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Sky Bet have rolled a 10/1 enhanced odds offer on Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United all to win on Saturday in the Premier League. These are all 3pm kick offs in the English top flight and there are some important points up for grabs in the matches with all three looking to get in on, or sustain, a Premier League title challenge.

Tottenham are the only one of the three who go out on the road this weekend as they face a London derby against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Fortunately for Spurs, who start the weekend in fourth place, they could be catching the Eagles at the right time, because Palace are on a five match winless streak in the top flight at the moment.

Manchester United have a winnable home fixture against Southampton it would seem. The Saints have lost their last four away games in the top flight and have won just one of their last seven games against the Red Devils. With Wayne Rooney coming to life, United are starting to produce up front and they don’t give up much at the back on home soil (just four goals conceded in ten home matches this term in the Premier League).

Leicester start the weekend level on points with Arsenal so a big game for them at home against Stoke. Breaking down the Potters is never an easy task, but Leicester have won eight and lost only one of their last thirteen home games in the Premier League and will need the likes of Vardy and Mahrez at their bests to land an important home win. A point would send them back to the top with Arsenal hosting Chelsea on Sunday.

Register an account with online betting site Skybet and get a £20 free bet when you place your first bet of just £5. Then as a member you will have access to the enhanced odds of 10/1 on Spurs, Leicester and Manchester United all to win, which is up from a price of 7/1.

22nd January 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


A Sky Bet punter was celebrating the New Year in some style after banking just over £32,000 from a £5 stake on an accumulator. There was a dramatic finish to the bet though, with Reading coming through in stoppage time to turn the acca into a winner.

It was a sevenfold accumulator that the punter had played, backing Cardiff, Reading, Gillingham, Coventry, Bristol Rovers, Northampton and Middlesbrough all to win to nil on January 2nd. Six of the selections were in good standing with the clock running down, but the Royals were being held 0-0 by Bristol City.

But then, Nick Blackman slotted home a late winner in stoppage time of the contest to give Reading a 1-0 win to help the punter turn his £5 into £32,124.69.

The Sky Bet customers accumulator was:

Cardiff to beat Blackburn to nil 7/2 (Result: 1-0)

Reading to beat Bristol City to nil 21/10 (Result: 1-0)

Gillingham to beat Bradford to nil 10/3 (Result: 3-0)

Coventry to beat Crewe to nil 15/8 (Result: 5-0)

Bristol Rovers to beat Luton to nil 9/4 (Result: 2-0)

Northampton to beat Barnet to nil 5/2 (Result: 3-0)

Middlesbrough to beat Derby to nil 9/4 (Result: 2-0)

3rd January 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Online bookmaker Sky Bet announced recently that they will be continuing on as the sponsor of the English Football League for another three seasons. The Football League has gone through a rebranding and is to be known as the Sky Bet EFL and the new agreements sees Skybet hold the title sponsorship through to at least 2019.

The deal will also increase revenue to EFL clubs (the three tiers beneath the Premier League ) and the new deal will come into place in August 2016.

“At a time when The Football League is very much focused on its future, which includes our imminent re-branding to the EFL, it is a great encouragement to see Sky Bet putting their continued faith in our competition and our clubs,” said Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey.

“This is an excellent way to end an outstanding year of league football and, on behalf of clubs, I would like to offer my appreciation to Sky Bet for their continued commitment.”

Sky Bet chief executive Richard Flint said: “Over the last couple of seasons we’ve loved working with the League, its clubs and the fans, and so are delighted to extend Sky Bet’s sponsorship. We are proud to continue our investment in such a fantastic competition and look forward to making betting better for football fans.”


29th December 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Football Betting

It is nearly the end of December and already the Premier League has had five managerial casualties. Back on October 4th Dick Advocaat and Brendan Rodgers both got the sack from Sunderland and Liverpool respectively. Then Tim Sherwood was given the boot by Aston Villa in the same month and then at the start of December Garry Monk was given his marching orders by Swansea.

So number five is Mourinho to be pushed out of employment this season in the top flight. With questions of where Mourinho will be heading to next or who will be the next Chelsea manager, the other aspect of The Special One’s departure is who will be the Next Manager To Leave his position in the Premier League?

With Monk and Mourinho now out of work, the two who were under the most pressure, who does that pressure now shift too? Louis van Gaal is the 6/4 new favourite to be the next manager out of job now with online betting site Sky Bet. He has failed to revive the glory days of Manchester United and frankly has taken them backwards a bit with a unexciting, unadventurous approach to the game which cost them their place in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

Behind him, Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is still under heavy pressure with the Magpies struggling to find their feet this season, while Norwich’s Alex Neil must be feeling the pressure with just one win in their last eleven games. Villa boss Remi Garde is a 6/1 punt but with the Villains in a mess when he came in he’s likely to be given time, especially being given support to go spending in January.

It’s a long punt at 16/1 that no other manager will leave this season, which is the same price as Manuel Pellegrini or Ronald Koeman being the next ones to get the chop. Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is the same price, but obviously hasn’t been in the position too long, so it probably won’t be him.

17th December 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Bookmaker News

It is that time of year again when awards are getting handed out left, right and centre. After the recent high profile EGR Awards, where Bet365 defended their “Sports Betting Operator” of the year award, the popular bookmaker is in contention to win the Best Football Bookmaker title this year.

They are back in a three way fight with Sky Bet and Unibet to win the title. This is just the second year of the Betting on Football Awards and Bet365 will be hoping to defend this title too after claiming the inaugural honours.

There are eight categories up for the Betting on Football Awards with Sky Bet and Unibet competing for the Best Mobile Football Bookmaker while Ladbrokes and Bwin are in the mix to win the Best Football Marketing Campaign award.

The event will be hosted by SBC at the Playboy Club where the winners will be announced on December 2nd at the Mayfair Playboy Club. The winners of each of the eight categories will be decided by delegates who attended the Betting on Football Conference (#bofcon) in an open vote.

29th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


This is how you win in style. One punter snapped up a big win last week from some midweek action from League One and Two matches. 27 year old John Steele had played the optimistic fourfold accumulator which focused on the Both Teams To Score In Both Halves market.

The four games in the wager were Morecambe v Cambridge, Luton v Carlisle, Sheffield United v Shrewsbury and Barnsley v Peterborough last Tuesday.

The bet was just ticking along nicely with Dean Hammond scoring a second half consolation for Sheffield United after Shrewsbury had netted their fourth against them after the break in a 4-2 defeat for the Blades. Carlisle produced an astonishing come back from being 3-1 down against Luton after 57 minutes, five of the game’s goals coming in the second half.

Morecambe pulled a goal back in the second half against Cambridge after Cambridge had pulled out to a 4-1 lead just after half time so it was all left to Barnsley’s Sam Winnall who scored in the 77th minute of their 3-2 loss against Peterborough to complete the fourfold bet for Steele. The winning odds were 42,756/1.

Mr Steele, a father to five-month-old Bailey, said: ‘I was just messing around putting some silly bets on. I put both teams to score.

‘I didn’t watch the scores come in. I was looking at another accumulator at the time as I thought I had more chance of winning that.

‘I scrolled down and checked the fourth match. I just shouted “we’ve just won £10,000″.’

Sandro Di Michele from Sky Bet said: ‘It just goes to show that you can stake small and win big.

‘It’s great to see a customer have an ambitious bet like this and for it come off! I’m sure this will be a Christmas he won’t forget.’

28th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Online betting site Sky Bet have their enhanced odds offer running again on Saturday and it offers their customers another chance to pick up a little extra from Saturday’s 3pm kick offs in the Barclays Premier League.

This weekend they are rolling with a treble offer where you can back Manchester City, Everton and Crystal Palace all to win at a 8/1 odds, a price boosted from the industry average of 6/1.

The Citizens kick off against Southampton and will be looking to quickly put behind them a week which has seen them lose against Liverpool in the Premier League and Juventus in the UEFA Champions League. City beat the Saints in both meetings last term.

Everton are flying with goals at the moment and they hit the road to face Bournemouth who are struggling badly to raise an attacking threat and bag themselves clean sheets. Crystal Palace were stunned at home last time out by the struggling Sunderland so boss Alan Pardew will be rallying the troops as they host another struggling side from the north east, Newcastle.

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


Online betting site Sky Bet turn their attention to Saturday’s 3pm kick offs in the Premier League for their Soccer Saturday price boost. Each week the bookmaker runs their enhanced odds offer for their customers and this weekend they are focusing on Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton in a treble boost.

Chelsea kick off at home against Norwich and the Blues will be looking to snap out a terrible slump which has seen them lose their last three league outings. They do have an unbeaten stretch of 9 games going against the Canaries and Mourinho’s men are odds-on favourites to bank the three points.

Arsenal would love three points at the Hawthorns so that they could put pressure on leaders Manchester City before the Citizens take on Liverpool later in the evening. The Baggies have a such a poor record against the Gunners (2 wins in 18) that Arsenal are strong favourites to land all three points.

Everton have had a patchy season but they kick off at Goodison as favourites to take a win over the out of form Aston Villa. Villa have conceded in ten of their league games this season and aren’t packing much punch going forward. Everton piled six goals past Sunderland in their last home fixture.

Get a price boost of 4/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal all to win on Saturday, which is up from a price of 5/2 at online betting site Sky Bet. Register an account with the popular bookmaker and jump on their big enhanced odds offer.

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

Bookmaker News

Sky Bet were stung with a huge win from a punter on Friday night, who landed an incredible bet on the horses. The brave punter had laid down a £100 stake on a horse racing fivefold accumulator, with selections in the bet coming from South Africa, Britain and Ireland.

That is having some confidence in what you are doing, but the risky stake paid off in dividends as the five winners in the wager secured a huge payout of £69,548.65, with 15/8 favourite Stronger Than Me completing the wager at Dundalk.

Before that, Princess Varunya had gotten thing started in the accumulator, with Lions Charge taking a win at Wolverhampton before Captain Midnight landed a victory at Dundalk. Jan Van Eyck also won at Dundalk leaving everything riding on Stronger Than Me’s shoulders.

The winning selections are below, along with the prices at which they were paid out:

19.43 Greyville – Princess Varunya 19/10

19.50 Wolverhampton – Lions Charge 10/3

20.05 Dundalk – Captain Midnight 5/2

20.35 Dundalk – Jan Van Eyck 9/2

21.05 Dundalk – Stronger Than Me 15/8

15th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Thirty-nine players each took a share of the £250,000 Soccer Saturday Super 6 offer at online betting site Sky Bet. The competition runs weekly and puts the powers of predictions to the test with punters trying to correctly select six scores from Saturday’s footballing action.

It doesn’t cost anything to enter so it was a nice payout for the 39 participants who managed to take a share of the prize.

Last season the competition paid out 1.2 million in total but Saturday marked the first weekend of the new season that the jackpot had been hit and the winners collected £6,250 each. There is £250,000 up for grabs every round if you can correctly predict the scores from six selected matches.

There is no Premier League or Championship matches around this weekend of course because of the international break, but the Skybet Soccer Saturday Super 6 will still be running, as Sky Bet League 1 takes centre stage and that is where the prediction matches will come from.

If no one is lucky enough to land the jackpot then the next highest player in the competition will pick up £5,000.

This weekend’s Super 6 matches are:

  • Bradford v Crewe
  • Colchester v Coventry
  • Gillingham v Bury
  • Peterborough v Fleetwood
  • Sheffield United v Southend
  • Swindon v Scunthorpe

10th November 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

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