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Euro 2016 odds at Skybet

What would be even better than watching your team win at Euro 2016? That winning landing you some winnings through a bet of course. What would be even better than winning money on your team after having won a game at Euro 2016? Having earned a free bet on top of it all as well! That is what you can pick up at online betting site Sky Bet who are giving out a £3 free bet for every game that your team wins at the Euros this summer.

Just place a £10 stake (single or £10 each way) on a selection in the outright winner market and you’ll get a £3 free bet, EVERY time your team wins a match. The great thing about this offer really is that one the team hits the knockout stage, if they get through a match in extra time or on penalties then that will still count as a win for the sake of the promotion! So you can quickly start to rack up some free bets and three victories for your team would more than cover your initial stake.

Who will win Euro 2016? Well realistically, looking at Euro 2016 odds at Skybet It may come down to a three horse race between France, Spain and Germany. Those are the power triumvirate heading into the competition and it will probably end up being a big upset if one of those don’t actually land the title. Germany are the reigning World Champions and Spain are the reigning European Champions after all, and France, well they are the hosts and are playing very well at the moment.

So who will take home the silverware? France are 3/1, Germany are 4/1 and Spain are 5/1 in Euro 2016 odds at Skybet. That’s how strong those three appear to be in the market because only England come in under double figures as well at a price of 9/1 in the outright winner market. Then you have Belgium 11/1, Italy 16/1 and Portugal at 18/1 as the only other teams under the 20/1 mark so then you really start touching on big, heavy outsider odds in the Euro 2016 starting with Croatia at 25/1.

As with most tournaments, there only seems to be a handful of teams that will really stand a chance of winning it. The same would apparently be true in the Sky Bet Euro 2016 Top Goalscorer market. But it’s not because that is far more wide open than the outright winner market. That is because if you can picture one player netting a hattrick in one game, then they would immediately be in the running for the Golden Boot Prize. Four years ago six players finished with three goals each as joint top-scorers.

While you have the cream of the crop such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski who are more likely to play themselves into a position to win the Golden Boot, it may only take one or two big games from pretty much any forward or attacking midfielder at the competition to really get in the picture. Look at Russia’s Alan Dzagoev four years ago, he netted his three goals in the group stage where Russia didn’t even get out of that group. Two of Mario Balotelli’s three goals came in one game.

So it’s open and a big market to look into. Cristiano Ronaldo and Thomas Muller are joint 8/1 favourites in the Euro 2016 Top Goalscorer market with Skybet, following by France’s duo of Antoine Griezmann at 8/1 and Olivier Giroud at 14/1. Then come England’s main goalscoring hope, Harry Kane at 14/1 as well, the same mark as Euro 2016 top scorer during qualifying, Robert Lewandowski.

Whichever nation that you decide to roll with at Euro 2016 online betting site Sky Bet are running a wonderful promotion where you can take a bigger return on your selection. Make a £10 single or £10 each way on a nation to win Euro 2016 and in return you will get a £3 free bet for every game that they win during the event. Register an account with Sky Bet and earn a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus from them.


How to back the twenty-four teams at Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Betting

There can be only one winner of Euro 2016, although there are plenty of side bets to be enjoyed away from the outright market. The bookmakers have bets available for each and every team and we consider how to make money from any of the countries that will be participating at the European Championships.


FRANCE to reach semi-finals @ 5/6 with Paddy Power

The French have been handed a brilliant group featuring Romania, Albania and Switzerland, with Les Bleus heavily likely to make home advantage count and enjoy a favourable last sixteen tie against a third-placed team. Victory in that game would then see them play a group runner-up for a last four spot.

SWITZERLAND to finish second in Group A @ 3/2 with Sky Bet

The Swiss are a better team than Albania and Romania, with an opening victory against the former putting them in control of qualifying for the last sixteen. However, it’s hard to see them getting the better of France when it comes that particular showdown.

ROMANIA to be eliminated in L16 @ 7/4 with bet365

The Romanians will be dour and defensive. This could be enough to see them scrape the points needed to claim a qualifying berth in the last sixteen although defeat at that stage would then be highly probable. There’s a lack of attacking clout for this modest outfit.

ALBANIA to be lowest-scoring team @ 6/1 with William Hill

The Albanians are fortunate to be appearing at Euro 2016, with that controversial tie against Serbia allowing them to accumulate enough points. However, they could be massively out of their depth here and will struggle to score any goals.


ENGLAND to win Group B @ 5/6 with bet365

Worth putting your faith in a Three Lions team who should have the beating of Russia, Wales and Slovakia. England no longer rely on Wayne Rooney, with Dele Alli and Harry Kane set to shine after a strong season for Spurs. Jamie Vardy could yet be the surprise package for the Three Lions.

RUSSIA to be eliminated in L16 @ 13/8 with bet365

The Russians are good enough to qualify for the last sixteen, although they could end up facing Portugal or Austria which would be tricky for them to make further progress. They have good attacking quality although remain vulnerable defensively.

Gareth Bale to top score for WALES @ 5/4 with BetVictor

It’s an obvious bet but slightly surprising that the Real Madrid man isn’t odds-on to score the most goals for the Welsh. Bale is at the heart of everything his team does, with the main danger being Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey.

SLOVAKIA to finish third @ 21/10 with Paddy Power

Slovakia are no mugs as they demonstrated when finishing second behind Spain in qualifying and they beat La Roja too. For some reason, the bookies rate them lower than Wales which doesn’t make a lot of sense and this bet gives you great mileage if Russia flop at Euro 2016.


GERMANY to beat Poland in a straight forecast @ 2/1 with Ladbrokes

This looks a great bet. Germany should coast to a Group C victory, although Poland can follow them home and have the advantage of playing Northern Ireland in their opening match. The Germans are world champions and have Marco Reus in the squad this time which adds guile to the team’s attack.

POLAND to reach quarter final @ 9/4 with Sky Bet

We’re keen on the Poles doing well and they could end up playing Switzerland at the last sixteen stage which is essentially a pick ‘em. However, having Robert Lewandowski could swing the tie in their favour and sitting on a 9/4 bet at that stage would represent tremendous value.

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UKRAINE to be eliminated at L16 @ 11/8 with bet365

They’re not a bad side and should get the better of Northern Ireland which means a point against the Poles or Germans could see them reach the knockout stage. But their opponents would be difficult and Ukraine over-rely on two excellent wingers to make things happen.

NORTHERN IRELAND to finish bottom @ 4/6 with BetVictor

The Northern Irish did magnificently to top their qualifying section although they have been dealt a tough section and Michael O’Neill only has modest resources available. It could be a tough slog for a squad made up of largely lower-league players.


SPAIN to beat Croatia in a straight forecast @ 13/5 with bet365

Perhaps they are a cut above Turkey and Czech Republic, both of whom are defensively uncertain and followed Iceland home in qualifying. Spain should demonstrate their quality but the Croatians are battle-hardened and their midfield dynamos should help them to second.

CROATIA’s Mario Mandzukic to win Golden Boot @ 40/1 with bet365

Group D looks set to be open, with Czech Republic and Turkey both attack-minded and that could see plenty of goals being scored. Mandzukic has done well for Croatia in previous tournaments and still has the knack of finding the net. Backing him each-way could see some kind of return.

TURKEY to finish third @ 2/1 with Paddy Power

The Turks finished the qualifying phase like a train and might have too much for a Czech Republic team who have seen better days. Turkey boast the excellent Ardal Turan in midfield and there’s a possibility that they could even get something against a Croatia side whose defence is not strong.

CZECH REPUBLIC to exit at Group Stage @ evens with Coral

Points could be hard to scrape together and even the tussle with Turkey looks no gimme for a side who are lacking quality all over the pitch. With the exception of goalkeeper Petr Cech who could have a busy time of things. Even third place might not be enough to go through.


BELGIUM to exit at quarter-final stage @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes

The Red Devils are missing Vincent Kompany but they should qualify from Group E and reach the last sixteen stage. It could be a potential clash against Croatia although Germany or England could then lie in wait and 3/1 looks a knocking price. Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne should play starring roles for Belgium.

ITALY to exit at quarter-final stage @ 3/1 with Paddy Power

We’re happy to have the same bet on the Azzurri, with Antonio Conte’s side set to go through from Group E considering they are better than Republic of Ireland or Sweden. However, they would be certain to get a tough last eight opponent.

SWEDEN to finish bottom @ 15/8 with Sky Bet

To say this team massively relies on Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an understatement. There is little else to write home about and that was reflected in a qualifying campaign where they chased home Austria and Russia. An opening clash against the Republic could be their best chance of any points.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND to exit at L16 stage @ 11/4 with Ladbrokes

It’s plausible that Ireland can get something against any Group E opponents. A win against the Swedes in their opener would mean another point could be enough against either Belgium or Italy.


PORTUGAL to finish second @ 9/4 with Sky Bet

The Portuguese are a difficult team to back at major tournaments. Like Sweden, they rely heavily on a particular player and Cristiano Ronaldo often struggles to carry the can for his less-effective team-mates. Portugal are no bankers to win Group F despite their seeded status. Austria or Iceland could pip them to top spot and they often thrive as underdogs rather than the top team.

AUSTRIA to win Group F @ 23/10 with bet365

The Austrians look a more complete team than Portugal and we fancy them to edge this section, with Iceland a rookie team at this major tournament and Hungary potentially set to struggle after finishing behind Northern Ireland in qualifying. David Alaba should inspire the team to a Euro 2016 adventure.

ICELAND to finish third @ 15/8 with Sky Bet

It may or may not be enough to qualify for the last sixteen although we think that Iceland can do more than Hungary in this section, with the tiny nation surpassing all expectations when topping a qualifying group that featured Netherlands, Turkey and Czech Republic.

HUNGARY to finish bottom @ 11/10 with Ladbrokes

This is a Hungary side who have reached a major tournament for the first time since 1986 and they’ll be determined to enjoy themselves. However, there is a real dearth of quality and a defeat against Austria in their opening game could spell a bottom spot in this group. They were fortunate to overcome Norway in the play-offs although their luck is set to run out here.


Sky Bet boost Manchester United Score and Win Double


Online betting site Sky Bet have produced a boost for Tuesday night’s rearranged Manchester United v Bournemouth Premier League fixture. The first attempt on Sunday was called off because of a suspicious package, which turned out to be nothing more than a training device in the end. So all’s well and everything is set for the second attempt at getting the game done on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately for Manchester United, they can’t take fourth place away from their rivals Manchester City now as the Citizens got the point that they needed on Sunday. That means that Manchester United will bow out for the league season with nothing to play for, but they do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to next weekend against Crystal Palace. Young striker Marcus Rashford got a call up for England’s preliminary Euro 2016 squad by Roy Hodgson, but is is Anthony Martial that Sky Bet are focusing on for their Manchester United v Bournemouth price boost.

You can back Martial to score and Manchester United to win at a price of 2/1 now with Sky Bet. That is up from the industry average of 6/4 that can be taken on that double. The Red Devils have won all four of their previous home games in all competitions against Bournemouth, so have the track record and each of those wins were to nil as well. The Red Devils have taken a W6 D1 L0 record in their last seven Premier League games at Old Trafford as well and Martial has scored three goals in his last three top flight games.

Register an account with Sky Bet and earn a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Then you have the option to join the free Sky Bet Club where if you make £25 worth of qualifying bets each week in the club (before the end of Sunday), then you will claim a free £5 bet the next day. As long as you stay in the club, you can get a free bet every week!


Sky Bet offer 11/1 odds on Watford, Sunderland and Newcastle all to win


Online betting site Sky Bet have an enhanced odds offer running for Saturday’s Premier League action. There a big games going off on Saturday afternoon in the English top flight and the relegation picture could become a little bit clearer at the end of play, with Sunderland and Newcastle both going in 3pm kick offs.

Sunderland, who are just out of the drop zone on goal difference over Norwich, hit the road to go to the Britannia to face Stoke. The Black Cats have been producing a lot of resilient results to claw their way out of the relegation zone and face a Potter’s side who have shipped four goals in each of their last three league matches.

Newcastle appear to have winnable match at St James Park as they host Crystal Palace, who have failed to win any of their last nine games out on the road in the top flight. Newcastle’s home form hasn’t been all that bad and they have gone unbeaten in their last three home and away to give themselves a chance of staying up.

As for Watford, they will have been left disappointed by their FA Cup semi final loss last weekend against Crystal Palace. Still, they probably have what it takes to put that behind them as they host Aston VIlla on Saturday. With the Villains on a ten match losing streak in the top flight, it would be a surprise if the Hornets didn’t bank three points.

Open an account with Sky Bet and get 11/1 odds on Watford, Sunderland and Newcastle all to win. When you do register an account with them you can claim a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus as well as getting the option to opt in to the Sky Bet Club where you can pick up a free £5 bet each and every week!


Cashing in by cashing out on Leicester at Sky Bet


The bookmakers are going to get hit pretty hard if Leicester march their way to the Premier League title. Those punters who are savvy enough to throw a small stake on the Foxes at the start of the season when they were 5,000/1 to take the league title will be sitting pretty at the moment. But the Foxes haven’t quite gotten their hands on the title yet and can still be caught by Spurs.

Leicester are just three wins away but a punter at Sky Bet decided that they weren’t going to ride their luck all the way to the close of the season. They have cashed out their 5000/1 each way bet for a profit of over £100k.

The punter placed £20 each way on the Foxes to win the league title and with the cash out deal from online betting site Sky Bet, they are £108,703.41 richer for their bold punt, considering that Leicester only just survived a relegation battle last season.

Had the punter let the beat ride to the end of the season and Leicester did win the title, they would have collected over £133,000. However, if they had failed to take the league title and finished second or third the payout would have gone all the way down to £25,020 so that is where the risk and reward came in. The price of Leicester failing to win was greater than leaving the bet running to the end of the season and taking maximum payout.

“Backers of Leicester have faced a real head-scratcher over the last few weeks,” said Sky Bet’s Sandro Di Michele.

“All these 1-0 wins and even their 2-0 win at Sunderland have come with moments of genuine alarm and I must say bravo to this customer for seeing it through for so long.

“Presumably the punter was keen to make sure they won six figures for their small each-way play and now that it’s job done, they can relax and enjoy the rest of the season.”


Sky Bet enhanced odds Treble – Bournemouth, Southampton and Chelsea


It is another weekend of Premier League football betting and online betting site Sky Bet are back with their Soccer Saturday Price Boost product. Each and every week during the domestic season you get the shot to snap up an enhanced price on a treble from Saturday’s 3 pm kick offs (usually all selections from the Premier League).

This weekend you have Bournemouth, Southampton and Chelsea making up the enhanced odds treble and you can back them all to win at a price of 15/2 which is up from the industry standard of 11/2.

Bournemouth are out on the road this weekend, but only at Aston Villa. The Villains are in horrible form and have lost their last seven games on the trot, scoring just the two goals themselves in that sequence. So Bournemouth, who have been pretty solid out on the road this season, will fancy their chances of beating the Villains.

Southampton also have a winnable match on their hands as they welcome Newcastle to St Mary’s. The Saints have a fantastic record running against the Magpies, which is the last thing that the relegation-threatened Newcastle need right now. As for Chelsea, they head out on the road to face Swansea, a team who they have never lost against in the Premier League. With the Blues on an extended unbeaten streak in the top flight, they will be heading to Wales as favourites.

Register an account with online betting site Sky Bet and earn a free £20 bet as welcome bonus from them. The real value is then in joining up with the Sky Bet which is free to opt in to. Then when you place a qualifying amount of £25 in singles each week, in return you will pick up a free £5 bet back! Just make qualifying bets each week before midnight on Sunday to stay in the club.


Sky Bet offer 8 Places in The Masters 2016 golf betting


Extra places are on offer for The Masters 2016 golf betting at online betting site Sky Bet. The big Augusta event gets off underway next week, with hopefully a titanic battle between Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth happening somewhere down the line. However, neither of them have managed to edge their way to the head of the market in The Masters 2016 golf betting, that privilege currently being held by Jason Day.

Day has been bang in form this season and may take some stopping. Spieth though is the reigning champion at Augusta and the American has the tough task of trying to defend that title. Rory McIlroy hasn’t struck a win this season, but his play has slowly been improving and building towards Augusta.

But there is a much deeper field than that on offer of course, because you have the likes of Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson in there. It’s hard to discount Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler from potentially putting in a title-winning run at the 80th Masters, while England’s Justin Rose is always a nice dark horse in your golf betting to be taking a look at.

With such a deep, packed field in contention for The Masters 2016 betting, online betting site Sky Bet are offering a massive eight places for the event.

Both new and existing customers with them qualify for this, so if you need to sign up, follow our links and register with them and then you will get the extra coverage on your each way bets at The Masters 2016. When you do open an account with them, you can claim a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus!


Sky Bet offer First Race insurance at Cheltenham Festival 2016


It is horse racing and the unexpected happens. It can be cruel to just miss out on a winner and it can be a cruel betting experience if your selection just doesn’t get a good run on the day. Thankfully there is a great insurance on offer at online betting site Sky Bet who will give your lost stake back as a free bet if you lose in the first race of each day of the Cheltenham Festival 2016.

Just place a bet on the 1.30 at Cheltenham for any of the four days of the Festival and if your horse loses, then Sky Bet will refund all win singles and the win part of each-way singles as a free bet up to £25 within 24 hours per qualifying race.

Day One – Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle

Day Two – Neptune Novices Hurdle

Day Three – JLT Novices Chase

Day Four – Triumph Hurdle

So that means you could have a shot at Altior for example in Tuesday’s Supreme Novices Chase, who is going as 4/1 second favourite behind 9/4 shot Min. If he was to end up not winning then you would get your stake back from the bookmaker, so the offer gives you a shot a perhaps having a good gamble on a longer priced runner, while offering protection if you are putting a stack on the outright favorite. Sky Bet are also non runner no bet and best odds guaranteed at the Festival!


Sky Bet free bet for loss in first race of each day of Cheltenham Festival 2016


The first race of each day of the Cheltenham Festival is always highly anticipated. Everyone wants to get the day of horse racing betting off to a great start of course and so that is why there is always big action in the opening markets of the day. You want to come out of the gates as fast as your selection in the big race!

Four days of Cheltenham Festival 2016 betting of course to come again, which means four opening races. Day One has the much anticipated Supreme Novices’ Hurdle where Min is leading the charge at 2/1. Then on Day Two you have the Neptune Novices opening the action with Yanworth running as even money favorite.

Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival sees Bristol De Mai, Outlander and More of That in a tight battle for supremacy in the JLT Novices and then on Friday the action all beings again at Prestbury Park with the Triumph Hurdle.

Take advantage of a great insurance offer at online betting site Sky Bet for each of the four opening races of the day at the Cheltenham Festival 2016.

Register an account with online betting site Sky Bet and earn a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus. You can also earn a free £5 bet each and every week for placing £25 worth of qualifying bets in their sportsbook before midnight on Sunday.


Douvan odds for Arkle 2016 Betting at Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival

Well, off the bat, they aren’t great. That’s a disappointing return because it screams of there being a lack of competitiveness in the Arkle 2016. It’s true that Douvan is a masterful horse and is in very high standing at the moment, but it has led, much like last year really, to what should be an Arkle field without a tremendous amount of depth in it. Douvan is trading at a price of 4/11 odds on with online betting site Sky Bet.

Undefeated in seven races, Douvan is the master. You may remember him from last year at the Cheltenham Festival when he won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle with ease over Shaneshill. Big wins are the staple of what Douvan does. His maiden this season at Navan saw him land almost a ten length victory over Rogue Trader and things have gotten even better since then. Running at 8/1 third favourite in the Arkle 2016 is Sizing John and he has been beaten heavily by Douvan this season.

Actually back in the 2014 season at Gowran, Douvan landed a 12 length victory over Sizing John and improved upon that at a Leopardstown meeting this season. In the Racing Post Novice Chase Grade 1 event, Douvan cantered to an 18 length victory over the fences over Sizing John. That’s the power and he followed that up with a return to Leopardstown in January where he beat Velvet Market by fifteen lengths. So for the two mile Arkle Challenge Trophy on Tuesday, March 15th, there doesn’t appear to be anyone to stop Douvan taking the title. The winning distance under 9 lengths is 6/4, while over 11 lengths in 9/4

You have the Rich Ricci, Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh combination going again and it should be profitable, at least for them, not so much the punters who are looking at a heavily restrictive 4/11 price on Douvan in the Arkle 2016. Really, in a field which lacks any kind of depth, the only one likely to even raise an eyebrow is Vaniteux, trained by Arkle leading trainer Nicky Henderson and ridden by Arkle leading jockey Barry Geraghty.

He has put in some good showing this season, notably against Ar Mad at Kempton in December last year, finishing second to the tough competition. He has been travelling well and showing signs over the jumps that he has gotten out of his end of season 2015 funk. He is looking sprightly and has looks well condition and it will help his cause in the race if the pace is near the top mark. But again, while you are looking at a very good horse in Vaniteux, it’s hard to put him in the same class as that of Douvan.

So the odds on Douvan winning the Arkle 2016 are 4/11 and not too appealing as a single although as a banker in a multiple, even thinking about a Min (Supreme Novices Hurdle) and Douvan double at 2/1 and 4/11 respectively would fetch £30.91 from a £10 stake leaving you to cash in on a Mullins/Walsh double to kick things off with on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival 2016.

Arkle 2016 Betting Odds Cheltenham Festival

Douvan 4/11, Vaniteux 5/1, Sizing John 8/1, Garde La Victoire 10/1, The Game Changer 12/1, L’ami Serge 12/1, Shaneshill 14/1, Outlander 16/1, Fox Norton 25/1, Sizing Codelco 33/1, bar 66/1

Sky Bet are offering great coverage at the Cheltenham Festival 2016. If your selection in the first race of each day at the Festival (so the Supreme Novices, Neptune, JLT and Triumph Hurdle) loses then you will get your lost stake back as a free bet, up to the maximum value of £25. Register an account with online betting site Sky Bet and earn a free £20 bet as welcome bonus from them.