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Two more Premier League matches to come on Sunday to get your betting teeth into. After another thrilling Saturday in the English top flight, the attention turns to West Ham v Hull followed by the massive clash at the Etihad between Man City v Arsenal. Should be a pretty interesting afternoon.

Both the Hammers and the Citizens are home bankers by the looks of the odds that online betting site Skybet are putting out, but there is no need to settle for the odds-on quotes for both West Ham and Man City to win their home matches, not with Sky Bet’s enhanced odds double to light things up.

The Hammers are quoted at 8/11 to beat the Tigers, and they look a strong bet. West Ham have have won five and lost just one of the last eight league meetings with Hull City, have won their last five home matches against the Tigers and have lost just one of their last nine matches played at Upton Park this season. No reason to desert them in favour of the out-of-form Hull.

Manchester City are 4/5 to beat the Gunners, and what more incentive will Manuel Pellegrini’s men need than having seen Chelsea deliver one of the best performances of the season on Saturday, with Mourinho’s men cruising to a 5-0 away win at Swansea. City have to muster up a response and take the game to the Gunners. A repeat of the six goal haul that they took against Arsene Wenger’s men in last season’s corresponding fixture would go down well.

If West Ham and Man City both win their Sunday fixtures, then by backing the Sky Bet price boost, you can be paid out at an enhanced odds value of 3/1


18th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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Your Australian Open tennis betting can take a boost thanks to some enhanced odds at online betting site Skybet. All eyes will be on Andy Murray as he begins another quest to win his first ever Grand Slam title in Melbourne.

Murray has been to the final of the Australian Open three times in the last five editions and should again be one of the main challengers. As sixth seed for the tournament,  Murray has been drawn in Roger Federer’s quarter of the draw and the British number one has been rated as 10/1 fourth favourite in the outright touranment winner field.

Online betting site Skybet have priced up Murray as an 11/4 shot to reach the final. If he was to get past Federer in the quarter finals, then there potentially could be Rafael Nadal waiting in the semi’s and then, more likely than not, outright favourite for the title, Novak Djokovic waiting in the final itself.

But with Rafael Nadal himself unconvinced about his readiness to take on the two weeks of Grand Slam action, there could be a good shot for Murray to at least make his fourth appearance in the final of the Australian Open.

Customers at online betting site Skybet can do better than the 11/4 quote on murray to reach the final, because the bookmaker is offering enhanced odds of 9/2 currently on Murray to make it to the showcase match in Melbourne this year!

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18th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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There is another big enhanced odds offering up for grabs at online betting site Skybet as they deliver another price boost. This promotional offer is one of the most popular bonuses around out there, and what makes it even better is that the offer is open to both new and existing Skybet customers.

Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United are three of the favourites on Saturday’s Premier League coupon, and those are the three teams making up Sky Bet’s enhanced odds treble.

Chelsea got themselves back on track last weekend with a home win over Newcastle, and after beating Swansea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, they are running as odds-on favourites at Liberty Stadium, especially with Swansea having sold Wilfried Bony to Man CIty.

Manchester United will be looking for redemption after losing at home against Southampton last weekend, and Louis van Gaal’s men head to London to take on QPR who are fighting for survival. Tottenham are the only ones at home in the deal, as the Lilywhites will look to extend their unbeaten home from as they host Sunderland.

If Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea all three win their matches then you will be paid out at the enhanced odds of 4/1, which is a boost from the industry standard of 3/1.

Sky Bet’s head of trading Sandro Di Michele said: “The popular Soccer Saturday Price Boost has gone our way over the past couple of weeks but punters will be out in force with three of the most popular team included in the treble this weekend.

“We’re relying on either Swansea, QPR & Sunderland to provide an upset but punters will be hoping the favourites pick up the three points.”


17th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Football News

Southampton produced the perfect smash and grab away performance at Old Trafford on Sunday, securing a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. That was Southampton’s first league win at the Theatre of Dreams in 27 years. In grabbing the victory, the Saints managed to not concede a single goal on target in the match.

Now the Saints are on a fantastic run of form again, unbeaten in their last five in the English top flight (W4 D2). During that stretch of games, the Saints have beaten Arsenal, Everton and now Manchester United, as well having earned a point against league leaders Chelsea.

Substitute Dusan Tadic was the hero of the day for the Saints, and has confirmed that Ronald Koeman’s men are now firmly in the fight for a top three finish. The three points at Old Trafford saw Southampton move two points ahead of the Red Devils into third place.

Now online betting site Sky Bet are offer 7/4 against the Saints to book themselves an automatic Champions League spot at the end of the season. The bookmaker also had to trim odds on Arsenal for a top four finish, moving them to 4/9 from 1/2 after Alexis Sanchez inspired the Gunners to a 3-0 home win over Stoke.

There was some relief for online betting site Sky Bet following Southampton’s victory, as they had boosted a Super Sunday Price Boost of Man United and Arsenal to win (enhanced from to 3/1 from 6/4) which went against the punters.

Sky Bet’s Sandro Di Michele said: “Yesterday Everton saved us a massive payout as the Soccer Saturday Price Boost went our way and Southampton was the key result today, especially after Arsenal’s demolition job on Stoke.”


12th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

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There is a big enhanced odds price boost available at Skybet, thanks to their flagship promotional offer. Every week for Premier League action, the betting site produces a new enhanced odds treble for punters to lap up and try and take advantage of. The enhanced odds specials are available for both new and existing customers.

Sky Bet are offering enhanced odds of 5/1 from 7/2 on Chelsea, Man City and West Brom to all win their respective matches this weekend.

All three are respective favourites to win their fixtures on the weekend, with Chelsea being the shortest priced of them all at a quote of 1/5 with Skybet, as Jose Mourinho’s men will be out for revenge over Newcastle, one of just two sides to beat the Blues this season. With Chelsea’s perfect home record this season in the English top flight and lean defence at the Bridge, punters aren’t really expecting a repeat of their loss at St James Park, as the Blues are being backed heavily.

Manchester City will be enjoying the timing of their trip to Goodison Park to face and out of form Everton. The Toffees are slumping on a four match losing streak in the top filthyrx, and are unlikely to find too much solace in having to go up against Manchester City, who are bombing along in terrific form at the moment, even with a depleted front line.

So what about the Baggies? They are the dodgy variable adding the value to the Skybet enhanced odds. With poor form at home, they are still managing to go as 21/20 favourites against Hull, because the Tigers have failed to score in eight of their last twelve league matches. You would imagine that even West Brom can find a way to beat that.


10th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Championship Betting

Championship side Norwich lost their boss as Neil Adams resigned from his role, just nine months after he took over at Carrow Road from Chris Hughton. With the three year contract that he signed coming up a long way short, the Canaries, who are in a decent position in the Championship, one place outside of the play off positions, have to start over with a new man at the helm.

However, Norwich had gone through a stretch of just one win in ten games at the latter end of the 2014 calendar year and they were dumped out of the third round of the FA Cup on the weekend by Preston, aside from League One.

So who will Norwich turn to next? Mike Phelan gets to take charge of the side as temporary boss, but it is the former Manchester United assistant who is trading as 1/3 favourite at online bookmaker Skybet in next Norwich manager betting. Phelan joined the Canaries set-up in November 2014 and the key thing in the club turning to him on a permanent basis, is simply availability and good experience. Phelan worked under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for many years.

Main contender to Neil Adams is Tim Sherwood, who is a pretty distant 8/1 and can’t seem to land a role, despite his name coming up as a contender for vacant positions. Sky Bet’s Chris Spencer said ””We’ve taken a conservative approach to the vacancy and we haven’t seen too much money on it as yet, with Phelan being a short favourite.

“All signs point to him getting the job permanently and we’ll pay out on bets if he lasts 10 games in charge. He’s got a difficult first game though – Norwich are 13/5 to win at Bournemouth on Saturday.”

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5th January 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Championship Betting

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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 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

Skybet

Online betting site Skybet will be thanking Burnley after the Clarets took a very unlikely point at the Etihad against Manchester City. Skybet had paid out heavily on their Boxing Day Soccer Special treble and looked in danger of suffering another big payout as the three selections for Sunday’s offer were Man City, Stoke and Arsenal.

The enhanced treble was running at a price of 5/1 up from 7/2, would have been more concerned about Stroke and Arsenal delivering their victories, as City cruised to a 2-0 half time lead against the struggling Carlets.

But then came a stunning fightback from Sean Dyche’s men,  with goals from George Boyd and Ashley Barnes tying up the game. Then it was a case of the Clarets holding on for dear life to pick up the vital point for them.

With Stoke beating West Brom and Arsenal holding out for a win at West Ham, City’s failure to beat the Clarets spared Skybet from a second member payout.

“I’ve no idea how it happened, but Burnley’s comeback has let us – and Chelsea – off the hook,” confirmed Sky Bet’s Sandro Di Michele.

“Along with Leicester’s 5-3 win over Manchester City it has to be up there in the running for turnaround of the season so far and I’m not sure anyone saw it coming at the break.

“I suppose that makes it 1-1 between us and the punters so it’s all to play for with our next enhanced accumulator which is set for New Year’s Day.


29th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Skybet

There is a great shot at picking up some extra profit on Sunday’s Premier League betting offerings, thanks to online bookmaker Skybet, who are offering enhanced odds on a tempting trouble for punters.

On Boxing Day, eight of the ten favourites on the Premier League fixture list all won their matches, and Sky Bet are offering value on more favourites this time around, namely Man City, Stoke and Arsenal.

There’s a quick turnaround of matches for the teams of course, but Manchester City are one of the big home bankers for Sunday’s fixture list in the English top flight, as they host the struggling Burnley. Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be keen to sustain pressure on leaders Chelsea, by winning their eighth league game on the bounce. City are 2/11 odds on favourites.

Enhanced odds boost from 7/2 to 5/1

There is a big London derby down in the capital, with Arsenal heading to the Boleyn Ground to face West Ham. The Gunners have a good record against the Hammers, and with West Ham having some Christmas stuffing knocked out of them on Boxing Day in a defeat at Stamford Bridge, the Gunners are up as 6/5 favourites for the win at Upton Park.

One of only two underdogs to win their Premier League match on Boxing Day were Stoke. The Potters collected all three points against Everton at Goodison Park, albeit in controversial circumstances, and they head back to the Britannia to face a West Brom side who have lost six of their last eight, and manager Alan Irvine under heavy pressure. The Potters are 11/12 favourites to take the win.

But with online bookmaker Sky Bet’s Enhanced Odds offer, they are giving customers new and existing the chance to snap up odds of 5/1 on Man City, Stoke and Arsenal all to win (was 7/2). The Price Boost at Skybet will be excluded from their Cash Out and Bet Tracker features, but the enhanced odds of 5/1 are one of the best offerings around of Sunday’s games.


28th December 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions










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