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Premier League Betting

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Preview

Most punters will be expecting three away points in the bag at Selhurst Park for league leaders Chelsea. Jose Mourinho’s men are heavy odds on favourites for the trip across London of course, as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the season. Can Crystal Palace pull off a shock giant-killing act on home turf like they did last season? The head to head record between them wouldn’t suggest so.

Diego Costa will probably take a lot of backing to open the scoring in this one. Back the successful first goalscorer in the game, and if that player opens the scoring inside the first twenty minutes of action, the online betting site Boylesports will pay out double the original odds taken on the player! This applies to all Premier League matches in England this season. Maximum stake is £50.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Tips

The Eagles did actually beat Chelsea in their last league meeting, which was at Selhurst Park. That was a famous 1-0 victory for them, but can they do it again?  Do they have the defensive strengths to keep Chelsea at arms length for 90 minutes? While they have shipped a lot of goals on the road, they have only conceded an average of one per home game this term (the same average rate at which they have scored too). Palace have shown some good spirit this season, but again the quality is perhaps not there. They have yet to take a point off any top-half opposition who they have gone up against this season, but have been ticking along in a sold fashion since the arrival of Neil Warnock.

Palace have only lost one of their last five matches in the English top flight, that defeat coming against Hull just before the international break. Perhaps uncharacteristically for them, is that they have been scoring a few goals this season, including three at Newcastle and Everton and a couple against Leicester in a 2-0 victory. Palace have posted a W1 D1 L1 record at home this season in the Premier League, conceding all three of their aforementioned goals in a 3-1 defeat against West Ham. So with back to back clean sheets at Selhurst Park, can they snatch at least a point? Unfortunately for the Eagles, that win over Chelsea in their most recent meeting, is their only victory in their last 14 matches against the Blues.

Chelsea of course have been steaming along, with Diego Costa (3/1 first goal scorer) netting nine goals and Cesc Fabregas assisting seven (both league highs). Chelsea are now unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League matches, winning eight of them. The only dropped points this season came in a 1-1 draw at Man City, other than that, it has been wins all the way. With a confident 2-0 win over Arsenal before the international break, then it would be a shock if they don’t win this one. The Blues have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League London derbies (W10 D4 L1), that defeat being at Selhurst Park last season. Chelsea’s start of 19 points from a possible 21 is the second best ever start made by any side in the history of the Premier League. The best was Chelsea’s 21 from 21 in the 2005/06 season.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 2/5, Draw 7/2, Crystal Palace 13/2

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Predictions

It’s not just all about Diego Costa for Chelsea, as nine different players have scored for the club this season. that is the firepower that they have and with clean sheets in their last three in all competitions, they are starting to get it together at the back. There should be goals in this one and take an easy punt over 2.5 goals. Chelsea have won three of their last four visits to Selhurst Park with a clean sheet in tow.

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

Sports Betting

There is insurance available at online betting site Boylesports this week for the PGA Shriners Hospital For Children Open out in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Back a selection in the outright market and if they finish second or third (including ties) then you will get your lost stakes refunded as a free bet. Qualifying bets have to go down before the start of the tournament on Thursday, October 16th. The maximum refund is £50 per customer. New customers registering an account with online betting site Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

Even though the calendar year for golf is winding down, there is a good field out in attendance in Las Vegas for this one, for what is the second tournament of the 2014/15 PGA Tour Season. It is FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel who is leading the market at a price of 14/1 with Boylesports. He is of course, a winner of his last two starts so is certainly carrying the form. He has only been out once before here though, that being back in 2011 and he managed a T16. He’ll take plenty of backing.

Hideki Matsuyama is trading very well at 18/1 in the market as he stormed into some form recently at Silverado. He took a T3 place there, and was superb in sticking it on the green. That was his only top ten finish since winning back at the Memorial, but he seems to have the hot hand in his approach work, which a lot of punters are considering for this week’s challenge in Vegas. There are other strong options around the same price mark like defending champion and joint course record holder Webb Simpson and Ryan Moore.

Beyond them at 33/1 is Martin Laird and he is a former winner of the tournament, lifting the title in 2009 and then almost managing to defend his title at TPC Summerlin a year later (losing in a play off). So the course fits his game and he is bang in form at the moment, with three top twenty (two of them top tens) in his last three starts. Has a lot going for him and he looks fantastic each way value this week.

Great field and TPC Summerlin will be bathed in glorious weather for the match and look for some pretty competitive scoring because the greens are there for the taking.

14th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting


Irish bookmaker Boylesports, who have a huge brick and mortar presence as well as a highly rated online betting service, have penned a €1 million deal to sponsor  RTE Sport’s coverage of horse racing, across television, radio and online.

They have always been keen backers of Irish sport and currently sponsor the Irish Grand National and the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby.

“We already sponsor many of Ireland’s most significant racing fixtures but to continue to be successful those fixtures must benefit from broadcast coverage. That is why this partnership is important, not only for RTÉ and Boylesports, but for the future of Irish racing. This deal cements our place as Ireland’s number one bookmaker in terms of monetary contributions towards Irish racing,” according to John Boyle, the chief executive of Boylesports.

“Irish racing remains on terrestrial free-to-air television and Boylesports has secured a powerful association with Irish Racing across all of RTE’s market-leading platforms – RTE Television, RTE Radio and This partnership is a great endorsement of RTE Sport’s output and their powerful audience reach and we’re delighted to welcome Boylesports on board,” according to Dermot Rigley, commercial manager at RTE Sport

13th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Bookmaker News

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

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