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Will there be a winner at the Etihad on Sunday? The big Manchester City v Manchester United clash in the Premier League brings about one of the most fiercely contested matches in English rivals. The two rivals will stand toe to toe again in the quest for three points and bragging rights in the city.

Online bookmaker Paddy Power are running a huge promotion for the big Manchester derby clash. Back either City or United to win the clash and if the game ends up being a draw then they will refund your lost stake on the win market as a free bet. The maximum refund is a nice £50 limit.

With the defences of both not looking at their best this season, City having conceded in each of their home games this season and United being run ragged across their back line, then the chances of goals are high. Online bookmaker Skybet have gone with a money back special on the first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast markets if both teams find the back of the net.

Similarity, online bookmark Ladbrokes are running a money back special on the correct score, scorecast and first goalscorer markets up to the value of £25 if both teams score too. Any lost stake refunds will be credited back to your account as a free bet. With the immense attacking power that both of the Manchester clubs can put out, then this could be a bit of a goalfest.

With no love lost between the two clubs, then online bookmaker Bet Victor have decided to take a different route and offer insurance against a red card happening in the match. Temperatures are bound to be running high and if someone does get sent off in the game, then Bet Victor will refund half time/full time, scorecast, spincast, first/last/anytime goalscorer and correct score bets.

Over at online bookmaker bet365 there is great 0-0 bore draw coverage to be enjoyed on the correct score, scorecast and half time/full time markets, just in case the two rivals manage to cancel each other out over the 90 minutes. Neither will want to lose this massive derby clash as both are seeking an huge improvement in form. Customers at Bet365 can also enjoy acca win bonuses on selections from Europe’s top leagues.

So it is a big 90 minutes of Manchester derby betting action on Sunday in the Premier League. Will reigning champions Man City be able to keep their strong head to head form going against their rivals, having won the last three league derbies against the Red Devils? Or will Louis van Gaal manage to land his first away win with United at the best possible place they could do so?

31st October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football Betting

Online bookmaker Skybet cut the Blues from 12/1 down to 8/1 to go unbeaten for the duration of the the 2014/15 Premier League season after their draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Blues have already come through two big away tests, taking 1-1 draws at Manchester City and Manchester United this season. So that  is two big away games that Chelsea have already navigated their way through without defeat.

In both of their away games at United and City, Chelsea were ahead, only to dramatically get pegged back for a share of the spoils. Former midfield man Frank Lampard hurt them with an equaliser at the Etihad, and it was Robin van Persie who struck an equalising blow deep into injury time at Old Trafford on the weekend.

So Chelsea have been very close to having recorded a 100% start to the season, but at least they are still unbeaten. Jose Mourinho was frustrated with the result at Old Trafford, feeling that decisions went against his side, particularly in not getting what looked to be a clear penalty, and then having Branislav Ivanovic sent off for a very soft foul (which led to United’s equaliser).

But credit due to the Special One, he came through unscathed at the end of the day in one of their toughest fixtures of the season. Chelsea’s next big test comes up in a couple of weeks when they head back up north to Anfield, and with Liverpool looking out of sorts at the moment, the Blues will be eyeing up a repeat of the fixture they famously won 2-0 towards the end of last season.

Sky Bet’s head of Trading Sandro di Michele said: “Mourinho will be frustrated at the manner of the draw, having gone down to 10 men just before the late equaliser, but it’s another point on the board for the title favourites and they’re now four points clear at the top of the table.

“Chelsea have to negotiate a few more difficult away trips but they are rock solid at 7/4 to keep their unbeaten home record intact and it’s no surprise to see punters backing Jose Mourinho’s side at 8s to not lose a game.”

27th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting


Apple’s iBeacon technology will be rolled out and tested at two English Football league stadiums, as online bookmaker Sky Bet looks to continue its drive forward in innovation. After the geolocation technology is tested at Leeds and Rotherham, they are planning to test it at further grounds around the country.

The technology involved will send localised push notifications to match-goers at Leeds United’s Elland Road and Rotherham United’s New York Stadium grounds via Bluetooth from its mobile app.

What this means for any iOS users who will be in attendance at the match, is that they can opt-in to receive the notifications from Skybet, such as a welcome message which will then take the user to the football betting page inside the Sky Bet app when swiped.

Sky Bet confirmed this week that they are expecting to utilise their Beacons at other Football League grounds in the future, and further plans to use the technology to send special offers and live odds were also in the pipeline.

“A key objective and focus is to try new and innovative technology and how we can take advantage of it,” Eddie Ross, Sky Bet’s native mobile apps product manager, explained.

“iBeacon, which we’ve seen used quite a lot in the retail industry, gives us that opportunity as it lets you go down to the lower level and target people in really specific locations,” he added.

Apple first announced the technology last year, and since then, they have been actively pushing the use of Bluetooth, even turning it on by default for all iOS updates. Sky Bet are also the first online bookmaker to incorporate Apple’s new Touch technology into its sportsbook mobile app, which allows users to log in with their fingerprint instead of a pin-number (allowing up to four times quicker login times).

24th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Well it has been three Premier League appearances from Radamel Falcao for Manchester United and just the one goal. Even with Wayne Rooney out suspended, he couldn’t even get into the starting lineup last Monday when the Red Devils went to the Hawthorns to face West Brom, a game which ended in a 2-2 draw, thanks to the United midfield.

But he may getting his chance to start against Chelsea on Sunday.

His goalscoring record, after all, does speak for itself. He is one of the great goalscorers of world football and during his career he has netted 139 goals in 208 starts in league matches. He has the track record, and the United fans are waiting to see him justify the price paid out by boss Louis van Gaal in a whopping loan deal for the Colombian.

But with Rooney still out and Robin van Persie looking like a shadow of his former self, there is a huge chance for Falcao to shine on Sunday. He is trading at 5/1 in the first goalscorer market, and 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. Can he make his impact? His lone strike in the Premier League this season came in a home win over Everton.

If Radamel Falcao scores against Chelsea on Sunday, then online betting site Skybet will refund losing bets on the correct score, scorecast, first goalscorer and last goalscorer markets.

Fantastic promotion and new customers registering an account with Skybet can get a risk free £20 bet as a welcome bonus.


24th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Can the Reds produce one of their famous Anfield nights in Europe? Wednesday night sees them step into battle against the Spanish giants Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, and Brendan Rodgers knows that his side really have to avoid defeat to keep their chances of qualifying for the round of sixteen open. But with Liverpool running as heavy underdogs for the game, can the home side keep Cristiano Ronaldo and co quiet and sneak a win?

There is a great money back special running at online betting site Skybet for your Liverpool v Real Madrid betting.

If Liverpool beat Real Madrid, the bookmaker will refund all losing bets in the scorecast, correct score, first goal scorer and last goalscorer markets. Huge coverage for your betting on the game.

Liverpool have won the last three meetings with Real Madrid and produced a victory over Atletico Madrid in their most recent home against a Spanish outfit. This is an electric night where Anfield will be buzzing with anticipation and will there be a Liverpool hero? Steven Gerrard maybe? Raheem Sterling? Can the Reds match up to the mighty Whites?

In the correct score market, which is covered by the promotion, a 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 6/1, remembering that Madrid had to come from behind against minnows Ludogorets in their last away match. The obvious favourite in the first goalscorer market is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 15 league goals in eight matches this term, at a price of 3/1, while you could combine those in a Cristiano Ronaldo/1-1 draw scorecast which should be around the 25/1 mark.

New customers registering an account with Skybet can get a risk free £20 first bet with the bookie, but also have the opportunity to join the Skybet club, which pays out free bets on a weekly basis!

21st October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


There was a remarkable ten fold acca pulled off on the weekend, largely in part to a strike from Crewe defender Adam Dugdale, who struck a winner at Walsall six minutes from time. That completed the massive acca for a lucky punter at online betting site Skybet.

The 1-0 win for Crewe at Walsall, completed a ten-fold £5 accumulator which covered games St Albans to Dallas via Monchengladbach, and landed a huge £75,000 victory for the punter. Crewe were the biggest priced selection in the bet at a price of 9/2, with Middlesbrough, at 2/1, the next biggest-prize winner following their 2-1 win away at Brighton.

The Winning Acca:

Middlesbrough 2/1

Crewe 9/2

Bristol City 11/10

Sheff Utd 6/4

Luton 13/10

Inverness 6/5

Grimsby 19/10

Monchengladbach 6/5

Dallas 6/4

St Albans 23/20

Sky Bet’s Head of Trading Sandro di Michele said: “With Arsenal being held by Hull we thought we were in for a little bit of respite after all the other favourites won in the Premier League, but then news came through of this ambitious acca.

“Fair play to the winning punter, though. If you can predict winners from Dallas to St Albans via Monchengladbach with seven other games for good measure, then you deserve to scoop a big pot.”


20th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Sunday sees Liverpool head down to London to take on QPR and online betting site Skybet have a huge promotion running for the Premier League match up. If Liverpool beat QPR then the popular bookie will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles as a free bet up to the maximum value of £25, with a minimum of £5 stake to qualify.

In the match outrights, Liverpool are heavy odds-on favourites, which adds a tremendous amount of value to the Skybet promotion. Brendan Rodgers will be looking to add to their narrow win over West Brom just before the international break and try to get a winning streak going. With Liverpool winning five and losing one of their last six against QPR, the Merseysiders have strong head to head form going against the Londoners.

QPR head into the weekend rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and they look pretty poor. They have leaked goals left, right and centre and they have only managed four goals in their seven matches played so far, so not surprisingly that even at home they are big underdogs. Boss Harry Redknapp is looking a prime candidate to be the next boss to lose his job, as he has only managed five wins in 32 Premier League matches with QPR, so the stats and odds really are stacked heavily against them.

Some options which will be covered by the Skybet promotion include, in the Correct Score Market, a Liverpool 2-0 option is trading at a price of 7/1, which looks a good punt as the Reds have scored at least two goals on each of their last three visits to QPR too. In the first goalscorer market Daniel Sturridge is 4/1 favourite as he looks set to make his return from injury. Mario Balotelli, a 5/1 shot has scored one goal in his last 21 Premier League appearances.

18th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Premier League Betting

QPR v Liverpool Betting Preview

All of the stats are pointing to a comfortable away win in this Sunday fixture. It could just be what Liverpool need to start stringing some confidence and wins together after narrowly beating West Brom last time out. QPR look as if they are going to have a season-long relegation fight on their hands as they short of quality, and their record against the Reds is poor as well. Three away points are expected.

You can grab a fantastic Money Back Special running at online betting site Skybet for this game. If Liverpool beat QPR on Sunday then SKybet will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles as a free bet up to £25. Registered customers at Skybet can grab themselves a free bet every week in the Skybet Club!

QPR v Liverpool Betting Tips

It has a been reintroduction to Premier League life for QPR, because they look to be lacking in all departments. Their defence looks as if it is going to leak goals badly, and up front they have returned just the four goals for the season. It’s not just that, they don’t look a particularly fit and energetic side which is adding to their problems. Boss Harry Redknapp is favourite with some bookmakers to be the next manager to get the chop and he has won just five of his 32 Premier League matches in charge of QPR (D10 L17). R’s keeper Rob Green has been forced into more saves than any other keeper in the top flight this season. Just to make reading worse, QPR have lost their last five Premier League matches played on a Sunday too. Having posted three defeat in their last four league games, it’s hard to see them getting any change out of Liverpool.

But then, it could be said that the Reds haven’t been in red hot form either. They aren’t at the level which they were at last term. They don’t have the movement and creativity up front and have looked pretty poor in the final third of the pitch. They may get Daniel Sturridge back from injury for this one, but he has just one goal in his last seven league away games. Mario Balotelli, who hasn’t settled in with the Anfield isn’t filling the hole left by Suarez, has scored one goal in his last 21 Premier League appearances, so they are short going forward. But there should be chances here against a porous QPR back line.

Last season, Liverpool’s potent attack made up for what they lacked in defence. That isn’t there for them this season, and Liverpool have kept just the one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League matches. But it probably isn’t worth backing both teams to score in the game, as QPR are so poor going forward and Liverpool have won four of their last six against QPR with a clean sheet. Liverpool have lost just one of those last six against the R’s winning five. Liverpool have also scored in 14 of their last 15 Premier League away trips to London too, so should have enough in the tank to come away with the three points here. Go under 2.5 goals though for a price of 11/10 as around a 2-0 mark for the visitors sounds about right.

QPR v Liverpool Betting Odds

Liverpool 3/5, Draw 3/1, QPR 5/1

QPR v Liverpool Predictions

The points should be all going towards the visitors in this one. The result shouldn’t be in doubt and while Liverpool haven’t looked that sharp, you could still probably look around the 2-0 Correct Score mark for the visitors. Liverpool have scored two or more goals on each of their last three visits to Loftus Road.

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17th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


New Bolton manager Neil Lennon held his first press conference with the club on Monday as he comes in as a replacement for Dougie Freedman who was sacked after a poor start to the season. With the Wanderers struggling at the foot of the Championship, can former Celtic boss Lennon do enough to get the Trotters to maintain their second tier status?

Online betting site Skybet have pencilled the struggles at 6/4 to be relegated, even with the new man in charge. The Trotters can be backed at 100/1 to win promotion, sitting fourteen points off the top six at the international break.

New customers registering an account with Skybet can get up to £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus, as well as the opportunity to join the Skybet Club where you can pick yourself up a free bet every week!


14th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Euro 2016 Betting

England v Estonia Betting Preview

A quick turn around in  matches, but it shouldn’t be anything to trouble the Three Lions at all. With six points from six in their opening two Euro 2016 qualification matches, it should be plain sailing for them to bank top spot in their group. It is turning out to be a very non-competitive group, and England have another chance to confirm this, running as 1/4 odds on favourites for the victory away from home.

England v Estonia Betting Tips

England put a routine and comfortable 5-0 win on the board against San Marino on Thursday night, without really breaking a sweat. Frankly the goal tally should have been more. England really aren’t having to stretch themselves in the group at all, after opening with a win over what was deemed to be their toughest rivals Switzerland. England now have a chance to make it nine points from nine and should cruise towards top spot in the group, especially with the Swiss losing their second match, a shock defeat in Slovenia during the week.

You can’t take anything away from the performance against San Marino from England, there wasn’t a need to raise the game at all against the minnows. In the anytime goalscorer market for this one, Wayne Rooney is a 4/7 shot, with Danny Welbeck, who has now scored seven goals in his last eight matches for club and country, trading at 4/5 value.

England have gone up against Estonia in two previous matches, which were part of Euro 2008 qualification. After opening with a 3-0 win in Tallinn, the Three Lions repeated the scoreline back on home turf. There’s a trend for you and an England 3-0 correct score for Sunday at a price of 6/1, just out a one mark beyond an England 2-0 result at 5/1.

England have now gone six hours and five minutes without conceding a goal, which should send you towards the value of 10/11 on England to win to nil at online betting site Skybet. England were patient against San Marino, and this game will probably follow much the same pattern.

Estonia have posted a win and a loss in their opening two Euro 2016 qualifying matches so far. They have scored one goal and conceded one goal in that sequence. They did open with a victory over Slovenia, but then went and lost during the week in Lithuania. Even though they have posted a W2 D2 L2 record in their last six now, their two wins came against Tajikistan (2-1) and Gibraltar (2-0) which doesn’t make them big threats.

Their two defeats in that stretch of games have both come in their last three matches played. They really aren’t a threat, they may sit back and give England something to try and break down, but that’s about it.

England v Estonia Betting Odds

England 1/4, Draw 9/2, Estonia 11/1

England v Estonia Predictions

This is as winnable of a match as the game against San Marino was. It probably just won’t be by as big of a scoreline. England are good enough to win this to nil as they haven’t conceded a goal in six hours and five minutes of play now. Hodgdon would be happy with a 2-0 Correct Score outcome in a stress free night where all is needed is a professional performance.

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10th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Euro 2016 Betting

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