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The Skybet Price Boost for this weekend again embraces an attractive looking enhanced odds treble on Saturday’s Premier League action. The popular promotion sees customers able to take advantage of a price boost from 4/1 up to 6/1 on Manchester United, Newcastle and Stoke all landing victories!

All three games are 3pm kick offs in the Barclays Premier League. Manchester United will be looking to extend their great home form this season, and put last weekend’s defeat at Swansea behind them, with an expected victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford.

Newcastle will look to bank a home three points as well as they take on the struggling Aston Villa at St James’ Park, while the treble is rounded out by Stoke, who will be expected to take down Hull with the Tigers having lost six of their last nine away games.

The Skybet enhanced odds offer is open to all customers and new customers who want to join in on the action can enjoy a free £20 bet just for placing their first £5 single wager on the new account.

27th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Online bookmaker Coral are really pushing the boat out this weekend with a tremendous offer which can only be qualified for by clicking through from our special link. They are rolling out a big Premier League free bet offer, where you can pick up three free bets for Sunday’s action!

You will need to register with Coral first and once that is done, just get yourself a £10 maximum bet on the Man City v Newcastle Premier League game on Saturday. The qualifying bet can be on any market for the game, a game which City will need to win.

City head into the weekend seven points behind leaders Chelsea after having seen their form fall away, taking just one win in their last four home matches. However, they snapped a winless streak when they thumped Stoke last time out and with the boost of having Yaya Toure return (they had won just one of seven matches this season without him) then they will be hoping to get a win on the board to at least keep up the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s men.

In return for registering and placing the qualifying bet, you will get a £10 free for each of the three Sunday Premier League games from online bookmaker Coral.

So register, then place your first real money bet as a win single of a maximum of £10 on any market on the Man City v Newcastle match before 17:30 GMT, Saturday, February 21st.

Immediately, you will then get three free £10 bets back for each of the following Premier League games on Sunday, February 22nd: Spurs v West Ham, Everton v Leicester and Southampton v Liverpool. The free bets have to be used in full and will expire at the end of the each selected match.

21st February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Manchester City

Manchester City v Newcastle Betting Preview

With title rivals Chelsea having an easy-looking home fixture against Burnley on the weekend, City need to gun hard for three home points themselves to keep them in the title race. They certainly can’t afford a repeat of their loss at the Etihad against the Magpies in the Capital One Cup back in October.

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Manchester City v Newcastle Betting Tips

City really need to start stepping things up if they are going to dig away at Chelsea’s seven point lead over them. All the Citizens can do is keep going and with a 4-1 win away at Stoke last time out, they breathed a sigh of relief as that snapped a five match winless streak in the Premier League that they had put up, the reason why their title challenge has fallen away. For such a strong home side, City have only one won of their last four home matches at the Etihad (W1 D2 L1) and they could only muster up a 1-1 draw there against Hull in their last home fixture. Incidentally, three of City’s last five results in the top flight have ended in a 1-1 draw which is a 9/1 option in the correct score market.

City do have the firepower in their ranks of course and Sergio Aguero is 11/4 favourite in the First Goalscorer market, followed by Wilfried Bony at 3/1. Aguero has scored in four of his six league appearances against Newcastle. City really will be welcoming Yaya Toure back after his Africa Cup of Nations duties, as they have won just one of seven league matches without him this season. Toure has a good scoring record against Newcastle as well, netting five in his last six Premier League appearances against the Magpies.

City have scored a league high 31 goals in the second half of matches this season, while Newcastle have the individual high of 71% of their goals coming in the second half of matches. Could be a tempter to go for a draw/Man City half time/full time wager therefore. Newcastle aren’t performing at the level to beat City at the moment, with the Citizens unbeaten in their last 16 league matches against Newcastle, the Magpies won’t be backed heavily to come away with three points.

The Magpies are struggling to pick up wins as well at the moment, having taken just one in their last seven league outings (W1 D3 L2. They have drawn their last two, and another possible hint towards a 1-1 correct score is that their last two league matches have finished by that scoreline. The Magpies have been poor on the road lately, losing four and winning one of their last seven away from home. They haven’t scored in any of their last four games against City either in the top flight. A positive for them though is that Papiss Cisse has the best minutes per goal rate of any player in the Premier League and is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option.

Manchester City v Newcastle Betting Odds

Manchester City 2/7, Draw 9/2, Newcastle 17/2

Manchester City v Newcastle Predictions

It should be a City home win and worth pushing them to win to nil as well, because Newcastle aren’t clicking as an offensive unit at the moment. City really need to find that extra gear again and with the return of Toure and their win over Stoke last week, and having beaten Newcastle 4-0 in their last two league home games against them, City should take it.

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19th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


Newcastle v Southampton Premier League betting this weekend has some great insurance available through a Money Back Special at online betting site Betfair. Not only that, you get to choose which refund trigger that you want to cover the game with.

The Saints have been confirming their top four status with some impressive results of late, including a draw against Chelsea and victories over Arsenal and Manchester United. Their lean defence is potentially paving the way for Southampton to be playing Champions League next season, and they 5/4 favourites to take a win on Saturday at St James’ Park.

Newcastle (12/5) haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last eight against Southampton in the Premier League, but they are unbeaten in their last 10 top flight matches against the Saints. However , they have fallen out of form since causing an upset at home against Chelsea, winning just one of the six matches since then.

You can get a refund as a free bet up to £25 on the correct score, anytime correct score, first goalscorer, last goalscorer or anytime goalscorer if your selected trigger happens in Newcastle v Southampton betting.

What are the Betfair money back special trigger options?

Game ends in a 1-1 draw

Southampton win 1-0

Victor Wanyama scores anytime (if the player is void in the anytime goalscorer markets your refund trigger will become Southampton score 3 or more goals)

Newcastle lead 2-0 anytime

Southampton score 3 or more goals

New customers registering an account with online betting site Betfair can get a free £50 matched bet in their sign-up exclusive. Just open your new account through this link and place your first sportsbook single on any market. Betfair will match the value of that bet with a free bet up to the maximum of £50!


16th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Mourinho (Chelsea)

Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Preview

Revenge may well be on the menu for Jose Mourinho in this one. Newcastle were the first team to prove this season that Chelsea are indeed vulnerable, by beating the Blues at St James Park. But now they have to travel to Mourinho’s house and things aren’t likely to be as easy there. Newcastle have fallen out of form and are still waiting to name a new permanent manager. Not ideal preparations to go to Stamford Bridge.

There is a wonderful promotion available at online betting site 888Sport and it is a bit of unique one. Place a first, last or anytime goalscorer bet on any Premier League match (also applies to Champions League games) and if a player wearing a number 8 shirt scores in the match (in this case Chelsea’s Oscar and Newcastle’s Vurnon Anita), 888Sport will refund lost stakes on those markets as a free bet up to the value of £25!

Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Tips

Chelsea have let their lead slip at the top of the table, being joined level on points by Manchester City. That is down to the fact that their form has been slipping, winning just four of their last eight Premier League matches. But that is not the whole story, because Chelsea’s downfalls have been on the road, and they had a total collapse on New Year’s Day in their last away fixture, losing 5-3 at White Hart Lane against Spurs. But back at Stamford Bridge, it has been a different story, with Chelsea winning all nine of their Premier League home matches this season, averaging 2.3 goals per game and conceding just 0.3 goals per game on home turf. Can’t argue with that.

Going forward, Chelsea have tremendous firepower of course. To start with, Eden Hazard is in tremendous form, having scored four and assisted three in his last seven league games and is even money to net on Saturday in the anytime goalscorer market. Diego Costa is favourite in the market at a price of 4/7 with online bookmaker 888Sport and even John Terry looks value having netted in three of his last four Premier League matches for the Blues (4/1). The five goals they shipped against Spurs was as many as Chelsea had conceded in the 10 previous matches. No reason to abandon them, and could be worth shooting for a Chelsea to win to nil wager at 4/5 nonetheless.

Newcastle at least have the distinction of being the first side to beat Chelsea this season in any competition. Do they look likely to do it again? Not really. They won at St James Park against the Blues by scoring from two of just three shots on target when they hosted Chelsea back in early December. What should have been a massive boost to the Magpies though, actually worked against them, because they lost their following three matches and have won just one of their last five in the top flight. With the departure of the mastermind behind Chelsea’s demise, Alan Pardew, Newcastle are too risky to back to pull off another win.

Newcastle are without a win in their last four away games (D1 L3) and so seeing them storm Stamford Bridge isn’t likely. A positive for them though is Papiss Cisse who has scored five goals in his last six Premier League outings and so is showing good form. He has scored more Premier League goals against Chelsea (4) than against any other top flight club. Newcastle are likely to just try and sit back again and don’t expect too much impetus in the first half, because they have  scored the highest proportion of second half goals in the Barclays Premier League (76%).

Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Odds

Chelsea 1/5, Draw 13/2, Newcastle 16/1

Chelsea v Newcastle Predictions

Parking the bus against the Blues again may not pay off for Newcastle, who are without a clean sheet in their last eight league matches. Chelsea stuttered at St James Park, but they are more than good enough to set things right in the return fixture. They should find a way through and keep their 100% home from going. If they don’t it will be a bigger shock than their loss at St James Park in December.

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9th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


The new year kicks off in its usual fashion will a full Premier League coupon to enjoy some football betting on. Online bookmaker Skybet are running their flagship enhanced odds offer again, which is another treble on three favourites from Thursday’s round of matches, all home favourites at that.

Back on Boxing Day, Skybet paid out big time as their enhanced treble promotion saw Man City, Man Utd and Liverpool all claim victories, punters lapping up the profits from the enhanced odds of 4/1 that was on offer from Skybet.

This time around for the new year’s day enhanced odds treble, Skybet are focused on Liverpool, Man City and Newcastle.

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to guide Liverpool to their third win on the bounce in the top flight, when they host bottom of the table Leicester at Anfield.

Defending Premier League champions Manchester City host Sunderland as they look to put further pressure on Chelsea in the Premier League title race, and the Citizens appear to be home bankers after winning eight and drawing two of their last ten league matches.

Newcastle, who are undergoing a managerial transition with Alan Pardew heading to Selhurst Park, complete this special Price Boost treble as they welcome Burnley to St James’ Park.

Sky Bet’s head of trading Sandro Di Michele said: “Our Soccer Special Price Boosts continue to prove popular and we expect plenty of interest on New Year’s Day as punters look to start 2015 in style.

“Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle are all odds-on favourites so we will be hoping at least one of the trio will slip up.”

Online betting site Skyber are offering the price boost from 18/5 to a generous 5/2 on the treble of Liverpool, Man City and Newcastle all to win on New Year’s Day. The superb offer is open all customers, new and existing.

31st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Football Betting

An interesting all-Premier League clash in the FA Cup, and the Foxes will be hoping to shake off their poor league form to find some new year cheer in the FA Cup. With Leicester having big concerns of relegation back down to the Championship, will they throw off the shackles and burdens of life in the English top flight and bag a win over the Magpies?

The Foxes are 13/8 underdogs in Leicester v Newcastle FA Cup betting, which isn’t too surprising given the fact that they are winless in their last nine matches against Newcastle in all competitions. They lost 1-0 at St James Park in this season’s Premier League back in October and that was part of thirteen match winless streak in the top flight that the Foxes suffered.

Leicester have struggled to put goals on the board this season and they have failed to score in their last three meetings against the Magpies. But can they turn around their fortunes by putting together a good FA Cup run, or will this just be a bit of a distraction for them?

Newcastle are understandable favourites for the game and have won three (D1) of the last four games against Leicester. From six previous matched played between Leicester and Newcastle in the FA Cup (and you have to go back to the 1940’s to find the last time that they met in the competition), Newcastle have put up a W3 D2 L1 record against the Foxes (including replays).

Leicester v Newcastle FA Cup Betting Odds

Newcastle 8/5, Leicester 13/8, Draw 12/5

Newcastle to win to nil is trading at 4/1 at online booakmer Paddy Power for their third round visit to the King Power Stadium and it doesn’t look as if it will be a high scoring fixture. Only one of the last ten meetings between the two have gone over 2.5 goals, so expect a low scoring affair and one you would imagine that the Magpies would be capable of stealing with their slightly better firepower.

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31st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football Betting

Last season Crystal Palace secured survival in the Premier League thanks to a bold gamble which they made by changing manager in November. On that occasion they drafted in former Stoke man Tony Pulis to rescue them and it paid off in spades as he landed them a finish 12 points above the drop zone in 11th after the Eagles had been in the drop zone when Pulis had joined.

New Palace are back risking it all again on another managerial change to save their season, after they gave Neil Warnock the push. With Palace finishing the 2014 calendar year third from bottom, the club have put all their stock in getting Alan Pardew from Newcastle, the two clubs already having settled compensation.

So it is likely that Pardew will start his tenure at Selhurst Park soon and the bookmakers have reacted, with online bookmaker Bet365 easing the Eagles from 13/8 to 7/4 in Premier League relegation betting.

Burnley remain the favourites for the drop, despite their shock point earned against Manchester City on Sunday at the Etihad. The Clarets are 4/9 favourites to take the drop, with Leicester at 1/2 followed by Palace, Hull, QPR and West Brom who are all at a 7/4 quote in Premier League relegation betting.

Bet365’s On The Move bonus offers customers the chance to get a 100% matched stake as a free bet. Place your first mobile wager through a tablet/mobile device and you will get the value of that stake matched with a free bet on your account. New customers registering an account with Bet365 can get up to a free £200 bet as a welcome bonus too.

31st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football News

Well it seems that the early rumours that defender Fabricio Coloccini would be stepping into the shoes of Alan Pardew at Newcastle were nothing more than that, rumours. For starters, Newcastle aren’t the kind of club who will take big, big risks in the managerial department. With Newcastle and Crystal Palace agreeing compensation for Pardew to make the move to Selhurst Park, it leaves Newcastle manager betting odds at Skybet wide open.

But who will be the next permanent Newcastle manager? The playing field seems pretty open, with chairman Mike Ashley having a wide range of names to pick from. Ashley is a man who likes to do things his own way and his style really has to been to rely on more established, settled names, so you are most likely looking at a familiar name to come in.

Leading the way in next Newcastle manager betting is Steve Bruce (who is a Newcastle fan), and he is probably keen on a move to Tyneside. With his season at Hull not going all that well this season, it could be a good opportunity for Bruce to shake things up, and the former Manchester United man is 2/1 early favourite to be the next Newcastle manager, followed by Tim Sherwood at 4/1 and TOny Pulis at 12/1.

But both Sherwood and Pulis seem to be scrapping it out for the vacant West Brom job, so they are worth avoiding early in next Newcastle manager betting. Nigel Worthington, who is a 6/1 shot in the market, may carry a little bit of weight, especially because he is out of work at the moment and could have appeal for Ashley, while St Etienne boss Christophe Galtier is a 16/1 shot at online betting site Skybet.

Galtier would be more of risk, but may be a decent outside shot to come in and drag the best out of the squad at St James Park. Basically, a quick look at the market and you will see names ranging from Frank de Boer, Ally McCoist, Jurgen Klopp and Steve MccLaren. But early doors, Bruce and Worthington do seem the most viable options.


31st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Premier League Betting

Manchester United v Newcastle Betting Preview

The Red Devils were left frustrated on the weekend with a failure to beat Aston Villa. Newcastle were even more frustrated than that because they lost the Tyne and Wear derby against their bitter rivals Sunderland. But the Magpies pulled off a shock result in this fixture last season, landing their first ever PRemier League win at Old Trafford. Can they double up?

The United forwards will be expected to do the job at Old Trafford in this one. Back a successful first goalscorer in the game, and if that player then goes on to score a second at anytime, then online bookmaker Betfred will double your original odds. If you0e successful first goalscorer nets a hat trick in the game, then you will be paid out at treble your original first goalscorer odds. This is the great Betfred Double Delight/Hat Trick Heaven promotion. The offer applies to select live TV matches.

Manchester United v Newcastle Betting Tips

In a surprise turn of events on the weekend, Manchester United failed to stretch out their winning streak to seven matches in a row in the top flight. Even against ten man Aston Villa, the Red Devils couldn’t find the breakthrough to pick up maximum points, leaving boss Louis van Gaal a very frustrated figure. Still, in reading their W6 D1 L1 current form (unbeaten in their last seven) in the Premier League, you can’t really fault them. Even without playing well they have gotten themselves going and they have strong Boxing Day history to rely on too. Manchester United have lost just one of 20 Barclays Premier League games they have played on December 26th (W17 D2 L1).

Their record is even more impressive when looking at their home form in Boxing Day matches. United have have won 17 of the last 18, have been victorious in the last 10 in a row and have won the last 10 on Boxing Day at Old Trafford. There was a tremendous Boxing Day clash between these two which resulted in a 4-3 win for Manchester United. It is worth again looking over the 2.5 goals mark for a price of 8/15 with online bookmaker Betfred, because five of the last six clashes between United and the Magpies in all competitions have gone over the mark. United have put up strong numbers of W7 D1 L1 at home in the league so far, winning their last four in a row there and conceding just the one goal in that sequence.

Newcastle probably don’t have the firepower to trouble United. Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao (who has two goals in his last two appearances) are all around the even money mark in the anytime goalscorer market. For Newcastle, you are looking out at 3/1 shots Papiss Cisse and Perez Ayoze in the market. Newcastle put together that fantastic five match winning streak of course in the Premier League, but have gone off the boil with just one win in their last five played (W1 D1 L3). They suffered a bit of a blow on Sunday though as they lost at St James Park against bitter rivals Sunderland for the third time in a row in the Premier League. Another confidence blow for Alan Pardew’s men.

Newcastle haven’t been a very strong away team this term either, and have only returned the eight goals away from home. That low return has seen them take just the two wins on their travels so far, so it will be hard for punters to back them to do a repeat of last season’s win at Old Trafford. That victory remains their only ever Premier League win at Old Trafford. The Magpies have not won consecutive games in all competitions against the Red Devils at Old Trafford since March 1935. Newcastle have been away from home in nine of their last 11 Boxing Day PL matches and have lost six and won just one of those nine games. Tough to see them getting maximum points again at the Theatre of Dreams.

Manchester United v Newcastle Betting Odds

Manchester United 2/5, Draw 10/3, Newcastle 15/2

Manchester United v Newcastle Predictions

Punters will probably see little value in expecting Newcastle to double up at Old Trafford. Manchester United have put up strong home numbers and have averaged over two home goals per game at Old Trafford this season in the league. Newcastle can’t match that kind of firepower, and have conceded in each of their last five league games. United to win convincingly and the game over 2.5 goals look viable options.

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21st December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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