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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.

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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.

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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


An Eden Hazard spot kick in the first half and a cherry-on-the-cake second from Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge, saw Chelsea continue their unbeaten start to the new season, as well as pull nine points clear of their London rivals. It was the twelfth time from twelve attempts that Arsene Wenger failed to get the better of Jose Mourinho.

The win for Chelsea puts them five points clear at the top of the Premier League table from Manchester City, bettering the reigning champions by 7 in the goal difference column as well. Online bookmaker Skybet trimmed Chelsea into 1/2 to land the title this year.

Arsenal have now just taken 10 points from their opening seven matches are right out at 18/1 from the 12/1 they were ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge. Manchester City, who took a professional win at Aston Villa on Saturday are 5/2, with Manchester United, who edged past Everton on Sunday, out at 14/1.

Diego Costa, with his ninth goal of the domestic season, is trading at odds of 5/6 in the Premier League top goalscorer market, with Sergio Aguero backed in at 4/1 after scoring again also on the weekend. QPR are now into 4/6 from even money for relegation after losing 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday.

6th October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting


Chelsea v Arsenal is the big betting action from the Premier League on the weekend. The two London rivals go head to head and league leaders Chelsea will be hoping to open up an early nine point lead over potential title challengers. That would be a huge advantage so early in the season for Jose Mourinho’s men.

The Blues and the Gunners are both unbeaten in the top flight this season after six games played, and Chelsea have already averaged over three goals per game, largely thanks to Diego Costa who has netted 8 goals in 6 games, a remarkable start to his career in England. Arsenal will be hoping that Champions League hat trick hero Danny Welbeck continues his scoring form for them at Stamford Bridge.

There is quality all over the park for the clash, so the likelihood is that goals will come. If both teams score in the match, then online betting site Skybet will refund all losing bets on the first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast markets as a free bet.

2nd October 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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The 40th Ryder Cup will grab all the attention this week in golf betting, as Europe and the USA head back into battle once again. The two parties clash at Gleneagles in Scotland for the latest renewal, and Europe Captain Paul McGinley will be looking for this troops to muster up a big title defence having pulled off that miracle in Medinah in 2012 when they won 14½ to 13½.

Europe of course have a big ace up their sleeve in Rory McIlroy, with tremendous support from the likes of Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood. Europe go with three Rookies this time in Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher.

The USA are being captained by Tom Watson and there is no Tiger Woods on show this time around. FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel isn’t there either, and it is quite an inexperienced team in terms of Ryder Cup experience, so they are going to lean heavily on Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson for such leadership in the competition.

Europe are trading as 8/13 favourites in 2014 Ryder Cup betting at online betting site Skybet, with the USA at 7/4. The tie is priced up at 10/1.

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23rd September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Spurs were the big stars of the second weekend of Premier League action as they took a 4-0 win over QPR at White Hart Lane. The reaction to that from online betting site Skybet was to cut Tottenham to 40/1 to land the big prize this season, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men are the early season leaders. They sit top of the pile on goal difference over Chelsea, but Spurs are still a big outside shot to remain there at the end of the season. Skybet also trimmed Tottenham’s odds to 3/1 though for a top four finish.

Manchester United went the other way in top four betting, as the Red Devils drifted out to 10/11. With just one point from two matches so far this season, Manchester United have all been moved out, quite a way it has to be said, in the Premier League winner betting market at Skybet. They are now 12/1 shots having been 9/1 ahead of Sunday’s match against Sunderland.

Things were looking on the up when Juan Mata scored the opening goal of the game against the run of play, to settle the Red Devils at Old Trafford, but they couldn’t hold on to their lead, and Jack Rodwell struck an equalizer for the Black Cats, with his first goal for the club.

Chelsea still head up the Premier League winner market at a price of 11/10 with Skybet following wins over Burnley and Leicester, while Manchester City and Arsenal follow the Blues at 12/5 and 13.2 respectively, with Liverpool up at 12/1 before their Monday night trip to the Etihad to face Man City.

25th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Football News

It was an interesting opening weekend in the Premier League across Saturday and Sunday, and even before Burnley managed to get their season off to a start, as they wait to face Chelsea at Turf Moor on Monday night, online betting site Skybet had left the Clarets at 4/7 to be relegated, the only side trading at an odds on price in Premier League relegation betting.

One of the other main contenders in the Premier League relegation betting market, QPR, suffered a home defeat out of the blocks. They just couldn’t find a way to break down Hull at Loftus Road, in a what was a disappointing 1-0 defeat for them on their return to the top flight. That is the kind of game in which they need to be taking points from. Skybet had moved QPR into a price of 7/4 to go back to the Championship on Sunday.

Being drawn into a price of 7/4 alongside QPR was Crystal Palace. They failed to put a point on the board as they lost 2-1 at Arsenal, despite showing some battling qualities. They looked as if they had done enough to secure a point, but conceded in injury time at the end of the game to lose. The Eagles looked seriously short of quality in the final third though.

Of the three newly promoted clubs, Leicester did the best as they earned a point in a 2-2 draw at home against Everton at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes will be pleased with their work, and look as if they can more than sustain themselves in the top flight this season, and there should be enough points on offer for them at home to stay up. Skybet eased the Foxes out to 3/1 in the relegation market, and pushed Everton out to a price of 8/1 for a top four finish.

Premier League relegation odds at Skybet
Burnley 4/7, QPR 7/4, Crystal Palace 7/4, West Brom 5/2, Leicester 3/1, West Ham 7/2, Aston Villa 4/1, Hull 9/2

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18th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Football News

The first home defeat ever in the league for Manchester United against Swansea. That wasn’t supposed to be the story floating around after the opening weekend of the Premier League. With all of the new optimism around following the arrival of Louis van Gaal and a decent pre-season, everything came crashing down as the Red Devils were rolled over 2-1 in their own back yard.

It was easy to draw comparisons with the problems that they had last season, when they lost an unheard-of seven home games in the top flight. It was all roses before kick off, Van Gaal getting rapturous applause ahead of his first competitive home game, but it quickly turned sour as United put in a disjointed, disappointing and lacklustre display.

Ahead of the new season, punters had been flooding to back United in their title challenge, the giants expected to rise again under Van Gaal and no extra games to take their toil in Europe this season. The Red Devils had been running at a decent 9/2 shot to be crowned English Champions again, but online betting site Skybet were quick to move them out to a price of 8/1 after the poor performance and result.

Manchester United are still trading as fourth favourites in Premier League betting, ahead of them Arsenal being drawn into 9/2 and Liverpool closing the gap a point into 10/1 now from 11/1.

Liverpool struggled to see off a Southampton side who performed head and shoulders above what anyone had expected of them at Anfield. A late goal by Daniel Sturridge sealed three points for the Reds. It was a late goal from Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal at home against Crystal Palace that saw the Gunners pick up three points too. Manchester City are holding ground as second favourites in Premier League betting, and they looked the most consign of the title challengers as they took a 2-0 win at Newcastle.

With unconvincing performances from United, Arsenal and Liverpool though, it has left  Chelsea hardening at the head of the market at price of 7/4 ahead of their opening fixture against Burnley on Monday.

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18th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Football News

Already we have seen a Premier League managerial casualty, just ahead of the start of the new season. Even before a ball was kicked in anger this season, Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace parted company as turmoil blew up at Selhurst Park from out of nowhere. Everyone was looking over at Upton Park to see when West Ham would give Sam Allardyce the boot, but Pulis got in there first.

Amid disputes over the lack of a concise plan going forward for Palace, Pulis had enough and walked away. That will be a huge blow for the Eagles, as it was Pulis who remarkably turned around Crystal Palace’s season after they had looked certain candidates for relegation. Pulis got them out of the mire and ended up booking then an 11th place finish, their highest in a Premier League season.

So who will follow on from Pulis, in what isn’t going to be an easy job? There was plenty of movement on Friday in the next Crystal Palace manager betting market, and it seemed to come down to a duel between former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood and Malky Mackay. Sherwood had already turned down a job to be the next West Brom boss apparently, and with Palace just about in the same boat as the Baggies, then why would Sherwood take on the same kind of challenge?

Ex Cardiff boss Malky Mackay seems to be keen to move into the Selhurst Park hotseat, and with the start of the new season here, the Eagles may not dilly-dally too long in finding a replacement for Pulis. Mackay is even money favourite at Skybet to get the job, with Sherwood priced up at 2/1.

The position does look more of a fit for Mackay to be honest and the early betting movement is all about those two. To add weight to the favouritism of Mackay being the man, he worked with Palace’s sporting director Iain Moody at Watford and Cardiff, and he knows Eagles chairman Steve Parish well too. The next genuine contender according to the bookies is Neil Lennon who is a massive 11/1 shot.

16th August 2014 / Lee - Category: Football News

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