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As we head in to the New Year – and a Happy New Year to all readers – a few bookmakers are looking into what the next 12 months have in store for us. You can even have a bet on the first notable achievement of 2015, sporting or otherwise. Do you think Phil Taylor is going to win the BetVictor World Matchplay? ‘The Power’ is 3/1 with the sponsors and has the first opportunity to make money for his backers in the What Will Happen in 2015 lists. If Taylor can’t get the better of Michael van Gerwen, how about Serena Williams winning the women’s singles title in the Australian Open later this month? She’s 15/8 with Skybet – or England to win the Six Nations at 5/2 with the same firm? Thinking more long term, William Hill are offering 25/1 that the BBC cancel soap Eastenders in 2015 with Coronation Street at 33/1 to suffer the same fate. They will also give you 2/1 that Lewis Hamilton marries celebrity girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger this year. Cash to be made there, Lewis, if you’ve already popped the question! (though he’s one of the few men on the planet who doesn’t need any extra pocket money right now) Among the more bizarre betting markets is the Pope to confirm the second coming by the end of the year – that is 500/1 with William Hill. Just as unlikely but a fraction of the odds is Ant and Dec to stop working together (12/1 with William Hill) but there could be some mileage in the 25/1 the same bookmaker offers about the Elgin Marbles being returned to Greece in their entirety. Let’s be brutally honest here, everyone knows that the marbles belong in Athens – there is even a new museum under the Parthenon in which to house them. For too long, the debate about where they belong has been too much about national pride and not enough about the actual art. But the nationalism argument has been re-ignited over the British Museum‘s decision to allow part of the collection to be exhibited in Russia – the Greeks have described it as an affront to their people given the Brits always maintained that the marbles were too delicate to be moved. Talking of politics and relics of the past, Skybet make Boris Johnson a 6/1 chance to replace David Cameron as leader of the Conservatives in 2015 – if that happened there would probably be a few racing the Elgin Marbles to the first boat out of the country!

2nd January 2015 / paul - Category: Other Events Betting

Bookmaker News

There was a bit of an upset in the predictions of bookmakers as 4/6 odds on favourite Rory McIlroy failed to land the 2014 SPOTY prize, beaten out by F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton stormed his way to the second F1 Drivers World Championship title and just a few hours before the awards ceremony, he could have been snapped up at a nice price of 13/8.

The bookmakers like online betting site Ladbrokes had been firmly expecting that the public would be rewarding golfer Rory McIlroy for his exploits this year. The Northern Irish star landed back to back Majors at the The Open Championship and the US PGA Championship and was for a long time, installed as favourite in SPOTY betting. To be fair, it was a brilliant season from McIlroy, especially amid a host of personal problems, including a massive court case.

However, the nature of Hamilton’s F1 duel with his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg could have kept the driver at the fore of the public’s mind, especially going deeper into the calendar year. Hamilton put in some brilliant form over the second half of the season, winning six of the final seven races of the season (the only exception a second place finish).

Hamilton won 209,920 of the 620,932 votes cast for the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year, with McIlroy getting 123,745 (20%) and third placed athlete Jo Pavey taking 99,913 (16%).

Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo lead a close-run Overseas Sports Personality race, beating out world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic.

15th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Lewis Hamilton

It is all set for a grandstand finish to the F1 season as the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi offers up double points. In line for the Drivers Championship title are the Mercedes pairing of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

It is a showdown between them and while Hamilton takes a 17 point lead into the race, if Rosberg takes a win as he did in Brazil last time out, and Hamilton finishes outside of the top two, then the title will be going to the German.

It is really Hamilton’s for the losing, because the British driver hasn’t been outside of the top two in any of the last six races. He has strung together a tremendous stretch of form, winning five in a row before having to settle for second in Brazil last weekend to Rosberg. As long as Rosberg doesn’t win the race in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton can afford to finish fifth or higher to still be crowned world champion.

So it will be an interesting race, because there could be a need to simply nurse home the car for the win, depending on the circumstances in the race. Hamilton is a 5/6 shot to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix outright, with Rosberg even money second favourite at online bookmaker Betway.

The last six races have produced a Mercedes 1-2, with Hamilton again, having won five of those six, beating his teammate into second. But will the German take the momentum from the Brazil victory forward?

Is there one final, dramatic twist left to the F1 season? Rosberg is a 3/1 shot to wrench the title out of Hamilton’s hands, with the British driver naturally an odds on 1/5 shot to win the F1 Drivers Championship.

There is great coverage for your Abu Dhabi Grand Prix betting at online bookmaker Betway. Place a race winner or podium finish bet, pre-race and if your selection fails to complete the first lap of the race, then Betway will furnish you with a free bet up to £25 back.

15th November 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Jules Bianchi

A first-ever Russian Grand Prix at Sochi this weekend would normally be causing much excitement in F1 circles but Jules Bianchi‘s life-threatening injuries are what is dominating everyone’s thoughts at present.

The young Frenchman, in only his second season in F1, spun off the rain-soaked Suzuka circuit in Japan on Sunday, crashing into a tractor that was trying to recover the damaged Sauber of Adrian Sutil. Typhoon Phanfone had already stopped the race once and organisers pulled the plug following Bianchi’s accident, leaving leader Lewis Hamilton as the winner by default. But there was no celebrating on the podium following the presentation ceremony as news reached the track that Bianchi was undergoing brain surgery. Ironically, all talk pre-race had been about the possibility of the Marussia driver joining Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari next season. Vettel was awarded third place at Suzuka, having started ninth on the grid, with Daniel Ricciardo fourth, but the defending world champion is still 54 points behind his Red Bull team-mate in the current standings and is well over 100 points adrift of Nico Rosberg with only four races of the season remaining. Rosberg now trails Hamilton by 10 points after finishing second at Suzuka and is now out to 9/4 (general) to win the World Drivers’ Championship – the Briton is a best 4/9 with BetVictor.

Sochi is, of course, unknown territory for everyone. The Black Sea resort, which hosted the Winter Olympics in February, has beaten Moscow and St Petersburg to stage F1′s first Russian Grand Prix. It’s a street circuit of almost 6km in length with a quarter of that utilising public roads. Most pundits believe that the momentum is now with Hamilton after a hat-trick of victories. He’s only a best 8/11 with BetVictor to make it four in a row in Sochi but this could the race in which Rosberg reminds everyone that the title race is far from won. The German took pole in Japan and Sochi looks similar in lay-out to both Albert Park in Melbourne and the Red Bull Ring in Austria, where Rosberg has already won this year. There is still very little to choose between the two Mercedes so it makes more sense to have a plunge on Rosberg to win in Sochi at Coral‘s 9/4 than back Hamilton at odds-on. Jenson Button is a general 100/1 to win the inaugural Russian Grand Prix and let’s hope the teams have better news of Bianchi when they arrive.

6th October 2014 / paul - Category: Sports Betting

Daniel Ricciardo

The Singapore Grand Prix is probably the most thrilling on the F1 calendar. Ignore the fact that the Marina Bay street circuit is only quicker, in real terms, than Monaco. There is something about racing under lights than captivates the imagination. Drivers and fans alike love it – as do the TV cameras. Singapore’s modern skyline provides a breathtaking backdrop to the action and the circuit itself is one of the toughest of the year on the cars. The road surface is far from smooth and it can be tough to concentrate knowing you are barrelling along at high speed alongside concrete walls. High temperatures, humidity and an extended distance add to the heady mix and the pressure will be telling on Mercedes rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg still holds a 22-point lead over his team-mate in the Drivers’ Championship but Hamilton took advantage of the German’s mistake to win at Monza last time, gaining some measure of revenge for a controversial collision at Spa which many don’t think was entirely accidental. We’re well into the second half of the season now so every point is going to be precious but bookmakers think that momentum is now with the Briton, who is now a best 10/11 to win the Drivers’ Championship. Rosberg is Evens on betfair and with Coral and William Hill. Hamilton is also favourite for this week’s Singapore Grand Prix at 4/5 with BetVictor and Coral with Rosberg available at 21/10 with Paddy Power. But this could be a race in which it pays to look beyond the Mercedes arch-rivals. Fernando Alonso has won twice in Singapore since it was first added to the calendar in 2008 but it’s difficult to place any faith in Ferrari at present and he’s given a 40/1 quote by BetVictor this year. Red Bull have won the last three, all through Sebastian Vettel, but it’s the world champion’s up-and-coming team-mate Daniel Ricciardo who provides the value bet. Vettel is 25/1 with sportingbet to complete a four-timer this weekend, twice the odds of Ricciardo (12/1 with Betfred and Stan James). That doesn’t look right at first glance but, whereas Vettel has shrunk in the face of Mercedes’ domination this year, the Australian has relished the challenge. His last three drives have been outstanding and he’s been on the podium after seven of the last 10 races. Beating Rosberg and Hamilton may be beyond him but the slowness of the circuit will help the Red Bull and another top three finish is 6/5 at William Hill.

17th September 2014 / paul - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

The tussle for the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship heads to Italy this weekend, and Lewis Hamilton is running a 8/11 favourite to take the win. The British driver has fallen 29 points behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the World Championship standings, so needs a bit of a bounce back performance.

8/11 for Hamilton Italian GP win

Hamilton has failed to land a win in any of his last three outings, taking third place finishes in Germany and Hungary, while failing to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix. With Rosberg also managing just the one win in the last four races, the slight dip in performance and reliability from the Mercedes team has started to let Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo into the title race.

The Australian, with back to back wins at Hungary and Belgium has pulled within 35 points of second placed Hamilton. He is the man on the up and should be great value for a podium finish at Monza for a price of 6/4 with Bet365. The other outsider behind the two Mercedes drivers who is going well, is Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, a 6/4 shot to get himself into the top three in Italy.

So suddenly the season is getting a little more interesting after the procession of wins through the first half of the season by Hamilton and Rosberg. The two have been threatened by their team that one will be dropped if they can’t race together cleanly. This was after Rosberg admitted deliberately hitting Hamilton at Spa, which forced the British driver out of the race.

Out of the drivers who are the front of the running for the 2014 Italian Grand Prix betting, it is only Hamilton who has tasted victory at Monza before. He won it back in 2012. Three time winner and defending champion Sebastian Vettel has big history at the track is a a 5/2 shot to muscle his way onto the podium.

5th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

Lewis Hamilton will turn out at Hungary this weekend with a 14 point deficit to team mate Nico Rosberg in the F1 Drivers Championship. The two Mercedes drivers have pretty much had everything their own way this season. At Hockenheim last weekend, Germany’s Rosberg won his home race for the first time in his career, while Hamilton could only battle his way to third place on the podium. So it was a fantastic week for Rosberg, who watched Germany win the World Cup and got married as well.

So will it be Hamilton’s time in the spotlight again in Hungary? The British driver has won four times in Hungary during his career and back to back in the last two years at a track which he loves and which he excels at. Hamilton has not managed to land a Pole Position since back at Spain though, six races ago, and that could be crucial to his chances here. On all but one occasion that there has been a Mercedes 1-2 finish this season, it has been the one out of Rosberg and Hamilton who has started in front on the grid who has gone on to take the win.

So getting an advantage from Pole is crucial and Hamilton is trading as an 8/11 shot with Bet365 to land it, but it is Rosberg, with four Pole’s in the last five races, who is trending heavily in the race to the front of the grid, and is perhaps a more appealing 5/4 shot to lead the way in Hungary on the weekend.

But unlike Rosberg, Hamilton has big experience of winning in Hungary, including back to back victories there in the last two years. Rosberg failed to get on the podium last season, with Hamilton taking the chequered flag impressive in his Mercedes, and that victory was ran from Pole position as well.

Lewis Hamilton odds of 11/8 to win the Hungarian Grand Prix at Bet365 are going to be eaten up by punters. It is going to be worth looking for a Forecast as well for the two Mercedes drivers, but head over to the Without Mercedes market for some extra value in Hungary Grand Prix betting. The in-form man at the moment is Williams’ Valtteri Bottas who has been on the podium in each of the last three races, including back to back second places at the British and German Grands Prix. Bottas is 2/1 Without Mercedes market. The main challenger to him getting on the podium, excluding the Mercedes duo of course, is going to be Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who is a 3/1 shot.

Hungary Grand Prix Odds

Lewis Hamilton 8/11, Nico Rosberg 11/8, Valtteri Bottas 18/1, Felipe Massa 22/1, Daniel Ricciardo 28/1, Sebastian Vettel 33/1, bar 50/1

24th July 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

Even though it is his teammate Nico Rosberg’s home Grand Prix, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton is running as 4/7 outright favourite with Bet365 to land the German Grand Prix on the weekend. The Mercedes drivers go head to head again in the next round with momentum swinging back to Hamilton at the start of the month as he took the win at the British Grand Prix, with Rosberg retiring after 28 laps.

That has closed things up at the head of the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship, as Rosberg holds just a four point lead now over Hamilton. It is a bit of a banker that it will be a Mercedes winning the race (1/25) as all but one race so far this season has seen either Hamilton or Rosberg take the chequered flag. Who will dominate in Germany?

Can Lewis Hamilton ruin Rosberg’s big week?

It has been a big week for Rosberg, not only with Germany winning the World Cup, but he also got married. It would crown a pretty strong week for him if he can take the win, but Rosberg hasn’t got a great home record in Germany. He has yet to take a win at the race and his best finish was fourth place back in 2009 when he was driving with Williams.

So advantage could be with Hamilton here as he won the German Grand Prix twice before in his career, in 2009 and in 2011. Hamilton ran home in fifth place last year and with five wins in nine races ran this season, then this time around he does make some better value this week to bank on. The lack of results in Germany so far for Rosberg does raise a question mark or two, even though he is running at 2/1, which punters will be tempted to have a crack at. Rosberg is 7/4 in the Pole Position market behind Hamilton at 8/15.

Enjoy great coverage of 2014 Germany Grand Prix betting with online bookmaker Bet365. With superb market prices and fantastic live in-running betting, they are a superb destination, and new customers registering an account with them can get up to a free £200 bet as as welcome bonus.

18th July 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Paddy Power

The British Grand Prix betting roars back into action this weekend and online betting site Paddy Power have a Money Back Special running for the event. Place a bet of up to £50 on the British Grand Prix outright winner market and if your selection fails to finish, then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet!

British Grand Prix betting will make up part of a fantastic sporting weekend. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is trading as 4/6 favourite to land the win. Between Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg, they have led Mercedes to win seven of the eight races this season, so you probably don’t have to look to far in the betting market.

But can the hometown hero deliver the goods? He is odds-on to win on home turf, which would be his second British Grand Prix title after winning back in 2008. However, the stats don’t particularly lean towards him landing the victory on Sunday, because that victory for Hamilton was the only time in the last 13 editions that a Briton has taken the win at the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s second place in 2010 was the only time in the last five years that a Brit has been on the podium. In seven previous races at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton has only been outside of the top ten just the one time, having taken the three podium finished. Overall from 90 British Grands Prix there have only been seven British winners, and only 14 podium appearances by Brits.

So where does all that lead you in your British Grand Prix betting? Probably to Nico Rosberg who is looking more appealing at 7/4 to take the win. Rosberg was beaten by Hamilton in second practice, but is value, having not finished outside of the top two this season, and will be carrying momentum after winning the Australian Grand Prix.

British Grand Prix Odds at Paddy Power
Lewis Hamilton 4/6, Nico Rosberg 7/4, Daniel Ricciardo 20/1, Fernando Alonso 33/1, Sebastian Vettel 33/1, Valtteri Bottas 28/1, Felipe Massa 28/1

4th July 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

Will it be the Lewis Hamilton show again this season in Austrian Grand Prix betting? Hamilton was dominant in practice on Friday, putting in significantly quicker times than his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg at the Red Bull Ring. It has led to Hamilton also dominating the outright winner market for Austrian Grand Prix betting at a price of 8/13. Hamilton, who is second in the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship, 22 points adrift of Rosberg, will see his chance to try and close the gap a little bit.

At the last Grand Prix in Canada, for the first time this season, there wasn’t a Mercedes win and only the second time this season that there hasn’t been a Mercedes 1-2. So there is still going to be decent value in taking a Hamilton/Rosberg Dual Forecast wager in this one, because once against they were looking by far the quickest, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso doing a good job but still on average looking a second slower than the Mercedes drivers.

This is the first time since since 2003 that the Austrian Grand Prix has been revived, its standing helped by Red Bull in purchasing the A1-Ring. So there is no current history to look at to influence your betting, so just run with hot form at the moment, which all points to the Mercedes drivers. Lewis Hamilton is trading at a price of 1/2 in Pole Position betting at the Austrian Grand Prix, with Rosberg at 7/4.

Austrian Grand Prix Betting Odds at Bet365
Lewis Hamilton 8/13, Nico Rosberg 7/4, Daniel Ricciardo 20/1, Sebastian Vettel 25/1, Fernando Alonso 40/1, Felipe Massa 40/1, Valtteri Bottas 40/1

20th June 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

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