their previous six. All seven of their goals have been netted by different players and six of their seven have come in the second half of games.

Arsenal v Monaco Betting Odds

Arsenal 13/10, Monaco 11/5, Draw 11/5

Arsenal v Monaco Predictions

Arsenal have never overturned a home first leg defeat in European competition. and it hard to see them producing enough to get the big margin win that they need to progress. Monaco are just too organised and solid at the back and can afford to sit back for 90 minutes. The French side should progress and it wouldn’t be a surprise if this one ended in a draw.

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15th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Premier League Betting

Manchester United v Tottenham Betting Preview

Should be a cracker at Old Trafford because there are a big three points on the line. The only thing that both of these have left to play for is a top four finish this season. United have a three point lead over Spurs as the Red Devils head into the weekend in fourth place. Still a big scrap to get through with Liverpool, Southampton and Arsenal all in the hunt. Will Spurs be able to extend their unbeaten streak against the Red Devils?

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Manchester United v Tottenham Betting Tips

The Red Devils have failed to win any of their last five league games against Tottenham, and that followed on from a run of 17 wins and no defeats in 22 Premier League fixtures against the Londoners. So a shift in power is maybe happening at the moment. United have put up some good figures at home this season, having won eleven of their fourteen played there. However, their performances have been sloppy and uninspiring and they have consistently looked vulnerable. So even though the Red Devils have lost only two of their last eighteen at Old Trafford in the League (W18 D4 L2) they are still looking a little bit vulnerable for the visit of a top six club.

United have picked up a win in each of their last three league outings at Old Trafford, and they have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven there in the Premier League. You aren’t going to look past Wayne Rooney for United goals at the moment. He is running at a quote of even money with online bookmaker Boylesports in the anytime goalscorer market. United will be without Angel Di Maria who is serving his one match ban in this one. The last two occasions that United have hosted Spurs, they have lost by a single goal margin. That was after putting together a run of 26 unbeaten home games against Tottenham. Spurs are a quote of 5/1 to land a 1 goal winning margin again.

There should be goals in the game because Manchester United have only managed to bank themselves one clean sheet in their last six games at Old Trafford in the top flight. So there is a big hint that a both teams to score bet returning value at a quote of 4/6. Adding to that is the fact that Spurs have only taken one clean sheet in their last 12 games on the road in the Premier League. Spurs are only the third team in the Premier League era to go five league games unbeaten against the Red Devils. So Spurs only have the target of a top four finish left for the season, just like United. They have shown reasonable grit, as they have recovered more points from losing positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (16). Harry Kane has scored in his last six Premier League away games and is a 7/4 quote to net at anytime.

Manchester United v Tottenham Betting Odds

Manchester United 10/11, Draw 11/4, Spurs 3/1

Manchester United v Tottenham Predictions

No reason not have a shot at Spurs on this one to come away with the win. They have a bit of form going against United, and the Red Devils have looked nothing more than an average team at best this season and a fluent performance from Spurs could give the Londoners the three points.

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14th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Cazorla - Sanchez (Arsenal)

Arsenal v West Ham Betting Preview

The Gunners haven’t lost any of their 13 games in the English top flight against the Hammers, so the three points will be expected to go to the home side in his fixture on Saturday. With the Hammers fumbling along at the moment and Sam Allardyce under pressure, Arsene Wenger can build on Arsenal’s recent FA Cup triumph over Manchester United and get back to league business.

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Arsenal v West Ham Betting Tips

If all the stats play true in this one, then Arsenal should come away with three points in the bag. They haven’t lost any of their last 12 London derby matches at the Emirates in the Premier League. It was however, West Ham who were the first to beat them in their new ground back in April 2007. That win isn’t going to have any bearing on anything in this one, because the Hammers are slumping pretty badly at the moment. The Gunners are on a seven match winning streak at home in the Premier League at the moment, the last time they won eight in a row was back in November 2005 as part of a 13 match winning streak. Arsenal took a 2-1 away win at West Ham earlier in the season.

Would expect there to be some goals around in this one, and over 2.5 goals is trading at a price of 4/6 with online betting site Boylesports. The last six league games between Arsenal and West Ham have gone over 2.5 goals and the Gunners themselves have scored three of more goals in five of their last six league clashes with the Hammers, winning the last eight in a row over their fellow Londoners. Olivier Giroud has returned eight goals in his last 10 Premier League starts and is trading at a price of 7/2 in the First Goalscorer market for Saturday’s. Giroud has scored four goals in his four Premier League appearances against the Hammers.

West Ham are on the slide and they haven’t picked up a win in any of their last seven league and cup games now. They have only taken the one victory in their last seven Premier League London derby away matches as well in the top flight. Boss Sam Allardyce on top of all that, has never coached a winning team at Arsenal in the Premier League (D3 L10). So a poor record there and the reading gets worse for the Hammers, who are without a win in their last 13 Premier League appearances against Arsenal (D2 L11). They have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions on the road, and have failed to score in three of their last four away from the Boleyn Ground.

Arsenal v West Ham Betting Odds

Arsenal 2/5, Draw 15/4, West Ham 7/1

Arsenal v West Ham Predictions

This should be routine, it really should. The stats all point to a very comfortable Arsenal victory, so back the Gunners in each half of a halftime/full time bet. Full value there and an Arsenal win with the game going over 2.5 goals looks more than likely to occur.

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13th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Well the World Hurdle 2015 betting at the Cheltenham Festival will be without More Of That. It is a blow to the race because the ever improving chaser, who won four races from four last season, sounding off with that immense win in the World Hurdle over Annie Power in what was one of the races of the 2014 Festival, hasn’t made it back.

Annie Power though is back for another crack at the title and makes up part of a three way tie for supremacy in Cheltenham World Hurdle 2015 betting. Most punters wouldn’t have been looking past defending title More Of That if the return had been made, but now punters really have to dig deep into form to try and find the talent that will fill the void.

Annie Power hasn’t been seen since win at Punchestown last May and of course, the one and half length loss to More Of That in last season’s World Hurdle remains the only loss over the jumps in the impressive career. Joining Annie Power at the head of the Cheltenham World Hurdle 2015 betting is Saphir Du Rue and Zarkandar.

Saphir Du Rheu a former stablemate of Big Bucks has made the switch back to hurdles and not going too well over Fences, including a fall in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton when running as favourite. That followed the unseating of Sam Twiston-Davies at Newbury in December. But on the return to hurdles, Saphir Du Rheu showed comfort with a victory at the Cleeve Hurdle. No Big Bucks’ but a solid challenger.

Zarkandar perhaps makes the most appeal of the three favourites running in Cheltenham World Hurdle Betting at online betting site Boylesports. Zarkandar looks in great shape, even in his defeat to Reve De Sivola at the Long Walk Hurdle. The way that Zarkandar kept fighting back in the race against the two-time winner Reve De Sivola, even in the closing stages, was admirable and speaks of far more to come at Cheltenham where the ground will be much better than the soft underfoot that was at Ascot in the Long Walk Hurdle.

Zarkandar was in the hunt for the World Hurdle last year but ran the wrong race, holding too much back in the wake of Annie Power and More Of That’s supremacy, ending up with a fourth place finish. He hadn’t really been primed all that way for the race anyway and had big questions over stamina going into the race. But this time around, trainer Paul Nicholls has been targeting the World Hurdle with Zarkandar, the run at Ascot confirms stamina and looks bags of value to come through the title this year.

Cheltenham World Hurdle 2015 Odds

Saphir Du Rheu 5/1, Zarkandar 5/1, Annie Power 5/1, Rock On Ruby 81 Lieutenant Colonel 8/1, Un Temps Pour Tout 10/1, Monksland 12/1, 14/1 bar

Cheltenham World Hurdle Betting Predictions

With nothing to show from Annie Power and Saphir Du Rheu not looking particularly special, the focus of Nicholls with Zarkandar should be the area in which look. He looks the best value of the front runners to take the win, with the massive potential of Lieutenant Colonel looking the best each way punt in the World Hurdle 2015 betting field.

Boylesports are Non Runner Money Back on all the races at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival and there is a Channel 4 promotion which they are running as well. You will get your money back as a free bet at Boylesports if your selection finishes second to the SP favourite in any Channel 4 (or RTE Ireland) race. The maximum free bet refund is £25 per customer per race.

12th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Un De Sceaux plus Ruby Walsh. You have a pretty strong pairing there to be riding the back of and punters have reconsigned the massive threat that they will bring to the Arkle 2015 betting line up. Un De Sceaux is up as 4/7 favourite at the head of the Arkle field for his initial crack at the Cheltenham Festival and all the signs are positive that he is going to live up to the top billing on day one.

Walsh led Un De Sceaux home for a win at the Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown in January, bettering the Clarcam who will be in the Arkle 2015 betting field. It has been such an impressive rise from Un De Sceaux, the only failure in winning a race came when he fell in November at the Killinan Beginners Chase. Other than that, it has been perfect. He is timing his jumps perfectly and has been showing a tremendous turn of foot, so it does raise the question of whether anyone can beat him or not.

But is Un De Sceaux too shortly priced to get behind? Is there bigger value in the Arkle 2015 betting field to be putting money towards? It’s really hard to find because Un De Sceaux is well worthy of standing ground as favourite. But what is in the field behind him?

You have the exciting Vibrato Valtat trained by Paul Nicholls. The improving gelding has a lot going for him and since making the transition to the fences only in November of last year, there have been some impressive performances having put in. With wins in each of his three races and a visual improvement coming with each race that he has ran in, then he is the one most likely to get within touching distance of Un De Sceaux, although at a price of 5/1 there is still a big risk on him.

But you take a look at the Without Un De Sceaux in Arkle 2015 betting and both Vibrate Vat Lat and Josses Hill are too short to really have a lot of appeal. Josses Hill has the potential to cause a stir, but there are inconsistencies with his jumping, whereas Un De Sceaux is immaculate. It was poor jumping that let him down in a second place finish by Third Intention at Kempton in February, simply because he caused himself too big of a battle to land the win.

Josses Hill could have the speed up the hill at Cheltenham and is now at 10/1 with online bookmaker Boylesports having been in as short as 8/1 at one point. In between all of that, there is Vautour, the stablemate of Un De Sceaux. Vautour of course landed a stunning win in last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and responded to a poor run over Christmas was a strong display at Leaportstdown in January.

Arkle Betting Predictions

It should be all about Un De Sceaux. You would usually have big hesitations about him being so short, but it is just so hard to pick anyone out of the field who could really upset the card here. Perfect races from Vautour or Vibrato Valtat could seem them get close, but no-one is likely to challenge the hot favourite.

Arkle Betting Odds

Un De Sceaux 4/7, Vibrato Valtat 5/1, Vautour 7/1, Josses Hill 10/1, Clarcam 12/1, 16/1 bar

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10th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

At every Cheltenham Festival you expect to find at least one very strong odds on favourite to consider and filling the role for this season’s Festival betting is Un De Sceaux in the Arkle Chase on Tuesday, March 10th.

Trainer Willie Mullins is in brilliant form at the moment and at a quote of 4/7 with Ruby Walsh in the saddle, then Un De Sceaux looks a big banker to throw some money at in Cheltenham Festival 2015 betting.

The question is, does Un De Sceaux live up to the hype?

The answer to that is yes, and then some. He looked flawless in striding to the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown, immaculate jump timing and he laid down a phenomenal pace in the race as well. Translate that over to Cheltenham and the kind of field that he is lining up against in the Arkle, then you can pretty much justify the short, short odds on Un De Sceaux wo tin the Arkle Chase 2015.

He has been backed heavily and the bookmakers are very afraid of him. A top talent and Willie Mullins has no hesitations about whether or not his charge is ready to deliver at the Cheltenham Festival in the Arkle, which was won by outsider Western Warhorse at 33/1 in last season’s race. That snapped back to back Arkle wins for favourites in the race, as Sprinter Sacre took it in 20112 followed by Simonsig in 2013.

Order should firmly be restored by 4/7 favourite Un De Sceaux in this year’s renewal of the Arkle. It is going to take something very special to beat him and while the likes of Vibrato Valtat and Vautour have their genuine merits of staking a claim to the title, do they have the kind of race in them to beat out the favourite? It’s questionable, but Cheltenham can be unpredictable, and Vibrato Valtat and Vautour have warmed up very well.

But they haven’t come close to Un De Sceaux odds for the Arkle 2015, running at 9/2 and 7/1 respectively in the Arkle betting market at online betting site Boylesports.

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10th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

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